steex From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1535 posts, RR: 9 Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9583 times:
Quoting B595 (Reply 1): But I wonder which runway it will be? They don't give any hints.
The following is a quote from the marketing e-mail they sent out with the link included in the OP.
Quote: On October 20, O'Hare International Airport's northernmost runway will take a brief rest from handling aircraft and instead welcome thousands of runners and walkers to raise money for a very important cause.
Based on that, I would imagine it is 9L-27R. This makes sense given that it is the most detached from the remainder of the field, so it shouldn't be too difficult to keep the 5K participants away from the active operations.
steex From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1535 posts, RR: 9 Reply 12, posted (1 year 2 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9413 times:
Quoting steex (Reply 7): I believe they could still use 32L since the displaced threshold on the north end gives approximately 2,000 feet of RSA beyond the end of the runway.
Quoting boeingkid (Reply 11):
Remember we are talking about 32R not 32L......Easy Mistake ORD is HUGE
That was a typo on my part, I was indeed referring to 32R.
I'm certain 14R-32L would remain in use since it doesn't even intersect 9L-27R. I would imagine they'll also avoid using 14L-32R simply to keep all traffic away from the runway being used for the 5K - my point was merely that it would be out of an abundance of caution, and not because of RSA or any other specific reduction in the necessary clearances for 14L-32R.
KAUST From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 93 posts, RR: 26 Reply 22, posted (1 year 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7650 times:
KAUS did it once upon a time on 17R. It is a two-strip airport with the 9K' 17L/35R remaining open, so all was not too lost.
It was really foggy out with low visibility, which made it doubly awesome, as people were praying out loud that the a/c not land on the incorrect runway; and on a side note: due to the fog they may have not noticed the unique slope up on the last 2K' of the northern end of 17R, for which it is partially renowned.
I just wish they'd have it again. The waking up ludicrously early and driving clear across town in dense fog was worth it, for obvious reasons!
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