TPA 5K Runway Fun Run 2015

Are you ready for departure? The Tampa International Airport 5K Runway Fun Run benefiting United Way Suncoast in Saturday, April 25. Register Today!

Runway Fun Run 2015

Race Day

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Race Course

Runway 1L/19R: The perfect platform for first timers and experienced athletes to reach their personal bests. 5k of wide open runway!


Sign up NOW at Registration is limited to the first 1,500 runners/walkers.

Early Registration: $30

Includes a cool race shirt & the opportunity to experience Tampa International Airport like few people do! Early registration ends Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

Day of Event Registration: $35

Check back here for updates and availability.


This will be a chip timed event.

Airplane trophies will be presented to:

  • Overall top three men
  • Overall top three women
  • Overall wheelchair participant
  • Youth division 9 & under; top three girls, top three boys
  • Youth division 10-13; top three girls, top three boys
  • Youth division 14-18; top three girls, top three boys

Top three women/men in each of the following age divisions will be recognized:

19-24 30-34 40-44 50-54 60-64 70+
25-29 35-39 45-49 55-59 65-69  

Sponsorship Opportunities

Here is your chance to reach out to 1,500 race participants, spectators and media at an event that promotes wellness while providing financial investment to programs that assist over 500,000 people in Tampa Bay through United Way Suncoast. Please consider supporting the Tampa International Airport Runway Fun Run. Click here for more information! 

Volunteer Opportunities

Get in on the fun by volunteering! We'll need help with various activities day of event; watering station, race course cheerleaders, registration, food station, etc.
Please call (813) 554-1499 or email to sign up.



7:00 a.m.

Parking gates open
Entrance is off of Hillsborough Avenue; take Hoover Blvd. South. Follow the signs
The event is not  accessible from the main terminal
Free parking

8:30 a.m.

Race starts

9:30 a.m.

Race conclusion
Sorry folks, but anyone not in after one hour will be picked up
in a courtesy vehicle and brought back to the finish line.
We need to get the runway back into operation!
Enjoy the festivities; static displays and games for the kids.

11:00 a.m.

Event concludes

About the Beneficiary

There is a “new” United Way and one very different than the one our parents and grandparents knew. This visionary organization is creating programs designed to make lasting and positive change in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties with a strategic focus on education, income, neighborhoods and safety net services to people in need.

United Way Suncoast has evolved from a traditional fundraising role to that of a strategic community impact organization. They have retooled their work to create lasting change through a Community Impact Agenda. To create real and lasting change requires a strategy that does not react with short-term fixes. Rather, United Way approaches critical regional issues with long-term, solution-oriented thinking and action.

United Way works on behalf of the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Focusing on education, income, a safety net of services and vibrant neighborhoods they provide families and individuals hope for the future.

For more information visit

A few Simple Rules

  1. Please register the kids to run or walk but no strollers, skateboards, rollerblades, bikes or pets allowed.
  2. Stay on the course. Anyone deviating from the course will be removed from the race.
  3. All participant registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable.


The 5K; perfect for runners of all ages and abilities. Come out, join the fun, support United Way Suncoast and see Tampa International Airport in a whole new way!

The 5k Runway Fun Run is sponsored by Tampa International Airport. 100% of the proceeds go to United Way Suncoast.

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