Scottsdale Airport hosts Run the Runway 5K/10K charity event

The third annual Run the Runway event is next month at the Scottsdale Airport. (Submitted photo)

The third annual Run the Runway event is next month at the Scottsdale Airport. (Submitted photo)

Runners will take off down the Scottsdale Airport runway Saturday, April 4 for the 3rd Annual Run the Runway 5K/10K event.

The event includes a 1-mile Kids’ Mascot Dash with mascots from Arizona’s professional sports teams, according to a press release.

The annual charity run benefits Plaworks, a local 501(c)3 organization.

The annual charity run benefits Plaworks, a local 501(c)3 organization focused on improving the well-being children.

A post-race festival will feature a DJ, bounce inflatables, interactive activities for kids, photo opportunities with the airplanes, vendors, the release states..

All 5K and 10K participants will receive an official running shirt, race bib and chip timing. The first 2,000 participants to register also will receive custom aviator sunglasses and a custom temporary tattoo.

Kids’ Mascot Dash participants will receive a running bib, custom temporary tattoo, and a finishers’ medal. Event shirts for kids will be available for purchase.

The top overall male and female race finishers, as well as the top three finishers in each age category, will be recognized during a special post-race awards ceremony.

To register, visit and click “register.” Use code “TAKEOFF30” for 30 percent off regular registration prices ($35 for 5K, $40 for 10K, and $15 for Kids’ Mascot Dash).

The event benefits Playworks Arizona, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful, inclusive play.

Playworks sends well-trained, energetic full-time program coordinators into 21 low-income elementary schools in Arizona, positively impacting 15,500 students.

Each child has the opportunity to use teamwork, build self-esteem, develop social skills and confidence, and find their place on the field or court, as well as in the classroom and community.

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