Tom Dore's Run the Runway 5K

Tom Dore's Run the Runway 5K
Friday, Jun 14, 2024 at 6:00pm
Ellington Airport
360 Somers Road,

This is a full day event. Connecticut Parachutists Inc. will be open at 12:00pm and will be operating until race time. Everyone is encouraged to come out early to picnic, hike, make a tandem skydive or just have fun observing jump demonstrations.

*For tandem jump reservations visit: or call (860) 871-0021*
5K Race: A flat, fast 3.1mile run that starts on the runway and then on to a cut grass lawn and then on to a hard pack dirt road that finishes at the runway. 6:30pm start time.
The 5K will have at least 1 water stop.
Hot dogs, fruit, and smores will be provided at the fire pit after the race.
The 5K awards presentation for the top finishers in each age group, and raffle will be held on the Connecticut Parachutists Inc. Drop Zone at the end of the runway immediately following the race. About 7:30pm.
The FREE raffle prize drawing is for all entrants who have a BIB number. *You must be present to win*.
Professional photography by David Gerstine from
The race is pet friendly, but they must be on a leash.
Parking: There is limited parking on both sides of the runway so please park in the Rice Manufacturing parking lot at 356 Somers Road.