Category Archives: Airport

Teterboro Airport Runway Run 5K- New Jersey 7/21/12

About a year ago I started running as another way to exercise (I’ve been working out for years).  To keep motivated, I’ve been running  5K races a couple of times a month.
One of my favorite 5Ks that I participated in took place on an airport runway-the JFK Runway Run this past April. I had a great time and got to see parts of the airport (I am assuming) that are usually not accessible to the public. There were some great closeup views of planes taking off too!
When I got home from the race I decided to start looking around for similar races close to the New York City area. After doing a bit of research, I came across the Teterboro Airport Runway Run 5K in New Jersey.
This will be the 15th year of the Teterboro 5K and it should draw over 1,000 runners. The race benefits NJ 2-1-1- the United Way’s free service in New Jersey that connects people with social services and community programs. There will also be over $10,000 in random prizes given out. (Maybe some free flights???)
Some race details:
  • The Teterboro Airport 5K takes place on July 21, 2012 
  • Race starts at 8:30AM
  • Nobody will be allowed entry to the airport and race staging area after 7:55AM
  • Registration Fees: $22 by July 16, $25 after July 16 and on race day
  • The race is timed by ChronoTrack D-Tag
  • Registration includes a Teterboro 5K T-Shirt
Find out more about the Teterboro Runway Run and sign up HERE
**Image above: Teterboro Airport page on  panynj.gov

The Perfect Airport from National Geographic Traveler

Nat Geo Traveler lists the best airports around the world for a variety of different categories.

Here are the categories:

  • Architecture- Barajas, Madrid, Spain
  • Kids Area– Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, USA
  • Souvenirs– Hand-carved wooden animal figurines from Out of Africa at Tambo,Johannesburg, South Africa & 4 more listed
  • Place to Spend the Day-Changi, Singapore
  • Wi-Fi- San Francisco, California, USA
  • Local Eats– Ronnybrook Farms milk shakes at Custom Burgers by Pat LaFrieda at LaGuardia Airport, NY  & 4 more listed
  • High Art– Schiphol, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Retail Therapy– Heathrow, London, England
  • Independent Bookstores– Three in the USA- Milwaukee, WI, Portland, OR & Raleigh, NC
  • Designed With Travelers in Mind– Munich, Germany

To find out what makes each of these airports stand out, read the full Nat Geo Traveler article here.

A Video Any Airplane Nut Is Going To Love

I read about this video put together by Channel 9News Denver. It aired a few days ago.
The reporter introduces the video saying that chief photographer Eric Kehe was given “unprecedented access to the runways of Denver International Airport by airport managers…”

The video shows some amazing shot of airplanes moving around the airport and lots of takeoffs & landings, many with the Rocky Mountains in the background.
Take a look: