Run the Runway

June 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm


Come Run the Runway at JB Charleston! Open to all DoD members and the public! FIRST 300 RUNNERS RECEIVE A GREAT SWAG BAG!

“It’s never too hot to run with us!”

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Race Information

-Cost for event: $20 (does not include $2.50 online registration fee)

-Online registration closes on Thursday, 7 June 2018 5:59 pm

-Race start time 8 a.m. and subject to delay based on weather, military and civilian aircraft traffic. Please allow enough time for base access procedures and parking. The Rivers Gate opens at 6 a.m. for public access.

-All participants must be able to maintain a 20-minute per mile pace on the course. Jogging strollers are welcome.

-Electronic bib timing

-5K course on the Joint Base Charleston flight-line is the flattest course in South Carolina

-Water available on course at half-way point

-Race awards for overall fastest male/female and top three finishers in each male/female age group: 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 and over. The award ceremony will follow the race. The top male and female runners will walk away with their own piece of the runway!

-Team awards to first military and civilian teams. Top 3 times will be used to determine winners.

-Post race refreshments (for runners only)

-Enjoy a C-17 static display as well as other Joint Base Charleston partners static displays

Packet Pickup

Non-DoD ID cardholders can pick up packets Friday, June 8, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., at Fleet Feet Sports, 881 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464, (843) 606-2546.

DoD ID cardholders can pick up packets Friday, June 8, 5 a.m. – 7 p.m., at the Air Base Fitness & Sports Center, 205 West Hill Blvd, JB Charleston SC 29404, (843) 963-3347.

Race packets not picked up on Friday, June 8 will be available on race day from 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. at the hangar where the event will take place.


Base Access

Non-DoD ID cardholder participants and spectators will only be allowed to enter the Air Base from the Rivers/Aviation Gate located on Perimeter Road, 6 a.m. – noon only. DoD ID cardholders can enter through either the Rivers/Aviation or Dorchester gate. Please arrive early to allow time for access procedures.


From I-26, take exit 211, East Aviation. Proceed a short distance on E. Aviation to South Aviation Ave and turn Right. Follow S. Aviation Ave to the Rivers/Aviation Gate.

For Google Maps directions, enter “Charleston AFB Gate Parking” located on S. Aviation Ave, North Charleston, SC

Once on base, follow signs for event parking, which will be located near the start and finish lines.

Additional Information

Any and all property is subject to search at any time entering, exiting, or while on Joint Base Charleston property. Absolutely, NO pets, weapons, knives, explosives, paint, skateboards, bikes, roller blades, glass bottles, alcohol, recreational or commercial vehicles allowed on the Air Base. Participants will be allowed to use strollers during the event but must maintain 20 minute/mile pace.

For more information, contact the Air Base Fitness Center at (843) 963-3347.

Online registration closes June 7, 2018 at 4:59 p.m. There will be race day registration which will only include a race bib, eligibility for a race award and refreshments. There will be no registration at packet pickup on Friday, June 8.


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