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AVL Runway 5K

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Runway 5K is back, with new & exciting changes!

Saturday, October 7 | 10:00 AM

Ready to run the FLATTEST 5K in the mountains?  And how about a morning with music, local food trucks (think coffee, smoothies, pastries) and better-than-ever plane spotting?

Asheville Regional Airport looks forward to welcoming you to the airfield!  

Our race is the most unique 5K in the mountains – it’s completely FLAT, and hey – it’s on the airfield of the airport.  Racers will run on Taxiway Bravo, beside our active Runway 17-35.  And NEW this year – we’re moving the entire event, including the start and finish line – from the south to the north side of the airfield.  The tents and viewing areas will be much closer to the taxiway and runway (great experience for spectators – bring your good cameras)! Be sure to wave to the passengers in the planes that will be taking off and landing while you run.  What are you waiting for? 


Online registration will open Wednesday, April 12 at 9:00 AM and closes at 9:00 PM on Wednesday, October 4th.  There will be no on-site registration this year.

Race Cap:

The race is limited to 1,000 participants.  Participants may bring their cheering squad, but only racers will be allowed on the taxiway.

Two Runways, Two Races, One Day
The AVL Runway 5K is the first two races in the Asheville area that take place at airports. Later that evening, the Ascent at Mountain Air 5K in Burnsville takes runners up 1,800 feet to the community’s private airstrip and the most spectacular finish line you will find anywhere.  In addition, Mountain Air is awarding the fastest combined time (male or female), a weekend getaway at Mountain Air.

Location + Parking:

All race-day activities will take place on the north side of the airport.  There is no parking on site, but shuttles will take you and your supporters to and from the race venue via a parking area just outside the fenced area of the airport, located at 20 Pinner Road, Arden, NC 28704, off Glenn Bridge Road.  *Shuttles will operate from 7:30am until 9:20am (prior to race). The LAST shuttle (44 passengers) will depart at 9:20am, so arrive early!  Shuttles will begin again at approximately 11am, after the race.

Race Day Site Map


October 7
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Asheville Regional Airport
61 Terminal Dr #1
Fletcher, NC 28732 United States
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Race Information

Please email general race questions to greg@gloryhoundevents.com