Runway Ready? Experience Pittsburgh International Airport Like Never Before at the FlyBy 5K and 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk Presented by CNX Resources

Scheduled for Sept. 21, the bucket list race offers the rare opportunity to run or walk the runways of Pennsylvania’s second largest airport

PITTSBURGH, PA  – Registration is now open for the eighth annual FlyBy 5K and 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk presented by CNX Resources. Scheduled for Sept. 21, this unique event gives participants exclusive access to run through the airfield and taxiways of Pittsburgh International Airport, a true behind-the-scenes look and a side of the airport few get to see.  

This family-friendly race makes it possible for everyone to race the runways and earn their wings. There are two options to participate: the 5K (a timed 3.1-mile course) and the 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk (untimed). Both courses are stroller-friendly, and children younger than 4 years old can register for free. All 5K and 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk participants will receive a technical men’s or women’s finisher’s shirt and medal. Participants can look forward to awards and post-race festivities following the event.  

“The races are a testament to our commitment to community engagement at Pittsburgh International Airport. This event is a unique opportunity for the public to connect with the airport in a way that’s fun and meaningful while getting a closer look at our new terminal progress,” said Christina Cassotis, CEO of Allegheny County Airport Authority. “We are thrilled to open our airfield for this extraordinary event and invite the community to join us in experiencing the airport.”  

Proceeds from the FlyBy 5K and 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk benefit the Allegheny County Airport Authority Charitable Foundation. Since 2016, the event has raised more than $100,000 for the foundation, which benefits military service members using the airport, grants post-secondary education aviation scholarships, and beautifies the airports through arts and cultural displays among other initiatives.  

“As we gear up for the eighth annual FlyBy 5K and 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk, we’re reminded of the power of community and the joy of movement,” said Troy Schooley, P3R CEO. “Every stride taken on the runway contributes to the vital support of the important initiatives of the Allegheny County Airport Authority Charitable Foundation, and we’re proud to offer this unique experience to participants of all ages.”  

For more information or to register for the FlyBy 5K and 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk, click here.

About P3R

P3R is the region’s go-to premier sporting event and experience expert. While best known for the annual DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, P3R organizes up to 20 major events every year. With a rich history of working with top-tier clients such as the Pittsburgh Steelers, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the National Senior Games, and more, P3R brings operational excellence to every aspect of event planning and execution. As part of P3R’s non-profit mission to inspire any and all to MOVE with us, we provide premium event experiences and robust programming - including the Run for a Reason Charity Program, award-winning Kids of STEEL program, Pittsburgh Corporate Challenge, RUN Varsity, and more - that engage everyone in the Western Pennsylvania community and beyond.

About Allegheny County Airport Authority

The Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA) operates and manages Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and Allegheny County Airport (AGC). PIT serves approximately 10 million passengers annually and, along with AGC, are key economic drivers for the region, reflecting and serving the community, inspiring the industry, and advancing the region’s role as a world leader. PIT’s new terminal, scheduled to open in 2025, will transform the passenger experience and showcase the region’s thriving economy as its new front door. PIT has recently won numerous international awards including being named by Fast Company magazine as One of the Most Innovative Companies in the World as well as a finalist in Accessible Design. Future Travel Experience named PIT a winner in its Pioneer innovation awards, and PIT’s first-of-its-kind microgrid has garnered numerous accolades for resiliency and sustainability. For more information visit