I suppose it depends upon how you define "aikido", and how much of the philosophy of the art that you make manifest in your daily life.
I voted no. Running away IS a valid method of resolving a conflict. I am not convinced it is a valid way of resolving a conflict using aikido. Sure, there are circumstances in which an efficient advance to the rear is the only sensible response. But how does running away "blend with the incoming force" or "redirect it into a more positive direction". Or does that only apply to the training in the dojo?
Just some thoughts