Is this event open to all ages?
Yes! We want everyone, young, and old, small, and large even dead…. Okay not really the dead but everyone else should come.
How do I register?
Just click on the register now link on the main page. It’s that easy. Just click on the link and fill out the information. Seriously, easier then the “Staples” easy button.
Where is the Event located?
The “U77” Spanish Fork/Springville airport is located at 2050 N. 300 W. Main Street in Spanish Fork. Just get off the Spanish Fork main street exit and go north a couple of blocks and watch for the signs. You can also follow this link from MapQuest:
How far is a 5k?
A 5k is 3.1 miles. This is the perfect distance to get some great exercise but still short enough that anyone can do it.
Is it safe for families?
Absolutely! This is the first time we have ever had the chance to run on the Airport Runway and the only place you can run on a runway in Utah! We have worked hard with the FAA to get the runway closed for several hours so you can run on the flattest and fastest course in the west!
Are strollers allowed?
You bet we want everyone to come even if you need to push them in a stroller, heck for that matter you can push me in a stroller!
What time does the race start?
Because we are working with the FAA we are on a very tight timeline so we only have 90 minutes that the runway will be closed. So we will start promptly at 9 am and all runners will have to be clear of the runway by 10:30 am.
Can I bring my pet?
We love pets and they are always welcome at our events, but they must be on a leash and you are responsible for your pet.
Can I walk?
Sure! This race is just for fun, so get registered and get your walk on… or run.
What should I wear?
The temperature in Spanish Fork typically varies from 57°F to 78°F and is rarely below 48°F or above 88°F on September 13th. At race time the temperature should be in the mid 60s, perfect running weather. Wear the running gear you feel most comfortable in.
What is included with the race entry fee?
The first 300 registrants will get a t-shirt, bib and any swag we can get from our sponsors. All registrants will get a finishers medal as well. In addition each racer (family) will be provided with 5 free entries into the “Aeroplanes, Trains and Automobiles” event after the race.
Where is packet pick-up?
Because this race is for fun, there is no packet pick-up just show up race morning and we will get you lined out! Our registration and packet-pickup will close at 8:30 am so come early and get ready for fun.
What is the course record?
This is the first year we have been able to close the runway so we can run on it, so the course record is yours to set. Although, there is a rumor the “Iron Cowboy” will be there and he can run a 5k in 18 minutes so come beat that guy!
Is there going to be nutrition after the race?
Of course, we will have nutrition for all racers. In addition the finish will be in the festival area of the Aeroplanes Trains and Automobiles event, which will have several food vendors so you can get whatever your stomach wants.
Is the race timed?
Nope this one is for fun! We want you to bring your family, take advantage of the one time a year you can run on this turf and then hang out at the Aeroplanes, Trains and Automobiles event with your loved ones.
Are their prizes?
You bet. We are adding to our list daily but currently each runner will get a t-shirt and finishers medal (you have to pre-register). We will also be giving away a ton of stuff including 3 one-hour plane rides around the valley courtesy of “Utah Aviation”.
Should I wear a cowboy hat?
We are sure the Iron Cowboy will and it is in Spanish Fork so you will blend right in, so we say ya’ll wear ‘em!
Can I use a scooter or roller blades?
You bet! Remember this is for fun so bring whatever you can cover the distance on (just cant be motorized) and have fun. Just remember to be courteous of other racers and watch where you are going.
What is the cost?
Are you tired of paying an arm and a leg for race entries? We are too so this race is only $20 dollars, which includes the race entry a t-shirt, finisher medal and entry to the “Aeroplanes, Trains and Automobiles” event. You probably have that much in your couch right now, go look I’m sure you can find it.