And if that's not enough, here's even more pertinent details to convince you to run:
It is a very unique race as the main runway is actually closed to aircraft landing and taking off. Aircrafts are routed to land and take off from a secondary runway during the race. During its history the race has never been canceled. As a result of 9/11, security has become a major issue in planning the race.
The Rotary Club works very close with the Airport authorities ensure the security programs in place are strictly adhered to. Runners actually run on the longest Runway at JFK which is almost 14,000 feet, although only a short portion of the main runway is used for the 5K race.
The 2014 race will go down Sunday, April 6 at 9am and registration is open.
Running on a runway only costs $25 to register ahead ($20 for students), or $30 on race day and with that you also get entered in a special drawing for roundtrip airline tickets. The only potential problem? Getting your butt to JFK early on a Sunday morning, when public transportation is usually at its screwiest (but we had no problem last year, walking from the AirTrain).
Nowhere near New York? Other airports also host their own versions of this race, throughout the year. View our list of seven other runway runs.