MGM 5K Runway Run & Walk

MGM 5k Runway

Montgomery Regional Airport Runway 5K
Postponed to Spring 2023

The Montgomery Regional Airport will host its first Runway 5K in Spring 2023 benefiting the River Region United Way.

The Montgomery Regional Airport is excited to host its first Runway 5K. The MGM Runway 5K will be located on a closed course on the airfield with roughly four miles of runway. Racers will run on Taxiway Bravo, Delta, Echo, and Runway 3-21 south, which are all located beside our active Runway 3-28. Runners will have a chance to run beside aircraft and get a close-up view of aircraft landing and taking off. The uniqueness of this event allows runners to experience the airport grounds, amazing views of the MGM terminal and participate in a 5K race like no other! You must register as a runner to participate. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by a registered adult. The race will be limited to the first 500 participants. Early registration is encouraged! Registered participants will be able to run or walk the runway.

There is a limit of 500 runners for the first annual event.

Please note: Race day on-site registration, will be limited and all participants are encouraged to register online and in advance.

The registration fee includes the MGM 5K race shirt (to be worn on race day), bib, MGM water bottle, clear backpack (to be used to bring into race site) and a finishers medal.

For safety considerations, children ages 14 and under are welcome to participate in the race and must be registered with a registered adult. Children must be always accompanied by an adult.

Early registration $40 per participant.

Packets will be available to be picked up at the Montgomery Regional Airport (4445 Selma Highway Montgomery, AL. 36108) MGM Intermodal Building (Taxi Building/Cell Phone Lot). There will be limited packet pickup available on-site race day morning starting at 6:00 a.m. You must pick up your packet at one of the designated packet pick up locations. Packets will not be mailed after the race.

Q: “Can someone else pick up my race packet on my behalf?”

A: Yes. Please make sure your friend has a copy of your driver license or run signup confirmation on hand for the packet pickup staff.

The course features a 5K run, which is the length of the runway. All in-person runners must be able to complete the course and be off the runway by 9:30 a.m. A courtesy vehicle will be out at 9:15 a.m. to pick up anyone who has not completed the course so that it can be reopened for aircraft traffic.

Family members and friends will be allowed in the designated spectator area to cheer on runners. All spectators will be subject to search through security screeners. Please have a photo ID ready upon entry.

Entrance to racecourse parking: 4445 Selma Highway Montgomery Alabama, 36108

Entrance to free parking will be located at the Montgomery Regional Airport (4445 Selma Highway Montgomery Alabama, 36108). Follow signs to the designated parking lot. The parking lot entrance will open at 6:00 a.m. Directional signage will be posted, and staff will be available to guide you to the designated parking area.

This is a chip-timed event done by About:Time:Events
About Time LLC reserves the right to alter, postpone or cancel any event for safety concerns. This may include severe weather, security issues, construction, accidents, or other issues that may affect the safety of participants. When possible and if feasible an event may be rescheduled.

No unauthorized bags will be allowed. MGM will provide clear totes for all registered participants, but subject to search. Diaper bags will be allowed but will be subject to search. There will be a Gear Check Station available to registered runners. No bags are allowed on the racecourse. Spectators will need to provide their own clear bag.

A station will be open for you to store permitted items. Runners must include their last name, and bib number on the MGM clear bag. Registered runners, please use the bag given out during packet pick up for the gear check.

There will be a security checkpoint for all runners and spectators upon entering the MGM Runway 5K. All bags and backpacks will be subject to inspection. No weapons, alcohol, or drugs are permitted.

Will be accessible throughout the duration of the run and at the Finish Line Water Station. Volunteers will provide runners with bottled waters along the course of the race.

This race is stroller and wheelchair friendly. Spectators are asked to stay within the spectator line area. Any warm-up activities will be performed near the race starting point. For the safety of all involved, participation with bicycles, scooters, hoverboards, and pets are all strictly prohibited.

Awards will be given out based on overall top male and female. Awards will also be given out to overall top three in each category.

All registered running participants will receive an MGM Runway 5K participation medal.

The Montgomery Regional Airport will highlight the winners from the race during the Awards Ceremony.

Race photos will be available for download from the Montgomery Regional Airport Facebook page. Keep an eye out for our on-course/finish line photographers and be prepared to strike a pose! Your registered participation indicates your acknowledgement and agreement to be used in MGM marketing, promotional and social media purposes.

SK Course Map

Please note: To access the course you must ride in the MGM provided motor coach to access the course racecourse. Shuttles will be available at the MGM Taxi Intermodal Building. Please use the MGM terminal address at 4445 Selma Highway Montgomery Alabama, 36108. Participants will receive a parking pass to park in the MGM parking lot during the race, the pass will be available in the runner’s guide.  All participants and spectators must use the MGM parking lot.

Directions to Montgomery Regional Airport:

*There will also be directional signage along Selma Highway to guide you to the event parking site.

  1. Take I-65 S toward Montgomery.
  2. Take EXIT 167 toward Selma/Montgomery Regional Airport.
  3. Merge onto US-80 W/AL-8.
  4. Continue 3.5 miles on the Selma HWY to Montgomery Regional Airport on your left.
  1. Take I-65 N toward Montgomery.
  2. Take EXIT 167 toward Selma/Montgomery Regional Airport.
  3. Merge onto US-80 W/AL-8.
  4. Continue 3.5 miles on the Selma HWY to Montgomery Regional Airport on your left.
  1. Take I-85 S toward Montgomery.
  2. Merge onto I-65 S on the left toward Montgomery.
  3. Continue south on I-65 to EXIT 167, toward Selma/Montgomery Airport.
  4. Take EXIT 167 and merge onto US-80 W/AL-8.
  5. Continue 3.5 miles on the Selma HWY to Montgomery Regional Airport on your left.
  1. Take US-82 E toward Montgomery.
  2. Merge onto I-65 S toward Montgomery.
  3. Continue south on I-65 to EXIT 167, toward Selma/Montgomery Airport.
  4. Take EXIT 167 and merge onto US-80 W/AL-8.
  5. Continue 3.5 miles on the Selma HWY to Montgomery Regional Airport on your left.

A few simple rules:

  1. Anyone participating or viewing the 5K Run/Walk must register. Please register your participation as runner/walker or spectator.
  2. Skateboards, rollerblades, bikes or pets allowed.
  3. Stay on the course. Anyone deviating from the course will be removed from the race.
  4. All participant registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  5. Selfie sticks will NOT be allowed on the runway.

Please note: The race will be held, rain or shine. If an unforeseen circumstance causes the race to cancel, a new date will be chosen in Spring 2023, and all registered participants will be notified. No refunds will be issued.

Supporting River Region United Way
Running down the Montgomery Regional Airport’s Runway is just half the fun you can expect to have at the Inaugural MGM Runway 5K, you can also enter to win roundtrip tickets and more prizes. Proceeds will benefit the River Region United Way.

Purchase your raffle tickets HERE.

  • $5 each or $20 for 5
  • Cash, credit or checks accepted (made to United Way River Region)
  • Proceeds benefit United Way River Region
  • You choose which tickets you would like to win
  • You don’t need to be present to win
  • Raffle is open to anyone

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