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MGM 5K RUNWAY RUN/WALK


Montgomery Regional Airport Runway 5K
Saturday, October 22, 2022 // 8:30 A.M.
Indiana : REGISTRATION

The Montgomery Regional Airport will host its first Runway 5K on October 22, 2022 benefiting the River Region United Way. The quick links below will highlight the most important details of the Runway 5K.



About: 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 3-21. 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.

Registration: There is a limit of 500 runners for the first annual event. Online registration will begin Friday, August 19, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. Limited day of registration will be available onsite on Saturday, Oct 21 beginning at 6:00 a.m. Race shirts will be ordered by October 1, 2022. To ensure your correct size is ordered, please register prior to this date. Registrations received after the t-shirt order date will be provided sizes from what the available lot. Register here.

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

Swag: 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.

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

Cost: Early registration $40 per participant through October 1, 2022, late registration is $45.

Packet Pick up: 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) on Thursday, October 20 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Friday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. There will be limited packet pickup available on-site race day morning starting at 6:45 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: 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.


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 ticket to park in the MGM parking lot during the race, the tickets will be available in the participant bags on pick-up day. All participants and spectators must use the MGM parking lot.

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

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

Directions to Montgomery Regional Airport:

DIRECTIONS FROM NORTH ALABAMA:

Take I-65 S toward Montgomery.
Take EXIT 167 toward Selma/Montgomery Regional Airport.
Merge onto US-80 W/AL-8.
Continue 3.5 miles on the Selma HWY and Montgomery Regional Airport is on left

DIRECTIONS FROM SOUTH ALABAMA:

Take I-65 N toward Montgomery.
Take EXIT 167 toward Selma/Montgomery Regional Airport.
Merge onto US-80 W/AL-8.
Continue 3.5 miles on the Selma HWY and Montgomery Regional Airport is on left

DIRECTIONS FROM EAST ALABAMA:

Take I-85 S toward Montgomery.
Merge onto I-65 S on the left toward Montgomery.
Continue south on I-65 to EXIT 167, toward Selma/Montgomery Airport.
Take EXIT 167 and merge onto US-80 W/AL-8.
Continue 3.5 miles on the Selma HWY and Montgomery Regional Airport is on left

DIRECTIONS FROM WEST ALABAMA:

Take US-82 E toward Montgomery.
Merge onto I-65 S toward Montgomery.
Continue south on I-65 to EXIT 167, toward Selma/Montgomery Airport.
Take EXIT 167 and merge onto US-80 W/AL-8.
Continue 3.5 miles on the Selma HWY and Montgomery Regional Airport is on left

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

Parking:
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.

Time Keeper
: 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.

Bag Policy: 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.

Gear Check: 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.

Security Checkpoint: 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.

Water Stations: 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.

Safety: This race is stroller and wheelchair friendly. Spectators are asked to stay within the start/finish line area and any warm-up activities should 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: 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.

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

Awards Ceremony:

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

Photos: Race photos will be available for download from the Montgomery Regional Airport 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.

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.

Event Schedule Timeline

Thursday, October 20
10 am-4 pm
Packet pick-up, MGM Intermodal Building (Taxi Building)
4448 Selma Highway, Montgomery, Al 36108

Friday, October 21
10 am-7 pm
Packet pick-up, MGM Intermodal Building (Taxi Building)
4448 Selma Highway, Montgomery, Al 36108

Saturday, October 22
6 am – 7:20 am
Late Registration / Packet pick-up, MGM Intermodal Building (Taxi Building)
4448 Selma Highway, Montgomery, Al 36108

 6 am -7:20 am Race Check-In / Shuttle to Racecourse
Last Shuttle to leave at 7:20 am

Saturday, October 22

5:00 a.m.        Exhibitor set up
TSA/OPS Ramp Access

6: 15 a.m.         Parking lot opens

6:45 a.m.          Race gate opens
Exhibitors open
TSA Screening begins

7:00 a.m.            Light Breakfast

7:45 a.m.            Race Welcome/Warmup (Exhibitor Area)
Announcements
National Anthem

8:00 a.m.           Runners into position

8:25 a.m.           Wheelchair start

8:30 a.m.           Race starts

9:30 a.m.         Race conclusion
Participant pickup for those not finished with the course, if necessary

10:00 a.m.       Awards Ceremony
Wheelchair division
Top three men, women, youth divisions

10:45 a.m.        Event concludes

(*please visit our vendors and MGM information booth)

11:00 a.m.       Shuttles begin back to airport terminal lot

12:00 p.m.       Last shuttle to airport terminal parking lot

 

 

 

 

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