Airport's Twelfth Annual Runway 5K Set for October 27

September 9, 2018  Registration for CLT's Twelfth Annual Runway 5K scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, October 27 is underway. Runners and walkers may register now. The cost is $30 until October 5, when the price increases to $35.

Registration ends noon Friday, October 26 and will cap at 3,000 participants. 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.

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.

CLT's 5K provides up close and exciting views of planes landing and departing. The course is wheelchair accessible and baby stroller friendly. Plenty of fun activities will also be on site for kids that day.

This year is special because the Run is a key event for CLT250, a yearlong celebration of Charlotte's 250th anniversary.

It is also the first year proceeds will help fund an Airport Opportunity Scholarship with Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) created to promote careers in aviation, as well as economic opportunities in Charlotte.

The Airport scholarship will benefit students who are graduates of high schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) district and are Title 1 eligible. Each recipient will attend CPCC's Summer Bridge academic enrichment program and enroll in a two-year, career focused degree program specific to the Aviation Department.

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