July 09, 2019
The NFTA, in conjunction with key partners, announced today that the 2nd Annual Calspan Run The Runway will be held on Sunday, August 18. The certified 5K race, will take place exclusively on the Niagara Falls Airport's main 10,825 foot long runway and adjoining taxiways. The event is being coordinated by Eclipse Multi-Sport, a local race management company that highlights the family experience in fitness activities and has raised thousands of dollars for charitable partners in WNY for over a decade.
The Niagara Aerospace Museum has been designated to receive a portion of the net proceeds from the race. The museum located in the former NFIA terminal displays a varied collection of aviation artifacts, in addition to providing extensive educational programming, focusing on the area’s role in our nation’s extensive aerospace history.
Registration for this year’s race is now open. Participants can sign up online at eclipsemultisport.com. Last year’s inaugural race attracted approximately 400 runners, who had the rare opportunity to run a 5K race on a course that provided open vistas of the airfield and terminal, while running a flat course. New this year is the addition of a Kids Fun Run for youngsters 12 years & under using a shorter modified course.
Participants and guests will be screened prior to accessing the secure side of the terminal’s ramp area, just as they would prior to taking a flight. Free parking will be available in airport lots. Participants are encouraged to carpool.
For questions or participation information, contact Michael_Moore@nfta.com.