2014 Pensacola International Airport Runway Run 5k- Benefiting USO Northwest Florida



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  • Contact: Dana Cervantes-Richardson
  • Operations and Programs Manager
  • USO Northwest Florida
  • Phone: 850.485.6279
  • Email: dcervantes@uso.org

 

 

2014 Pensacola International Airport Runway Run 5k – Benefiting USO Northwest Florida

PENSACOLA, FL – (September 25, 2014) – Mark your calendars for the 2ndAnnual Runway Run 5k at Pensacola International Airport, benefiting USO Northwest Florida, on December 6, 2014.

Pensacola International Airport and the City of Pensacola will welcome thousands of runners and walkers to runway 17/35 to give residents and visitors a view of the airport they have never seen before. The course will consist of 2 separate loops up and down runway 17/35 and taxiway A as runners make their way around 3.1 miles of airport ground. Dan Flynn, acting Airport Director, says, "We are thrilled to bring this event back from a second year. It was a great success last year and we hope to continue to grow the event each year. We are proud to support the USO and excited to have this event at the Airport again this year.” Mayor Ashton Hayward is equally excited to bring back this unique 5k to Pensacola, "I think this was an awesome event last year for not only the airport, but for Pensacola in general! I am so excited to bring back such a unique concept in our area.” This is sure to be a great experience for all participants. Paul Epstein of Running Wild comments, "We are proud to help with the management of this event in its second year and are looking forward to working with the City as well as the Pensacola International Airport to make it a success.”

This will be a family friendly event benefiting the USO, Heidi Blair, Director of USO Northwest Florida says, "The USO and the Pensacola International Airport have consistently looked for ways to support our nation’s heroes. What a fun way to show our troops that we are there for them every step of the way!” So gather your friends, kids, and neighbors for the Runway Run 5k!

Registration is now open!! Please visit www.runway5k.com for more details and to register!

Sponsorships are available. Call 850-485-6279 for information

 

The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families.



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