Run the Runway 5k

Wheeling, IL

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 fourth 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. 

Medals for 1st place finishers only; bracket below:


-0 yr to 12 yr
-13 yr to 19 yr
-20 yr to 34 yr
-35 yr to 49 yr
-50 yr to 64 yr
-65+ years


Online Registration until May 31: $40
Online Late Registration - June 1 - July 1: $45 ONLINE price only
* Registrations after June 28th are not guaranteed a race shirt.

Online Registration will remain open until 8:00 am on July 1st at the rate of $45
Day of Registration at the event will be open at 7 am until 8 am.
-It will be a cash only; $50 per participate. 

Day of Registration will be at the same tent as packet pickup, near the finish line; off of Tower Road and Milwaukee Avenue.

Space is limited, register early!

Krazy Fitt will be leading a pre-run stretch while lined up for the start of the event
Tentative Time: Begin around 7:45 am until 7:55 am

All proceeds and donations to the event will benefit a local charity for scholarships.

Specific organization has yet to be determined.

Packet Pickup: 

Location for days Tuesday-Friday:

Chicago Executive Airport Administration Building
1020 South Plant Road
Wheeling, IL 60090

Turn onto Industrial Lane off of Milwaukee Road- between Palatine Road and Hintz Road (date and times can change)

June 27, 2017- Tuesday:           8:30 am to 6:30 pm
June 28, 2017- Wednesday:      8:30 am to 6:30 pm
June 29, 2017- Thursday:         8:30 am to 8:30 pm
June 30, 2017- Friday:              8:30 am to 6:00 pm

July 1, 2017- Saturday:     7:00 am to 8:00 am DAY OF EVENT
Located at: off of Tower Road and Milwaukee Avenue; near the finish line.

Closer Look:

Sneak Peek at GOODIE bag items: the finish line

After the RACE

 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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