The Florida International Air Show has been delighting spectators with the history of aviation since 1981, this year they are pleased to announce a one-of-a-kind experience that will thrill the aviation and running enthusiast alike…
The Inaugural Florida International Air Show 5k!
This unique race will get you flying high as you circle around an active airport, through a spectacular static display of military, vintage, and civilian airplanes, and finish in true Top Gun fashion right on the runway!
After you make your final approach, fly through the finish line, receive your wings (finisher medal) and taxi over to the Tarmac After-Party to celebrate! Enjoy live music, yummy food, an ice-cold beer (first one is on us), and up-close viewing of all the aircraft on static display! Stick around for the rest of the day to view all the jaw dropping aerial performances at Florida International Air Show (air show ticket is included with registration)!
The Florida International Air Show (FIAS) organization is a 501© 4 Florida “not for profit” corporation and staffed entirely by volunteers. Monies raised by the Air Show and this event are distributed to local working charities, which directly support the show. To date, the Air Show has distributed $2.9 million to Southwest Florida working charities.
Additional Race Info
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Event Address: Charlotte County Airport
28000 Airport Road
Punta Gorda, FL 33982
Parking: More parking details will be sent via email, closer to race date.
Race Course: Race course consist of predominantly asphalt roads & runways surrounding the Charlotte County Airport with a short portion on a graded hard packed shell trail.
Race Requirements: Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome but you must be able to finish the 5k route in 1 hour or less, those left on the course after an hour will be picked-up and transported to the finish line!
3:00 -7:00 PM – Friday, October 13th – Early Packet Pick-Up
6:00 – 7:15 AM – Day of Race Registration & Packet Pick-Up
7:30 AM – Race Start
9:00 AM – Awards
Overall Male & Female Award
1st, 2nd & 3rd Age Group Awards
Bib Exchanges and Deferrals: If you would like to transfer your bib to someone else or defer this race to the following year there will be a $10 fee, changes to registration can be made yourself through Run Sign Up, please contact registration at [email protected] if you have any questions.
What’s Included with Registration:
-Gender specific race shirt (if registered by September 15, 2017).
-Air Show themed finisher medal.
-Exclusive viewing of FIAS military, vintage & civilian aircraft static display.
-Entry into the Florida International Air Show on Saturday, October 14th
- Tarmac After-Party* entry & one complementary beer.
-Commemorative awards for overall male and female & 1st, 2nd & 3rd awards in all age groups.
-Pre & post-race entertainment.
*Entry into the Tarmac After-Party & FIAS aircraft static display are ticketed event, guest of runners can purchase a “Saturday Air Show” ticket for entry at www.FloridaAirShow.com or at the ticket booth on race morning.
Host Hotel: Check back soon for more details on exclusive runner discounts.
1-2-3 Runners, Inc., 501 © (3), is building a strong local community by helping local businesses and charities organize, manage and direct their next running, walking or unique event. If you would like more info on event planning or have a working charity that would like to be considered for our next donation, please contact us at [email protected].
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Information about the event is available in : English