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Schenectady County Announces New Event: Run the Runway 5K at Airport

Run the Runway 5k Logo

Discount Available for Active Military, Retirees, and Veterans

Schenectady County announced registration has open for a new event taking place in November – the Run the Runway 5k, to be held at the County Airport. The event will also feature a one-mile fun run for kids. Active military, retirees and veterans will receive a discount on their registration fee.

All sections of the run will be on taxiways and runways that have been resurfaced in the last three years. The course has only approximately 60 vertical feet of total grade change and plenty of space, with the taxiways and runways ranging from 75-150 feet wide.

“Special events offer residents and visitors unique opportunities to enjoy Schenectady County’s recreational areas and other community assets,” said Anthony Jasenski, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature. “Our new Run the Runway event is a fun way to experience the County Airport. If you’ve ever wanted to see a runway up close or to run where planes take off and land, this event is for you.”

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022

Time: 9am (5k) and approximately 10am (1-mile fun run)

Location: Schenectady County Airport in Glenville

“We’d like to thank the Empire State Aerosciences Museum for partnering with us on this great event that fits with their mission to inspire and educate the public about the wonders of flight,” Jasenski added. “Participants are encouraged to visit ESAM after the race to immerse themselves in aviation history through interactive exhibits, an extensive research library, flight simulator and their growing collection of restored aircraft.”

Event details, including the course map and parking information, will be available at

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