First-Ever 5K at Pittsburgh International Airport Scheduled October 1

Written by Kelsey Emch on June 27, 2016

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Kelsey Jackson, P3R, 417‐425‐9400
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First-Ever 5K at Pittsburgh International Airport Scheduled October 1

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

PITTSBURGH – P3R and Allegheny County Airport Authority have announced that registration is open for the first-ever Flyby 5K and 1-mile Fun Run at Pittsburgh International Airport. Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, the event offers runners a unique opportunity to race on the grounds and taxiways near hangars and aircraft at the airport.

“We are pleased to open the airfield to the community for the very first time for these exciting events,” Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis said. “Part of our mission is community engagement, and we know that the 1-mile fun run and 5K race will appeal to aviation and fitness enthusiasts, families and participants of all ages.”

The 5K race will start at 10 a.m. The cost is $28 for individuals or $25 for groups of 3-5 who register together. Race amenities include:

  • Short-sleeve, men’s or women’s finishers shirt
  • Beautifully designed finisher medal
  • Access to a closed, USATF-certified course along airport taxiways and ramps
  • Post-race food and entertainment

The 1-mile Fun Run will start at 10:45 a.m. and costs for $20 for an individual. Kids 4 and under are free.

The family-friendly race will benefit the Allegheny County Airport Authority Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit organization established to assist members of the military, families and others traveling through the airport.

“We are excited to partner with the Allegheny County Airport Authority and offer runners a unique racing opportunity at Pittsburgh International Airport,” said Patrice Matamoros, P3R CEO.

The Airport Authority is also hosting the second annual Lace Up & Away Airport 5K at Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin on Saturday, September 10, in conjunction with that airport’s 85th anniversary and West Mifflin Community Day. The race there begins at 8:30 a.m.

For more information or to register for both races, visit

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:

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.
Pittsburgh International Airport serves more than 8 million passengers annually on 13 airlines. During the past year and a half, the airport has increased its nonstop destinations to 54 markets, up 30 percent. J.D. Power ranked Pittsburgh International in its Top 10 medium-size airports in its 2015 North American Airport Satisfaction Study.
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