I’ve been keeping an eye out for this run and now I’m all registered. Thanks to Michael W. Travels (@MichaelWTravels) for posting about registration opening up (and the $5 off code RUNWAYrun2012)! (Unfortunately, it is the same weekend as FTU in Tampa Bay, FL.)
So, if you want to join me for the run (I’m doing the 10K) and fun afterwards, SIGN UP HERE!
We won’t tell United, but we’ll do our best British Airways “Man vs. Plane“ imitation! (video here)
Okay okay… we won’t sprint 6.2 miles, ha!
Sponsored by Chicago Department of Aviation, United Airlines, WLS Radio, with proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project serving military vets, it’s a one-of-a kind opportunity to experience a day on a runway at one of the world’s busiest airports. It’s a fun event for the entire family that also includes a post-run/walk Community Day with entertainment, food and photo opportunities on the runway, and in front of a United airplane.
10K – 8:00am
5K – 8:15am
Take-Off Trot Kids’ Dash – 9:30am (heats by age)
Age – Distance
4 & 5- 100 yards
6 & 7 – 200 yards
8 & 9 – 220 yards (1/8 Mile)
9 & 10 – 440 yards (1/4 Mile)
$5 off code RUNWAYrun2012
7/18-7/28: 5k Fun Run/Walk $23 — 5k $28 — 10k $33
7/29-8/11: 5k Fun Run/Walk $25 — 5k $30 — 10k $35
8/12-9/22: 5k Fun Run/Walk $30 — 5k $35 — 10k $40
9/23-9/28: 5k Fun Run/Walk $35 — 5k $40 — 10k $45
Race Day: 5k Fun Run/Walk $40 — 5k $45 — 10k $50
Take-Off Trot Kids’ Dash: $20 until race day; $25 on race day
ALL likely to SELL OUT.
Runners can purchase premier parking in lots directly adjacent to the event site for $7 (or park free in Lot G with 10 min shuttle service drive departing every 20 mins…. hint hint, buy the $7 parking).
T-shirt included. Packet Pick-Up Dates & Locations TBD.
Prizes – Male and Female Winners of 5K and 10K will each receive two domestic economy class round-trip United Airlines tickets!
Photos on the Runway – After the race, take a trolley ride onto the runway for a photo opportunity with a United Airlines airplane. Trolleys will be running from 10am-12:30pm.
Community Day (free to public) – The celebration continues after the race at the United Airlines Cargo Facility with activities for the whole family! Bounce houses, activities from local Chicago institutions, food & beverages (from some of the great O’Hare Airport restaurants!) and much more will take place from 8am to 12:30pm.
So tweet me or otherwise let me know if you’ll be there, running or not, so we may meet up!