Registration Underway for CLT's Sixth Annual Runway 5K Run

CLT’s Sixth Annual Runway 5K Run will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 27. Interested runners and walkers can register now at a reduced rate of $25 by Monday, October 15. Between October 15 and 26, participants can register for $30. Children up to the age of seven are free and must be accompanied by an adult.

This exciting 5K takes place at one of the nation’s most unique locations, Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The event guarantees runners and walkers of all ages up-close views of airplanes, aircraft activity and the uptown skyline.

For the first time, teams can register to run together and compete for prizes. In all, more than 50 awards will be distributed to participants and attendees including the top overall male and female runners, baby joggers and teams. Trophies will be presented in all age groups.

To register, visit and click on the link for the Runway 5K Run or

Free on-site parking is available, signs will be placed along Yorkmont and Hangar Roads directing drivers to open lots, volunteers will be assisting as well. Be sure to arrive early to allow plenty of time to park and check-in.

Event proceeds will benefit LifeSpan, a local nonprofit that assists children and adults with developmental disabilities by providing education, employment and enrichment opportunities.

Course Description: Participants will begin the certified Run at 5020 Hangar Road and proceed onto one of the Airport’s runways. The course offers a very flat and smooth surface, making it wheelchair accessible and stroller friendly. The Runway 5K Run is open to all runners, walkers and families. A variety of activities will be on hand for children, including a bounce house, an animated movie character and mini C-130.

Runway 5K Run sponsors include: Charlotte Douglas International Airport, US Airways, JetBlue Airways, Turner Construction, Edison Foard, Inc., Wilson Air Center-Charlotte, HMSHost, The Paradies Shops, Wingate by Wyndham I-77 at Tyvola Road, Sunshine Cleaning Systems, Inc. and 107.9 The LINK!