Kick off RFD’s AirFest with “Run the Runway”
The Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) will host “Run the Runway,” featuring a 5k, 1-Mile and Kid’s Fun Run, on Friday, June 5, leading up to AirFest 2015. New this year, the race will feature a unique opportunity to run with AirFest performers which will be announced at a later date.
“Run the Runway is a great opportunity for people to get pumped up for AirFest while offering an inside view of the airport from a vantage point often unseen,” said RFD Executive Director Mike Dunn. “We are excited to welcome our 2015 AirFest performers and provide the region with an experience to remember.
Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Winnebago County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and United Way of Rock River Valley. Monies raised will be used to support Winnebago and Ogle County United Way initiatives and to recruit, train and support Winnebago County CASA volunteers.
“We are incredibly pleased to be working with RFD and UPS on this fun, family-friendly event,” said Paul Logli, President and CEO of United Way of Rock River Valley. “Run the Runway is a great opportunity for families to be active together at an exciting, nontraditional location for a run.”