The Experimental Aircraft Association is offering a Runway 5K run/walk during AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 on Saturday, July 30. The race begins at 7 a.m. at the Ultralight Barn and is open to everyone, including walkers, first-time runners, and seasoned athletes.
The 5K route is a tour through the AirVenture grounds. Attendees can expect to see aircraft from all over the world and much of AirVenture’s unique atmosphere.
“The Runway 5K race is one of my favorite events at AirVenture because of the participants and their excitement to be here,” said Jacqui Gunn, EAA’s coordinator for this event. “I don’t think anywhere else in Wisconsin provides a 5K experience like this where the route takes you directly through the grounds of an aviation celebration and gets you up close with different aircraft.”
Attendees do not need AirVenture admission to participate in the race and do have the opportunity to purchase discounted July 30 admission tickets. Free parking is available in the Z lot, near the ultralight barn, the morning of the race.
Standard registration is open June 11- July 29. Individuals may also register the day of the race, July 30. The registration includes an official event T-shirt, post-race food, refreshments, and access to shower facilities.
The Runway 5K is presented by Covington Aircraft with additional support from Oshkosh Corporation, 4imprint, 103.9 WVBO and 96.9 The Fox. Proceeds from this year’s run benefit the EAA Aviation Foundation Women Soar Society and its efforts to support opportunities in aviation for women of all ages.
More information about the race is available at EAA.org/Runway5K.