The Flee the British 5K--A Burning of Washington-Themed Footrace

(Photo: Miki J./National Geographic)

As I've mentioned before, last Sunday marked the two hundredth anniversary of the burning of Washington by British troops.

To mark the occasion, some Americans in Washington, D.C. conducted a 3.1-mile race on Sunday. Participants ran from the Congressional Cemetery in pursuit of a woman dressed as Dolley Madison bearing a copy of the Lansdowne portrait of George Washington. Historical reenactors dressed as as British soldiers waited with Mrs. Madison at the finish line.

It's like an inverted marathon.

-via Marilyn Terrell

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