Last year I ran the O’Hare 5K/10K “Run on the Runway” Run on September 29, 2013 (thanks to @MichaelWTravels for posting about it). It was a GREAT time! Some of my photos are below.

Runners, walkers, and a lot of children of all ages (strollers were welcome in the past, double-check the rules) get to run on an actual airport runway at O’Hare and Midway Airports. Both 5K runs are family-friendly events designed for all ages and abilities. Each offers a truly unique race course, amazing photo opportunities, cool gear, entertainment and great food.

ORD: Sunday, October 5, 2014 – O’Hare’s “Run on the Runway” – Benefits Wounded Warrior Project. More info and signup here.
MDW: Sunday, September 21, 2014 – “Midway Fly Away 5K” – Benefits Chicago’s Children’s Charities and the athletes of Special Olympics Chicago. More info and signup here.

Find more “5Ks on Runways/Airports” from @runwithmiles here.

Photos from my 2013 ORD “Run on the Runway”

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Sun is up and we’re all waiting for the ‘OK’ to enter the active airfield.

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Perfect day to … run on a runway!

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“Turn Right to Runway 10C” at ORD

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RUNNING the Friendly Skies!

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None stop planes landing and taking off nearby. Crazy!

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New 10,540′ Runway 28C-10C opened Oct 17, 2013 to MUCH BIGGER traffic!


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