Greenville Take Flight 5k – May 23, 2015 – Greenville SC


A race on a real runway is a lot of fun and this one is giving away plenty of random prizes so anyone has the potential to win. It’s Memorial Day Weekend.

For Immediate Release
Contact: Lara Kaufmann
Win a Prize WITHOUT WINNING at 3rd Annual Take Flight 5K

“At the 3rd Annual Take Flight 5K, we are doing something new. We will be giving out random prizes so that people who never win 1st, 2nd or 3rd can maybe win a prize. We hope that this new feature will encourage more people to enter, thus helping us raise more money to help complete Runway Park at the Greenville Downtown Airport,” stated Joe Lanahan, Take Flight 5K Race Director. The organizers say that the park is in desperate need of restrooms and a paved parking lot.

What could you win? According to the race website: A month free at Distinct Crossfit, a beautiful necklace valued at over $500 from Skatell’s, ice cream for 4 from Kilwins, a signed Clemson photo, 18 holes of play for 4 people at Crosswinds Golf Club, Gravitopia passes, a flight lesson from Flight School of Greenville, tools from McKinney Hardware & Lumber, a toy from The Elephant’s Trunk, a puppy or kitten adoption from the Greenville Humane Society, a gift certificate to the Runway Cafe, 2 tickets to Swingin’ Country at Centre Stage, a $50 gift certificate from Label Creations, a birthday party at Greenville Rec valued at $180, a prize pack from Hot 98.1, 107.3 JAMZ!, X98.5 or 97.7 ChuckFM!

“Take Flight 5K will also have some very unique race prizes for those who do “win”. The Best Overall Take Flight 5K Male and Female winners will receive a cool airplane gauge mounted to an award base! Other prizes will also be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in different age and gender categories and everyone will get an event T-shirt,” noted Lanahan.

CHUCK 97.7, Hot 98.1, 107.3 JAMZ, X98.5, Maserati Lotus Greenville, Touring Sport BMW / Triumph / Ducati, Civil Air Patrol, RoundTowners and Fleet Feet Sports are sponsoring Take Flight 5K 2015 that will be held on Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 (Memorial Day weekend) at the Greenville Downtown Airport.

The race will depart from Runway Park which is located next to the Runway Cafe at 21 Airport Road Extension, Greenville, SC 29607. For more information and to register for the event, please visit the race website.

GMU is the busiest general aviation airport in South Carolina and is a self-sufficient entity with financial strength that doesn’t rely on local taxpayers for funding. GMU is home to Greenville Jet Center, the largest Fixed Base Operator (FBO) in S.C., as well as more than 25 other aviation-related businesses creating 453 jobs that annually contribute more than $35.2 million to the Upstate economy. For more information about GMU please visit or contact Joe Frasher at 864-242-4777 or

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