If you've ever wanted to literally run down a runway you'll get your chance next month. 

The Chicago Rockford International Airport and UPS will host "Run the Runway" on Saturday, August 20th.

There will be three separate races at the airport that day.

  • A 1 mile race at 8AM
  • A Kids Fun Run at 815Am
  • A 5K at 830AM

The cost for registration is $15 for the 1 mile race and Kids Fun Run and $30 for the 5K. If you are especially ambitious you can run both the 1 mile and 5K for $40.  All proceeds from this year's event will benefit Winnebago County CASA and United Way of the Rock River Valley.

Our friends at Meg's Daily Grind will be helping out this year as well. You can find more information and pick up your registration packet at their store on Alpine Rd.

Awards will be given to the top male and female runners from these age groups in all races. 14 and under,15-19,20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59, and 60+. Good luck to all who enter. I won't be running this year. I pulled a hammy just thinking about it.