Ireland West Airport Knock (IWAK ) this week announced its second annual charity 5k runway fun run will take place on the runway at Ireland West Airport on Saturday May 27, following the success of its first runway fun run last year.
Runners and walkers will take off down the runway at 7pm and complete a 5km course with a difference. All are welcome to attend what promises to be a great evening for all the family, raising much needed funds for three charities in 2017.
Last month the airport announced that airport staff had selected three new charities for 2017 to benefit from the airport's fundraising activities this year. The charities selected are Mayo Cancer Support, Western Alzheimers, and Western Care with all proceeds from the runway run and other planned events over the course of 2017 going to these charities.
Launching the 2017 runway fun run Joe Gilmore, managing director, Ireland West Airport Knock, said: "We are delighted to launch the second annual charity runway fun run here at the airport. Last year's event was a huge success with almost 2,000 runners and walkers, of all ages, taking to the famous runway here at the airport in glorious sunshine. Few airports around the world have such a unique history as this airport, with many learning to drive for the very first time on our 5km runway. We are delighted to be again working with Bank of Ireland and our three charities for 2017 in hosting this fantastic initiative. We look forward to making this an enjoyable and memorable experience for all involved and encourage people of all ages to come down and enjoy a walk or run on our runway on Saturday May 27.
Entry to the event costs €20 per adult and €5 for u16s. A special family rate of €40 will be available for families of two adults and two children. All participants will receive a special technical race T-shirt, and complimentary car parking and refreshments at the airport will be provided on the day. Participants can sign up and find more information at www.irelandwestairport.com/runwayrun The number of participants is restricted and those interested are advised to register early to avoid disappointment.