And you can come, too.
As for aviation geek fun, this event has to be towards the top of the list. Getting out on the runway is a lot of fun and it is also a great reminder of just how big everything that we deal with in air travel really is. The main runway at JFK – on which part of the event is run – is 14,000 feet long, more than two miles. The event doesn’t run the full length, but for one morning it will be runners jockeying for position, not jets.
The even is the annual JFK 5K Run on the Runway, sponsored by the JFK Rotary Club. It is one of the main fundraisers for the group and, as such, there is a nominal registration fee involved. You also have to get yourself out to the administration building at JFK pretty early on a Sunday morning in mid-April. Oh, and you’re expected to actually run or walk the 5K. But it will be completely worth it.
Register for the event here and I’ll see out on the runway.