As founding member of the RAF Museum’s corporate membership programme, World Fuel Services (WFS) is calling for pilots and business aviation professionals to support the RAF100 Appeal by taking part in the RAF Museum’s Spitfire 10K event on September 1st.
The RAF100 Appeal is a joint venture between the RAF and four of its major charities, with the aim of raising money for the RAF family while creating a lasting legacy on the year of its centenary.
The Spitfire 10K gives 800 people the opportunity to run on the RAF Museum’s historic airfield in North West London to mark 100 years since the RAF was founded. Participants will start under the Sunderland Flying Boat and run through the Museum site and then continue around the streets of Colindale, before coming back on site to finish on the ‘taxiway’. At the end of the race, participants will be awarded an exclusive Spitfire 10K medal.
Runners currently confirmed as taking part include members of the RAF, employees at the RAF Museum and a team from WFS, which has partnered with the charity since last year when it became a founding member of the RAF Museum’s corporate membership programme.
The Museum’s RAF Centenary celebrations go further than the Spitfire 10K however, as the Museum is reopening with three new exhibitions launching alongside a beautiful landscaped site which evokes the London Aerodrome from 100 years ago.
Mark Amor, vice president at WFS, said: “We are incredibly proud of our involvement in the RAF’s centenary celebrations. As a founding corporate partner of the RAF Museum, we urge pilots and business aviation professionals to get involved to support the RAF100 Appeal. It’s this type of event which is pivotal to the success of the RAF and will help it continue its legacy for another 100 years and beyond.”
For pilots and business aviation professionals interested in showing their support by running the charity race, t-shirts can be ordered upon entry and will be available for collection on the day. The deadline to pre-order t-shirts is Sunday August 12, 2018. Entry to the museum is free of charge and runners, spectators and supporters alike are encouraged to explore the site on race day.