22nd Annual Run for Aviation brings on a few firsts

    22nd Annual Run for Aviation brings on a few firsts. Claudia Coco / WGXA News <p>{/p}

    WARNER ROBINS, Ga -- The 22nd Annual Run for Aviation happened early Saturday morning at the Museum of Aviation and Warner Robins Air Force Base. Over 800 people pre-registered for the four separate events.

    This year hand-cycling was added to the traditional 5k, half, and full marathons. Jenny Maas the Director of Operations for the Museum of Aviation Foundation said the race usually raises about $40,000 to $50,000 dollars for the museum.

    "All of the money that is raised by the marathon goes to help with restoration at the museum, general operations, and also to support the National STEM Academy at the museum," Maas said. "We educated about 56,000 students last year, and this helps us continue those efforts."

    Another first for the races this year, was the winner of the 5k was a woman and that's the first time that's happened in the Run for Aviation history!

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