GRR Runway 5K 2022


Want to run on a runway?  Then this is a race for you!  The GRR Runway 5K at Gerald R. Ford Airport is a truly unique experience.   Our course is flat, fast 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.  Don’t wait to regisgter as the race will sell out at 1200 participants!

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When and Where

Saturday September 24th, 2022

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


You will be entering the airport through the main passenger entrance. The start line is 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! Please keep in mind that parking will take time.  Leave extra time to get to the race on race morning!!

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 – Saturday, September 24th:
  • 7:00am – 8:45am – Race-Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up at Race Start Area
  • 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 3/31 Through 6/30 Through Race Day
5K $34 $39 $44
1 Mile Fun Run $20 $25 $30
Virtual Race $30
Registration is limited to 1200 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+.


    Partial proceeds from 2022’s GRR Runway 5k benefits charity partner Kids’ Food Basket.


    This West Michigan nonprofit exists to increase access to healthy food for children and families through their Sack Supper program, community-driven farming, family food provision and educational programming.


    You can learn more at


Course Maps

    This is an awesome fast and flat course! It is a USATF Certified 5k.

    Course Map


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: