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3rd Annual BFM 5K on the Runway

MOBILE, AL (October 2, 2023) –  Get ready for an action-packed Saturday! The 3rd Annual BFM 5K on the Runway is here, happening October 7, 2023, at Mobile International Airport (BFM) starting at 8 a.m.


This event offers an exhilarating 5K race and a 1-mile Fun Run, beginning from the 23 East Venue (1886 5th Street), winding down Broad Street to Runway 18/36, and back. But the excitement doesn't end there! After the race, enjoy music, delectable treats, and FREE entertainment for kids, including bounce houses and face painting. Our platinum sponsor this year is Airbus.


Not only is it a fantastic race experience, but it's also a chance to support the Mobile Airport Authority Foundation. This organization is committed to advancing charitable, educational, and scientific initiatives in our community, benefitting institutions like the Penelope House, Bishop State Community College, and various college scholarship programs.


Race Details:

  • Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
  • Time: 8 a.m. – 5K on the Runway, 9 a.m. – 1-mile Fun Run
  • Location: Mobile International Airport (BFM), 23 East Venue (1886 5th Street, Mobile, AL)

Registration Details:

  • Early registration: $25 for adults, $15 for kids
  • Race-day registration: $35 for adults, $25 for kids
  • Registration includes a t-shirt, swag bag, post-race snacks, and awards for top finishers.

For added convenience, early packet pickup and registration will be available on Friday, October 6, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the 23 East Venue (1886 Fifth Street). Race-day registration and packet pickup will begin at 7 a.m., with the 5K race starting promptly at 8 a.m.


For more information and registration, please visit


Join us for a day of fitness, fun, and community support at the 3rd Annual BFM 5K on the Runway!


Media Contact:

Devon Calametti

Director of Marketing and Communications

Mobile Airport Authority

C: 251-243-8080


About Mobile Airport Authority 


The Mobile Airport Authority owns and operates Mobile Regional Airport (MOB), Mobile International Airport (BFM), Brookley Aeroplex and St. Elmo Airport generating $2 Billion in economic value for Alabama. Delta Airlines, American Airlines, and United Airlines serve the Mobile Regional Airport, providing direct service to four major hubs: Atlanta, Dallas, Charlotte, and Houston. MOB is also home to Airbus Space and Defense.

Mobile International Airport (BFM), strategically located near the Port of Mobile, offers convenient nonstop service to Orlando, FL, through Avelo Airlines. BFM serves as a vital link to multimodal connectivity, integrating maritime, rail, trucking, and aviation operations. The airport proudly houses the Airbus Final Assembly Line, Airbus Engineering, ST Aerospace, and Continental Motors, showcasing its prominence in the aviation industry. 


The Brookley Aeroplex, a thriving industrial complex, supports BFM’s operations, accommodating more than 90 businesses including supply chain providers and others supporting the transportation industry.

St. Elmo Airport is located about 18 miles from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, primarily caters to corporate and private aircraft needs.