Freedom Of Flight 5K UNDER THE LIGHTS!


Event Date

Fri, May 5, 2017

8:30 PMNight 5K


5509 Dennis Weaver Dr.
Webb City, MO 64870

Online registration ends on:
Wed, Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM CDT


Activity Price

Night 5K

  • $35

About This Activity

We are so excited to bring you this new addition to an already amazing event! This year we are holding the "Freedom of Flight 5K UNDER THE LIGHTS" on May 5, 2017. You will be running a 5K on the Runway at the Joplin Regional Airport AFTER DARK with RUNWAY LIGHTS UP showing you the way to the finish! This race will be held the Friday night before the 5K on the Runway event on Saturday May 6th, 2017. 

Registration Qualifications – Entry fee for the “5K Under the Lights” will be $35. For this special night race, we are taking a limited number of entries. To qualify, you must be one of the first 50 to register and you must have a verifiable time of 36 minutes or less in the last 12 months. Registration opens on February 1st and will close on May 1st. In your registration, you will be asked to provide your qualifying time and information about the race you are using to qualify, for verification.

Race Timing and Course Certification – This race will be chip timed. The course is also a certified 5K course.

Race Amenities – Entry fee for the “5K Under the Lights” will be $35. For this fee, each registrant will receive a participation t-shirt and medal. Since the race is being held on Cinco De Mayo, there will be a special Cinco De Mayo “Under the Lights After Party” for all registrants after the race is complete. There will be queso, salsa, chips, and other snacks as well as a margarita bar and Coronas. Each registrant will receive 1 drink ticket with registration (if 21 years old or older).

Race Awards – There will NOT be age brackets in this race. Prizes will be given to the male and female 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers only.

Spectators – Since this is a night race with a limited number of registrants, we are also limiting the number of spectators allowed to attend. With each registration, you will be allowed to purchase a limit of 2 SPECTATOR TICKETS at $10 each. Each spectator will receive admittance to the race, a serving from the food area and one drink ticket (if 21 years or older). If spectator tickets are not purchased at the time of registration, purchase the night of the race will be available, but still limited to 2 spectators per registrant.

Packet Pick Up – Packet Pick Up will be held the week of the race or the night of the race. Times will be announced soon. 

Discuss This Activity

Hosted by

Freedom of Flight Museum

The Freedom of Flight Museum is a dedicated group of aerospace enthusiasts focused on stimulating an interest in aviation, history, space flight and technology in Joplin and the surrounding communities.

Our mission is to establish ourselves as an independent organization that will serve the public interest by providing:

  • Educational opportunities to area youth that will foster an interest in STEM subjects using aerospace related hands-on activities.
  • A museum that will work to acquire, restore, preserve and display aviation and spacecraft related artifacts.
  • Military service veteran recognition exhibits.

(417) 540-2657

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