The 24th Annual Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K Run/Walk will be held at the Museum of Aviation on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The races are sponsored by the Museum of Aviation Foundation and the Robins Pacers Running/Walking Club. The three races to be run on Robins Air Force Base next to the Museum of Aviation are part of the 2020 Run & See Georgia Grand Prix Series. The marathon course is USA Track and Field certified (Boston Marathon qualifier). The half marathon is also USA Track and Field certified. Proceeds from the growing annual event benefit the Museum of Aviation, one of the largest education-focused aviation museums in the country.
This is a great way to start the new year with a run on a brisk winter morning. Trophies are awarded to the overall top three male and female finishers in each race, the overall top three male and female masters in each race, the top active duty military male and female in the marathon and the top three finishers in age categories. Six-person relay teams may also enter the Marathon.
All participants receive a colorful shirt. Those who register by January 4 will receive their shirt on race day. All Runners will receive a finisher's medal.
Event details and schedule:
Disposable electronic chip timing will be used for all races. The start time for the Marathon is 8:00 am (6 hour cutoff). The Half-Marathon will start at 8:15 am and the 5K Run/Walk will start at 8:30 am. Patriotic opening ceremonies will be held in the Century of Flight Hangar.
Because the races are run on Robins Air Force Base, all runners are REQUIRED to show a valid ID when picking up race packets. “By providing information required for sign up, you acknowledge and agree to the use of your information for a Criminal Background Check to verify your identity, in accordance with United States Air Force Instruction 31-118, Installation Access and Control, and Robins Air Force Base Instruction 31-101, Installation Defense Plan.”
It's usually cold, so dress in layers.