VALLEY FORGE — More than 1,200 runners and walkers gathered at Valley Forge National Historical Park Sunday morning to take part in the sold-out 17th Annual Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run and 2-mile walk hosted by the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board.

One hundred percent of the race proceeds benefit Valley Forge National Historical Park. Since its inception in 2006, Rev Run has raised roughly $550,000 for Park infrastructure improvement projects and programming.

Projects funded by Rev Run proceeds include bottle-filling stations around the Park, new wayside interpretation panels for the Patriots of African Descent Monument, signage for informational midway kiosks, Once Upon a Nation programming, storytelling benches, future maintenance needs of Sullivan’s Bridge, the newly renovated Grand Parade Trail Steuben Plaza area, and other trail connections.

A record-high 49 sponsors partnered with the VFTCB to support this year’s event.

Sunday’s event kicked off the virtual component of the race where registrants can participate virtually from anywhere in the world between April 16–April 23. To date, runners from 22 different U.S. states and two countries are registered to participate virtually.

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