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AVL Runway 5K

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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The Runway 5K is back! Saturday, October 15 @ 10:00 AM

Are you an aviation geek? Do you love a great, flat 5K, as well as plane-spotting, up close and personal? Asheville Regional Airport looks forward to welcoming you to the runway!(Ok – it’s now a taxiway, but it was our active runway!) 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.  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 Monday, May 16 at 9:00 AM and closes at 9:00 PM on Wednesday, October 12th.

Race Cap:
The race is limited to 1,000 participants

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. Our friends at Asheville Regional Airport are providing a prize to all runners who complete both races that day. In addition, Mountain Air is awarding the fastest combined time (male or female), a weekend getaway at Mountain Air.

All race-day activities will take place at the southwest corner of the airport. There is no parking on-site, but shuttles will take you and your supporters to and from the race venue via the WNC Ag Center, Gate 7 (761 Boylston Hwy, Fletcher NC).


October 15
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