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Date(s) - 04/18/2020
8:30 am


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982 Airport Road
Lynchburg, VA US 24502


5K Run: The United Way 5K on the Runway, sponsored by Centra Health is perfect for participants of all ages who are able to complete 5K in 60 minutes or less and will be professionally chip timed by Riverside Runners. The course is flat and fast as you run on the taxi way parallel to the main runway. The perfect platform for first timers and experienced athletes to reach their personal bests. It is 5K of wide-open runway! We encourage participants to line up according to their pace to help alleviate start line congestion. Come out, join the fun, support United Way of Central Virginia and see Lynchburg Regional Airport in a whole new way!

Parking: Parking for the event is located at the corner of Airport Road and Hanger Road.

Please note:  This event is not accessible from the commercial aviation parking facilities.

  • Traffic entering the parking from 460 will turn towards the airport and follow signs to parking.
    ·       Traffic entering from Wards Road/29 will turn right on Preston Glenn Drive and then turn left on Airport Road. Follow signs to parking.


January 1, 2020 for one day only registration fee is $20

January 2, 2020 registration fee will increase to $25
February 1, 2020 registration fee will increase to $30.
March 1, 2020 registration fee will increase to $35.
April 17 – 18, 2020 (Packet Pickup & Race Day) $40.00 *

* if 300-person limit has been met registration will be closed day of race.

Registration fees are non-transferable & non-refundable. An entries can only be used for the person registered for the entry. Entries cannot be deferred to the following year or a future event.

United Way 5K on the Runway Swag: All participants in the 5k race will receive a custom designed t-shirt (register by March 27, 2020 to guarantee your shirt size) and a swag bag at packet pickup as well as a finisher’s medal when you cross the finish line. Shirts are unisex sizing.

Fundraising: Become a Fundraiser and help United Way soar to our fundraising goal! Fundraisers will get a fundraising guide to help you get started. The top three fundraisers will win a trophy and a prize! party. Fundraising starts January 15, 2020. The cut off for donations to count towards prizes and incentives is April 17, 2020 at 8:00am. Donations must be date stamped by received on or before that day/time or they will not count toward prizes.

Raffle: Two raffle winners will be selected at the conclusion of the event. TBD.

Packet Pick-up: Packet Pick-up will be Friday, April 17, 2020 from 12:00 noon until 6:00 pm at Riverside Runners. We highly encourage you to pick up your packet on Friday to avoid race day crowds. Race day packet pick-up starts at 7:00 am and will end at 8:00 am.

How to Register:  Register here through   Paper registrations are not available.  If spaces available, race day sign up will be available from 7:00-8:00 am. Prices increase on race day and t-shirts are not guaranteed (see above).

Awards: Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers, top overall male and female masters finishers, as well as the top three in each age/gender category for the 5k run. Awards will also be given to the top fundraisers.

Refund Policy: All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Stroller Policy: Due to airport restrictions there are no strollers, skateboards, rollerblades, bikes or pets allowed on the airport taxi way. This is for the safety of all participants.

Head Phone Policy: For safety reasons, headphones are not permitted on the course.

Assisted Athletes Information: Assisted athletes with disabilities are welcome. Both the assisted athlete and the pusher must register and sign the waiver but will each only pay half price for registration. Please register as an assisted athlete team to get your discount. Assisted athletes will have a 3-5 minute advance start for course safety purposes. On race day, please go to the front of the starting line and our team will get you lined up. We will also have several parking spaces reserved near the event. Please look for our parking attendants and let them know you are an assisted athlete team.

Pet Policy: Due to airport restrictions there are no skateboards, rollerblades, bikes or pets allowed inside the gated area or on the airport taxi way.

*Stollers will be allowed in the spectator area only. As stated above strollers will not be allowed on the taxiway.

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For more information about the most urgent health needs in out community, please visit Centra’s Health Needs & Implementation Plans



For more information about the race, please contact:

Robin Steckley

Director of development