by Jimmy Im

Has your plane ever been stranded on an airport runway? Not fun, considering the number of hours you could potentially remain seated. But now there’s a way you can move freely at your own discretion — and you won’t be asked to return to your seat. But you better wear your running shoes.

Runners in the JFK Runway Run

Run on the Runway at JFK Airport

Running enthusiasts are sprinting over to the JFK Runway Run 2012 on April 15. Portions of the race include the longest and main airport runway at JFK, which is a good 14,000 feet.

Don’t worry; it’s safe. Aircrafts are being rerouted to land on a different runway during the race, so there’s no need to crane your neck to potentially dodge oncoming planes. And you don’t have to be Carl Lewis to sign up. The race is very family-friendly, open to all ages and types of people — even strollers are permitted on the runway! According to the JFK Rotary Club, which sponsors the Runway Run, the race has been going strong for about 30 years. Who knew?

The JFK Runway Run 2012 is still open for registration and is only $25 ($30 on race day).

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Airports, Sports

2 Responses

  1. Wow! How fun would it be to run on a real airport with airplanes coming in for a landing? This would have been a great event to do as a family. Are there plans to do more of these events in the future? Not only is it a healthy start to a family vacation, it's for a good cause too.

  2. THT says:

    I want to do this run next year or probably another runway run around NY. Sounds so much fun to run on a runway.

    Do we need to enter the airport gates/security terminals while we participate in these airport races?

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