Hundreds race on airport runway to raise money for children's museum

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WEYERS CAVE, Va. (WHSV) — Hundreds of runners laced up and hit the runway at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport on Saturday morning for a 5K to raise money for an exhibit at the Explore More Discovery Museum.

"It's just something that you don't normally do on a normal basis, by running on a taxiway or a runway," Stephen Mcininch, a participant, said. "I'm a big airline fanatic, so it's also cool to support the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport because they do a really good job here in the valley."

The proceeds will go toward the new aviation exhibit under construction at the children's museum, which will include hands-on experiences.

You can learn more about the project here.