Things to do in Warner Robins Georgia: The Museum of Aviation Marathon (2017)
It is runners delight this month as preparations are underway for the Museum of Aviation Marathon! If you are looking for an opportunity to get in better shape or test your existing fitness level, then a visit to Warner Robins GA for the 21st Annual Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K Run/Walk is the event you have been waiting for!
The Museum of Aviation Marathon Details
When: Saturday, January 14, 2017
- 8:00am – 2:00pm: Marathon
- 8:15am – 2:00pm: Half Marathon
- 8:30am – 2:00pm: 5K Run
- 8:00am – 2:00pm: Marathon Relay
Location: Museum of Aviation, GA HWY 247 & Russell Parkway, adjacent to Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins GA
Registration, packet-pickup, post race/walk cool down, and awards ceremony will be held in the Museum’s Century of Flight Hangar (Building #2).
- Marathon: $80 + $4.80 Sign Up Fee, After January 1st: $85
- Half Marathon: $55 + $3.30 Sign Up Fee, After January 1st: $60
- 5K Run: $25 + $2.50 Sign Up Fee, After January 1st: $30
- Marathon Relay: $180 + 10.80 Sign Up Fee
*Prices will increase January 1, 2017 and registration ends January 12, 2017.
*Macon Tracks members receive $1 off preregistration through the OrthoGeorgia Orthopaedic Specialists Race Series.
*Groups of ten or more may receive $3 off each registration by mailing in all forms together in one envelope.
- Active, Retired Military, Civilian DOD: Friday, January 13, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
- All Other Participants: Saturday, January 14, 6:30am – 7:30am
*Picture ID required at registration and packet pickup.
Register Online: www.runsignup.com
The Museum of Aviation Marathon Helpful Tips
Participants should arrive early as museum parking will fill up quickly for the marathon. Runners will utilize chip timing for the marathon and half-marathon and the marathon will have a 6-hour cutoff. Because all 3 races will be conducted on Robins AFB, a photo ID is required at both registration and check-in.
Marathon Relay teams will consist of six participants (unless a participant runs more than one leg of the race). The team will be responsible for transporting each participant to each starting point on the course. The first five participants will run 4-mile legs and the last participant will run a 6.2 mile leg. Signage will be posted indicating the starting spot for each 6 of the participants in the team.
The Museum of Aviation Marathon Awards
The awards ceremony will be held in the Museum’s Century of Flight Hangar (Building #2). Trophies will be presented to the following:
- Top 3 male and female finishers in each race
- Overall top 3 male and female masters in each race
- Top 3 active duty military male and female marathon finishers
- Relay team winner
All marathon and half-marathon finishers will receive a three-dimensional antique pewter medallion with a red-white-and-blue ribbon. The marathon medallions have an SR-71 ‘Blackbird’ reconnaissance plane and the half-marathon medallions have an F-15 ‘Eagle’ Fighter. The reverse side of the medallion will have a place to engrave the participant’s name, date, and finishing time.
The winning marathon relay team will receive the traveling ” Commander’s Trophy” to display in their squadron until the following year. All participants will get a t-shirt and t-shirts are guaranteed on race day to preregistered participants postmarked by December 29.
Award Age Categories:
- 10 years and under (5K only)
- 11 – 14 years
- 15 – 19 years
- 20 – 24 years
- 25 – 29 years
- 30 – 34 years
- 35 – 39 years
- 40 – 44 years
- 45 – 49 years
- 50 – 54 years
- 55 – 59 years
- 60 – 64 years
- 65 – 69 years
- 70 – 74 years
- 75 – 79 years
- 80+ years
Awards Ceremony Times (approximate):
- Marathon: 1:00pm
- Half Marathon: 10:45am
- 5K Run: 9:30am
The Museum of Aviation Marathon Sponsorship
The race is sponsored by the Museum of Aviation Foundation and the Robins Pacers Running/Walking Club and is part of the 2017 Run & See Georgia Grand Prix Series. The marathon and half marathon courses are both USA Track and Field certified with the marathon being a Boston Marathon qualifier.
Funds raised will help support the Museum of Aviation which is one of the largest education-centric aviation museums in the world. The Museum of Aviation is the second largest museum in the United States Air Force and the fourth most visited museum in the Department of Defense.