Last month I ran in the JFK Runway Run for the second straight year. I just found out about the next, somewhat local runway run at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey and wanted to share the info.
Runways runs are some of my favorite races to take part in. They raise money for various charities and also provide access to airport runways which are usually off limits.
Last summer we participated in the Teterboro Runway Run. Teterboro is a small airport and one of five operated by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.
Here is a little about the airport from the Teterboro website:
Teterboro is the oldest operating airport in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area. Designated as a “reliever” airport, Teterboro’s focus is on removing the smaller and slower aircraft from the regional air traffic that would cause major congestion at the Port Authority’s commercial airports. The airport consists of 827 acres. Ninety acres are for hangars, maintenance and office facilities, 408 acres are for aeronautical use and 329 acres are undeveloped.
While we didn’t get to see any planes taking off or landing during last year’s event, it was still great to see some of the smaller, private jets parked along the runway as we ran.
Some Race Info:
- Race Date- July 20, 2013
- Location- The main runway of Teterboro Airport
- Starts at 8:30 AM
- Flat course with two water stops & mile clocjs
- $23 entry fee for pre- registering by July 16, $25 after or on race day
- Teterboro 5K T-Shirt
- Goody Bag
- Over $10,000 in random prizes & a $1,000 grand prize!
If anyone is up for the challenge, find out more about the Teterboro Airport Runway Run (including details on how to enter) HERE