Runway 5K Set for Saturday, Oct. 23

Aug. 10, 2021 - Registration for CLT’s 14th Annual Runway 5K scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 is underway. The race expects to return after a one-year postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s event will feature special pricing for youth and a new route entirely on the runway and taxiways. Participants will receive a T-shirt and finisher medal. To register, visit the official Runway 5K website.

This is the third year proceeds will help fund an Airport Opportunity Scholarship with Central Piedmont Community College. The scholarship promotes careers in aviation, as well as economic opportunities in Charlotte.

All parking will be at Overflow Lot 1, located at 5735 Old Dowd Road. Participants will be bussed to the race area. Due to security and capacity requirements, only registered participants will be allowed in the race area. No spectators will be allowed.

Registration is $30 until Aug. 29, when the price increases to $35. On Oct. 12, the rate increases to $40. Registration closes Friday, Oct. 22. The race will be limited to 1,500 participants. Children 12 and under can register for $15 and must be accompanied by a registered adult. Children under 2 are free. Since 2007, over 21,000 people have participated in the 5K, which has raised more than $250,000 for local nonprofit agencies.

The Runway 5K will follow CDC COVID-19 safety guidelines, which at this time require masks be worn on shuttle buses. The Airport is monitoring local and federal safety recommendations and will make adjustments as necessary.