While I’ve really been slacking off with running this past year, registration recently opened for one of my favorite 5Ks.
Registration is now open for the JFK Runway Run which takes place on the runway of a major airport in New York City! If you’re into plane-spotting, then this could be a fun race to enter, even if you walk the entire 5k!
After running the JFK Runway Run 5k three years in a row, I missed it last year since the timing wasn’t right. However, this year I’m definitely planning to enter again!
Runway runs are probably my favorite races to enter. I ran the JFK Runway Run in 2012, 2013 and 2014. I also ran a runway run at LaGuardia Airport, Teterboro Airport and Chicago O’Hare Airport in 2012.
Here are my post race recaps:
- JFK Runway Run 2012
- Teterboro Airport Runway Run 2012
- LGA Runway Run 2012
- Chicago O’Hare Runway Run 2012
- JFK Runway Run 2013
At the JFK Runway Run in 2014 I won a free flight. Each of the three years I’ve run the race there were raffle tickets given out (you could also purchase more) in which you could win a free flight and other prizes. A couple of years back I won one ticket on El Al to Israel which I gave away. A pair of Lufthansa and Jetblue tickets were also won by lucky winners. There may have also been more flights given away but I can’t remember.
This year’s race will take place on Sunday, April 10, 2016.
The race starts at 9:00am but you need to go through security and take a bus from the registration area to the runway. This makes for an early start. Race registration and bib pick-up goes from 7:00am until 8:15am. The last bus going to the runway leaves at 8:40am.
Registration for the race costs $25 for adults, $20 for students 18 and under. (If you miss the registration deadline of April 2, you can still show up the day of the race to register but it’s going to cost you a little more- $30.)
- Free t-shirt
- Bib/ number
- Raffle ticket (I didn’t see the details mentioned yet.)
Some things to keep in mind:
If you’re not a runner, (like I mentioned above) walkers are welcome as are wheelchairs. Strollers are not allowed in the race but they are allowed in the “spectator area”.