Runners step foot on the tarmac for runway race

Monday, 10 June 2013
by  Steven Thompson
Airport World Online

Craig Airport hosted a 5km event in which runners got the rare chance to race on the runway.

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority's inaugural JAXEX Runway 5k was held at the Jacksonville Executive.

There was also a one-mile fun run on the runway, which was closed to air traffic during the event.

The evnt was in aid of the Greater Jacksonville Area USO, which provides support and services to local military members and their families.

“The JAA is thrilled to support our troops and their families through our first-ever 5K event,” JAXEX airport manager, Tiffany Gillem, said. “We're so proud of our local military and appreciate all of the sacrifices they make to keep our country safe. They're all heroes.”



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