This 5K at O’Hare Airport lets you race down a runway as planes land nearby

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Thousands of runners are expected to head to O'Hare Sept. 25 for the O'Hare 5K on the Runway race. (Chicago Department of Aviation / via DNAinfo)

O’HARE — Thousands of runners will get a chance to run a route Sept. 25 that is usually reserved for planes getting ready to take off or land at O’Hare Airport.

Sponsored by United Airlines and the Chicago Department of Aviation, the sixth annual O’Hare 5K on the Runway will benefit Cal’s Angels, which grants wishes for children fighting cancer and provides financial assistance to their families.

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Runners will race along the furthest south runway, known as 10R, organizers said.

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