The Race is on…Inaugural MGM Runway 5K Launches new date

(Montgomery, AL) – The Montgomery Regional Airport has been cleared for takeoff for its Inaugural MGM Runway 5K. The first-ever Runway 5K will occur June 10, 2023, with proceeds benefiting the River Region United Way.

Registered participants can run or walk on a closed course completing one lap on Taxiways 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 the aircraft and get a close-up view of aircraft landing and taking off. 

“Originally, we had plans to launch this event last October; unfortunately, things happen, and we had to cancel the race suddenly, and we apologize for the inconvenience for those that were looking forward to the run,” said Brittney Jones-Dabney, Marketing, and Communications Manager for MGM. “As you can imagine, this isn’t your typical 5K, and there are many factors to be considered when planning the race.”

The uniqueness of this event will allow runners to experience the airport grounds and amazing views of the MGM terminal and participate in a 5K race like no other. The Airport’s commercial aviation runway will be operational, allowing participants to soak in an up-close-and-personal sight of various aircraft. Additionally, the race will begin at 7:30 a.m., with all participants off the runway by 8:30 a.m., allowing MGM to resume full operations for the morning peak of flights starting on Saturday.

Runners previously registered for the run before October 22 will receive complimentary access to the VIP Send-Off Celebration on Wednesday, June 7. For questions, please contact

As of now, more than 250 runners have already signed up. Registration is available at and will be capped at 500 participants. Registration is $40 per participant, and runners will receive an MGM 5K race shirt (to be worn on race day), bib, MGM water bottle, clear backpack, and a finishers medal. A registered adult must accompany children 14 and under. Free parking will be provided day of the race.

If you would like to volunteer, please complete the form,

Montgomery Regional Airport offers non-stop flights to Atlanta, Georgia (ATL); Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT); Dallas, Texas (DFW), and Washington, D.C. (DCA).  MGM currently serves the region with daily flights by American and Delta Airlines.  For more information on the airport, visit