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JOIN US ON JUNE 24TH AT 9:30 PM FOR A RACE LIKE NO OTHER AS WE SHUT THE AIRPORT DOWN JUST FOR YOU! GET YOUR RUNNING SHOES ON AND FLY ALONG THE TAXIWAY AND RUN ON THE AIRSTRIP WITH THE LIT UP RUNWAY LIGHTS AT NIGHT! ENJOY THIS UNIQUE VIEW OF THE AIRPORT FROM THE RUNWAY! JOIN FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FELLOW AVIATION-ENTHUSIASTS AS YOU RUN AT KXAV ON THE FLATTEST COURSE IN THE REGION!
2023 AMENITIES: Runners receive a Top Gun "Top Run" themed medal and "Light Up" hat.
FIREWORKS start at 10:30pm so runners/walkers can enjoy them during/after the race! The Fireworks are sponsored by the New Knoxville Independence Day Celebration June 23-24th. We will also be bringing back the food trucks after your finish.
MOON CHALLENGE SERIES: Register for the Moon Series and receive the extra MOON CHALLENGE Medal for all 3 races! This includes: Fly Me To The Moon (June 24th), Run to the Moon (July 22nd) and Back to the Future 1969 (August 26th)
VIRTUAL RACE OPTION: If you cannot make any of the races for the "In-Person" events, you have the option to participate virtually for one, two or all of them and still receive the Challenge Medal. The Moon Challenge Medal will be awarded at the 3rd race in the series.
PACKET PICK UP: FRIDAY 6/23/2023 5-7PM Neil Armstrong Airport RACE DAY 6/24/2023 7PM - 9:15PM Neil Armstrong Airport
Wapakoneta/New Knoxville is where Neil Armstrong learned how to fly over these fields in his teenage years. He received his pilot's license when he was only 16 years old. The Neil Armstrong Airport aims to celebrate the past, present and future of aviation with race donations benefiting the Airport's aviation scholarship fund that makes awards to local students, and the New Knoxville Community Park to provide continued park improvements for future generations of families to enjoy.
Q: When is Packet Pickup?
A. Packet Pick-Up begins on Friday June 23th from 5-7pm at the Neil Armstrong Airport in the terminal. On race day Packet Pick up will be held in the terminal from 7p-9:15pm. Friends or family members may pick up your packet for you if they have your confirmation information. The race will start on time with no exceptions.
Q: Can I change my event and switch to Virtual?
A: Yes. If you signed up for the actual race and now can't make it or feel uncomfortable running with hundreds of others that's ok. You can Transfer to the Virtual Run. Find your registration confirmation email and go to Manage Registration. From the webpage you land on look at the bottom blue area and Transfer Event. Then you can do the switch you want at no charge.
Q. When do you ship the Virtual packets?
A. We ship Virtual packets the week after the race if you've paid for Shipping & Handling.
Q. Do you have to register online?
Q. What kind of refreshments will be given?
A. Post race refreshments include water and bananas and chips courtesy of Kroger. There will be food trucks on hand for specialty items.
Q. Can I walk instead of running/jogging the course?
A. Yes, this is a family friendly event.
Q. Is a t-shirt included in the fee?
A. No. This year we are giving all the runners a hat with lights!
Q. How do I contact you if I have questions?
A: There is a RACE CONTACT INFO form on this website with a green button that says QUESTIONS?
Run/walk the race in style! Every 5K participant will receive a one of a kind TOP RUN medal at the finish line. Enjoy Snacks, Chips and Drinks at the Finish Line.
MOON CHALLENGE SERIES:
Register for the Moon Series and receive the extra MOON CHALLENGE Medal for all 3 races! This includes (Fly Me To The Moon - June 24th) (Run to the Moon - July 22nd) and (Back to the Future 1969 - August 26th)
* VIRTUAL: If you cannot make one or all of the races for the "In-Person" events, you have the option to participate virtually for one, two or all of them and still receive the Challenge Medal!
* The Moon Challenge Medal will be awarded at the 3rd race in the series. Runners participating in both the Fly Me To The Moon and Run To The Moon will also receive the Cool MOON CHALLENGE SERIES Medal. Virtual runners also quality for this special medal.
How a Virtual Run Works:
If your training is interrupted or you now have a conflict or you feel more comfortable not running at the actual race, or if we must switch the actual race to a virtual race due to government directives or health concerns you can still get all of the great race bling. You can pick up your materials at the regular packet pickup locations. We will notify you of these dates. There is also the mail option as well. We mail out the packets the week after the race.
Complete your run/walk anytime after the pick up dates, as convenient for you. This can be outside, or on a treadmill
We will keep all race participants informed through email, and updates on this webpage. Thank you for your support.
Please understand that our no refund policy remains in effect. We have already spent money to purchase items such as medals, and other services which cannot possibly be absorbed by the event. We thank you for your support and understanding.
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