Yesterday (Sunday 6th Sept), over 600 runners commemorated the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain in style with a 10k run that started and ended in the magnificent surroundings of the RAF Museum in North West London.Runners experienced a warm up session conducted in 1940’s period style and the race began in the shadow of one of the iconic Lancaster, before leaving the Museum for two loops of a flat road course around Colindale. Winners list and times: http://niceworkevents.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/sunday-6th-september-2015-spitfire-10k.html
All the money raised from the Spitfire 10k Run contribute towards the ‘Historic Hendon Appeal’.The RAF Museum receives funding from the MoD that allows the Museum to open its doors to visitors. In order to conserve our collection and improve the Museum we rely on the museum’s supporters – the Museum needs your help. 2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of the RAF and we are looking to transform the Museum through 4 new exhibitions, new learning programs and better facilities for visitors.We have already completed part of this project through the new First World War in the Air exhibition and have raised over £12milion towards future works (out of £23milion). The money from the Spitfire 10k Run will support the ‘Historic Hendon’ phase of the project which will tell the story of the museum’s former life as an airfield, it was on the airfield where the museum now stands that Spitfires departed for the Battle of Britain and Winston Churchill first learnt to fly. Donations will also help to ensure that the museum is enjoyed by the local community for generations to come.