March 13, 2013 - The Oshkosh Area United Way will benefit from EAA's Runway 5K run/walk that will be held on Saturday, August 3, during the final weekend of EAA AirVenture 2013. The United Way will receive all funds raised from the fun run.
United Way staff and volunteers will also join EAA in planning and coordinating the Runway 5K as both organizations will share responsibilities of hosting and managing the race. This includes obtaining race sponsorship, preparing and delivering race participant packets, gathering people resources, and helping to facilitate operations on race day.
"EAA is excited to work with the United Way for the 2013 Runway 5K," said Jessica Buss, EAA senior human resources representative. "Proceeds will go back to more than 50 programs that deliver direct services to people in the Oshkosh community."
A main focus of the Oshkosh Area United Way is income education and promoting healthy lifestyles. Being a part of this race reinforces the organization's focus on getting out and getting active to achieve strong mental and physical health.
The Runway 5K will be immediately preceded by a balloon launch at 6 a.m., with the race to follow at 7 a.m. The route for the seventh annual 3.1-mile race will be different from past years, running through the EAA AirVenture grounds on aircraft-lined paths and providing various scenic views for runners.
Saturday parking and EAA AirVenture admission is free for Runway 5K participants. Transportation is also available on the grounds to and from the race. Saturday events include the wildly popular Night Air Show presented by Rockwell Collins.
Participants also receive post-race food and a custom Runway 5K T-shirt. Visit the AirVenture website to register today.