Runners encouraged to take to Oxford Airport runway for charity – Oxford Mail

02 September 2016

RUNNERS have been encouraged to support Cancer Research UK by pounding the tarmac of Oxford Airport’s runway.

The airport near Kidlington has organised a Midnight Runway Run which will see participants run under powerful floodlights from 11pm on September 16.

There will be a 5k and a 10k race, with the shorter distance requiring two laps of the runway and the longer distance four. Trophies will be awarded to the fastest man and woman and all participants will receive a medal. Entry costs £35 with money raised going to Cancer Research UK. The airport wants employees, their friends, family and as many other runners as possible to support the cause. There is no required level of fitness to take part and runners can take as long as they like to complete the course. It is supported by the Reuben Foundation which donates to charitable causes in health, education and the community.

Airport operations manager Kieran Meikle said: “With the full backing of the Reuben Foundation and our board, we are very excited to be hosting our first ever Runway Run in aid of Cancer Research UK. “It’s an event that should appeal to runners of all abilities and has the added bonus of generating cash for an incredibly important charity. “Packed full of atmosphere, this is one not to miss.”To sign up visit