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  • 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 these amazing military aircraft!  
    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 RunReg
    • 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)
    • Part of this course actually runs onto the taxiways and runway of the Westover Metropolitan Airport.
    • START TIME: 10:00 AM EST
    • Race Registration includes a goodie bag with a 2019 commemorative t-shirt (up to the first 1000 entries through 05/22/2019), water bottle, food voucher, and a water or beer ticket!
    • Non-Participant Package(s) can be purchased at the same rates. 


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


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

  • 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 bottles and  stations will be provided), large umbrellas, pets (except documented certified service animal), 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:  We apologize but for safety reasons, we do not allow dogs (unless they are certified service animals), 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.