USU’s Flight team to host runway 5K

Claire Dugger a member of the USU flight team stands in front of the type of airplane they will be taking to an upcoming competition. The USU Flight team is sponsoring a 5 K run at the Logan Cache Airport on Saturday morning.

LOGAN-The Utah State University Flight team will host their third annual Run the Runway 5K at the Logan-Cache Airport, 2500 N. 900 W., at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18.

This unique venue will give the chance for runners, families, aviation enthusiasts and community members to run on an actual runway used in daily airport operations. Prizes to the top place finished may include a discovery flight in one of the university’s DA40-aircraft.

Raffle prizes will be given at the end of the race to include a flight in an aircraft.

Aviation Professor Andreas Wesemann said this is the flattest 5k you will ever run.

“Come out to support our USU flight team and get the unique experience of running on a runway,” he said. “There will also be a family mile at 9 a.m. Due to the nature of the race no pets, drones or bicycles will be allowed.”

Wesemann said the 5K fundraiser is to support USU’s National Intercollegiate Flight Association (NIFA) team competition to be held in October at Billings, Montana. The USU team will compete with other college teams.

He said, “The money raised will be used to pay for transportation, lodging and other expenses that will occur getting them to the competition.”

Cost for the event will be $20 for adults and $10 for youth.

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