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Ithaca, NY – On June 19th, 2016 Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) will host the second annual 5k race, looping the runway and taxiway.

The course will be flat and fast, with a limit of 515 entries. The mission of the 2016 Ithaca Airport Day and 5K is to promote the Airport and give the runners a chance to see the airport from a different view.

Airport day also raises funds for the Tompkins County SPCA, which provides shelter and services to over 3000 animals per year. 2015 Airport Day brought in over 1000 people to the airport and 277 runners. Raising nearly $1,000 to be donated to the Tompkins County SPCA.

Time: The race will fire off at 9:00AM and runners will have one hour to complete the course.  Packet pick up will be from 7:00AM to 8:30AM.

Registration: You can enter the RUNWAY 5k at Preregistration is open until June 17th, 12:00pm EDT, and will be $12.00 and includes a T-shirt (if registered by June 10th). Race Day registration is $20 and is open from 7:30AM to 8:15AM, but with no shirt included. Preregistration is highly encouraged.

Age groups: 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 & 70+.

A pancake breakfast is available for everyone after the race at The East Hill Flying Club for $8.00.

For more directions to the airport and more information about the 5k, please visit

About ITH

The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is a major economic engine for Tompkins County with nearly $70 million annual positive economic impact and supporting 510 jobs. The airport provides a relaxing and convenient start to traveling, beginning with a short trip to the airport, plentiful nearby parking, free wi-fi, and short check-in lines.

The airport is a major international and national gateway for Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Tompkins Cortland Community College. With competitive fares, over 200 one-stop destinations, and direct flights to Philadelphia, Newark and Detroit, you can easily and economically get to your final destination by flying Ithaca. T

he airport offers an average of 24 daily arrivals and departures on three air carriers: Delta, US Airways and United. Close to a quarter of a million passengers enjoy traveling through ITH every year. The airport is located at 1 Culligan Drive Ithaca, NY 14850. Telephone: (607) 257-0456. Online:, or visit on Facebook and Twitter.

For Further Information Contact: Jim Strehle, Airport Manager 607-266-7073

Michael Smith

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