This longer stronger 8,000 foot runway was created to include a bridge over US 1.
Picture yourself running down the brand new runway, with some of your closest friends. The runway you're on is completely closed, never been touched by a plane. Your feet are the first contact with people that this pavement will experience. All of a sudden a commercial 747 lands on one of the open runways right next to you with a deafening roar. The adrenaline pumping through your body is now at its peak, possibly the best rush you'll ever experience. When and where else will you do this again?
Walkers are also welcome!