Gather your friends, challenge your co-workers, or sign up your family for the unique opportunity to RUN THE RUNWAY at Calgary International Airport (YYC)! Be one of the first to set foot on the new runway and run either the entire length and back (8.4 km) or a 5 km fun run. The new runway has been under construction since 2011 and we're excited to celebrate its completion with you! This is a significant milestone for the city, province and region and, at 14,000 feet, it will be the longest runway in Canada, so you won't want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Both runs are open to all ages and abilities, and your registration includes a t-shirt and post-run snacks. The run is hosted by The Calgary Airport Authority in partnership with the Running Room. All proceeds from the run will benefit KidSport™ Calgary, a non-profit organization, which removes financial barriers to ensure that all children can benefit from participating in organized sports.Itinerary
Register for either run below. We can't wait to see you there!REGISTRATION FULL
On Sunday, June 15, ROAM THE RUNWAY at YYC. You are invited to join us for a FREE day of fun and entertainment on Canada's longest runway! What better way to spend Father's Day than by checking out one of the most extraordinary events of the year! The ROAM event includes attractions that are geared towards all ages. Whether you're an aviation enthusiast, an excited member of the community or simply want to be a part of a moment in your airport's history, you'll certainly want to check out this event.
We can't wait to celebrate the new runway with you. Although the ROAM event is complimentary, all participants must register in advance to gain access to the site. Please note: This is an alcohol-free event.REGISTRATION FULL
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It would take 40,761 pickup trucks to carry the 7.5 million cubic metres of dirt that has been moved to build the new #YYCRunway.
Check out this video on our Facebook page of Nav Canada testing navigational equipment on the new #YYCRunway. http://t.co/jt1ozbSeXD
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15 days left to share your great ideas for the #YYCRunway celebration. Learn more at http://t.co/DLeHIrZYc1 & be sure to add your idea today
Construction of the new #YYCRunway will be complete 111 years after the very first airplane successfully took flight in 1903!