The Runway

Two miles of tarmac at twilight? We’ve got alliteration and exhilaration at this event on the Region of Waterloo International Airport.

This fun race is in its sixth year of giving runners a unique experience, behind the scenes at the airport. Whether you’re pounding out a 3.2k race or run/walking for fun, this family friendly event is a great way to spend a summer evening.

Airports connect communities to the world and enable local businesses to compete globally. We’re excited to collaborate with the Region of Waterloo International Airport on this thrilling experience for the running community!  

For more information about this race, contact Lloyd Schmidt, Race Director.

Key 2020 info

Venue: Region of Waterloo International Airport (Operations Centre), 75 New Germany Ln, Breslau
Date: To be confirmed: August 27, 2020
Time: 8:00 p.m.
 2 mile
Recent event recaps: 2019 | 2018 | 20172016 | 2015 

Event categories and awards

Event categories

There are no categories for this event. Every participant is ranked by age groups in the results.


All finishers receive a special pin at the finish line based on these time standards:

Gold pinsub 11:30sub 12:30
Silver pinsub 13:30sub 14:30
Bronze pinover 13:30over 14:30
Course and venue maps

2 mile route: Gmap

Parking is available on the streets near the operations centre. Approach only from Kossuth and be directed to a parking spot by a highly visible marshal.

Venue map:

All parking for this event takes place on New Germany Lane, steps from the Operations Centre. Inside the maintenance bay you’ll find music, healthy snacks, and witness a summer sunset.

Course Rules

Time limit: All participants must be off the tarmac by 8:50 at the latest. Starting at the halfway mark (one mile), if participants are slower than 25 minutes, they will be pulled off the course.This is a strict limit.

Participant swag

Every finisher receives a finisher pin (pictured right; see awards section for more information).

Every participant that signs up by date TBA will receive a t-shirt in their selected size. When choosing a t-shirt, consult this guide.

Registration and kit pickup


Online through Race Roster. Paper forms are available only at Runners’ Choice, 55 Erb. St. E. Waterloo, and are accepted until date August 18.
No refunds or deferrals. Entries can be transferred through Race Roster for a $7.50 early transfer fee until the transfer deadline of August 9, at which point they can be transferred only in person at kit pickup for a $15.00 late transfer fee.

Kit pickups and race weekend registration

Thursday, August 27: kit pickup at Airport Operations Centre 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Accessibility info

Run Waterloo would like to assist in breaking down barriers faced by runners with disabilities. In 2019, we created the position of Accessibility Coordinator, who will answer your questions regarding assistance, accommodations, and venue and course information. Contact Deirdre at [email protected].

We offer discounts for any guide runners. Please contact our accessibility coordinator at this email address for further information.


Run Waterloo events include hundreds or thousands of photos posted to our Flickr page, all free for download and use. They are also tagged directly to the results.

Race results and records