April 27, 2024

The American Frontier Culture Foundation is hosting The 2nd American Journey 5K & Family Fun Run.

American Journey 5K & Family Fun Run

Join us for an exhilarating and fun-filled event, the American Journey 5K & Family Fun Run! Lace up your running shoes and get ready to embark on a memorable adventure on Sat Apr 27 2024 at 08:00am. The event will take place at the picturesque Frontier Culture Museum, where history and nature coexist in perfect harmony.

Whether you're a seasoned runner or just starting out, this event is perfect for everyone in the family. The American Journey 5K will challenge your endurance and provide breathtaking views of the surrounding museum exhibits and countryside. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you conquer each mile, knowing that you're part of a community that values health, fitness, and togetherness.

But that's not all! The Family Fun Run is designed for youth and their families that prefer a more leisurely pace. Walk, jog, or skip alongside your loved ones as you soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the Old World Exhibits. This is your chance to bond with family and friends while enjoying the great outdoors.

After crossing the finish line, stick around and enjoy the Frontier Culture Museum. Admission is included in your race fee.  There's something for everyone to enjoy. Soak up the festive atmosphere and celebrate your achievements with fellow participants.

5K (3.1 miles) Race registration opens February 1, 2024 with an early bird price of $40.00. Price increases to $45.00 day of the race.

Family Fun Run (0.54 miles) registration opens February 1, 2024 with an early bird price of $15.00. Price increases to $20.00 day of the race. The Family Fun Run is perfect for kids or the whole family! This fun event will include activities throughout the course at each of the Old World Exhibits. It is not timed.

Both races will include fantastic views, a fun race day t-shirt, a medal,  post-race snacks and beverages, and admission to the Frontier Culture Museum!

Don't miss out on this incredible event that combines fitness, family, and fun! Mark your calendars and be a part of the American Journey 5K & Family Fun Run at the Frontier Culture Museum. It's time to create unforgettable memories and embark on a journey like no other!

Please visit https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Staunton/TheAmericanJourney5KFamilyFunRun to sign up for the race! 

Interested in being a sponsor? Email us at info@afc-foundation.org

The American Frontier Culture Foundation, incorporated in 1982 as a tax-exempt, 501(c)3 organization. We provide resources to the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia. Thank you for your generous support. All proceeds from the 5K and Fun Run benefit the Frontier Culture Museum.

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Erin meadows
(Eddie Edwards Signs)


“I choose to support the American Frontier Culture Foundation in an effort to help provide future generations the same opportunities, experiences and hands on learning offered at the Frontier Culture Museum that I was able to have as a child as well as continue to have as an adult. The Museum's work in continuing to expand and represent different cultures is important to our diversity of thought and evolving communities.”

Shannon Sankar (Standout Arts)


"Standout Arts loves supporting nonprofits who are making a difference within our community - and abroad.

By supporting the important work of the American Frontier Culture Foundation, we're able to help the Museum to expand its reach and maximize its impact on children and adults who visit locally as well as travel from around the globe to experience the unforgettable exhibits."

Bradley Howdyshell
(Thacker Brothers Funeral Home)


"With a life-long interest in history and historic architecture, the Museum has been a part of my life for nearly 30 years. I have witnessed wonderful experiences for children & families that are available nowhere else. Believing that we have much to learn from our past and a desire to invest in the future of our community, my company enthusiastically supports the Foundation's fundraising efforts and its mission of Bringing the Past to Life."

Dorothy Duval Nelson
(New Orleans)


"The Museum has enabled me to re-connect with and broaden my discovery of the Valley and to share these experiences with my family. Memory and identity are the avenues for my interest: where did I come from and, therefore, who am I? My family's Virginia roots are deep, and having the privilege to physically explore ancestors’ environments, taste their cooking, marvel at their clothing, respect their labor, and enter their world through the Museum’s exhibits is a gift for which I am very grateful and which I hope to perpetuate through my support."

Scarlet Whitlock


“I’ve been volunteering at the Frontier Culture Museum with the Foundation for over ten years.  The fundraisers and themed events raise donations that pay for so many children to visit the Museum. Frontier culture holds a wealth of knowledge and gives children a chance to experience other cultures they possibly never get the chance to see.  It’s the story of how we all came together.  This place is a great asset. I’m always ready to volunteer here and see people having fun at the Museum.”