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Teterboro Airport 5K Runway Run- July 20, 2013

an airplane on the runway

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 
For entering the race, you get:
  • 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 

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

a sign with a white triangle on it
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