Party on the runway, just for a day

GYPSUM, Colo. (AP) - August 25, 2009

Soon, the jets will be landing on the upgraded runway at the Eagle County Regional Airport near Vail, Colo.

But tomorrow folks will get a chance to ride their bikes on the runway -- or just run.

The airport plans a "Romp the Runway" party.

There will be a bike race, a 5K run, and a children's obstacle course, among other activities.

Airport officials say the tarmac bash is a way of thanking the community for putting up with the inconvenience of the five-year, $40 million project.

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