Runways aren’t just for taking off and landing anymore, sometimes they have a greater purpose. Halifax Stanfield International Airport recently opened its runway in support of the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. This run is dedicated to bringing awareness to the lung health of Nova Scotians through research, education, patient services and advocacy.

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If you weren’t able to attend this year’s Runway 5k Run at Halifax Stanfield International airport, no worries, you can still show your support by donating to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia by visiting Donate Now!! Your donation will help support awareness, research and patient support within Nova Scotia.

Looking to participate in your very own Runway Run? You can join in the support of many other great charities all over North America at most major airports throughout the year. Visit your local airport’s website to see if they offer an annual runway run, or check out our list of airports below for your chance to get involved!

Runways With a Cause

Toronto Pearson International Airport: Runway Run – June event.

Supports various causes like Playing for Keeps (P4K), Toronto Community Foundation, Teen Run Group Therapy Program and Arts for Children and Youth (AFCY).

Chicago O’Hare International Airport: 5K on the Runway – October event.

Supports the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to “honor and empower wounded warriors” of the United States Armed Forces.

JFK International Airport: Runway Run – April event.

Supports the JFK Rotary Club, which supports terminally ill children from countries with limited medical and technological services, scholarships, life-saving heart operations and other great causes.

Pensacola International Airport: Runway Run 5k – December event.

Supports the USO, an organization that provides a tangible way to say thank you to American troops.

Austin Straubel International Airport: Prevea 5K GRB Run/Walk – September Event.

Supports the Wounded Warrior Project, which supports a full range of programs and services for this generation of injured veterans and their families.

Scottsdale Arizona Airport: Run the Runway – April Event.

Supports Playworks Arizona, the only nonprofit organization in the country to send trained, full-time coaches to low-income, urban schools, where they transform recess and play into a positive experience that helps kids and teachers get the most out of every learning opportunity.

Charlotte-Douglas International Airport: Annual Runway 5K Run/Walk – October event.

Supports LIFESPAN’s LIFEWORKS program, which helps benefit children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities year round. 


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