5k & 1-mile ‘fun run’ set for April 23


March 2, 2011 – The Stafford Air & Space Museum is hosting its first annual “Race to the Moon” 5k and 1-mile ‘fun run’ on April 23 at 9:00 am. The race will start and finish at the museum and loop around Rader Park. The course has been USATF certified and DG Productions will provide Champion Chip timing. 


“This isn’t just a race, this is an event,” said Toni Ray, in charge of PR/Marketing at the museum. “There will be t-shirts, food, museum fun, and music. Really it’s a chance for our community to come together for a fun activity.”


Runners and walkers, young and old, everyone is invited to participate. The event helps promote Weatherford’s ‘Walking for Wellness’ program that encourages healthy living. The event is gaining support from the city’s  fire and police departments, as well as Weatherford Public Schools.


In fact, Weatherford Public Schools and surrounding area schools have been invited to participate in a school-wide contest for the race, called “Miles to the Moon.”


“I wanted to get our youth involved,” said Ray. “There’s no better way to do that than through schools. There are amazing faculty members who have shown a great deal of enthusiasm. Ms. Koper, the PE teacher at Burcham Elementary, is extremely excited and already implements running into her program.”


Participating schools are given a ‘mile log’ sheet for students to record their progress. On race day, those mile log’s will be turned in, and the school with the most total miles is the winner and will be recognized at the race.


The 5k race is $20 to enter and the 1-mile ‘fun run’ is $10. The race entry fee includes a t-shirt, free food and entertainment, and a free trip through the museum.


You can find a race registration form online at or at the museum. If you are interested in running/walking, volunteering, or sponsoring the race, please contact Toni Ray at the Stafford Air & Space Museum, 580-772-5871 or



If you would like more information on this topic, please contact Toni Ray at the Stafford Air & Space Museum, 580.772.5871 or