World

Runners take off during airport 5K


At least 1,000 competitors enjoyed the unique opportunity to run on an airport runway during the Rock ‘n’ Run the Runway 5K race at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling Saturday.

 
Runners have just left the start line during the Rock ’n’ Run the Runway 5K at Chicago Executive Airport Saturday in Wheeling.
Joe Lewnard/jlewnard@dailyherald.com
 
Runners leave the starting line during the Rock ’n’ Run the Runway 5K at Chicago Executive Airport Saturday in Wheeling.
Joe Lewnard/jlewnard@dailyherald.com

The race was centered around Chicago Executive’s 5,000-foot long runway, and the airport closed to flight traffic. A walking event took place at the same time to the south of the 5K run.

Jen Kalmus of Round Lake, who coaches a running club at an Antioch school and encourages kids to run, had her personal-best time in a 5K Saturday.

“It’s really cool to be on a runway, it’s just neat,” Kalmus said.

The event also included music, an airplane and airport support equipment display and kids’ activities.

 
Runners cross the finish line during the Rock ’n’ Run the Runway 5K at Chicago Executive Airport Saturday in Wheeling.
Joe Lewnard/jlewnard@dailyherald.com



Source link

LEAVE A RESPONSE

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *