April 4, 2014 (Scottsdale, AZ)
Angel MedFlight’s headquarters and hangar is located just off the runway at Scottsdale Airport. The airport is nestled at the base of the beautiful McDowell Mountains in North Scottsdale. Usually a hustling bustling airport with all types of aircraft coming and going, the busy airport will be transformed into a racecourse on Saturday, April 5, 2014, between 6:30-10 a.m.
The annual Run The Runway event gives runners, both old and young, a unique experience to race down the airport runway. The runway will be shut down for multiple races throughout the morning. The first race, a 10k, begins at 7:45 a.m., followed by a 5k run/walk at 8a.m. At 8:45, kids can run a one-mile race with their favorite Arizona team mascots, including the Phoenix Sun’s Gorilla, Coyote’s Howler, Cardinals’s Big Red, Sun Devil’s Sparky and Diamodback’s Baxter. Run The Runway benefits Playworks Arizona, the only nonprofit organization in the country to send trained, full-time coaches to low-income, urban schools, where they transform recess and play into a positive experience that helps kids and teachers get the most out of every learning opportunity.
Special awards will be given out to the winners, and festivities after the race will include vendor expo’s,bouncy inflatable’s in the children’s area, a DJ, guest appearances of the team mascots and photo opportunities with planes.
Angle MedFlight aircraft use the runway all the time, but we’ve never had the chance to run on it. It will be a fun event for lucky runners, walkers and airplane enthusiasts alike. We can’t wait to walk and run on the runway too!