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Runway 5K

Save The Date! October 26, 2019

The 13th annual CLT Runway 5K will take place on Saturday, October 26th at 8 a.m. 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 runways and provides up close and exciting views 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.

Proceeds from the 2019 Runway 5K fund an Airport Opportunity Scholarship with Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) created to promote careers in aviation, as well as economic opportunities in Charlotte.

Registration is limited. Sign up for Runway 5k 2019!

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2018 Recap

The 12th annual Runway 5K drew more than 1,100 participants to CLT's airfield on October 27, 2018.

The overall winner was Steve Rivard of Rock Hill, S.C., who crossed the finish line in 16 minutes and 13 seconds. Mary Cate Kiser of Charlotte was the top female runner with the time 20 minutes and 19 seconds.

In addition to celebrating the 12th anniversary, this year's run was special because it was a key event for CLT250, a year-long celebration of Charlotte's 250th birthday. It is also the first year proceeds will help fund an Airport Opportunity Scholarship with Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) created to promote careers in aviation, as well as economic opportunities in Charlotte.

The Airport scholarship will benefit students who are graduates of high schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) district and are Title 1 eligible. Each recipient will attend CPCC's Summer Bridge academic enrichment program and enroll in a two-year, career focused degree program specific to the Aviation Department.