Tampa International Airport 7th Annual 5K on the Runway event

Saturday 13th April 2019

Tampa International Airport: Tampa Bay Blvd - off Dale Mabry, Tampa, United States

Other endurance, Running, Distance running, 5K


  • Runway Run 5K - Individual Age group/open
  • Virtual 5K - Individual Age group/open
  • Non-participating Raffle Purchase - Individual Age group/open


Come and join the fun Saturday, April 13th for the 7th annual Tampa International Airport's 5K on the Runway....where wheels up meets soles down!

Not in Tampa? Sign up for our Virtual 5K.  You pick the path you run and run when it's convenient for you.  We will mail you an awesome TPA 5K shirt with our new finisher medal at the end of April.

 This event, like no other in the Tampa Bay area, gives participants the rare opportunity to run on the airport's Runway 10-28.  The run benefits United Way Suncoast, an organization that supports community outreach programs and provides direct and significant impact to improve the lives of thousands of people in the Tampa Bay area.

 Race Course

Runway 10-28:  The perfect platform for first timers and experienced athletes to reach their personal bests.  5K of wide open runway!

 Free Parking

Gates open at 6:00am. Free parking will be available only in designated areas of Hillsborough Community College, located at 4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa, FL 33614.  There will be signs and Event Staff to guide you to the race site.


This will be a chip timed event although awards will be based on gun time.

Airplane trophies will be presented to:

* Overall top three men

* Overall top three women

* Overall wheelchair participant

* Youth division 9 & under (top three girls, top three boy

* Youth division 10-13 (top three girls, top three boys)

* Youth division 14-18 (top three girls, top three boys)

 Certificates and with free registration for next year's race will be available to the top three women/men in each of the following age divisions. 

19-24     30-34     40-44     50-54     60-64     70-74     80+

25-29     35-39     45-49     55-59     65-69     75-79

Event details and schedule

5K on the Runway starts:  Saturday, April 13th @ 8:00am (EDT)

5K Run - 5K race - United Way Suncoast Fundraiser - Chip Timed Event

 All proceeds benefit United Way Suncoast.

 Waivers must be signed prior to race.

 Chip timed race results will be posted on coolrunning.com

 All raffle tickets will be sold online @ Active.com; bag pickup and on-site race day (do not need to be present to win).

 Bag pickup @ Cell Phone Lot:  Wednesday, April 10 (11am - 7pm); Thursday, April 11 (7am - 1pm)

 All participant registrations are non-transferrable and non-refundable.  See more at www.TampaAirport.com/5K

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"I want to thank you for organizing such a wonderful event.  The larger events like this are a little more difficult to organize but you did a superior job." - Dug, North Port


"Once again you did it TPA!  Thank you for putting on a great race, fun, safe and entertaining.  I traveled all the way from LAX just for this and I am not disappointed.  As they say in Hollywood "I'll be back".  - Blanca


"I love your race!  Unique and fun!"  - Char, Orlando


"The 5K was absolutely incredible!  It was amazing watching the airplanes take off right there in front of us.  I can't wait to do it again.  This was my first 5K in five years.  Thank you for the attention to detail.  Oh and the signs on the route were great to!"  - Rachelle


"Thoroughly enjoyed the morning - very well put together and SO love the fun placards along the course!!!"  - Robert




Organised by

Tampa International Airport

P.O. Box 22287, Tampa

Phone: 813-554-1499

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