Florida International Air Show 5k

Saturday 14th October 2017

Punta Gorda Airport: 28000 Airport Road, Punta Gorda, United States

Running, Distance running, 5K


The Florida International Air Show has been delighting spectators with the history of aviation since 1981, this year they are pleased to announce a one-of-a-kind experience that will thrill the aviation and running enthusiast alike…

The Inaugural Florida International Air Show 5k!

This unique race will get you flying high as you circle around an active airport, through a spectacular static display of military, vintage, and civilian airplanes, and finish in true Top Gun fashion right on the runway!

After your final approach to the finish line, taxi over to the Tarmac After-Party* to celebrate your accomplishments with some yummy food, drinks, an ice-cold beer (first rounds on us), and up close viewing of all the aircraft on static display! Then stick around the rest of the day to view all the jaw dropping aerial performances at Florida International Air Show!  

The Florida International Air Show (FIAS) organization is a 501(c) 4 Florida “not for profit” corporation and staffed entirely by volunteers. Monies raised by the Air Show and this event are distributed to local working charities, which directly support the show. To date, the Air Show has distributed $2.9 million to Southwest Florida working charities.


Event details and schedule

Additional Race Info

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Event Address: Charlotte County Airport

                           28000 Airport Road

                           Punta Gorda, FL 33982

Parking: More parking details will be sent via email, closer to race date.

 Race Course: Race course consist of predominantly asphalt roads & runways surrounding the Charlotte County Airport with a short portion on a graded hard packed shell trail.

Race Requirements: Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome but you must be able to finish the 5k route in 1 hour or less, those left on the course after an hour will be picked-up and transported to the finish line!  

Event Times:

3:00 -7:00 PM - Friday, October 13th - Early Packet Pick-Up

6:00 - 7:15 AM - Day of Race Registration & Packet Pick-Up

7:30 AM - Race Start

9:00 AM - Awards

Event Divisions:

Overall Male & Female Award

1st, 2nd & 3rd Age Group Awards

Bib Exchanges and Deferrals: If you would like to transfer your bib to someone else or defer this race, please contact registration at 123RunnersInc@gmail.com with your request. There will be no exchanges or deferrals allowed after October 6th.

What’s Included with Registration:

-Gender specific race shirt (if registered by September 15, 2017).

-Air Show themed finisher medal.

-Exclusive viewing of FIAS military, vintage & civilian aircraft static display.

-Entry into the Florida International Air Show on Saturday, October 14th

-Post-race refreshments.

- Tarmac After-Party* entry & one complementary beer.

-Commemorative awards for overall male and female & 1st, 2nd & 3rd awards in all age groups.

-Pre & post-race entertainment.

 *Entry into the Tarmac After-Party & FIAS aircraft static display are ticketed event, guest of runners can purchase a “Saturday Air Show” ticket for entry at www.FloridaAirShow.com or at the ticket booth on race morning.

Host Hotel: Check back soon for more details on exclusive runner discounts.

*1-2-3 Runners, Inc., 501 (c) (3), is building a strong local community by helping local businesses and charities organize, manage and direct their next running, walking or unique event. If you would like more info on event planning or have a working charity that would like to be considered for our next donation, please contact us at 123RunnersInc@gmail.com.*

Organised by

The Foot Landing

117 Herald Court, Suite 1112, Punta Gorda

Phone: 9413477751

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