Museum of Aviation Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday, January 13, 2024 • Warner Robins, GA • Course Map

runsignup-blueNote: A virtual option is available for this event. Registration details are included below.

A fast and largely flat course around the perimeter of Robins Air Force Base just outside Macon here in central Georgia awaits runners at the Museum of Aviation Foundation Half Marathon, which also includes a full marathon and 5K race that saw just under 1,000 runners cross the finish line in all races combined last year.

The event’s biggest race is the half marathon, which had 463 finishers in 2014 and takes runners on a single loop around the perimeter of the air force base, which was built in the early 1940s during World War II and today is the home of both the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command’s Warner Robins Air Logistics Center and the 78th Air Base Wing.

Though occasionally hilly — especially in the stretch around mile 5 — the half marathon route offers a mostly pleasant run around the base, which lies just minutes from downtown Warner Robins, about 18 miles south of Macon, and about 100 miles south of Atlanta, the biggest metropolitan area nearby.

The 13.1-mile course for the half-marathon race follows a single loop around the base (the full marathon repeats this loop) over paved city and military base roads. The starting and finish lines are near the base’s entry gate, and the post-race walk/cool-down and awards ceremony is held at the Robins AFB Museum of Aviation “Century of Flight” hangar.

As with previous years’ races, the 2022 running of the event has been scheduled to coincide with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, which follows the race on Monday, January 17. When runners cross the finish line, their medals will display either an SR-71 ‘Blackbird’ reconnaissance plane (for the full marathon) or an F-15 ‘Eagle’ fighter (for the half marathon).

The course for the race is USATF-certified, and runners will need to bring a photo ID with them to enter the base and the museum’s Century of Flight hangar at registration/packet pickup.

The Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base, as seen from the air. (Photo by Wikimedia)

The Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base, as seen from the air. (Photo by Wikimedia)

Race Weather & Climate

Winter weather conditions in southern Georgia can be cold but tend to be fairly mild with mostly rain rather than frozen precipitation (though sleet or wet snow can never be counted out). Average temperatures in January range between 34°F and 57°F, while precipitation averages about 5 inches for the month.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Museum of Aviation Foundation Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:50 AM – full marathon
  • 8:15 AM – half marathon
  • 8:30 AM – 5K


  • $70 – $80 for the half marathon
  • $100 – $120 for the full marathon
  • $35 – $40 for the 5K
  • $35 for the virtual race


To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of Warner Robins’s Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at here.


Official Race Website


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2 comments… add one
  • Cathy Hodhes February 5, 2021, 8:33 pm

    Are u goin to cancel? Covid is bad

  • Alayziah January 16, 2021, 11:42 pm

    Because the races are run on Robins Air Force Base, all runners are REQUIRED to show a valid ID when picking up race packets NO EXCEPTIONS.  Last four digits of Social Security number are required at registration as required by US Air Force in order to access Warner Robins Air Force Base.


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