8th Annual

Airport Runway Run

at San Carlos Airport

Run • Walk • Stroll

Express your need for speed with a unique 2K/5K/10K event.

It’s fun and healthy for the whole family.

Don’t miss your chance to step foot on the San Carlos Airport runway!

Video of the 2022 Airport Run

Like an aircraft on takeoff, you will traverse the length of the entire 2,600-foot runway of San Carlos Airport. This is one of the most unique running, walking, and strolling experiences in the Bay Area.

This event sells out every year, so register now.

Race Details

STANDARD Registration Fees

Includes bib, participant medal, t-shirt, and goodie bag


2K Fun Run
Cerfified 5K/10K
Early Bird (through Feb 9th)
$39
$49
Advanced (through April 7th)
$45
$65
Race Week (April 8-14th)
$49
$79
Standard Registration includes:
  • Race T-shirt (first come, first served on size preferences)
  • Admission to Hiller Aviation Museum Gallery on race day
  • Drawstring Sportpack Goodie Bag
  • Bib with Chip Timing and Eligibility for Race Awards (for 5K and 10K participants only)
  • 2024 Participant Medal
Tip: If you are registering multiple participants, click Register and scroll down for the 4th red button for Group/Family Registration

Green Registration Fees

Minimize your footprint and go green. Bib Only (no participant medal/shirt/bag


2K Fun Run
Cerfified 5K/10K
Early Bird (through Feb 9th)
$29
$39
Advanced (through April 7th)
$35
$55
Race Week (April 8-14th)
$39
$69
Green Registration includes:

Green Registration minimizes your carbon footprint by skipping the participant medal, t-shirt, and goodie bag.

  • Bib with Chip Timing and Eligibility for Race Awards (for 5K and 10K participants only)
  • Admission to Hiller Aviation Museum on Race Day

Go green and skip the swag!

Tip: If you are registering multiple participants, click Register and scroll down for the 4th red button for Group/Family Registration
Rules:
  • Runners and walkers only permitted on the course. Strollers ok. No pets, skateboards, bikes, or rollerblades permitted.
  • Walkers, please start at the back of the pack. On Skyway Road, walkers, stay to the right on the sidewalk. Runners, pass on the left.
  • Entry fees are nonrefundable. If you are unable to participate, you may transfer your registration to another participant.

Post-Race Fair & Activities:

  • Refreshments
  • Sponsor booths
  • Hiller Aviation Museum Exhibits and Aircraft
  • Must-be-present-to-win Bib Raffle
  • Obstacle course and bounce house
Course Maps:

The 5K and scenic 10K are run-out and run-back courses with turnarounds that will be clearly marked.

The 2K is primarily a loop on the runway and taxiway.

All three courses finish at the nose of the Museum’s 747 aircraft.

For more info, contact: Audie Amirkiai, VP of Development, at audie@hiller.org or 650-654-0200 x203.

Navigator Sponsors

Mark Jon Bluth

Explorer Sponsors

Adventurer Sponsors

Ground Crew Sponsors

Advanced Packet Pickup

For Standard and Green Registrants

Highly Recommended!

Saturday, April 13, 11 am – 4 pm
Sports Basement, 202 Walnut St., Redwood City, CA 94063

Participants will receive up to 11% off (Basementeers 20% off) all in-store purchases* during packet pickup hours! *some exclusions apply

Participant Medal

A new 2024 medal is included with each STANDARD Registration (but not with green registration). This year the Airport Runway Run is pleased to feature the historic Grumman HU-16-RD “Albatross”, used by the U.S. Air force, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Coast Guard as a search and rescue aircraft built. Read more about the HU-16-RD here.

Race Day Info:

Rules

  • Runners and walkers only permitted on the course. Strollers ok. No pets, skateboards, bikes, or roller blades permitted.
  • Walkers, please start at the back of the pack. Walkers welcome on the 2K and 5K. Walking is not recommended on the 10K, as participants must complete the course within 90 minutes.
  • Entry fees are nonrefundable. If you are unable to participate, you may transfer your registration to another participant.

Courses

5K and 10K are certified races with chip timing.

2K is a fun run.

The start and finish to all three races is at Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA 94070.

The 2K and 5K are entirely paved roads, while the 10K is split between trail and paved roads.

5K/10K Awards

Prizes for the overall male, female, and nonbinary first place winners of the 5K and 10K:

  1. A $100 gift certificate to Sports Basement,
  2. A one-year Individual Museum Membership,
  3. Your Name on the Museum’s Highway 101 LED Marquee the day after the race!

 

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age division of the 5K/10K

5K/10K Age Divisions

Male | Female | Nonbinary

•  12 and under
•  13 – 19
•  20 – 29
•  30 – 39
•  40 – 49
•  50 – 59
•  60 and up

2K is an untimed Fun Run.

Like an aircraft on takeoff, you will traverse the length of the entire 2,600 foot runway of San Carlos Airport. This is one of the most unique running, walking, and strolling experiences in the Bay Area.

Your support makes a difference!

Proceeds of the Airport Runway Run benefit Hiller Aviation Museum, a 501c3 nonprofit educational organization that provides science and aviation programming.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time should I arrive on Race Day?

  • Suggested arrival time is 7 to 7:30 am.
  • Doors open at 7 am on Sunday, April 14. Races begin at 8 am. Latecomers cannot be accommodated.
  • Participants must be at the Start/Finish line by 8 am, or they will not be permitted onto the runway.

What’s the parking situation?

  • Parking is free!
  • Follow parking crew instructions to best available parking.
  • Allow up to 15 minutes to park and walk to the Museum.

What will the outdoor Start/Finish Zone include?

  • Gear Check
  • Sponsor Fair
  • Kids Bounce House
  • Post-race Water and Bananas

Should I go to Advanced Packet Pickup?

Yes, Advanced Packet Pickup is highly recommended for everyone. Make your Race Day morning a breeze by stopping by Sports Basement in Redwood City on Saturday, April 13 between 11 am and 4 pm to pick up your bib. For standard registrants, you may also pick up your medal, t-shirt, and goodie bag.

Remember, participants will receive up to 11% off (Basementeers 20% off) all in-store purchases* during packet pickup hours! *some exclusions apply

Who needs to register?

All participants with feet on the runway should register and have a bib. Registration is not required for those in a stroller/carrier.

Can I visit Hiller Aviation Museum after the race?

Yes, your race bib entitles you to Race Day admission to Hiller Aviation Museum. Just show your 2023 bib for same-day re-entry. The Museum is open until 5 pm. For more info and hours for special museum activities–such as Flight Sim Zone, Drone Plex, and Invention Lab–please click here.

 

More Questions?

Please contact Audie Amirkiai at audie@hiller.org or 650-654-0200 x203.

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