May 10, 2011
Special Performances, Fireworks and Picnic Highlight Run for the Dream and Drummers Call Weekend
Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area will be a buzz of activity from early morning until after dark the weekend of May 21–22. From the inaugural “Run for the Dream” benefiting An Achievable Dream and the Wounded Warriors program to the eighth annual Drummers Call Weekend, there’s plenty of activity for the entire family to enjoy.
Special hotel rates, a picnic dinner on the Palace Lawn, patriotic performances, a military tattoo and a short fireworks display add to the festive atmosphere of the weekend.
Friday, May 20
Saturday, May 21
Sunday, May 22
Special hotel rates from $99 are available at the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites for race participants and $79 at the Governor’s Inn. Accommodations at both hotels includes complimentary continental breakfast, wireless Internet, access to a fitness center, walking trails, miniature golf and outdoor pools. Registered participants staying at any official Colonial Williamsburg hotel will receive free admission to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and a reduced ticket price for friends and family members who accompany them.
For course maps, volunteer opportunities or to register for Run for the Dream 8 K or Half Marathon, visit www.RunForAchievabledream.com/. Race watchers and supporters welcome. Tickets are not required for watching the Run for the Dream or Drummers Call events.
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and presentation of the 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg offers more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels, including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six other restaurants, a full-service 20,000-square-foot spa, 45 holes of golf at the Golden Horseshoe golf courses and 67,000 square feet of conference space centered at the renovated and expanded Williamsburg Lodge. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs. Philanthropic support by individuals, corporations, and foundations benefits the educational mission of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at colonialwilliamsburg.com.