The Runway Run is an invitational race, where the majority of the field is made up of representatives from the aviation industry, authorities, airlines and other major international companies, as well as competitors from the SUHANJ! Foundation, but to further enhance the special nature of the anniversary event, this year, for the first time,
the airport will open up to the public through a much wider range of channels, with twice as many people, a total of one hundred people will be given the opportunity to enter in pairs.
As in previous years, the sporting event will serve a noble cause. The airport operator will donate the entire amount raised from registration fees to the SUHANJ! Foundation, which provides sporting opportunities for people living with disabilities, and the Anthony Nolan foundation, which
supports the recovery of patients with blood cancer.
Budapest Airport organized the first Runway Run ten years ago, in 2013, where invited guests can run under unique conditions; runway I, closed for the occasion, offers a unique view of the aircraft taking off and landing in the distance. Over the past ten years, more than 10,000 runners have taken part in the race, and Budapest Airport has raised nearly 80 million HUF from the entry fees for the charities it supports.
Chris Dinsdale, the CEO of Budapest Airport, commented in connection with the tenth Runway Run: “Our airport running race organized on the runway has become a tradition, with hundreds of people lining up at the start line every year. Together with the Runway Run, we also wanted to make it a tradition to run not only for our own health and for the love of sport, but for a good cause, together. I am proud that in the ten years since the first race, we have been able to make a meaningful contribution to the foundations we support.”