Columbus airport to open runway for fall 5K event

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) An Ohio airport is giving new meaning to the word ''runway.''

John Glenn Columbus International Airport in the state's capital says it's planning a first-of-its-kind 5K run and walk this fall to take place on its north runway, which is normally reserved for aircraft.

Participants in the Oct. 29 event will be able to watch airplanes arriving and departing from the south runway of the airport, which serves 34 destinations and more than 7 million passengers a year. The $40 participation fee includes a T-shirt, commemorative medal and swag bag.

The event will benefit Honor Flight Columbus, a nonprofit organization that provides senior veterans with a day in Washington, D.C., to visit memorials built in their honor.

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