Friends of ANCHOR to benefit from unique midnight runway run

Friends of ANCHOR to benefit from unique midnight runway run

A unique midnight run on the runway of Aberdeen International Airport will return after a two year absence due to the pandemic.

With a course like no other, runners will take on the 3.5km Runway Run which will also benefit a number of charities, including Friends of ANCHOR

Once again, CHC Helicopters and Aberdeen International Airport will partner up to bring the run to the Dyce terminal for a third year.

In 2019, 300 participants signed up and took part in the event on the lit up runway.

The popular run will now return for a third year and take place on September 3 with runners urged to sign up now to book a place.

Aberdeen International Airport's chosen charities We Too! and Kayleigh’s Wee Stars will benefit from the run, along with CHC Helicopters' chosen charity Friends of ANCHOR.

CHC Helicopter Captain Ryan Broadhurst organises the event with the airport’s operations team.

He said: “Returning to Aberdeen International Airport for a third year for the Runway Run is fantastic.

“Working with the airport team to co-ordinate the challenge and bring 300 runners on to the runway for charity is really special.

“I’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone who engaged with us last year and look forward to welcoming everyone back for another race on the runway this summer.”

Mark Beveridge, Operations Director at Aberdeen International Airport said: “The 2019 event was sold out and a huge success and the team thoroughly enjoyed welcoming everyone to our runway.

“We were disappointed we had to cancel the event in 2020 but we know runners are ready to go for this unique event.

“We’d encourage runners of all abilities to apply for a space in the most exclusive running event in the region.

“We’re delighted to open up our runway to our runners once more and look forward to working in partnership with CHC Helicopter to raise essential funds for worthy causes.”

The current Runway Run record stands at 13 minutes and 9 seconds for women and 11 minutes 14 seconds for men.

All participants will start at the same time and complete two lengths of the lit Runway totalling 3.5km. Times are recorded using chip technology for each individual runner.

There is also a chance for teams of 12 to compile their run times with friends as part of our team marathon. The team marathon record is 3 hours, 13 minutes and 2 seconds.

Tickets will be £25 with a target sponsorship of £100 per participant.

Participants of all running abilities are welcome, tickets are available to purchase from the official Runway Run website at 1800 on Wednesday, June 15 from