Hiller Aviation Museum to host runway run virtually this year

Hiller Aviation Museum to host runway run virtually this year

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The Hiller Aviation Museum had reopened in June 26 to visitors, but was forced to shut its doors again Monday after Gov. Gavin Newsom rolled back the state’s COVID-19 reopening timeline due to a spike in cases and hospitalizations.

Still, the museum’s annual Airport Runway Run remains clear for take off — in a virtual form.

The 4th Annual event brings runners, walkers and strollers together to compete in 2k, 5k or 10k runs on the museum runway. It raises funds for the museum that provides science and aviation programs.

Rather than running on the runway, this year’s virtual event allows participants to compete on the course of their choosing between Aug. 7 and Aug.16. To kickoff the event, the museum will host a Virtual Race Expo on Aug. 6 from 7-8pm. The online meetup will feature prizes, tips, social media contests, kids’ activities and is open to all participants.

Participants of the Airport Runway Run have two registration options- Virtual or Virtual+. Virtual registration costs $29 and features a printable bib and certificate, online expo fair, and eligibility for race prizes. The Virtual+ cost $39 and includes first-ever Airport Runway Run participant medal, t-shirt, goody bag, two free admissions to Hiller Aviation Museum, printable bib and certificate, online expo fair, and eligibility for race prizes.

To register for the event click here.

Not everything at Hiller Aviation Museum is closed. One program currently open is the annual Aviation Summer Camp, which is operating in compliance with County guidelines. To enjoy the Hiller Aviation Museum from home, they are offering several virtual options for at-home activities, which you can find on the Hiller Home web page.

Photo credit: Hiller Aviation Museum

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