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Sat July 22, 2023 Wapakoneta, OH 45895 US Directions

Packet Pickup

Packet pick up on Thursday June 20th and Friday June 21st at 5-7pm downtown at the Riverside Art Center Patio entrance on Willipie Street accross the street from race sponsor TSC.

Saturday June 22nd Race Day - Armstrong Air & Space Museum Packet Pick Up - 6:15-8:15am.  Race Day packet pick up is HIGHLY DISCOURAGED because we have limited volunteers and everyone always is a bit too stressed waiting in line before the race.   The race will start on time at 8:15 (10K) and 8:30 (5K and 1 Mile) with no exceptions. Friends or family members may pick up your packet for you if they have your confirmation information.         


Armstrong Air and Space Museum
500 Apollo Drive
Wapakoneta, OH US 45895


Join us for the 21st Anniversary of Run to the Moon and the 54th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing - 7.22.2023 in Wapakoneta Ohio, the boyhood home of Neil Armstrong.

2023 is the 54th Anniversary of the Moon Landing. To celebrate we will have an Astronaut on hand to cheer you on (TBA) The Astronaut(s) will be available for Meet & Greets. Autograph Sessions and speaking engagements will be offered at the museum. Check the Museum schedule for times. This event starts and finishes at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta OH, the Birthplace of Neil Armstrong. The race is a run/walk and has many unique features including Space Themed Music, Space Facts along the courses, and much more. Don't miss out on this amazing and educational experience  

RACE AMENITIES:  Space Themed Race Medal, Cool Beach Towel, Moon Pies and Discounted entry to the Armstrong Air & Space Museum on Race Day.


FLEXIBILITY REGARDING YOUR RACE DISTANCE.   You may alter your race distance yourself using the free, self-managed transfer we offer.   Follow the link in your registration confirmation email to Manage Registration and transfer to a different distance event.   You may shorten your race distance from the 10K to 5K to 1 Mile, and may do that yourself online and there is no change fee.  

Race Start Time on Saturday July 22:  The race will start on time at 8:15 (10K) and 8:30 (5K and 1 Mile) with no exceptions.  

RoadRunner Enterprises 100 LLC operates the Run to the Moon Event. Your race registrations are retained by RoadRunner to support the operation of the event  not to the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.  Your donation benefits the Run To The Moon by helping to fund the appearance by Astronaut Don Thomas.  He will be available during race weekend and will be the race Starter on Saturday morning.


Q: Can I change my event?

A: Yes. If you signed up for the actual race and now can't make it, that's ok.  You can Transfer to the Virtual Run.   Perhaps you signed up for the actual run but want to change your race distance (usually people get more realistic about their training and want to switch from the 10K to the 5K or to the 1 Mile)  That's ok.  You can switch distance.   Find your registration confirmation email (search "RUNSIGNUP") and go to Manage Registration.  From the webpage you land on look at the bottom area and Transfer Event.   Then you can do the switch you want at no charge.

Q: For Virtual Runners that paid for shipping when are the packets mailed?

A: We receive the runner premiums during race week, and our volunteers assemble the packets on Thursday and Friday so we can ship out beginning on Monday after the race.

Q: What is the plan in case of inclement weather?

A: On race day, if thunderstorms and lightning are present the event will be delayed up to 2 hours.  In the case of a lengthy delay, the 10K event will be cancelled and runners will only run 5K.  

Q; I have a medical condition and I am in a high risk group that is susceptible to infection.  May I come to the race?

A: No.  If you have a medical condition please take advantage of our Virtual race option so you are not exposed to hundreds of other runners.

Q: How will we get our medals?

A: Runners at the actual race: Medals will be handed out at the finish line. Runners for the Virtual Race: Medals will be included in their packets. 

Q: Are there age group awards?

A: Yes, there are age group awards for the 5K and 10K for runners in the actual (not virtual) race.

Q: If I signed up for the Virtual race, do I submit my time?

A: We don't require a time submission from Virtual runners.  We trust that they will run at a time and place that is convenient. 

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?


Moon Series Challenge

Runners participating in Fly Me To The Moon on June 11th,  Run To The Moon on July 16th and Back To The Future 1969 on August 27th will also receive a cool Moon Series Challenge Medal.   Virtual runners also quality for this special medal. 

Back To The Future 1969 5K

Sign up for our August Back To The Future 1969

If you already ran the Run To The Moon, and are going to come to Run To The Moon, and run Back To The Future 1969, then you can receive the Moon Challenge medal.  You can add that to your registration of Back To The Future 1969.

Run To The Moon 10K Course Map

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Run To The Moon 5K Course Map

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Run To The Moon Bling Run Course Map

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Turn By Turn Instructions

Download the Turn By Turn instructions for all three race distances.

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2023 Participant's Medal

Participants in the 5K, 10K, Bling Run, and Virtual Run all will receive the unique Participants Medal

Race Day Parking

There are three parking lots on race day:

1. Large paved lot at the Museum

2. Lot on the west side of Apollo Drive, west of the Museum lot

3. Large grass lot south of the Lowe's parking lot

Please do NOT park at Lowe's or on any part of the Museum grounds, except the large paved lot.

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Virtual Run

How a Virtual Run Works:

If you have a conflict with the race date 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 will pick up your materials at the regular packet pickup locations.  We will notify you of these dates. If you paid Shipping & Handling then we will mail your packet to you 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 do not require you to submit your race times to us.  We trust you. 
We will keep all race participants informed through email, and updates on this webpage.   

Race Contact Info

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