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Kosciuszko Freedom Run
2018 Centennial Edition

MARYLAND – Take part in a family-friendly run in celebration of Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a Revolutionary War hero who served in the Continental Army and helped America win its independence. Described by Thomas Jefferson as “the purest son of liberty”, Thaddeus Kosciuszko stood for equality and liberty for all.

Join us in commemorating Kosciuszko’s legacy with a run on Sunday, October 14th 2018, through the picturesque C&O Canal National Historic Park (Great Falls, MD). Run with us or just come out to cheer on your favorite racer. Registration is FREE, but usual entrance fees for C&O Canal National Historic Park still apply, so try carpooling.

Various prizes – courtesy of 4F, the official outfitter of the Polish Olympic Team – for the winners in different age groups, and additional honors for the best runners from the DC diplomatic community and kids. Special honors for the best teams! Refreshments, delicious Polish and Lithuanian pastries and great fun guaranteed!

The Kosciuszko Freedom Run, 2018 Centennial Edition is organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in partnership with the Embassy of Lithuania and with timing by Montgomery County Road Runners Club to celebrate Poland’s and Lithuania’s Centennials of rebirth. JOIN US!


7:45 – 8:45 Packet pick-up

9:00 5K Run – start

9:45 Kids 1K Run (up to 12 years old)

10:00 – 11:00 Award Ceremony and Picnic

Team Participation: Minimum 4 members and must include both male and female participant(s)
Location: 11710 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac, MD 20854

Timing: Race timed with IPICO chip timing

For safety reasons: no strollers, baby joggers, skates, pets and headsets on the trail.
Don’t delay – only 300 spots available! No same day registration.

For any questions, please call the Embassy of the Republic of Poland (202) 499-1700 or email: