About the event
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.
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VIRTUAL 5K Run/Walk
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