Rock n Run the Runway
June 28, 2019

Last week, it was all parades and musical performances to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Wheeling. This week, it’s a 5K and an abundance of evening festivities all taking place at the airport in Wheeling. All summer long, the summer never stops in this great city.

On this Saturday, June 29th, Rock n Run the Runway will take place at the Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling. Hosted by Wheeling, Prospect Heights and Chicago Executive Airport, this all-day event includes a wide array of activities.

Run the Runway

Kicking off the day is Run the Runway. At 8 AM, a 5K run is taking place on the airport runway — or if running isn’t your thing, there’s a one mile walk, too. The walk/run provides an opportunity like no other to experience the runway as airplane pilots do. And because of the ultra-flat surface, many runners in the past have set their personal best records. To walk/run the runway, you can register online here.

Rock the Runway

The festivities continue well into the night, starting at 5 PM. There will be gourmet food trucks, a selection of beer and wine, face painters, balloon artists and a kiddie train. Arriving an hour later at 6 PM, Elsa and Spiderman will be available for photo ops. 

Live music will carry through the event. Starting at 6 PM, Gone Country will rock the stage. Following their act at 8:15 PM, Wheeling’s own Haley Reinhart featuring the Midnight Band will perform. You might recognize Haley Reinhart from around town — or from season ten of American Idol. The music will pause for a brief break at 9:15 PM, when fireworks will fill the sky. 

Don’t miss out on this fantastic Wheeling event — attendance is expected to reach 5,000. Parking options will be available, including overflow parking and shuttle buses to and from the event location.

Living at ONE keeps you close to all the action.