5K on the Runway

The Newport News – Williamsburg Airport is hosting its annual 5K on the Runway in partnership with Youth Volunteer Corp of Hampton Roads. This year’s 5k on the Runway race will be held September 17, 2022 . Past year races sold out, drawing over 800 runners, and thanks to generous corporate support led by Title Sponsor Ferguson Enterprises, raised over $10K for Peake Childhood Center. This family friendly event will feature multiple food options, inflatables, and games for all ages at the post-race party! This race is a unique opportunity to see the airport like you’ve never seen it before; run on airport taxiways and runways for a one-of-a-kind experience. Event details below.

All 5K Participants Will Receive:
Personalized Bib (must be registered before 8/15)
Race Shirt
Custom Finisher’s Medal
1 complimentary beer from Tradition Brewing Co.
Ice Cream from Blue Bell Ice Cream
Treats from Panera Bread



To become a sponsor of this year’s 5K on the Runway you can do so clicking the button below to find our more and submit an application. For any inquiries contact Chris Walton at cwalton@newportnewsairport.com. Please include 5K SPONSORSHIP in the subject line.


Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Event Details

Both running and walking with strollers is permitted
No age limit, all are welcome. Spectators are welcome to come and watch but will need to remain in the viewing area, located at the start/finish
Anyone entering the Spectator/Vendor area or race course is subject to inspection
No weapons are permitted
No pets are permitted. Authorized service dogs with credentials will be permitted
No smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes
No un-manned aircraft (drones)
Mobile phones and binoculars (without case) are permitted

NOTE: NO PURSES, BACKPACKS, or DIAPER BAGS are authorized. A limited number of complimentary clear, authorized bags will be available until supplies run out. Small clutch purses no large than 4.5″x6.5″

ONLY ONE, CLEAR PLASTIC BAG ALLOWED PER PERSON. The clear, plastic can be no larger than 12″x6″x12″ in size or it can be a one-gallon, clear, resealable, plastic bag.