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Signup open for AVL’s Runway 5K

Asheville Regional Airport will host its annual Runway 5K on Saturday, Oct. 7, where runners and walkers will race down Taxiway Bravo while planes take off and land on the adjacent runway.

All participants must pre-register no later than 9 p.m. Sept. 26. After that, T-shirts are available while supplies last. Race registration closes Oct. 4.

The Runway 5K, in partnership with Hensel Phelps, Hunter Subaru and Paradies Lagardere, raises funds to support local aviation scholarships administered by both A-B Tech Department of Aviation and the Western North Carolina Pilots Association Educational Foundation. 

The event will take place on the north end of the airfield, with parking in a nearby area. All participants will be shuttled to the event site, which is in a secure area near the airfield. Three food trucks offering coffee, pastries and smoothies will be at the event, as well as music, merchandise, special photo opportunities and more. To register visit