Run the Runway 1 Mile Race | Beer Tasting + October 1, 2016 | Joliet Regional Airport | 4000 W. Jefferson St


General FAQs:

How can I register for Run the Runway 1 Mile Race and/or the Beer Tasting at Run the Runway?

You may register for the race and/or beer tasting online  or in person at Joliet Park District, 3000 W. Jefferson St. in Joliet.  Online registration closes on September 29 at midnight, and event day registration will be available.


How do I get the $5 discount for registering for the Race & Taste?

First, register for Run the Runway 1 Mile Race.  In Step 3b, check the box to add a Beer Tasting Ticket. 


Where should I park?

Parking will be available at Joliet Regional Airport, 4000 W. Jefferson St. in Joliet.  Additional parking will be available in the grass lot on Airport Drive, just west of the airport.


Can I bring my dog?

For the safety of all attendees and your pets, we ask that you leave pets at home.  Service animals are most certainly welcome.

Race FAQs:

Will race day registration be available?

Yes!  If you have friends or family interested in running, they are welcome to register on race day!

Do you accept credit cards?

We accept all major credit cards and cash.  Don’t forget your ID!

I want to run, but I don’t want to attend the beer tasting.  Can I do that?

Yes!  Registration for the 1 Mile Race and Beer Tasting are separate.  If you choose to participate in both events, there is a $5 discount on the combined cost, and runners who purchase a tasting ticket will be allowed early admission to the Beer Tasting.


I registered for the race, but didn’t purchase a beer tasting ticket at the same time.  If I want to do both now, can I still get the $5 discount?

Yes!  Click here to be directed to the Beer Tasting registration page.   Registered runners should see the $5 discount reflected in the price.


Can my kids participate in the Run the Runway 1 Mile Race?

We welcome and encourage children age 6 years and older to participate in the race.  There will be a separate heat(s) for the kids, and parents are welcome to run alongside their children.  (To be timed and receive a race packet, including the custom t-shirt, all runners must be registered.)


Can I run with my kids in a stroller?

For the safety of all runners, no strollers (or bikes, trikes, rollerblades, etc.) are permitted on the course.


Will there be a gear check?

We will not have gear check available for Run the Runway 1 Mile Race.


Where and when do I pick up my race packet?

Pre-registered runners can pick up their race packet on September 29 & 30 at the Joliet Park District, 3000 W. Jefferson St. in Joliet.  If registering late, please allow 24 hours for packet prep.  A third party may pick up your packet on your behalf.  Race day packet pick-up will be available, as well.


I ran the Rockdale Ramblin Run 10k and the Sundowner 5k, and I am registered for Run the Runway 1 Mile Race.  How do I take advantage of the run3 perks?

If you participated in the Rockdale 10k on April 16, the Sundowner 5k on July 21, and Run the Runway 1 Mile Race on October 1, you are automatically eligible for run3 perks, including entrance in a raffle to win valuable prizes.  In addition, run3 age group champions will be awarded based on combined times for all 3 races.  If you registered by September 1 for Run the Runway 1 Mile Run, you also will receive custom run3 apparel.  All run3 perks will be awarded following Run the Runway 1 Mile Race.


Beer Tasting FAQS:


I want to attend the beer tasting, but I don’t want to run in the race.  Can I do that?

Yes!  Registration for the 1 Mile Race and Beer Tasting are separate.  If you choose to participate in both events, there is a $5 discount on the combined cost, and beer tasting ticket holders who also registered for the 1 Mile Race will be allowed early admission to the Beer Tasting.


Can I bring my kids to the Beer Tasting at Run the Runway?

Unfortunately, no one under the age of 21 is allowed at the beer tasting.  We apologize for any inconvenience.


What brewers will be at the beer tasting?

Please visit the beer tasting page for a list of the brewers scheduled to attend.

Will food be available at the beer tasting?

Yes!  Bring your appetite – vendors will be on hand selling pizza, bratwurst, pork burgers and more!

Will day-of tickets for the Beer Tasting be available for purchase?

Yes!  We will be selling Beer Tasting tickets all afternoon.

Will extra samples be available for purchase?

Extra samples will be available for purchase for $1 per sample.

Do you accept credit cards?

We accept all major credit cards and cash.  Don’t forget your ID!


Still can't find an answer to your question?  Email dryan@jolietpark.org.