Since 2016, the race has raised more than $100,000 for the Allegheny County Airport Authority Charitable Foundation
PITTSBURGH (October 1, 2022) – Despite the rain, nearly 1,000 runners and walkers raced the runway and earned their wings at this morning’s FlyBy 5K and 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk presented by CNX Resources. This family-friendly race offered participants the rare opportunity to be up close to specialized aircraft and equipment as they tested their endurance on the airfield and taxiways of Pittsburgh International Airport.
MOVERS of all ages enjoyed the course that took them past a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker from the 171st Pa. Air National Guard Base and a C-17 Globemaster from the 911th Air Force Reserve Base. Ryan Sippel, 29, of Pittsburgh and Nicole Feng, 23, of Pittsburgh were the 5K race champions finishing in 16:40 and 18:30, respectively.
“The rain did not stop families from taking advantage of this one-of-a-kind experience on the runway and having fun while moving together,” said Troy Schooley, P3R CEO. “Today, participants not only earned their medals but they also made a difference in the community by supporting the Allegheny County Airport Authority Charitable Foundation.”
Organized by the Allegheny County Airport Authority and P3R, the family-friendly race benefitted the Allegheny County Airport Authority Charitable Foundation. This nonprofit organization was established in 2013 to enhance the experience of military, families and others traveling through Pittsburgh International and Allegheny County Airports. Since 2016, the event has raised more than $100,000 for the Allegheny County Airport Authority Charitable Foundation.