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Date: Sunday, September 17, 2023

Time: 8:00 a.m. (Race Start) – 1 p.m.

Location: Ithaca Tompkins International Airport

Runway 5K: A unique 5K race where participants run on the airport’s runway.

Pancake Breakfast: Provided by East Hill Flying Club.

Family-Friendly Activities: Including aircraft displays, fire equipment, police vehicles, and more.

Free Parking

Runners of all abilities are invited to join and experience the airport runway on foot (the race starts promptly at 8 AM). Not a runner? Join us for lots of additional family-friendly activities at Airport Day! ITH welcomes the community for a day of fun and aviation. This year, all proceeds from the Runway 5K will benefit a scholarship fund for pilots to attend flight training school. The goal is to raise $50,000 to address the nation’s critical pilot shortage, which has impacted travelers throughout the country. Airport Day has plenty of family-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy! Don’t miss out on the fun. See you there!