Tip Of The Day

Build a Foundation

Add some variety to your exercise routine. Run one day and strength train the next. This will not only hold your interest in the workouts longer, but it will give your body the time it needs for recovery. Additionally, you are covering more muscle groups throughout the body and keeping the workouts motivating and different.

To build up endurance for your 5K race include some interval training as part of your regimen. Use hill sessions and up-tempo to your runs to do this. Hold a steady running pace where you do not feel like you are just about to die, but that you can keep going.

Head to the track for shorter interval runs while learning to pace yourself. Learn to conserve your energy during the first part of the race and then to let go in the second half so you can make it to the finish line of you 5K race.

Tampa International Airport 6th Annual 5K on the Runway

Tampa International Airport's 5K on the Runway is shaking things up!  Same amazing experience, different runway!  Buckle up for some great new views of TPA as we benefit United Way Suncoast on Saturday, April 21st.


Not in Tampa? Sign up for our Virtual 5K.  You pick the path you run and run when it's convenient for you.  We will mail you an awesome TPA 5K shirt with our new finisher medal at the end of April.


This event, like no other in the Tampa Bay area, gives participants the rare opportunity to run on the airport's Runway 10-28.  The run benefits United Way Suncoast, an organization that supports community outreach programs and provides direct and significant impact to improve the lives of thousands of people in the Tampa Bay area.


Race Course

Runway 10-28:  The perfect platform for first timers and experienced athletes to reach their personal bests.  5K of wide open runway!


Free Parking

Gates open at 6:00am. 



This will be a chip timed event although awards will be based on gun time.

Airplane trophies will be presented to:

* Overall top three men

* Overall top three women

* Overall wheelchair participant

* Youth division 9 & under (top three girls, top three boy

* Youth division 10-13 (top three girls, top three boys)

* Youth division 14-18 (top three girls, top three boys)


Top three women/men in each of the following age divisions will recieve a certificate with free registration for next year's race.

19-24     30-34     40-44     50-54     60-64     70+

25-29     35-39     45-49     55-59     65-69

Event details and schedule

5K on the Runway starts:  Saturday, April 21st @ 8:00am (EDT)


5K Run - 5K race - United Way Suncoast Fundraiser - Chip Timed Event


All proceeds benefit United Way Suncoast.


Waivers must be signed prior to race.


Chip timed race results will be posted on coolrunning.com


Airline raffle tickets will be sold online @ Active.com; bag pickup and on-site race day (do not need to be present to win).


Bag pickup @ Cell Phone Lot:  Wednesday, April 18 (7am - 2pm); Thursday, April 19 (10am - 7pm)


All participant registrations are non-transferrable and non-refundable.  See more at www.TampaAirport.com/5K

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"I want to tahnk you for organizing such a wonderful event.  The larger events like this are a little more difficult to organize but you did a superior job." - Dug, North Port


"I came all the way from SFO to run and I was not disappointed.  I run a lot of races and this was one of the most well organized and put together I have ever done.  From the beginning to the end.  The website to the bib pickup to the race day to closing.  Entertainment, food, awards and prizes.  Thank you, I will be back next year and I'm telling all my running friends." - Blanca, San Francisco




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