Midway Fly Away 5K

April 7, 2014 4:31:10 AM PDT
Runners became part of history on Sunday as they took part in the first ever 5K race at Chicago's Midway Airport.

the Midway Fly Away 5K event allowed them to run or walk directly on the airfield, with jets taking off and landing overhead through the race.

The race benefits Special Olympics Chicago.

Race director Jim Sheahan and Chicago Dept. of Aviation Cmsr. Rosemarie Andolino talked to ABC7 Chicago live Midway during the event.

People can get involved by donating or volunteering for Special Olympics events by visiting www.sochicago.org.