Runway 5k


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The 2018 Runway 5K will take place Saturday, October 27 at 8:00 a.m. Last year's event drew nearly 2,000 participants for the Run's 11th Anniversary. The cost is $30 until October 5th. The price will raise to $35 beginning October 6 to October 26 at 12:00 P.M..  There will not be race day registration.  If you plan to bring friends or family to watch the event, they must register as well.

 

Quick Links:

Registration

Awards

Event Details

Event Day Schedule

Directi​​ons and Parking

Photo Gallery

 

Registration​

Runners/walkers/spectators may register online now.

​​Registration fees are as follows: 

Until Friday, October 5: $30

Saturday, October 6 - Friday, October 26: $35

As in the past the race will be capped so sign up early.  There will be no race day registration. If you plan to bring friends or family to watch the event, they must register as well.  This event is held on a secure airfield.  For security purposes, we must know who everyone is that attends the race.  It is free for spectators but, they must sign up prior to race day.

Register prior to October 8th to be guaranteed a race t-shirt. We will do our best to accommodate, however, t-shirts are not guaranteed for registrations that take place after October 8th 

 

Awards​

10th Annual Awards for the Runway 5K in 2016 were presented in the following categories:

Top 3 Overall Male/Female​​
Top 3 Male/Female Baby Joggers
Top 3 Male/Female in each age group: 7 and under, 8 – 10, 11 – 14, 15 – 19, 20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – ​34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 55 – 59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69, 70 and up.

Event Details

The Runway 5K is a certified run that takes place on a smooth, flat surface at one of the nation's most unique locations and busiest airports. A portion of the race course is on one of the Airport's taxiways and provides up close and exciting views of planes landing and taking off, the terminal complex and a scenic view of the Uptown Charlotte skyline. The course is wheelchair accessible and baby stroller friendly.

A variety of activities will be available for children.

Please note:  For safety reasons and because of the Run's secure location, bikes, rollerblades, inline skates, dogs and/or other pets are not allowed.

 

Event Day Schedule

Race ​begins at 8:00 a.m

 

​​​​​Directions and Parking​

This year ALL parking will be offsite.  Runners and spectators will be bused to the starting line.  The last bus to the start line will be at 7:30am.  Buses to the parking lot post-race will begin at 8:30am and will run continually back and forth.  

Please arrive early!  The gates will open at 6 a.m.  You must be security screened when you arrive at the Hangar. 

To the Start line:

Buses begin at 5:30am to the start line.

Buses to the start line end at 7:30am.

Post-Race to the Parking Lot:

Buses to the parking lot start at 8:30am.

Buses will run continually. 

Parking Location Address:

Water Ridge Plaza

2605 Water Ridge Parkway

Charlotte, NC 28208 

Remember: 

  • Leave enough time to park, walk to the race area and sign in.

  • ​For safety reasons and because of the Run's secure location, bikes, rollerblades, inline skates, dogs and/or other pets are not allowed.

Race History 

In year's past, local celebrities and athletes have participated in the event including Charlotte Bobcats Kemba Walker, former Carolina Panthers defensive end Mike Rucker and Mrs. North Carolina USA Debbie Miller. The Runway 5K has raised more than $200,000 for LIFESPAN ​since its inception in 2007.​​​

 

Runway 5k 2017 Photo Gallery

 

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