Time & Location
May 04, 3:30 PM EDT
Lake Accotink Park & Virtual
7500 Accotink Park Rd, Springfield, VA 22150, USA
About The Event
Let's get outside with our friends & families on one of the spaciest days of the year! The first annual Galaxy Fun Run fosters a strong community of space lovers while supporting STEM education. We invite you join in-person in Springfield, VA, or participate virtually on your own run. Your registration includes a tax-deductible donation to Galaxy Explorers' Mike Rutherford Fund.
*This is not a timed race.* Walk - jog - run. We ask participants keep aware of others on the trail and maintain their comfortable pace.
In-person runners will meet at Lake Accotink in Springfield, VA and have three trails/distances:
2KM/1.24 miles | Apollo 8 - 1st mission to carry humans past 2,000KM
2.40 miles | Apollo 11 - 1st mission to carry humans 240k miles to the moon
3.9 miles | Artemis1 - farthest distance travelled by a spacecraft designed to carry humans launch from Complex 39B at Kennedy Space Center
Virtual runners are welcome to participate from their favorite trail! The registration process is the same as in-person, just hit the pavement or trail on May 4 and tag Galaxy Explorers on social to join in! Run with the hashtag: #run4mikerutherford.
Show your spirit with a Galaxy Run t-shirt also available for purchase!
LCDR Mike Rutherford was a passionate advocate for space and fantastic volunteer with Galaxy Explorers. Mike was also an avid runner and advocated for health and fitness. He combined these passions to dream up a galactic run which we now host in his honor. All proceeds from the event will support Galaxy Explorers' programming through The Mike Rutherford Fund.
May the fourth be with you...