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Saturday, November 24, 2007 -- Green Bank, WV
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Green Bank 5K Run/Walk (iPO Event Id#: 10537)

2007: [Photos] [Coverage] [Overall Results] [Results by Class][2006]

Photo submitted by Mike Stennes
Race at the The National Radio Astronomy Observatory
About NRAO: The National Radio Astronomy Observatory operates the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), the world's largest fully steerable single aperture antenna. In addition to the GBT, several other telescopes exist at the Green Bank, West Virginia site. Visit their new science center which features exhibits, a cafe, and gift shop. Find out more about the race location on NRAO's web site.

To Pre-Register: Print your [Entry Form]

Cost: $10.00 in advance, $12.00 on race day

T-shirts: Will be given to ALL participants who return registration form to Mike Stennes by NOVEMBER 5, 2007. (Mail to: Mike Stennes PO Box 2, Green Bank, WV 24944)

Race Day Registration: Starts at 1:00 PM at the NEW tour center at The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), Green Bank, WV, NRAO Phone: (304)456-2150

Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope Photo
The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope is unique
Race Details:
  • Start Time is 2:00 PM

  • 3.1-mile course begins and ends near the old tour center
  • Divisions: 13 and under; 14-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 and over
  • Prizes will be awarded to each divisional winner
  • Water stations will be on the course and post refreshments will be provided
  • This event is a fund raiser for the Pocahontas County HS Track Team

Directions: Maps and more can be found at

The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT): The GBT is described as a 100-meter telescope, but the actual dimensions of the surface are 100 by 110 meters. The overall structure of the GBT is a wheel-and-track design that allows the telescope to view the entire sky above 5 degrees elevation. The track, 64 m (210 ft) in diameter, is level to within a few thousandths of an inch in order to provide precise pointing of the structure while bearing 7300 metric tons (16,000,000 pounds) of moving weight.

Start Date: 2007-11-24     Start Time: 2:00pm
Event Name: Green Bank 5K Run / Walk
Location(s): Green Bank, WV 24944
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Event Type(s): Run
Event Distance(s):
Contact(s): Mike Stennes
   Phone: 304-456-3217
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