Runway 5K Set for Saturday, Oct. 21

Registration for CLT’s 16th Annual Runway 5K scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 is underway. The event takes place entirely on the airfield with two miles of runway and a close-up look at aircraft landing and taking off.

The cost is $30 and increases to $35 on Aug. 31 and $40 on Oct. 8. Sign up now before the race sells out. To register, visit the official Runway 5K website. Participants will receive a T-shirt and finisher medal.

This is the fifth year that proceeds will help fund Airport Opportunity Scholarships through Central Piedmont Community College. The scholarships promote careers in aviation, as well as economic opportunities in Charlotte. Eight students from Charlotte high schools have received more than $126,000 in scholarships.

All parking will be at Charlotte Premium Outlets located at 5404 New Fashion Way. Participants will be bused to the race area. Due to security and capacity requirements, no spectators will be allowed.

Since 2007, over 22,000 people have participated in the 5K, which has raised more than $285,000 for local nonprofit agencies and scholarships.