Southampton Airport’s Runway Run returns for its Sixth Year

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Southampton Airport’s Runway Run returns for its Sixth Year

Set to be held on Sunday 21st June 2020, the event has continued to grow in popularity since its launch in 2015.

Southampton Airport’s popular 5K Runway Run will be landing at the airport on Sunday 21st June 2020.

Set to start at 5:30am, the event has continued to grow in popularity since its launch in 2015. For the first time in its history, the run will be officially timed and chipped by affiliates British Athletics and will be open to more people than ever.

The Runway Run will also coincide with the launch of the airport’s new charity initiative, The Moonbeam Fund, which will provide financial support to charities and community organisations neighbouring the airport. The fund is named after the very first plane to take flight from the airfield in 1910, the Moonbeam II piloted by Edwin Moon. 

The fund will be open to applications from charities and local organisations. All profits raised from the Runway Run will go directly to The Moonbeam Fund to be distributed to applications in future grants.  More details about the fund and how to apply will be released next month.

Promising to be bigger and better than before, this year’s Runway Run, will come complete with a warm-up for the runners and music to complement the exciting and lively atmosphere.

Commenting on the event’s return, Neil Garwood, Managing Director at Southampton Airport, said: “Southampton Airport will once again be welcoming members of the local community as well as avid athletes from all over the region to take part in our ever-growing annual Runway Run.

“Aligning with the launch of our new charity strategy, The Moonbeam Fund, runners are also welcome to run and fundraise for their chosen charities as well as don fancy-dress costumes to bring the fun.”

As sustainability is integral to Southampton Airport’s commitments, the event will be plastic-free, with water stored in recycled paper cartons being distributed to runners. A viewing area on top of the multi-storey car park will also be cordoned off for spectators.

With places for the event selling fast, runners are urged to sign up and secure their spots early to avoid disappointment.

For more information and to register for the Southampton Airport Runway Run, please visit: http://bit.ly/2IeexVw