GRR Runway 5k


This event has been over a year in the making!  Trivium Racing will be teaming up with Gerald R. Ford Airport to bring you the 5K on the Runway Grand Rapids!  This event is going to be amazing!  Athletes will start by running through the tunnel that goes under the runway, then head out onto one of the major airport runways for a lightning fast 5K race!

Our charity partner for this event is the Make a Wish Foundation of West Michigan!  This event is a must for your fall 2017 calendars (and your bucket list!) and is a great tune-up for your late season half and full marathons.


Presenting Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsors:


When and Where

Saturday October 7th, 2017

Gerald R. Ford International Airport
5500 44th St SE
Grand Rapids , MI 49512


Check this site map for details on where to enter the airport and where to park.

5K Parking and Site Map

Schedule of Events

Early Packet Pick-Up & Registration – October 6th:
  • 4:00pm – 7:00pm – Location TBD
Race Day – October 7th:
  • 7:00am – 8:45am – Race-Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up
  • 9:00 am – 5K Race Start
  • 9:05 am – 1 Mile tunnel fun run
  • 10:10 am – Course Closes
  • 10:15 am – Awards

Entry Fees

Event Through March 31st April 1st  – August 31st September 1st  – Race Day
5K $28 $32 $37
1 mile fun run $15 $20 $20


What You Get With Your Registration

  • Post-race food and beverages
  • Short sleeved custom race shirt (T-Shirts not guaranteed if you register within 10 days of the race or on race day.  Check registration for size availability after this time)
  • Live timing and instant results
  • Awesome 5k Finishers Medals! (picture coming soon)
  • Free finishers photography
  • Custom 5K Race Bibs


  • Finisher medals to everyone who completes the 5k
  • Awards to the top 3 overall males and females in the 5k
  • Awards to the top 3 males and females in the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.


    Make-A-Wish® Michigan grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Since 1984, Make-A-Wish Michigan has granted more than 8,500 wishes. This year, the organization expects to grant wishes to more than 450 Michigan children. Based in Brighton, Mich., with an office in Grand Rapids, Make-A-Wish Michigan is funded through community support. 80 percent of each dollar spent benefits the Michigan wish-granting program. Visit to learn more.


Course Maps

    This is not a course you will be able to run any other time! Come on out for this flat, screaming fast 5K.  We are working on getting this event USATF certifed as well!


Rules & Guidelines

In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. Information will be available on the race website.

Refund Policy: No refunds for any reason will be issued for this event within 30 days of the event start date. Earlier than 30 days before the event, a request may be made for a 50% refund (this will be 50% of entry fee, excluding any processing fees). Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to this refund policy. To request a refund, please contact us on our Contact page and select “Registration” as the reason for your message.

Transfer policy: Entries can be transferred to another individual for a $5 transfer fee. T-shirt size will not be changeable. Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. To request a transfer, please contact us on our Contact page and select “Registration” as the reason for your message.