runway 5k at ROA

SIGN UP TODAY FOR THE
FIRST-EVER RUNWAY 5K @ ROA
MAY 14, 2022

 

The inaugural run on the runway at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2022. This 5K run/walk is open to all ages and abilities. The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission and other sponsors are hosting this run in memory of Julie Jeavons, late wife of David Jeavons (ROA Director of Finance), with proceeds benefitting the Carilion Cancer Center. Come and have fun on the runway!

REGISTRATION     PRICING    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS   AGE GROUPS     FAQ    COURSE DIRECTIONS    MAP     SPONSORS

Registration:

This event will be limited to the first 500 registrants. Registration will close once that limit is met.
Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Roanoke/FlyROA5K

Pricing:

Early Bird registration pricing: March 1- March 4 - $35
Regular registration pricing: March 5 - 31 - $45
Registration pricing April 1 - 15- $55 ** to guarantee shirt size
April 16th - May 11th  - $55
THERE WILL BE NO IN-PERSON REGISTRATION ON RACE DAY

Schedule:

FRIDAY MAY 13, 2022

  • Packet pick up time: 10 AM-6 PM
  • Location: Fleet Feet Sports Roanoke (4347 Franklin Road, SW, Roanoke VA 24018)
  • If you are unable to pick up your packet on May 13, you should arrive at the race registration table early on May 14 at 8 a.m. to pick up your packet. See map for the location.
  • Packet pickup at Fleet Feet is encouraged to minimize the volume of participants on race day.

SATURDAY MAY 14, 2022

Things to know: 

  • MASKS – We ask you to bring a mask or buff with you to the event and to wear one during these times; when congregating pre and post-race, when around others we ask that you social distance. 
    • Please social distance and wear a mask around others.
  • Parking
    • Race day parking is located at 1410 Coulter Drive, NW Roanoke VA 24012 See map here.
  • Weather
    • This is a rain or shine event
    • IF WEATHER CONDITIONS DETERIORATE AND RUNWAY 06/24 MUST OPEN FOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS TO CONTINUE, THE ROUTE WILL BE MOVED TO THE PARALLEL TAXIWAY.

SCHEDULE

(Please check back during race week to ensure the race schedule has not changed.)

8:20 a.m. GATE OPENS

8:40 a.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS/NATIONAL ANTHEM

8:50 a.m. CALL RUNNERS TO LINE UP

9:00 a.m. RACE STARTS

10:00 a.m. AWARDS PRESENTED

10:30 a.m. COURSE CLOSES

 

AGE GROUPS
12 years and under
13-19 years
20-29 years
30-39 years
40-49 years
50-59 years
60-69 years
70+ years

COURSE DIRECTIONS

Due to FAR Part 139 regulations (FAA Regulations), no unnecessary markings are permitted within the runway/taxiway safety area. Race Marshals, Public Safety, and airport personnel will be along the course and at intersections to guide you along the race path. 

Course Map

CHIP INSTRUCTION

This event is chip timed at both the start and finish.  The race will start in waves in order to spread runners out and eliminate a mass start.  We will do our best to designate the waves by expected finish time or age group. Runners should stay 6 feet apart at the start line.  There will be verbal and visual cues as to how you should line up at the start. While waiting for your signal (or wave), runners should avoid groups and stay socially distant.

TO ENSURE AN ACCURATE FINISH TIME, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Your bib must be worn on the front of your body.
  • Please avoid wearing the bib on the side of your shorts or the back of your shirt to ensure the chip is picked up by the sensors.
  • Your bib cannot be covered.
  • Do not bend, crinkle, or remove the timing chip on your bib.

FAQ

  1. Is this a rain or shine event? Yes, however, officials may change the route to a parallel taxiway in the event of inclement weather.
  2. What type of running surfaces are on the course? All of the race is run on paved asphalt.
  3. Can I register on the day of the race? There will be no in-person registration on race day.
  4. What is the time limit for the 5K? All participants must be off the racecourse within 90 minutes of starting.
  5. Where will the water stops be located? Please see the course map, here for rehab stations.
  6. Are there awards for each age group? Yes, awards will be given to the top male and female of each age group.
  7. Will photos be taken along the course and at the finish? Yes, photos will be uploaded to the race website within 48 hours after the race.
  8. Can I wear headphones while running? Yes, as long as all participants are aware of the orange safety flags. In the event of an incident, the orange safety flags will be waved, all participants need to stop the race and exit the runway immediately. The orange safety flags will be located along the racecourse.
  9. Are strollers allowed on the racecourse? Yes, strollers are allowed. The pavement does have small grooves on the runway.
  10. Am I allowed to bring a pet? No, animals are not permitted on the racecourse or on the airfield.
  11. Who can access the airfield? Only race participants will be allowed to access the airfield.  All spectators must watch from the spectator area outside the fence.

 

RESULTS

Results will be posted on runsignup.com.

 

PORTA JOHNS

Porta Johns will be located at  Gate 18. (Please refer to the map.)

 

AID STATIONS

Please refer to the course map for where the aid stations are located. There will be an ambulance crew on site.

 

SPECTATOR STATION

 Come and cheer on your favorite participant!  See the spectator section on this map.

 

AWARDS

Awards will be distributed at Hangar 4, adjacent to the finish line at 10:00 a.m. See map for a specific location.

 

SPONSORS

Thank you to our sponsors

  • Carilion Clinic Orthopaedics
    In Memory of Maureen A. Ferguson
    1967-2021
  • Fleet Feet
  • Duncan Automotive Network
  • Piedmont Airlines
  • Roanoke Outside Foundation
  • Signature Flight Support
  • Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts
  • Star Flight Aviation
  • Mountain Junkies
  • Access
  • Boss Motion Pictures
  • Glenn Feldmann Darby & Goodlatte
  • Atlantic Union Bank
  • NorthWinds Technology Solutions LLC
  • Tidy Services
  • Parkway Brewing Company
  • RS&H
  • Coca Cola Consolidated

 

PROCEEDS FROM THE RUNWAY 5K @ ROA WILL BENEFIT THE CARILION CANCER CENTER IN MEMORY OF JULIE JEAVONS.