New Ithaca 5K to take place on airport runway

On Father’s Day, June 21, 2015, Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) will host their first ever 5k Race, looping the runway and taxiway. The course will be flat and fast, with a limit of 515 entries.Time: The race will fire off at 9:00AM and runners will have one hour to complete the course. Packet pick up will be from 7:00AM to 8:30AM.Registration: You can enter the RUNWAY 5k at getentered.com. Preregistration (before June 1, 2015) will be $18.00 and includes a T-shirt and breakfast. Race Day registration is $25 and is open from 7:30AM to 8:30AM, but with no shirt included. Preregistration is highly encouraged.Awards: First Male & Female overall will receive a $250.00 travel voucher (rebate with proof of travel) toward airfare from Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport.Age groups: 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+A pancake breakfast is included for all runners after the race at The East Hill Flying Club.The RUNWAY 5k is one of many activities being held at Airport Day at ITH, in conjunction with East Hill Flying Club and Taughannock Aviation.For more directions to the airport and more information about the 5k, please visit flyithaca.com/runway5k.About ITHThe Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is a major economic engine for Tompkins County with nearly $70 million annual positive economic impact and supporting 510 jobs. The airport provides a relaxing and convenient start to traveling, beginning with a short trip to the airport, plentiful nearby parking, free wi-fi, and short check-in lines. The airport is a major international and national gateway for Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Tompkins Cortland Community College. With competitive fares, over 200 one-stop destinations, and direct flights to Philadelphia, Newark and Detroit, you can easily and economically get to your final destination by flying Ithaca. The airport offers an average of 24 daily arrivals and departures on three air carriers: Delta, US Airways and United. Close to a quarter of a million passengers enjoy traveling through ITH every year. The airport is located at 1 Culligan Drive Ithaca, NY 14850. Telephone: (607) 257-0456. Online: www.flytihaca.com, or visit on Facebook and Twitter.

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