Cancun offers chance to run on its new runway

September 22, 2009 | By | Comments (1)


Before the Cancun airport opens its new runway to jets, runners will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to try out the surface. The Cancun airport run on Oct, 10 is open to anyone who wants a chance to jog along a  air strip.

The event should be a cakewalk for experienced runners. The runway’s mercifully flat, of course, and since the 5K and 10K races start at 7 a.m., participants won’t have to face the full heat of the tropical sun. Registration is $200 pesos (about $15 U.S. dollars) if you register before October 8, or $250 pesos ($19) to register late.

But for runners, it should be worth every centavo. After this event, you can only try the course if you’re willing to be pursued by security officers.

Of course, Cancun is really just excited about the new $67 million addition, which will allow the airport to have simultaneous takeoffs and landings on both runways. Its new control tower, the airport brags, stands more than 315 feet, making it among the 20 tallest in the world.


  1. Layla Palmer

    Thank you for reminding me to RUN this morning! 🙂
    Lovin’ your blog here in Prattville, Alabama-
    Layla Palmer

    October 4, 2009 at 8:40 am

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