GRR Runway 5k


We are back for a another year with the GRR Runway 5K at Gerald R. Ford Airport!  Want to run on and under a runway?  Then this is a race for you!  This is a truly unique experience.   With a new course for 2019 the course is flatter, faster and just as fun!

We are going to have awesome finishers medals, cool prizes and a first-class course!  The GRR Runway 5k is a must for your fall calendars (and your bucket list!) and is a great tune-up for your late season half and full marathons.  Sign up quick the race will sell out and is capped at 1250 participants for medals (as we ordered 1250 medals 6 weeks ago).  We will still allow economy registration up to 1450 people.



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When and Where

Saturday October 5th, 2019

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


You will be entering the airport through the main passenger entrance. This years event is starting near the Economy lot of the airport and parking will be available in the East Economy Lot. There will be plenty of signage and maps will be attached to the Athlete Guide, which will be sent out prior to the event!

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

5K Parking 



Schedule of Events

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

Entry Fees

Event Through April 30th Through July 31st Through Race Day
5K $32 $37 $42
1 mile fun run $18 $23 $23
Registration is limited to 1450 participants.

What You Get With Your Registration

  • Post-race food and beverages
  • Short sleeved custom race shirt
  • Live timing and instant results
  • Awesome 5k Finishers Medals!
  • Free finishers photography
  • Custom 5K Race Bibs


  • Finisher medals to everyone who completes the 5k and fun run
  • 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: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.



Course Maps

    We have a new course for 2019.  We will work over the summer to make it USATF Certified again! This course is even flatter and faster than previous years!


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.



Results for this event are available below: