Several dozen runners jogged more than five miles on the roads around Valley Forge National Historical Park on Sunday morning to protest the park's being shuttered during the partial federal government shutdown.
The runners were inspired after John Bell, a Chadds Ford marathoner, received a $100 ticket last week for jogging in the park during the closure.
Several runners' groups, including Bell's group, Runderlust, gathered at 9 a.m. for what they dubbed a "Patriots' Run."
The park has popular running trails free of traffic. The runners on Sunday, however, stayed on the shoulder of roads that circle and cut through the park - and that remain open to car traffic.