October 15, 2017 - Join Charlotte Douglas International Airport for the eleventh Runway 5K Run on Saturday, October 28 beginning at 8 a.m. Runners and walkers may register now until Friday, October 25 for $30 at cltairport.com. The price increases to $35 on October 26. There will be no race day registration.
There are two changes this year that participants must know:
- Parking for Participants
All parking will be offsite at 2605 Water Ridge Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28217. Runners and spectators will be bused to the starting line starting at 5:30 a.m. The last bus to the start line will be at 7:30 a.m. Buses to the parking lot postrace will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will run continually back and forth.
- Spectators Must Register Prior to Run
If you plan to bring friends or family to watch the event, they must register as well. There is no charge for spectators, but they must sign up prior to race day at cltairport.com.
For safety reasons and because of the Run's secure location, bags, bikes, rollerblades, inline skates, dogs and/or other pets are not allowed. A portion of the race course is on one of the Airport's taxiways and provides up close and exciting views of planes landing and departing. The course is wheelchair accessible and baby stroller friendly. A selfie backdrop and food trucks will be available, while a bounce house, static aircraft displays, Destination CLT activity books with crayons featuring a cutout of Queen Charlotte will be on hand for children.
Since 2007, over 17,000 registrants have participated in the event, which has raised more than $200,000 for local nonprofit agencies. Funds from the Runway 5K Run this year will go toward LIFESPAN's LIFEWORKS Program and the United Way of Central Carolinas.
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