Run the Runway 5k

Wheeling, IL

About this Event

5K Run and 1 Mile Walk on the main runway and taxiways at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, Illinois. The course is USATF Certified and the 5K race is chip timed.

July 1, 2017

8:00 am Sharp
Chicago Executive Airport
Wheeling, IL 

 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

Join us at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, IL for our third annual Run the Runway at CEA (PWK)! This is a rare opportunity to run or walk on our main runway and taxiways! Our course is USATF certified and the 5K race will be chip timed.  No dogs, strollers or skates, please.  No refunds. 


Registration until June 19: $35
* Registrations after June 19th are not guaranteed a race shirt.
Late Registration - June 20 - June 30: $40 
Race Day: $45

Online Registration will remain open until 7:30am on July 1st

Space is limited, register early!

All proceeds from and donations to the event will benefit two local scholarship funds. The PAPA Scholarship fund will provide scholarships to Illinois residents who are full-time students attending or planning to attend an accredited Illinois school for aviation studies.  The Scholarship Assistance Fund (previously Dollars for Scholars) helps students in the Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights and Wheeling communities pursue post secondary education.

Packet Pickup: 

To Be Announced

Live music, food trucks, fireworks & more...

Come back to the airport after 5:00 pm and enjoy live music, food trucks, a beer tent, an aircraft static display and fireworks at the second annual joint venture between the Village of Wheeling, City of Prospect Heights and Chicago Executive Airport.  

When & Where

Jul 1, 2017


8:00 AM

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Wheeling, IL

Chicago Executive Airport

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