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As of May 31, 2017, the Runway 5K is at capacity and is sold out.
Few people ever get the opportunity to step foot on a runway, let alone race on one. This fun, unique experience will allow racers access to CMH 10L-28R, our north runway. The south runway will remain open so planes can be seen taking off, landing and/or taxiing. Take advantage of this flat course to achieve your PR!
To honor John Glenn who was an aviator and veteran, proceeds will be donated to Honor Flight Columbus, a nonprofit organization that provides senior veterans with a day in the nation’s capital to visit the memorials built in their honor.
Didn’t get a chance to register before the event sold out? Join us as a virtual runner for the John Glenn International Runway 5K Run & Walk! Run or walk as your schedule allows and receive the official race T-shirt by mail after the Oct. 29 event! Proceeds will be donated to Honor Flight Columbus, a nonprofit organization that provides senior veterans with a day in the nation’s capital to visit the memorials built in their honor.
Stan, a U.S. Air Force veteran (pictured below on left), participated in a May 2017 honor flight and had this to say about his trip: “The experience was one of the most memorable events of my life. I was able to spiritually connect with my late sister, who served as a member of the Women’s Army Corps during the war, and with my nephew, a victim of the Siege of Khe Sanh. I was able to locate his name on the wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. All of these treasured memories shall forever be a part of me.”
Register today and help us create more memories for hundreds of our nation’s heroes.
Race packets may be picked up early at Columbus Running Company's Westerville location (50 N State St) on Friday, October 27 (10AM-8PM) and Saturday, October 28 (10AM-6PM). You may also pick up your packets at the race beginning at 7:30 am on October 29.
Race day parking will be at the Airside Business Park (4510 Bridgeway Ave., Columbus, OH 43219) directly across from the Airfield Maintenance Facility.
7:30 AM - Race day packet pickup will begin. There will be no race day registration.
8:45 AM - All race day pickup and registration events are CLOSED and participants must be at the start line for safety debriefing.
9:00 AM - The John Glenn International Runway 5K Run & Walk takes off! No late starts will be allowed.
10:00 AM - Awards!
11:00 AM - Race is finished, all participants, volunteers, and staff must be off of the course.
To ensure safety, all participants must remain on the marked course/pavement. All packages, participants, and spectators are subject to screening upon entering the race staging area. Strollers will be permitted on the course and are also subject to inspection. Children riding in strollers must remain in the strollers for the duration of the race. Only children who are registered for the event will receive medals and bibs.
The event will be held rain or shine. The race may be canceled in the event of severe weather, snow, or other factors preventing safe operation of the airport and race.
Registered participants will receive a t-shirt, a finisher medal, and other goodies!
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