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 500-person and 60 minute time limit for the event. The United Way 5K on the Runway is scheduled to take flight on Saturday April 27, 2024. 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 5:00pm at the General Aviation Terminal, 982 Airport Road, Lynchburg, Virginia. There is a 500-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.
For safety reasons, headphones are not permitted on the course.
500 PERSON LIMIT || Register early and save!
$30 Sun. Dec. 31st - Mon. Jan. 1st New Year's Promotion
$35 Mon. Jan. 2nd - Sun. Mar. 17th
$40 Mon. Mar. 18th - Sun. April 21st
$45 Mon. April 22nd - Sat. April 27th
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.
Families of 4 or more save $5.00 per registration January 2nd thru April 27th. 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 - April 6th. Discounts will not be given after Saturday April 6th. 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.
Friday April 26, 2024
11am - 5:30pm - Riverside Runners, 2480 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24503 434-846-7449
Saturday April 27, 2024
4pm - 4:30pm - Lynchburg Airport General Aviation Terminal, Banker Steel Hangar, 982 Airport Road, Lynchburg, VA
FINISHER MEDALS TO ALL OFFICIAL 5K FINISHERS!
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 #4 of the 2024 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 and sweatband (register by March 27, 2024, to guarantee your shirt). Extra shirts will be ordered and available on a first-come basis at packet pickup and race day for those who register after the guaranteed deadline.
FINISHER MEDALS, door prizes, and post-event food, beer truck, and entertainment in the Banker Steel Hanger after the race!
Spectators are allowed entry to a special viewing area for $5 for the 2024 race.
Check-in will be ONLY on day of between 4-4:30pm. Post-race food and awards ceremony, are included. Alcoholic beverages and door prizes are not included in this ticket price.
Guardians may accompany their registered minors (those under 18 years of age), at no additional fee, with an appropriate wrist band provided at packet pickup.
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.
Parking is monitored by City View Management for this event.
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