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University Academy Charter School Hosts Run the Runway 5K

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The runway at the old Panama City Airport became just that on Saturday morning, a “runway,” but not for airplanes.

The University Academy Charter School held its 2nd annual “Run the Runway 5K” to benefit the opening of its new campus in August.

About 162 runners participated in the race down the tarmac. The proceeds from the event will go towards new playground equipment for the school.

The top male finisher was Ethan Mines with a time of 18:45 and the first female, Gina Spease, crossed the finish line at 25:38.

Race Director Anne Ramsey says it is great to have the support of the community especially for a new school.

The University Academy Charter School will move into the old airport building this August.