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    9:30 AM EST - Race Start Time

    $25.00 Per Runner/Walker


    Westover Metropolitan Airport

    255 Padgette Street

    Chicopee, MA US 01022


    Don't miss your chance to run onto the runway at Westover Metropolitan Airport for the one-of-a-kind opportunity to run amongst the aircrafts!  

    This 5K Run/Walk has a time limit - but will include plenty of time for walkers.  Part of the course includes the taxiway and runway.  It's a unique opportunity to run on a massive runway (legally!) that is used by the big C-5 jets.  The race is organized by the Chicopee Chamber of Commerce, Galaxy Community Council and Westover Metropolitan Airport.

    Race Details:

    • Chip-timed with instant results by Accu-Spec

    • Open to all ages and abilities - Please note that the 5K Run the Runway will be held rain or shine

    • All participants MUST wear shoes (no bare feet allowed)

    • Free race shirt for entries received through 05/11/2018

    • Part of this course actually runs onto the taxiways and runway of the Westover Metropolitan Airport.

      • START TIME: 9:30 AM EST

      • No Registration will be accepted after 05/11/2018

      • Registration includes commemorative t-shirt, lunch and a goodie bag!


    Awards: Overall Male and Female, gender-specfic awards for following placements: 1st / 2nd / 3rd Place 

    Fees: $25 per participant (advanced registration only)

    Race Address: Westover Metropolitan Airport - 255 Padgette Street Chicopee, MA US 01022

    After Race Festivities: Don’t miss out on our post-race fun! Stick around and receive samples and goodies from our vendors and hang out with the mascot from your favorite Springfield Thunderbird's team. Buffet luncheon for ALL participants provided by and at Munich Haus on Center Street, Chicopee, MA and including a free beer tasting provided by White Lion Brewing Company!


    Directions: Take I-391 N, MA-141 E/Grattan St, McKinstry Ave, Granby Rd and Westover Rd to Padgette St. Sharp left to stay on Padgette St.

    Parking: Westover Metropolitan Airport Parking lots will be available and back parking lots will be available for overflow. 

    Due to increased security, the following items are NOT allowed: hard or soft coolers and ice chests (except for small insulated bags for medicine), backpacks, alcoholic beverages, glass containers, water bottles or outside beverages (water stations will be provided), large umbrellas, pets, fireworks or weapons. Vehicles/participants may be subject to search.

    Cancellation Policy:  In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at the Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce office.

    Rules / Guidelines:  Sorry, but for safety reasons, we do not allow dogs, bicycles, inline skates or any means of transportation other than running, walking or wheelchairs. Running baby strollers are allowed but must have a minimum of 6″ wheels. Race Directors reserves the right to reject any entry or to remove any participant from the race course without explanation.

     NOTE: Arrive early on race day as you will need to go through security check.
    Sign-In and Packet Pickup begins at 7:00 am


    PDF Runner Sign-Up Registration Form*
    or Register Online Here

    * Due to the High Security posture ALL participants (walkers/runners) will need to be vetted prior to entering WARB Flight Line:Disclosure

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    Sponsorship opportunies are still available for th 5K Run the Runway.

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