NEWS | Sept. 13, 2013

JB Charleston hosts "Run the Runway

By Tech. Sgt. Rasheen Douglas Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Joint Base Charleston hosted the "Run the Runway 5k" Sept. 13. The event was to held to celebrate the delivery of the last U.S. Air Force C-17, which arrived to Joint Base Charleston during a ceremony the day prior.

Approximately 700 people participated in the run, which started at 7:30 a.m. at the Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Fitness Center and extended out to the flight line and back.. The route the runners ran on the flight line took them between the newest C-17 to arrive on base and the oldest C-17.

The first C-17, The Spirit of Charleston, tail number 89-1192, landed at
Charleston AFB at approximately 10:45 am June 14, 1993, and was piloted by
Gen. Merrill McPeak, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force at the time. The last C-17 arrived at approximately 5:15 p.m. Sept. 12, 2013 to JB Charleston.

This "Run the Runway 5k," unlike the other runs held in the past, was hosted as a commander's challenge. Commemorative trophies for the top three male and female finishers were awarded.