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Daniel Boone Homestead Announces Trails of History 5K/10K & ½ Mile Fun Run

by Daniel Boone Homestead Associates

Aug 29, 2023

The Daniel Boone Homestead Associates are excited to announce their second annual Trails of History 5K/10K & ½ Mile Fun Run/Walk. Run through the historic Daniel Boone Homestead and experience the same trails Daniel explored as a child. Runners do one or two 5K loops around the Homestead. Let your legs determine what mileage you do at the end of the 1st loop. Snacks are available following the race. Water stop on route. The course is a combination of road and short grass. 1/2-mile fun run/walk for all ages around the historical area starting at the Craft Shed at 10:15. Walkers permitted in 5K and fun run/walk only.

Registration begins at 7:30am at the DeTurk Education Center. The race starts & finishes at the DeTurk Education Center and will begin at 9:00am. Participants will park in the DeTurk Education Center lot and the Wayside Lodge lot. Awards are the same for both races. Top M & F plus top 2 M & F in the following Age Groups 15 & under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+. Special award given for best dressed entrant displaying the era of the mid-1700s.

Entry fee is $25 if entered by 9/24/2023 and includes shirt. After that, $30 up to and including race day while shirts last, or $25 with no shirt. Please visit for registration details or register online at No refunds. Race is rain or shine. Visit our website or Facebook page for up-to-date details – and The Daniel Boone Homestead on Facebook.

The Daniel Boone Homestead is the birthplace of the famed frontiersman, born in 1734. The Boone House, constructed in three stages throughout the eighteenth century, is a 10-room stone structure fully furnished to the period and situated on 579 acres of rolling countryside. The Daniel Boone Homestead is located halfway between Reading and Pottstown, one mile north of Rt. 422 near Baumstown. The Homestead is owned by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and daily historic operations are run by the Daniel Boone Homestead Associates, a local, nonprofit organization. If you would like more information or would like to make a donation, please contact the Daniel Boone Homestead at 610-582-4900.

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