Take Flight 5k

Let your feet take flight on the Greenville Downtown Airport runway for one of the most unique running experiences and flattest 5k races around.


Come on Memorial Day weekend at the Greenville Downtown Airport for the 11th Annual Take Flight 5K on Saturday, May 25th, 2024. Early registrations starts NOW! 


Costumes and Competition are highly encouraged. Official groups will be publicly recognized. 


Enough was earned last year to start the park expansion, add a picnic hangar, and fix some playground equipment! How about some swings and new playground equipment this year!! A small ceremony prior to the race will honor fallen veterans. The Civil Air Patrol will present the colors and conduct the missing comrade ceremony, TAPS and a moment of silence, and the MHCC Military History Museum will have vehicles on display. If the weather is right, there will be a flyover with historic warbird planes. 


There are prizes to be silent auctioned off and trophies to be won. Don't miss this one a year opportunity to run on a runway. 


Bib & Shirt Pickup:




  • Packets Friday, May 24th:  4:00pm to 7:00pm at Runway Café




  • Packet Pickup Saturday, May 25th:  6:30am - 7:45am 21 Airport Road Ext.




Come and cheer on your runners or group!

  • Presented By: Greenville Downtown Airport
  • Dates: May 25, 2024
  • Location: Community Corridor at GMU
  • Address: 21 Airport Rd Ext, Greenville, SC 29607
  • Phone:

    (864) 242-4777

  • Time: 8-10am
  • Price: Early registration starts now and prices increase closer to the date. Free to watch!