The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation is hosting their second annual Onward & Upward virtual race experience this fall. Open to participants nationwide, the Onward & Upward Virtual Race registration portal opened on October 1. The virtual race will take place between October 1 and October 31. The race is open to participants of all ages. Participants can register onlinefor the 1 mile, 5K or 10K distance for a $35 registration fee. All participants will receive a 4.5” spinning Blue Angels 75th Anniversary race medal spotlighting some of the team’s historic aircraft.
The National Naval Aviation Museum has several historic Blue Angel jets on display including four former Blue Angel A-4 Skyhawks hanging from the seven-story steel atrium. One of the Museum’s outdoor aircraft pads displays an F/A-18A Hornet. The Blue Angels flew their first show in the F/A-18 Hornet in 1987 and it is the longest-serving aircraft in their history. This season the squadron celebrates their 75th anniversary with new aircraft, debuting the squadron’s more powerful Super Hornets.
Part of every registration supports the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation which helps preserve the National Naval Aviation Museum’s rare and unique collection of aircraft and exhibits. The virtual race includes a spinning 4.5” Blue Angels 75th Anniversary race medal, digital race bib and a charitable donation to the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation.
The virtual race is to support Naval Aviation history and to honor our nation’s heroes including servicemen and servicewomen. The Foundation is encouraging participants nationwide to use #OnwardUpward and @navalaviationmuseum on social media to share photos, running courses and stories of participation as well as those being honored.