Asheville Regional Airport :: Runway 5k Asheville Regional Airport and Mission Health invite you to “re-live” a nostalgic day at the airport—or to create a similar memory with your own children or grandchildren. In honor of the airport’s 50th anniversary, we are opening a portion of the airfield adjacent to the runway for one day only, and you are invited! Saturday, October 1, 2011 6:30am - Event site opens for 5k runners 9am - Runway 5k begins (registration required) That’s right! You will have the chance to run on the runway at Asheville Regional Airport! (Can’t get closer to the airfield than that!) Registration is limited to 1,000 runners, and runners get a really cool t-shirt and a chance to win some great prizes. 10am–1pm Healthy Fun Day—with something great for people of all ages! Hangar #6 adjacent to the taxiway and runway is the place to be! Follow the link for more info about the activities, rides, and giveaways at the free events.