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Posted on: August 26, 2016

Eugene Airport Offers Unique Look Into Local Aviation at Air Fair, 5K on the Runway Event

EUGENE — August 26, 2016 — The Eugene Airport (EUG) and the Active 20-30 Club of Eugene is partnering together to host the fifth annual Air Fair and 5K on the Runway this Saturday, August 27, at 11:00 a.m.

This year’s festivities include:

  • Free Young Eagle’s Exploratory Flights provided by the EAA
  • Live entertainment
  • Local food truck and beer garden
  • Aircraft on display
  • Information booths
  • Kid’s Zone featuring games and educational activities
  • Dunk Tank; water features along the race; slippery slide finish
  • Kid’s fun run preceding the 5K on the Runway
  • 5th Annual 5K on the Runway

A highlight of the event is the Fifth Annual 5K on the Runway which will take place on the airport’s east runway, providing runners a smooth, flat surface ideal for achieving personal best running times.

“This will be our fifth year partnering with Eugene Airport for the Air Fair and 5K on the Runway,” said Josh Kinsley, Air Fair and 5K on the Runway Chairperson for the Active 20-30 Club of Eugene. “Whether you are an aviation enthusiast, an athlete, adult or child, there is something for everyone at this event.”

This year's race features chip-timed course allowing runners or walkers on an actual runway at Eugene Airport! There will be plenty of water features along the course to keep people cool, including a fire truck water arch at the race start line and a slippery slide finish at the finish line.

“We are delighted to partner again this year with the Active 20-30 Club of Eugene for our Fifth Annual Air Fair and 5K on the Runway,” said Eugene Airport Director, Tim Doll, A.A.E. “ Events like these provide the community unique access to aviation. The Young Eagles flights introduce flying to young aviation enthusiasts.”

Registration for the 5K is $25.00; race shirts are $10.00.  Runners and walkers may register at Eugene Running Company in Oakway Center on Friday, Aug. 26, from 12:00 to 6:00 pm at pre-registrant packet pick-up, or on race day beginning at 11:00 a.m. Admission, parking and shuttles are free.

To access the event, convenient parking will be available onsite in the EUG overflow parking lot on Northrup Drive. Participants will be shuttled free of charge by Omni Shuttle from the overflow lot to the east aviation ramp. There will be no access through the airport's main terminal or short-term/ long-term parking lots. For more information go to: http://www.eugene2030.org.

Event Schedule

11:00 a.m.                                Gates open

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.        KDUK-FM Live Broadcast
11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.        Registration and Day of Race packet Pick-up

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.        Free Young Eagle’s Exploratory Flights

1:45 p.m.                                   Children’s Fun Run on the Runway

2:00 p.m.                                   5K Water Run/Walk on the Runway

3:00 p.m.                                   Awards Ceremony/ Airline Ticket Giveaway

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