Fly Like Kylie 5K

Sat October 15, 2022 Newton, NJ 07860 US Directions
Events

5K

$40 $35 10:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT Price increases after September 15, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 5 - 99.

Kids "RUN"way

$10 10:00AM EDT - 10:15AM EDT Registration ends October 14, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Fly-in (Pilot Registration)

$0 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration ends October 14, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
Kittatinny Valley State Park
199 Goodale Rd
Newton, NJ US 07860
Description

Race Info:

Run or Walk this beautiful course right on Andover-Aeroflex Airport in Andover Township. Parking for this event will be at Kittatinny State Park, 199 Goodale Rd, Newton NJ 07860. Participants and spectators will have a short stroll on the Kittatinny trail over to the airport grounds where registration, music, food, planes, and the race start at 10am. 

The first 200 5K registrants will receive a race t-shirt and race bag filled with local sponsor's treats. All kids who participate in the Kid's "RUN"way will receive a finisher's ribbon. Over all winner will receive a Discovery Flight from Andover Flight Academy and 1st-3rd place awards for each age category. 

Stay for lunch, music, and display of airplanes that are participating in the Fly Like Kylie 5K Fly-in held by EAA"s Eagles Chapter 491 from Sussex. Awards for fly-in categories to be determined.  

Bring the family to enjoy this special day of remembrance, honor, excitement and wonderful cause.

We look forward to spending the day with family, friends, new friends and running enthusiasts.

Matt & Kat

About the Fundraiser:

Our niece, Kylie Murray, was a 21-year-old flight instructor at Cub Air Flight in Hartford, Wisconsin.  She was doing what she loved:  Flight instructing a high school student in a Piper Cub.  She was the youngest instructor at Cub Air which earned her the nickname “Baby Quack”.

Kylie earned her private pilot certificate in 2018 during her senior year at Lake Forest High School in Illinois.  She was an active student-athlete and was Captain of the High School’s Womens’ varsity soccer team and also a Deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest.  She was also active in other sports and student groups.  Kylie started working at the age of 15 as an AYSO soccer referee and was a lifeguard, diving instructor, and ski instructor.  She continued her active nature at Auburn University where she was an Aviation Management student and would have graduated in December 2021.

Kylie loved the freedom that flying gave her.  Like many pilots, she didn’t enjoy FAA check rides but passed all five on the first attempt.  She often explained to her students that there are two types of instructors, the ones who are just “building time” and the ones who “love the experience”, highlighting the fact that she was the latter which occasionally translated into “quiet time to take it all in” while airborne.  Perhaps this was best captured by her Alaska floatplane instructor who said “Kylie was a very kind soul and an incredible pilot. I knew right away that she was someone who enjoyed flying in its purest form.”

Kylie’s career interests were diverse and she longed for a position that would let her “work with a team while enjoying the flight.”  She often talked about flying for an airline but was also interested in being part of a day-to-day team environment.

Her scholarship is meant to celebrate Kylie and young women like her.  Active. Passionate.  Multi-Dimensional.  

Read on for the scholarship details.
 

 

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