On the evening before the Packers’ home opener this fall, a new and completely different kind of 5K run/walk will take place at
On September 13 at 4:00 PM, the Prevea 5K GRB will give participants the unique opportunity to “run the runway.”
The course will start and end at Jet Air Group – Signature Select, a fixed-base operator (FBO) located on the northeast side of the airport. Participants will run and walk along a closed airport runway and taxiway, through a line of parked aircraft, and into Jet Air Group’s new hangar.
A post-race tailgate party will feature food, Green Bay Packers alumni, and live music by Shaker & The Egg.
The cost per runner/walker is $25 for adults and $15 for children, with the cost increasing in September as the race draws near (if not sold out). Early registration is recommended, since the event is limited to 5,000 participants.
Spectator access for this event is limited due to FAA and TSA restrictions. Family and friends may watch runners/walkers start and cross the finish line as well as enjoy the post-race party. Access to the party costs $10 per person, payable in cash at the gate to the event on race day. There are no advance purchase spectator access passes.
Proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), which supports a full range of programs and services for this generation of injured veterans and their families.
“We wanted to offer the community something a little different with this run,” explained Jet Air Group CEO, Al Timmerman. “So we assembled a core team, including race director Sean Ryan, Packers alumni Chris Jacke, representatives from Prevea Health and Austin Straubel International Airport, as well as a number of local businesses to develop a run/walk that would be unique and have widespread appeal. We think this is going to be a great event that adds to the excitement of the Packers’ home opener weekend.”
Prevea Health President/C.E.O, Dr. Ashok Rai, said Prevea Health is pleased to sponsor the event. “We believe in promoting healthy lifestyles and having fun while being active. This run/walk has it all and is family friendly.”
This is the first year for what will become an annual event. Runners and walkers will receive a “running wings” pin for participating, with a new design each year.
For more information and to register, please visit the Prevea 5K GRB web site at www.5kgrb.com.
In addition to Prevea Health, Jet Air Group, and Austin Straubel International Airport, other sponsors include:
Fox Communities Credit Union
Wisconsin Public Service / Integrys
Aircraft & Marine Insurance
Country Rescue / Eagle III
Warming Lights of Wisconsin
Leonard & Finco Public Relations
Jet Air Group is an aviation business headquartered at Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) in Green Bay, WI. Jet Air offers a full range of aviation services, including a Signature Select FBO, aircraft maintenance, avionics, air charter, flight training and aircraft rental, FAA testing, aviation medical exams, and calibration. Contact Jet Air Group at 920-494-2669 or email@example.com.
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