Lifespan – Abilities Illuminated

Charlotte Runway 5K Run/Walk-October 28

The Runway 5K Run is a certified run that takes place on a smooth, flat surface at one of the nation’s most unique locations and busiest airports. A portion of the race course is on one of the Airport’s taxiways and provides up close and exciting views of planes landing and taking off, the terminal complex and a scenic view of the Uptown Charlotte skyline. The course is wheelchair accessible and baby stroller friendly. In year’s past, local celebrities and athletes have participated in the event including Charlotte Bobcats Kemba Walker, former Carolina Panthers defensive end Mike Rucker and Mrs. North Carolina USA Debbie Miller. The Runway 5K has raised more than $200,000 for LIFESPAN ​since its inception in 2007.​​​


Runners and walkers may register online now.

Visit​ to register.

​​Registration fees are as follows:

Until Monday, October 9: $25

Tuesday, October 10 – Friday, October 27: $30

As in the past the race will be capped so sign up early.  There will be no race day registration. New this year, if you plan to bring friends or family to watch the event, they must register as well.  This event is held on a secure airfield.  For security purposes, we must know who everyone is that attends the race.  It is free for spectators but, they must sign up prior to race day.