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Registration now open for inaugural Museum Mile

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  • By Sarah Amato
  • 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

VIDEO | 00:47 | Inaugural Air Force Marathon Museum Mile

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Lace up those sneakers! Registration for the first Museum Mile, honoring the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s 100th anniversary, kicked off March 20. 

Hosted by the Air Force Marathon, the 1-mile, family-friendly event will take place May 11 at the museum and showcase three races: open, women’s elite and men’s elite. Races begin at 6:30 p.m.

“Join the celebration of the inaugural Museum Mile and the 100th anniversary of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force,” said Jill Huffman, assistant director of the Air Force Marathon. “This event allows for a fun evening out and a little bit of exercise to boot.”

Participants will follow a course winding through the museum grounds before finishing under the wing tips of historic aircraft at the air park.

Competitors must be 4 or older on race day to register for the open event. The minimum age is 14 and older on May 11 for an elite race. Each 1-mile finisher will receive a limited edition 16-ounce pint glass.

Through April 9, participants can register for $25. The fee increases to $35 from April 10 to May 11 or until the event sells out.

For more information about registration and race requirements, visit