The inaugural Runway 5K Run/Walk is held on an extremely flat and fast, scenic, out and back course (runway loop). The race starts and finishes in Hangar 1 on the historic MCAS Miramar Flightline with a full view of what Marine Corps aviation has to offer. Participants will run past static displays of Marine Corps aircraft, down runway 24R and across taxiways to provide each runner/walker and biker an authentic feeling of being a military pilot. The Runway 5K Run/Walk is designed to be a fun event for participants of all ages prior to the start of air show operations. All revenues from MCCS activities support quality of life programs for Marines, Sailors and their families. Thank you for your support!
All participants in the 5K Run/Walk will receive an event T-shirt plus two (2) complimentary bleacher tickets to the Saturday Air Show. All children in the Kids Run will receive a participation award.
This is not a USA Track & Field Sanctioned Certified Course.
Family Bike Ride:
Join your friends and family on Miramar's Flightline for an adventure you'll long remember on the Runway Family Bike Ride. You'll experience the thrill of Marine Corps aviation. This ride is easy and enjoyable for all families. The bike ride is focused on fun and the pace is dependent on your comfort and skill level. Cyclists will be allowed to bike around the runway and taxiway course for approximately an hour. Come on out and see if you can pedal fast enough to take off! All revenues from MCCS activities support quality of life programs for Marines, Sailors and their families. Thank you for your support!
All participants of the Family Bike Ride will receive one (1) complimentary bleacher ticket to the Saturday Air Show.
Bikes are not permitted throughout the Air Show venue after the Family Bike Ride. Bicycles can be stored just off the flightline in the bike parking pavilion conveniently outside of Air Show Red Gate 1.
Day of race registration open for military/DoD ID card holders and guests only. If you do not have a military/DoD ID card, you must register online in advance. Rates increase by $5 on day of race.
No Federal Endorsement is implied.
Event schedule and times
5K Run/Walk Start - 7:30 AM
Kids Run Start - 9:00 AM
Bike Ride Start - 9:30 AM
Hangar One / Air Show White Gate #2
San Diego, CA 92145
Directions & Base Access:
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is located about 15 miles north of downtown San Diego, between Highways 805 and 15. All participants must use the East Miramar Inspection Gate, which is located on Kearny Villa Road (Kearny Villa Road cannot be accessed from I-15). To reach the East Miramar Inspection Gate, exit Kearny Villa Road from Hwy 52, Hwy 163 or Miramar Way. You'll see the Vendor/Exhibitor/Sponosr sign on the east side of the road at the entrance.
From Hwy 52: Take the Kearny Villa Road exit, travel north on Kearny Villa Road, the East Miramar Inspection Gate entry will be on the right about 1 mile.
From Hwy 163: Take the Kearny Villa Road exit, travel south on Kearny Villa Road, the East Miramar Inspection Gate entry will be on the left about ¼ mile.
From I-15 South: Take Hwy 163, take the Kearny Villa Road exit The East Miramar Inspection Gate will be on the left about 1.5 miles down.
From I-15 North: Take the Miramar Way exit to South Kearny Villa Road and turn left. The East Miramar Inspection Gate will be on the left about 2 miles down.
Follow signs to the vehicle inspection station about 1 mile from the East Miramar Inspection Gate.
Please have your proof of event registration, driver's license, vehicle registration and vehicle insurance ready. We recommend you arrive at the gate no later than 6:45AM for the 5K Run/Walk, 7:30AM for the Kids Run and 8:00AM for the bike ride. The base will be busy with Air Show activities that morning, trust us, and get here early.
The Main (Miramar Way) Gate can be accessed via Kearny Villa Road. Once through the Main Gate, please proceed on Miramar Way to Mitscher Way. Make a left on Mitscher Way and proceed to Boyington Road. Make a left on Boyington Road and follow directions to event. Kearny Villa Road will be open this year for all bicyclists coming to the event.
Bib & Bleacher Seat Ticket Pick-Up:
Date: Thursday, 3 October 2013
Time: 2:00PM – 7:00PM
Where: Road Runner Sports San Diego
5553 Copley Drive
Race Day Bib & Bleacher Seat Ticket Pick-Up:
Hangar 1 / Air Show Gate 1
Saturday, 5 October 6:00AM – 9:00AM
Notice of Restrictions:
A time limit of 1.5 hours will be enforced for the 5K Run/Walk and 1.25 hours for the bike ride. Bicycle helmets required.
Bike racks will be provided on the flightline for participants during the event. After the event, bicycles will have to be removed from the flightline for security purposes. Bicycles can be stored just off the flightline in the bike parking pavilion conveniently outside of Air Show Gate 1.
Absolutely NO rollerblades, skateboards or other wheeled vehicles except bicycles, wheelchairs and strollers will be allowed on the flightline.
Absolutely NO dogs or other animals except service dogs will be allowed on the flightline.
For your safety and the safety of fellow participants, IPods, MP3 players or similar devices will not be allowed during the event.