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Run before the first plane of the morning

Excitement is building for the 2019 Southampton Airport Runway Run, on Sunday 23rd June, as Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) have announced that over half the places have sold in a matter of days, raising over £10,000.


The annual 5K fun run, hosted by Southampton Airport, is supporting Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance for the third year in a row.


Popularity for the event has grown each year, with the Airport increasing participant numbers to 1,000 for the first time.


Over 600 places have been snapped up since the Charity opened registration last Wednesday (23rd January).


Partnerships Manager at Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, Ray Southam, said: “The Southampton Airport Runway Run has been incredibly popular this year with our places selling faster than ever before.


“I urge anyone wanting to take part to sign up before it’s too late. Last year the Runway Run raised £22,000.


“This year we’re hoping to raise £30,000, which will be enough to keep our life-saving service operational for two full days.”


It’s an early start for runners who are expected to arrive from 4.30am to check-in, before they can enter the runway. The Runway Run begins at 5.30am and finishes at 6.30am, in time for the first flights to take off and land.


Places are £20 per person and each participant is asked to raise sponsorship money to help keep the Air Ambulance flying and saving lives. Sign up by visiting the Charity website www.hiowaa.org.




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