Runway 5K Run/Walk at EAA AirVenture 2011 to Benefit Three Community Groups

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (May 5, 2011) — Running enthusiasts can navigate a unique, aircraft-lined course by competing in the fifth annual EAA Runway 5K, scheduled for Saturday, July 30, at 7 a.m. during AirVenture 2011 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

The 3.1-mile run/walk through the convention grounds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh, YMCA Strong Kids Fund, and Cerebral Palsy of Mideast Wisconsin.

The first 1,000 to register will receive a special event T-shirt. All participants receive snacks, water, and a timing-chip to track their progress, plus Saturday admission to AirVenture – featuring the widely popular Night Air Show and Daher-Socata Fireworks, country star Aaron Tippin in concert, and an expanded afternoon air show highlighted by the “Warbirds Extravaganza.”

Participants can pre-register now through Friday, July 29, for $25 at www.airventure.org/run, by calling 800-236-1025, or at the EAA Welcome Center during AirVenture. Registration on the day of the event is $35, and those with an AirVenture wristband valid for July 30 receive a $5 discount.

Advance purchase admission tickets at a discounted rate as well as camping for all dates are now available at www.airventure.org/tickets.

EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH is The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at www.airventure.org. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAAupdate.

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