We are back for our 9th running of our 6k race at Saint John Airport with a brand new race distance, new route and a new date on Sunday May 24 2020.
We will be offering 3 races on race day, our traditional running race and a Duathlon which will comprise a Sprint Duathlon (5k run – 17k bike – 2.5k run) and a Super Sprint Duathlon (2.5k run – 8.5k bike – 2.5k run).
Running Race – We have a brand new route for 2020 with a section using the service road around the airport before heading onto the newly resurfaced runway back to the Fire Hall for the finish line – a great opportunity to see the airport from a unique perspective.
Our Sprint Duathlon will offer ITU World Slots for the 2021 World Duathlon Championships – 1 slot per age-group, male and female.
Run 1 – out and back using the service roads throughout the airport
Bike – course is entirely on the newly resurfaced and smooth runways of the airport. Potentially the fastest surface you have ever ridden on. 2 full loops for the Sprint Duathlon and 1 full loop for the Super Sprint Du.
Run 2 – out and back on the service roads
To register for the Duathlon – Please Click Here
To register for the 6k Running race – Please Click Here
We are proud to support the Strong Communities Program operated by the YMCA and $5.00 of every registration will be donated to the Y.Please contact Garth for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Race Comments:
What a great organizing Team, great job guys!!
Such an awesome event today with a live band, free beer samples, food and great prizes. Awesome day!!
I had so much fun helping out today at the YSJ 5k! I really enjoyed the day.
This was my first 5k and a special day. Thank you for all the work and prep you and your team of volunteers did to make the day a success.
Welcome to the 8th edition of the YSJ 5k race on the Runway at Saint John Airport on Saturday 27 October 2018. We are proud to be the original Maritime Airport race and are excited to work with our colleagues at Saint John Airport in the build up to the race. This year we will be having a Halloween theme and we encourage you to run in your best Halloween costumes/outfits, although its not compulsory. We will have our Kids Fun Run once again, themed for Halloween as The Little Monster Dash.Register for the 2018 Saint John Airport Halloween Hustle 5k & Little Monster Dash
In 2018 the Saint John Airport race is proud to partner with the Brighten Group for this very unique event The Saint John Regional Hospital’s Brighten Group, has been focused on Patient Comfort since 1919. Patient Comfort means enhancing the hospital experience for Patients, Families and Staff while in the hospital or, in other words, making your day a little brighter! Brought to you by the Saint John Airport, The Brighten Group and Fundy Sports and Tourism. Medals for first 300 participants.
New for 2018 – Prizes for the best Halloween Themed dress Male & Female & please note – we will be operating the race out of the Fire Hall located at the end of the Airport Service Road. Registration & race start and finish & Kids Fun Run will all take place at this venue.
New for 2018 – Halloween Hustle 5k Virtual Race
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE? A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. We will mail your race bib and medal directly to you and you can participate on your own schedule and at your own pace. Here’s how it will work.
- Register for our Virtual Race
- Close to race date we will mail you your medal and race bib
- Choose your location and distance to run/walk/jog/bike. Your 5K, your way!
- Set a date and run your race!
- Celebrate your victory! Wear your medal with pride! You’ve earned it!
- Send us a photo of you completing your virtual race with your medal
Upload your results to our Facebook page “Saint John Airport 10K & 5K” or email us at email@example.com
The Halloween Hustle 5k will be capped to 300 runners total.
$5.00 of every $36.00 entry fee will be donated to The Brighten Group to support cancer down there.
Provisional start time for the 5k is 12.30pm (or as soon as the Air Canada Flight departs) on the afternoon of Saturday 27 October. Timings may change at the discretion of the Airport or the Race organizers. Refunds will not be offered due to a change in race time. All runners must be off the race course by 2.30pm.
The Little Monster Dash
This Halloween themed Kids Fun Run will be over a non-timed distance of between 1.5 – 2k and will follow a brand new straight, out and back route from the Fire Hall. Please note that parents will not be able to run with their children during the Kids Fun Run. The kids must be self sufficient. All kids will receive a finishers medal. Kids Fun Run will start at 12.15pm.
All entries are non-refundable and non-transferable sorry. All timings are subject to flights schedules. Entries must not be sold on without the prior consent of the Race Director.
On behalf of the Saint John Airport 10k, 5k and Kids Fun Run we were thrilled to present Judie Domokos from The Brighten Group with this cheque for $3250.00. A massive thank you to everyone who supported the race with your donations or by racing or volunteering.
Here is a selection of photos from the Saint John Airport race 2016. For the full link and all the photos please check out the RunNB Website
Welcome to the 6th edition of the YSJ 10k & 5K race on the Runway at Saint John Airport on Saturday 14 May 2016. We are proud to be the original Maritime Airport race and we are excited to work with our colleagues at Saint John Airport in the build up to the race.
For 2016 we are thrilled to partner up with the Undie Run to create awareness for and raise funds for Cancer Down There at the Saint John Regional Hospital .
The 5k and 10k races will be run between 3.15pm and 4.45pm on the afternoon of Saturday 14 May. All timings are provisional at present.
Let us see your UNDIES… on May 14, put them on the outside where we can all see them and help put cancer down there out in the open. This event is to help bring awareness to cancers down there , particularly colon cancer and cervical cancer. These very serious diseases need to be discussed and we all need to join the fight. Did you know running and walking on a regular basis reduces the risk for many cancers, especially colon cancer. Show you care about Cancer Down There! Brought to you by the Saint John Airport, The Brighten Group and Fundy Sports and Tourism.
The price for both the 5k and 10k is $35.00 and includes a special keepsake of Boxer-style UNDIES by “Danieal Underwear with Pockets” for the first 100 Registrations, Medals for all participants and an excellent reception.
As usual you will have a unique opportunity to run either a 1 lap or 2 lap race on the actual Runway and Taxiways of the airport. The course is flat, fast and traffic free and we have sold out in every year of our race so far so please enter early. $5.00 of every entry fee will be donated to the Cancer Down There – Saint John Regional Hospital and 100% of the proceeds from the Kids Fun Run.
Kids Fun Run
The Kids Fun Run will be over a non-timed distance of between 1.5 – 2k and will follow our 2014 route from the Atlantic Flight Center. Please note that parents will not be able to run with their children during the Kids Fun Run. The kids must be self sufficient. We will have volunteers and airport personnel on the runway to ensure that the kids are safe and complete the course. All kids will receive a finishers medal. Kids Race fee is $5.00 and all proceeds from the Kids Fun Run will be donated to Cancer Down There – Saint John Regional Hospital.
Registration fee is $35.00 per person for the 10k & 5k and all entries are non-refundable and non-transferable sorry but due to difficulties in previous years there will be no exceptions. All timings are subject to flights schedules. Entries must not be sold on without the prior consent of the Race Director.
I will be sending our lots of info before the race but we need to remind everyone that this is a live airport and in the event of flight delays we will reduce the 10k to a 5k race.
Subject to flight timings we may have to impose a time limit on the races. I will update everyone should this info be updated. No refunds will be issued for shortened races.
Identification GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID MUST BE SHOWN ON RACE DAY FOR SECURITY PURPOSES. NO ID = NO RACE, SORRY. We are governed by Transport Canada on this one and they state that ID is required if you appear to be 18 or older. If in doubt bring ID as no ID = no race. You are running airside which is classed as a restricted area.
Headphones of any description are not allowed on the Race Course for safety reasons at any time. If you are seen on the race course with Headphones you will be disqualified. We must be able to communicate with you at all times.
2013 Runner Comments
“U had medals this year! I can’t believe it!!! LOVE THEM! U really out did yourself – cutest bling ever!! Looks fabulous next to my Disney medals and my collection. Thank you so very much! And again, loved your event! So supportive, well organized and excellent volunteers and post race snacks. Thanks so much for the awesome race.”
“I feel sorry for those who were not able to get into last night’s Saint John Airport run, because in addition to the unique opportunity to run a 10k race on an airport tarmac, it was SO cool last night to run at dusk with the runway lights coming on. But then, with a race like that, there has to be a cut-off for entries. It was a wonderful experience, thanks to Garth Millar and his volunteers and sponsors. Can’t WAIT for next year’s run!”
“I just wanted to thank you and Helena for putting on such a great event last night. It was my first airport run, as I only took up running last year. It was a great time, and I love the finishers medal. Hopefully I’ll see you at the Hampton duathlon, and if not I’ll see you in St. Andrews”.