Tickets on sale for Sydney Airport charity runway run

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 16, 2018
Sydney Airport Runway Run 2016 (Sydney Airport/Kurt Ams)
Sydney Airport Runway Run 2016 (Sydney Airport/Kurt Ams)

Tickets are now on sale for Sydney Airport’s annual runway run to be held on November 25 that aims to raise money for Cure Cancer Australia.

Launched in 2015, the annual charity event gives runners and aviation enthusiasts alike the opportunity to tread on the same piece of pavement on which aircraft take off and land.

The 2018 event will be held on Sunday November 25. Four races will be held – a 100m dash for children, a 500m run, a 1km run and a relay race involving teams of four.

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The day will also include food, entertainment and family activities.

The first Sydney Airport runway run was held in 2015. (Sydney Airport)
The first Sydney Airport runway run was held in 2015. (Sydney Airport)

Sydney Airport chief executive Geoff Culbert said the runway run has been expanded in 2018.

“The runway run has undoubtedly become a highlight in Sydney’s calendar and we’re very excited about this year’s event being even bigger and better with the addition of our new family fun day,” Culbert said in a statement.

“We’re pleased to continue our support for Cure Cancer Australia and their vision through our Community Christmas Giving Appeal.

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“The runway run is a great way for the community to rally together each year to support a great cause while also having a fantastic day enjoying a one-of-a-kind airfield experience.”

Cure Cancer Australia chief executive Nikki Kinloch said the event would raise critically important funds for cancer research.

“The money raised as a result of last year’s appeal has provided a two-year research grant to children’s cancer researcher Dr Orazio Vittorio,” Kinloch said.

“This year, we hope to raise even more so that we can continue to fund bright young cancer researchers who dedicate their lives to making this the last generation to die from cancer.”

Tickets for the runway run cost $120 for adults, $80 for children and $350 for families. More details are available on the Cure Cancer Australia website.


VIDEO: Some of the colour and movement of the Sydney Airport runway run from the Cure Cancer Australia YouTube channel.

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