Runners and walkers are getting the chance to pretend they are airplanes as Broome County officials have announced plans for the first Runway 5K July 8th on the main runway at the Greater Binghamton Airport.

Officials say the event is a unique chance to run on a runway and highlights the airport facilities.

Organizers say, unlike most races, the run has to take place at a specific starting time, when the sun is going to be right over the mountain, giving runners the optimal view of the Southern Tier.  The run will start at around 8 p.m.

Runners can register in advance or that night.  The cost is $20 and each adult runner will get a t-shirt and a complimentary beer from the newly opened Binghamton Brewing Company in the airport concourse.  There will also be food and other beverages available for sale.

All profits from the race are being donated to the Twin Tiers Honor Flight Program, that provides veterans with a free flight and trip to Washington D.C. to see the war memorials.


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