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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

November 8, 2016


Contact: 

Dana Cervantes, Director USO Northwest Florida
Phone: 850-485-6279

Vernon Stewart, Public Information Officer
Phone: 850-435-1623

4th Annual Pensacola International Airport Runway Run 5K to Benefit USO Northwest Florida


Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Runway Run 5K at Pensacola International Airport, benefiting the USO in Northwest Florida, on December 3.

The Pensacola International Airport (PNS) and the City of Pensacola would like to welcome runners and walkers of all ages to the runway giving residents and visitors a view of the airport as never seen before. The course will involve two separate loops as runners make their way around 3.1 miles of airport ground.

Dan Flynn, acting Airport Director, says, “We are thrilled to bring this event back for a fourth year. It has been a great success each year and it has been fun to watch it grow. We are proud to support the USO and excited to have this event at the Airport again this year.” Mayor Ashton Hayward is equally excited to bring back this fun and unique 5K to Pensacola. “I think this has been an awesome event each year for not only the airport, but for Pensacola in general. I am so excited to continue this unique concept in our area,” he said. Event organizers expect a great experience for all participants. Paul Epstein of Running Wild said, “We are proud to help with the management of this event in its fourth year and are looking forward to working with the USO, the City and Pensacola International Airport on what is sure to be yet another successful year for this event.”

This event is the largest fundraiser each year for USO Northwest Florida. Dana Cervantes, Director of USO Northwest Florida said, “The USO and the Pensacola International Airport have consistently looked for ways to support our nation’s heroes. What a fun way to show our service members that we are there for them every step of the way.” So gather up your friends, the kids, and even the neighbors for the Runway Run 5K!

“Takeoff” is at 10 a.m. Be sure and check out a very special addition to this year's event, the USO Mobile Unit coming to Pensacola just for the Runway Run 5K. This one of a kind USO on wheels will be open for tours and hands-on demonstrations. There will also be free food, drinks, and kid's activities for all the participants.

Registration is now open! There are group discounts and school running club discounts available. Please visit www.runway5k.com for more details and registration. Sponsorships are also available; if you would like to sponsor please call 850-485-6279 for information.

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