EAA AVIATION CENTER — Athletes can get a taste of the world’s largest fly-in as the Experimental Aircraft Association offers a Runway 5K run/walk during AirVenture Oshkosh 2023 on Saturday, July 29. The race begins at 7 a.m. at the Ultralight Barn and is open to everyone, including walkers, first-time runners, and seasoned athletes.

The 5K route is a tour through the AirVenture grounds. Attendees can expect to see aircraft from all over the world and much of AirVenture’s unique atmosphere.

“The Runway 5K race is one of my favorite events at AirVenture because of how unique the route is,” said Jacqui Gunn, EAA’s coordinator for this event. “I don’t think anywhere else in Wisconsin provides a 5K experience like this where the route takes you directly through the grounds of an aviation celebration and gets you up close with different aircraft.”

Attendees do not need AirVenture admission to participate in the race and do have the opportunity to purchase discounted July 29 admission tickets. Free parking is available in the Gold lot, near the Ultralight Barn, the morning of the race.

Standard registration is open until July 28. Individuals may also register the day of the race, July 29. The registration includes an official event T-shirt, post-race food, refreshments, and access to shower facilities.

The Runway 5K is presented by Covington Aircraft with awards courtesy of Piedmont Airlines, and additional support from 4imprint, 96.9 The Fox, and 103.9 WVBO. Proceeds from this year’s run benefit the Winnebago County Sherriff’s Department K-9 Unit.

More information about the race is available at EAA.org/Runway5K.