February 10, 2021
The Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run will be a virtual event this year. Runners from all over are invited to participate during National Park Week, which is April 17 through April 25.
The race normally takes runners on a closed course through Valley Forge National Historical Park in Montgomery County that includes a mix of roads and trails.
For 2021, participants have the option to individually take on a modified version of the course, or to choose their own routes to complete the five-mile challenge anywhere in the world.
There's also usually a three-mile walk and Young Patriots Run for kids, but neither are being offered this year as part of the virtual event.
Registration for the Revolutionary 5-Mile Run is $40 online. All proceeds benefit Valley Forge.
Participants will receive a personalized digital racing bib, and for the first time since the race's inception in 2005, all registrants will earn a finisher medal.
In addition, runners will receive a 2021 Revolutionary Run commemorative long-sleeve T-shirt.
In 14 years, the event has raised almost $458,000. 2020's event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.