Downsview Airport 8k and 5k
Ever wondered what it's like to run down an airport runway? No? Well, what if you were given permission? It'd kind of be fun, right? Well, then you should sign up for the Downsview Airport 5k and 8k. You'll start at the edge of the air field and be guided down a taxiway by traffic control, past airport hangers, airplanes, and all the craziness that a well-organized airfield presents. Unfortunately only runners of the Downsview Airport 8k and 5k are allowed on the field.
The Downsview Airport is the site for the races. From the start line it’s 700m to the airport entry gate. Both races go onto the runway and taxiways. Various aircraft will be along the taxiway. The entire route is FLAT and FAST! The 8k will hit the water/aid station twice along the route and the 5k will hit it once. Sorry but no take-offs or landings while the race is on!