Sun April 30, 2023 Lynchburg, VA 24502 US Directions



8:00AM EDT


982 Airport Road
Lynchburg, VA US 24502


The United Way 5K on the Runway, is perfect for participants ages 8 and older, who are able to complete 5K in 60 minutes or less. The course is flat and fast. The course follows the taxiway parallel to the main runway.  Come out, join the fun, support United Way of Central Virginia, and see Lynchburg Regional Airport in a whole new way! There is a 400-person and 60 minute time limit for the event. The United Way 5K on the Runway is scheduled to take flight on Sunday April 30th, 2023. Proceeds from this event support the mission of the United Way of Central Virginia.


The 5k is open to all ages 8 & older, and will be professionally timed by Riverside Runners. The start time is 8:00 AM at the General Aviation Terminal, 982 Airport Road, Lynchburg, Virginia. There is a 400-person and 60 minute limit to this event.

There are strict time limits for this event.  Participants not reaching 2.5 miles 38:00 (15:00 / mile pace) or deemed by officials to not be able to complete the course before the finish line closes, will be removed from the event, and provided transportation back to the finish.

Stroller / Pet Policy:  
Due to airport restrictions there are no strollers, skateboards, rollerblades, bikes, or pets allowed on the airport taxiway. For this reason, participants cannot use a  stroller during the event.

Headphone Policy:
For safety reasons, headphones are not permitted on the course.


400 PERSON LIMIT ||   Register early and save!  
Register New Year's Day for only $25.00
$30  Mon. January 2nd - Wed. March 20th
$35  Thurs. March 21st - Sun. April 23rd
$40  Mon. April 24th - Sun. April 30th

Registration fees are non-transferable & non-refundable. An entry can only be used for the person registered for the entry. Entries cannot be deferred to the following year or a future event.

Family Pricing:
Families of 4 or more save $5.00 per registration January 2nd thru April 29th.  Family pricing discount is applied at checkout and is not retroactive. All registrations must be part of one transaction. Discounts cannot be applied to those entries already registered.

Lynchburg Road Runners Club Member Discount:
The United Way 5K on the Runway is happy to offer a $5.00 discount to current Lynchburg Road Runners Club members. The discount period is Jan. 2nd - March 1st. Discounts will not be given after March 1st. Participant membership must be current with LRRC membership roster found on RunSignUp. Discount will be given at checkout automatically. Refunds and discounts will not be given after completing online race registration.

Assisted Participant Information:
Assisted participants with disabilities are welcome. Both the assisted athlete and the pusher must register and sign the waiver, but will each only pay half price for registration. Please contact the race for more information on receiving this discount. Assisted athletes will have a 3-5-minute advance start for course safety purposes. On race day, please go to the front of the starting line and our team will get you lined up. We will also have several parking spaces reserved near the event. Please look for our parking attendants and let them know you are an assisted athlete team.


Saturday April 29, 2023
11am - 5pm - Riverside Runners, 2480 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA  24503 434-846-7449

Sunday April  30, 2023
7am - 7:30am - Lynchburg Airport General Aviation Terminal, Banker Steel Hangar, 982 Airport Road, Lynchburg, VA


Awards will be given to the top 3 Overall Male and top 3 Overall Female, Top Master (40+) Male and Female, as well as the top three in each age/gender category.


This year's event is race #3 of the Lynchburg Road Runners Spring Race Series. There is no additional fee to participate in the Race Series. Participants do not need to be a Lynchburg Road Runners Club member to place in the Race Series.


All participants in the 5k race will receive a custom-designed t-shirt (register by April 2, 2023, to guarantee your shirt). Extra shirts will be ordered and available on a first-come basis at packet pickup and race day for those that register after the guaranteed deadline. 

FINISHER MEDALS, door prizes, and post-event food and entertainment.


Due to airport restrictions and security, spectators are not allowed on the course or start / finish line area.

Only race personnel, volunteers, and participants displaying a bib number, will have access to activities on the runway. These activities include race day packet pickup, pre-race opening ceremony, bathrooms, start finish line, race course, and our post-race food and awards ceremony.

Guardians may accompany their registered minors (those under 18 years of age) with an appropriate wrist band provided at packet pickup Saturday April 29th.


Parking for the event is located at the corner of Airport Road and Hanger Road. Please note:  This event is not accessible from the commercial aviation parking facilities. 
·         Traffic entering the parking from 460 will turn towards the airport and follow signs to parking.
·         Traffic entering from Wards Road/29 will turn right on Preston Glenn Drive and then turn left on Airport Road. Follow signs to parking.

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