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.
Besides airport runway runs there are many other ways to get fit on the fly. For instance, there are many airport pools, airport gyms, yoga rooms and more. Just take a little time exploring what fitness on the fly the airport is offering.
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.