Things to do in Warner Robins Georgia: The Museum of Aviation Marathon (2018)

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 22nd 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


The Museum of Aviation Marathon Details

When: Saturday, January 13, 2018

Time:

  • 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).

Price:

  • Marathon: $110 Race Fee + $6.60 Sign-Up Fee
  • Half Marathon: $70 Race Fee + $4.20 Sign-Up Fee
  • 5K Run: $35 Race Fee + $3 Sign-Up Fee
  • Marathon Relay: $180 + $10.80 Sign-Up Fee

*Registration closes January 11, 2018 at 11:59pm EST on all races except the Marathon Relay which will close at 9am EST on that date.

*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.

Packet Pickup:

  • Active, Retired Military, Civilian DOD: Friday, January 12, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • All Other Participants: Saturday, January 13, 6:30am – 7:30am

*Picture ID required at registration and packet pickup.

Register Online: www.runsignup.com

Contact Information: Museum of Aviation Foundation, (478) 923-6600, museumevents@museumofaviation.org


The Museum of Aviation Family Fun Day Details

When: Saturday, January 13, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Museum of Aviation, GA HWY 247 & Russell Parkway, adjacent to Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins GA

Armbands:

  • Ages 6 and Up: $8
  • Ages 7 and Up: $10

*Armband sales will open on race day and will close at 3:00pm.

Activities:

  • Rock Wall Climbing (Ages 7 and Up Only)
  • Snow Play Area
  • Character Greetings
  • Bounce Houses
  • Petting Zoo
  • Hay Ride
  • Obstacle Course
  • Photo Booth
  • Bungee Jump
  • Kids Chemistry Demo
  • Live DJ
  • Food Trucks

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 13th.

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 2018 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.

Fun Things to do in Warner Robins: The Museum of Aviation Marathon (2018)

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