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Wheels & Wings Festival 5K

Sat June 22, 2024 Lititz, PA 17543 US Directions


5 K Run/Walk

$30 7:30AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT Registration Opens June 22, 2024 at 6:30am EDT


505 Airport Road
Lititz, PA US 17543


The 6th running of this annual 5K benefit event is totally on the campus of Brethren Village directly across from the Lancaster Airport.  The looped route winds around the lightly traveled community roads.  With minimal elevation changes this will prove to be a fast and enjoyable course.  Held rain or shine, the event will be professionally chip timed by Second Wind Race Timing.

Join us in beautiful Lancaster County just south of Lititz for this kick-off event to The Rotary Club of Lancaster’s Wheels and Wings Festival into the afternoon on the grounds of the Airport.


This race is a fundraiser. The proceeds of Wheels & Wings and 5k support the Rotary Club of Lancaster’s Summer Youth Experience. The summer program, funded in partnership with the United Way of Lancaster, supports more than a thousand city youth between the ages of five through seventeen. The program addresses the “achievement gap” and gives them fun things to do that develop leadership skills and helps prevent the “summer slide” in school.  Benefits also support other service programs of our Club locally, nationally and globally through Rotary International, a network of over 32,000 clubs in 200 plus countries.  

Start Format and Distancing Guidelines

5K runners will be self-seeded and begin from the START/FINISH ARCH. Over All awards will be based off of Gun Time.  We ask only the ELITE RUNNERS going for the win, to toe off first at the start line.  To allow for social distancing, all age group awards will be based off chip time.  

There is no need to stand crowded at the start line.  Runners can maintain social distancing if they would like, while waiting in our start area and start in a time trail format.  If you are not comfortable with this start format, late starts will be allowed until 7:45 a.m..

Event Schedule

6:30 am – 7:30 am Race Day Registration

7:30 am Race Start

7:45 am Late Start Last Call

8:30 am Award Ceremony Begins

9:00 am Course Closes

Car Show and Fly-in will begin at 9 am and will conclude by 2 pm with live music, food trucks, beer and wine vendors.

Race Awards

5K Race Over All Winners:  Men - 1st Place, Women - 1st Place, each will receive a trophy and a $50 gift certificate.

In addition, age groups medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be awarded in the following categories: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & over.  

8:30 am Award Ceremony Begins. 


T-shirt to all pre-registrants.  Refreshments for all participants, outdoor toilet facilities and loads of convenient parking across Airport Road on airport grounds.  Timing includes a clock at the finish with instant results on a dual sided LED display.   Runners will see results posted online within hours after the event, winners overall and by age groups and emailed directly to each participant if addresses were provided prior to the event.

Course Details

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