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Runway 5K Run

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CHARLOTTE, NC – CLT is holding the eighth annual Runway 5K Run on Saturday, October 25 at 8 a.m. Last year’s Run attracted nearly 2,000 runners and walkers and raised more than $20,000 for LIFESPAN. Participants may preregister at RaceIT.com. Entry fees are $30 through October 24 and $35 on the day of the race. Non-competing children ages 7 and under are free and must be accompanied by an adult. This year’s race will benefit LIFESPAN’s LIFEWORKS Program. The nonprofit organization assists children and adults with developmental disabilities by providing education, employment and enrichment activities. Thirty-two LIFESPAN participants work at CLT. A variety of activities also will be on hand for children, including a bounce house and animated movie characters. 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 runways and taxiways, which 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. Sponsors for the 2014 Runway 5K Run are: Charlotte Douglas International Airport, American Airlines, JetBlue, Turner Construction, 107.9 The Link, HMSHost, Wingate by Wyndham I-77 & Tyvola Road, Pteris Global (USA) Inc., Sunshine Cleaning Systems, Inc., PR Race Management, Paradies, Wilson Air Center and Edison Foard. For more information about the Run, visit runway5k.cltairport.com. Also, be sure to follow @CLTAirport on Twitter or visit newsroom.charlotteairport.com for the latest Airport news.