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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5953 posts, RR: 17
Posted (1 year 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1869 times:

http://www.tampaairport.com/5k/

Though this has been planned for months, the timing is unfortunate.
I'm very glad there hasn't been a knee-jerk reaction to cancel this.

Timeline 7:00 a.m. Parking gate opens
Entrance is off of Hillsborough Avenue; take Hoover Blvd. South. Follow the signs.
Free parking.
8:30 a.m. Race starts
9:30 a.m. Race conclusion
Sorry folks, but anyone not in after one hour will be picked up in a courtesy vehicle and brought back to the finish line. We need to get the runway back into operation!

Enjoy the festivities; static displays and games for the kids.

11:00 a.m. Event concludes


[Edited 2013-04-17 07:23:10]

[Edited 2013-04-17 07:24:11]


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User currently offlineJosh32121 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

Just to clarify....a 5K is not a marathon. 3.1 miles vs. 26.2. But this is super fun! I wish these airport runway runs would band together in an organized race series to get more participation. I did one at at JFK this past Sunday and another at ATL on 10/28 back in 2006. Super fun!!

User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6265 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

Didn't O'Hare also do one recently? I think I remember being interested in doing that one, had I been in Chicago at the right time. Or perhaps I'm making it up.

I wish MCI would do one.


User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3120 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

LGA had one a while back. I finished in 1:03 (I walked the whole route)

Is there a map of the TPA course anywhere?

[Edited 2013-04-17 11:33:38]


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User currently offlinefghtngsiouxatc From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1440 times:

ORD had a 5K in October. They closed 9L/27R and it open to runners and walkers. It was a lot of fun and well put together. I wonder which runway they'll use at TPA?

User currently onlinejerseyguy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1829 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1357 times:
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Quoting fghtngsiouxatc (Reply 4):
ORD had a 5K in October. They closed 9L/27R and it open to runners and walkers. It was a lot of fun and well put together. I wonder which runway they'll use at TPA?

According to the website
Race Course: Runway 1L/19R: The perfect platform for first timers and experienced athletes to reach their personal bests. 5K of wide open runway!



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User currently offlinefghtngsiouxatc From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1340 times:

Quoting jerseyguy (Reply 5):
According to the website
Race Course: Runway 1L/19R: The perfect platform for first timers and experienced athletes to reach their personal bests. 5K of wide open runway!

Guess I should have actually opened the website, woops! At ORD, we only ran about half the runway, the rest was on the taxiways. Should be interesting to see what kind of route they have at TPA. 1L is 11,000 feet so that's over half of the 5K.


User currently offlineflyjoe From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 276 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1292 times:

This is a MUST do for spotters and airline nuts! I did it this past October in Charlotte. The start point was at the US Airways hanger. The course followed a taxiway then onto Runway 5/23, past a US 757 parked on the runway. From there, we made a right and ran the cargo parking apron along Runway 18L/36R until exiting the airport grounds.

http://www.charmeck.org/city/charlot...rt/AboutCLT/Pages/Runway5KRun.aspx


User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3150 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (1 year 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1252 times:

We had one at Orlando Executive a couple weeks ago. It didn't really affect our operation - they used part of our rarely used crosswind runway, a couple taxiways that didn't affect taxiing aircraft and some FBO ramp space - it was over in less than an hour and I had all runways and taxiways open within a half an hour

User currently offlineTPAfan From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

Quoting flyjoe (Reply 7):

I am actually a 5k runner, and definitely love TPA so I at least will give this a thought. A problem I might encounter would be distractions...lol I would imagine running on flat concrete is not bad, especially in long straight aways. Nice knowing someone has done it before on a runway, and enjoyed it.


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7482 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 hours ago) and read 985 times:

Quoting Josh32121 (Reply 1):
I did one at at JFK this past Sunday and another at ATL on 10/28 back in 2006. Super fun!!

I did the ATL 10/28 back then as well. IIRC, the winning time of that 5k was 14:00. My time was 20:40.

I've done 3 or 4 TEB 5ks as well.

If this (TPA) race notice wasn't so short (date 4/27) and I wasn't still trying to rebuild back up from a hamstring tendon tear injury (from late Oct. 2011); I'd definitely do this race. I'd fly down overnight (likely on WN) and fly back later that day following the race.

Quoting flyjoe (Reply 7):
This is a MUST do for spotters and airline nuts! I did it this past October in Charlotte. The start point was at the US Airways hanger. The course followed a taxiway then onto Runway 5/23, past a US 757 parked on the runway. From there, we made a right and ran the cargo parking apron along Runway 18L/36R until exiting the airport grounds.

http://www.charmeck.org/city/charlot....aspx

This year's race is scheduled for Oct. 26 (the 2nd anniversary of my injury); depending on my buildback (at present, I have trouble running a mile-and-a-half without stopping), I might be able to head out and do that one. Although, I will have to book a flight w/a connection because a r/t PHL-CLT nonstop on US w/no Saturday night stay's going to be very expensive.

[Edited 2013-04-18 15:22:53]


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User currently offlinetexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4264 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (12 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 900 times:

JFK had one last Saturday or Sunday. Would be a ton of fun to do.

Texan



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