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Run to the Moon

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Join us for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing -- 7.20.1969-7.20.2019 at Wapakoneta, Ohio, the boyhood home of Neil Armstrong

This race offers both a 5k and 10k race distance along with the 1 Mile distance. Runner Amenities include: Free entry to the Armstrong Air and Space Museum..

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Lesa Y
"I missed the in person energy of the actual race day but did enjoy still being..."
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How to enter the Run to the Moon

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    5 K

    Run 5km
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    10 K

    Run 10km
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    1 M Run

    Run 1mi
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    1 Mile Kids Fun Run

    Run 1mi
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    Double Stuff Oreo Challenge

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Run to the Moon routes


Double Stuff Oreo Challenge
Get a double stuff medal by completing both the Run to the Moon and the Freedom Run (07/04/2019).

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Enjoy the 100 signs on the courses this year! Learn what’s amongst the stars as you make your way to the finish line!
  • Markers will be at each mile.
  • Water stops 10K, miles 1.5, 3.25, 4.25 and 5.5 respectively. 5K, miles 1.25 and 2.5.
  • Course Marshals will be at intersections for participant and vehicle safety
  • Medical Assistance: Medical Personnel are available, just ask an official.
  • Refreshments will be available at the finish line area.
  • Shower facilities are available at the Wapakoneta YMCA. Wapakoneta YMCA 1100 Defiance St., Wapakoneta, OH. Just show your race bib! (5 miles from the Museum).

10K, 5K, 1Mile Bling Run: Receive a bib, shirt and a medal

1 Mile Kids Fun Run: No shirt or medal. If you want those goodies you must register for the Bling Run

Raceday Logistics

PACKET PICKUP will be available at three different locations in advance of race day. Please take advantage of early Packet Pickup to avoid the race day crowds and delays. The race will start on time and not be delayed if runners are still waiting in line to pick up their packets.

SATURDAY JULY 20- RACE DAY!- Inside the Museum from 6:30am to 7:45am. Don't be late! Race Day registrants are NOT guaranteed a shirt. Please register on-line before race day.

Prepacket Pickup
Wednesday 18th July

12:00 - 18:00 - 6123 Far Hills Ave. Dayton, OH 45459
Thursday 19th July
12:00 - 19:00 - 321 North Main St. Piqua, OH 45373
Friday 20th July
17:00 - 19:00 - 16 East Auglaize St. Wapakoneta, OH 45895

06:30 - 08:00 - Packet pickup for registered runners
06:30 - 08:00 - Race day registration
08:15 - 10K start
08:30 - 5K and 1Mile Bling Run start
09:30 - 1 Mile Fun Run


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Run to the Moon reviews

4 out of 5 stars

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    Lesa Y

    Did the 5 K in 2020

    I missed the in person energy of the actual race day but did enjoy still being able to participate in the event. It was fun communicating & participating with my BF while being in different OH counties!
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