I Am Brave 5K – 2017

Come join us on September 9th for an enjoyable run through the Frontier Culture Museum, and help raise funds for the Meredith Furr Summer Camp Scholarship Fund. During the past two summers, Mer’s Scholarship Fund was able to send over 60 deserving kids to camp!

Meredith Furr was a wonderful little girl and a member of our Frontier Culture Museum family. As many of you know, we lost Mer to cancer in 2016.  To honor Mer, the Museum has created a scholarship program in her name. Mer spent 2 of her 10 summers as a camper here at the Museum, and we know she’d be happy to help other kids enjoy the same opportunity. Every year, the Frontier Culture Museum hosts hundreds of kids for week long summer camps. Camps are fun, educational, and offer the kind of adventure kids will long remember.  Sadly, too many kids don’t experience our summer camp because their families can’t afford to send them. Every scholarship generated opens the world of the Frontier Culture Museum for a child to learn and grow.

Event Information

What:  “I Am Brave” Frontier 5K

When:   Saturday, September 9th

  • 7:00 am:  Packet pickup and registration table opens
    (race packets may also be picked up on Friday Sept 8 at the Museum Welcome Center from 9 am-6 pm)
  • 8:00 am:  I Am Brave Frontier 5K Race starts
  • 9:00 am:  Family Fun Day activities begin on the Pavilion
  • 9:15 am:  Awards Ceremony at the finish line

Course:   The Frontier 5K is a closed course, multi-surfaced race that loops through the Frontier Culture Museum’s historic exhibits and nature trails.  The scenic route winds past thatched cottages, log cabins, duck-laden ponds, and historic livestock.  Disposable chip timing provided by 5Kevents.org.

Awards:   5K race category winners, male and female, will receive medals.  Each finisher will receive a participant medal.

Post-Race Activities:  Join us on the Pavilion after the race awards ceremony for Family Fun Day at the Museum with live music, games, face painting, great food, and much more!

Register online, in person at the Museum’s Welcome Center, or by calling (540) 332-7850.

I Am Brave 5K Race
Toe the line for the competitive 5K race through the Old World and early American Frontier.  Disposable chip timing provided by 5kevents.org.

  • Pre-registration: $35 per person.  Each registrant will receive an “I Am Brave” t-shirt, participant medal, and drawstring bag.
    Click here to register. Advanced registration ends on August 27, 2017 at 11:59 PM.
  • Race day registration: $45 per person.  Participants who register the day of the event are not guaranteed a shirt or drawstring bag, so register early!

The Virtual 5K Run
Can’t attend in person? Register to do your own “Virtual 5K” from wherever you are!

  • $40 registration fee includes t-shirt, drawstring bag, participant medal, and keepsake bib mailed to your home.
  • Run in your neighborhood, backyard, or on a treadmill!
  • Participants do not have to submit their times, but we encourage you to tell us about your experience on Twitter and Instagram using #frontier5k.
  • Get your family and friends involved to make it your own event in honor of Meredith.

Register Now!

Here’s a look at the course through the Museum.