United Way 5K on the Runway Set for Saturday, June 15 at Blue Grass Airport

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Lexington, KY - May 28, 2013 - United Way of the Bluegrass and Blue Grass Airport have partnered to host the second annual United Way 5K on the Runway, presented by BC Wood Properties on Saturday, June 15 at 8:00 AM. Community sponsors include Bates Security, BB&T, APS Communications and Bluegrass PRIDE.
 
All are invited to participate in this year’s race on an updated, chip-timed course allowing the public to run or walk on an actual runway at Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport. Enjoy the thrill of planes taking off and landing on a neighboring runway as you walk or run to help benefit United Way of the Bluegrass. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience the airport from a unique perspective. “This is a 5k like no other in Central Kentucky,” said Eric Frankl, Executive Director of Blue Grass Airport.  “It provides runners, walkers and the general public an opportunity to experience the airport in a different way, in addition to providing a smooth, flat surface ideal for achieving personal best running times. We are excited to once again partner with the United Way of the Bluegrass for this event.”
 
The cost for adults is $30.00; children may register for $20.00. Runners and walkers may register on race day for $35.00. All participants will receive a dry-fit style shirt. Registration will open on race day at 7:00 AM. Race packet pick-up will be available on June 13 and 14 for all pre-registered participants at United Way’s office, 2480 Fortune Drive in Lexington, from 10 AM – 6 PM.
 
To access the event, convenient parking will be available onsite adjacent to the runway. Participants should enter by the airport’s Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Training Center on Versailles Road, just West of Keeneland Race Course. There will be no access through the airport’s main terminal or parking garage. Directions are available on the race’s website at www.5KontheRunway.com.
 
To register, volunteer or learn more about the United Way 5K on the Runway presented by BC Wood Properties visit www.5KontheRunway.com.
 
About United Way of the Bluegrass:
United Way of the Bluegrass is a leader and motivator of change for long-terms solutions for Central Kentucky communities. United Way has committed to three focus areas to meet the needs of today and solve the problems of tomorrow: Education, Income and Health. Systems have been developed to evaluate the quality and success of programs supported by UWBG, so investors can be assured that dollars will have maximum impact on the community. For more information, visit www.uwbg.org or call 859.233.4460.
About Blue Grass Airport:
Blue Grass Airport, located in Lexington, Kentucky is served by five major airlines providing convenient non-stop service to 13 major hub cities and connecting service to hundreds of destinations worldwide. Receive the latest airport news by liking us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bluegrassairport or by following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bgairport.
Media Contact:
Katie Williams, Director of Marketing and Engagement
United Way of the Bluegrass
859.233.4460