5 Upcoming Airport Runway Runs to try in 2016
What if you could pack your social-conscious attitude with you to the airport? Giving back at the airport is one of the spots which I had never considered. Until I came across a variety of airport runway runs happening early this year. If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to walk or even run along an airport runway — try these during your layover and help a cause.
Land your chance to run the runway at these airports:
Manchester Airport (in partnership with British Airways)
Race Day: Sunday, March 13, 2016
Race Beneficiary: Manchester Airport and British Airway’s chosen charities.
Race Day: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Race Beneficiary : Run the Runway benefits Playworks Arizona, a nonprofit organization that sends trained, full-time coaches to low-income, urban schools, where they transform recess and play into a positive experience that helps kids and teachers get the most out of every learning opportunity.
JFK Airport The first race was run in April 1972
Race Day: Sunday, April 10, 2016
Race Beneficiary: Funds raised from the race are used to support scholarships, sponsor terminally ill children from countries with limited medical and technological services, for life-saving heart operations at local hospitals through Rotary’s Gift of Life Program.
Tampa International Airport 4th Annual Run
Race Day: Saturday, April 23, 2016
Race Beneficiary: United Way Suncoast
Saint John Airport 6th Annual Run
Race Day: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Race Beneficiary: In support of the Undie Run to create awareness for and raise funds for Cancer Down There at the Saint John Regional Hospital . This event is to help bring awareness to cancers down there , particularly colon cancer and cervical cancer.