Aviation Museum’s 'Runway 5K' cleared for take off

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LOWER TOWNSHIP - Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum (NASW), located at the Cape May Airport, will host the 2nd annual “Runway 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk” on Saturday June 14, at 9 a.m. The museum is excited to bring this event back to Cape May County and historic Hangar #1. 

With the cooperation of the Delaware River and Bay Authority (operators of the Cape May Airport), the airport will temporarily close to air traffic allowing runners and walkers this unique opportunity to compete on the runways. Early registration is highly recommended. Race day registration opens at 7 a.m. located at the entrance to the Aviation Museum. Air traffic and runways will be shut down between 8 and 11 a.m.

No back packs will be permitted. New and improved amenities for 2014 include: Beer tastings from Cape May Brewing Company, music, expanded award/age categories, high quality tech shirts (early bird registrants only, prior to May 30) and precisely measured course. Registration details can be found at: www.tnteventmanagement.com. Proceeds will benefit restoration efforts of historic Hangar #1 which is listed on both the National and State of NJ register of Historic Places. The museum will be open free to the public from 9 a.m. to noon for this family and pet friendly event. Race and walk will be held rain or shine.

Cape May Airport was formerly Naval Air Station Wildwood which served as a World War II dive-bomber training center. The museum is dedicated to the 42 airmen who perished while training at Naval Air Station Wildwood between 1943 and 1945.

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