Registration costs $45 for a timed run and $40 for an untimed walk/run, with proceeds going to the Mayor’s Youth Scholarship Program and United Way of Greater Atlanta. Masks are required before and after the race.
The race starts at 6:30 a.m., and all participants must be off the runway by 7:30 a.m. for airport workers to do a sweep of the area and prepare for flights that will start landing again at around 8 a.m.
Officials plan to have a Delta Airbus A350 parked at the end of a taxiway nearby to allow race participants to take photos in front of the wide-body jet, along with selfies against the vast expanse of the airfield as the sun begins to rise at the end of the race.
“Most people have only seen this stuff from the window of the aircraft,” said Hartsfield-Jackson’s John Murphy, who works in airside operations and is handling preparations for the event. “People are fascinated by it.”