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Race Down The Runway At John Glenn International Airport 5K

John Glenn Columbus International Airport is hosting a 5K Run and Walk on Saturday, September 21. The race starts at 9 a.m.

This is the second year that the unique race has taken place at the airport. Participants will be able to run or walk across CMH 10L-28R, the north runway at Columbus’ airport. Airplanes will continue to take off and land on the south runway.

Proceeds from the race will be donated to Honor Flight Columbus. The nonprofit organization gives senior veterans the chance to travel to Washington D.C. for a day and visit the memorials built in their honor.

“Few people ever get the opportunity to step foot on a runway, let alone race on one,” said Elaine Roberts, President & CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, prior to the inaugural race last year. “The John Glenn International 5K Run & Walk will provide participants the opportunity to experience the airport in a whole new way while supporting a cause focused on honoring our nation’s senior veterans.”

Last year, the event sold out incredibly quickly. Space on the runway is limited and the “one-of-a-kind” nature of the 5K makes it incredibly appealing to runners. The race costs $45 to run and registration ends September 21at 11:59 p.m. Both walkers and runners will get a T-shirt, swag bag, and a commemorative medal for participating.

Lace up your sneakers and sign up here.

Everyone is encouraged to join, so don’t feel like you’ve got to be an Olympic athlete to join. If you want to jam out to “Eye of the Tiger” while you do it, no one will try to stop you.