2017 Flyby 5K and New 2-Mile Fun Run at Pittsburgh International Airport Scheduled for Sept. 30 on Airport’s 25th Anniversary Weekend

Written by Kelsey Emch on July 16, 2017

Hosted by P3R and Allegheny County Airport Authority, the race offers runners a unique opportunity to race on the runway.

PITTSBURGH – The 2017 Flyby 5K and NEW 2-Mile Fun Run at Pittsburgh International Airport is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30. Participants can run or walk a one-of-a-kind course that grants special access to a runway at the airport, past aircraft and taxiways.

“Following the success of last year’s inaugural 5K, we are delighted to once again offer the community this unique opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the airport by running or walking on the runway,” said Christina Cassotis, CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority. “We love seeing families and friends of all ages enjoying this event that just happens to coincide this year with the airport’s 25th anniversary weekend.”

The 5K race will start at 10 a.m. and costs $35. The 2-mile Fun Run will start at 10:45 a.m. and costs $20. Kids four and under are free.

Race amenities include:

  • Technical men’s or women’s finishers shirt
  • Beautifully designed finisher medal for the 5K and the 2-mile
  • Access to a closed, USATF-certified course
  • Post-race food and entertainment

The family-friendly race will benefit the Allegheny County Airport Authority Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit organization established in 2013 to with a mission of enhancing the experience of travelers, including members of the military and their families, at Pittsburgh International and Allegheny County Airport.

Event sponsors include P3R, Pittsburgh International Airport, Allegheny County Airport Authority Charitable Foundation, Fleet Feet Sports Pittsburgh, UPMC Health Plan, Grant Oliver Parking, Michael Baker International, Reserved Parking at the Airport and Consol Energy. For more information or to register, visit www.p3r.org/flyby-5k/.

About the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R)
P3R is a nonprofit organization that is passionate about promoting the love of running and enhancing community access to health & fitness education and activities. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DSG Pittsburgh Marathon, we also run a variety of other high-quality races, events and health & fitness programs throughout the Pittsburgh region. While many of our races attract some of the nation’s highest-profile professional athletes, we offer activities for all ages and ability levels. The only criterion for participation is a desire to be happy, healthy and active! Read more at: P3R.org

About Allegheny County Airport Authority:
Allegheny County Airport Authority, which manages Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport, is committed to increasing air service, improving customer service and inspiring growth in the Pittsburgh region. Its 2016 Annual Report detailing growth and improved financial position can be found at www.flypittsburgh.com/AR16.

Pittsburgh International Airport serves more than 8 million passengers annually on 16 carriers. During the past two years, the airport has increased its nonstop destinations more than 80 percent to include 68 airports. Air Transport World named Pittsburgh International its 2017 Airport of the Year. Travel + Leisure named Pittsburgh International a Top 10 Domestic Airport in 2016 and 2017. In addition, TripAdvisor ranked Pittsburgh International Airport a Travelers’ Choice Favorite for Shopping in 2016.

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