Fourth annual Run the Runway shuts down Scottsdale Airport

Run the Runway at Scottsdale Airport (submitted photo)

Run the Runway at Scottsdale Airport (submitted photo)

Mark your calendars for the Annual Run the Runway event at Scottsdale Airport, benefiting Playworks Arizona, on April 2.

Each year, more than 1,500 participants experience a one-of-a-kind view of the airport as they run alongside planes in the 5K, 10K or Kids 1 Mile Mascot Dash. The fun begins at 6:30 a.m. and ends at 10 a.m.

This is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for Playworks, the only nonprofit organization in the country to send trained, full-time coaches to low-income, urban schools, where they transform recess and play into a positive experience that helps kids and teachers get the most out of every learning opportunity, according to a press release.

Race festivities also include a vendor expo, bounce inflatables, a kid’s activity area, DJ, special guest appearances of your favorite professional sports team mascots, photo opportunities with planes, and much more.

The Scottsdale Airport is located 15000 N. Airport Drive. Cost is: Kid’s Mascot Dash – $15; 5K registration – $40 through March 1, $50 through March 30 and $55 day of; 10K registration – $45 through March 1, $60 through March 30 and $65 day of.

All 5K and 10K participants will receive an official Run the Runway t-shirt, custom finisher medal, custom bib and chip timing. Enter promo code PLANE for 15 percent off.

To register or learn more about the race and volunteer opportunities visit

Run the Runway (submitted photo)

Run the Runway (submitted photo)

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