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About the Flight Deck Half Marathon & 5K

The Flight Deck Half Marathon and 5K is one of Maine’s premier running events. Held at Brunswick Landing in Brunswick, ME, it is one of the few races in the world that operates on a real airport runway!

The first Flight Deck Half Marathon & 5K was held on April 2, 2011, hosted by the Maine Track Club and the Midcoast Triathlon Club. From 2011 to 2019, the event was called Race the Runways and operated under that name until its final race on April 27, 2019. In 2021 the race was revived by Ventures Endurance under a new name, the Flight Deck Half Marathon & 5K, and reimagined to include a host of improvements, most notably a post-race party at Flight Deck Brewing with delicious beer, food, good tunes and games.

Now taking place in the fall each year, the event happens at the beginning of Maine’s fall foliage season and has quickly grown in popularity with runners coming from all over New England to take part in this unique run and all the fun that comes with it.

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About Flight Deck Brewing

Flight Deck Brewing opened to the public in early 2017 with the drive to provide greater-Brunswick with a destination brewery, casual social gathering space, and family-friendly venue. Located in the former Small Arms Range of the redeveloped Brunswick Naval Air Station (now called Brunswick Landing), their unique Tasting Room was named “Best in Maine” by Down East Magazine. With a constantly evolving tap list, wood-fired pizza, regular live music, and plenty of space to hang out!

Ready to Run?

Get ready for take-off, runners! The Flight Deck Half Marathon & 5K lands in Brunswick, ME on Sunday, September 22nd, 2024. Experience a half marathon or 5K run at one of the few races in the world that operates on a real airport runway! Register Today