Runway Night Run takes off on June 16

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REPRO FREE Bank of Ireland Runway Night Run at Shannon Airport on track for June 16th Tuesday 16th May 2017: Ireland’s favourite and first mass participation event at an airport, the Bank of Ireland Runway Night Run, at Shannon is set for take-off again this year, with Friday June 16th announced as the date for the hugely popular event. An estimated 2,000 participants of all grades and ages will gather for the fourth annual event that remains the largest of its kind at an Irish airport and will raise vital funds for two worthy charities, Cahercalla Community Hospital & Hospice, and Home Share Clare. This year the event will take on a new route, wrapping itself around the airport – both landside and airside - ahead of a grandstand finish outside the airport terminal. Online entry for the event is open at the Shannon Airport Facebook page link: - http://fal.cn/uGzU or on the eventmaster.ie website:- https://eventmaster.ie/whatson.php?event_type=Running. Pictured on the runway at Shannon Airport are L-R Kieran Blake, Bank of Ireland Commercial Branch Manager Shannon Co Clare, Paul Hennessy, President UL Bohemians Rugby Club, Anna Caplice, Irish Rugby International, Irish International Rugby Captain Niamh Briggs, Sara Hartigan, Senior Vice President UL Bohemians Rugby Club, Pamela Brookes, Charity Committee Shannon Airport, Marie Meehan, Bank of Ireland County Manager Clare and Andrew Murphy, Managing Director Shannon Airport.Pic Arthur Ellis.

Kieran Blake, Bank of Ireland Commercial Branch Manager Shannon Co Clare, Paul Hennessy, President UL Bohemians Rugby Club, Anna Caplice, Irish Rugby International, Irish International Rugby Captain Niamh Briggs, Sara Hartigan, Senior Vice President UL Bohemians Rugby Club, Pamela Brookes, Charity Committee Shannon Airport, Marie Meehan, Bank of Ireland County Manager Clare and Andrew Murphy, Managing Director Shannon Airport.

This year’s Bank of Ireland Runway Night Run is scheduled for Friday, June 16 and will once more take place at Shannon Airport.

An estimated 2,000 participants of all grades and ages will gather for the fourth annual event, raising funds for local charities, Cahercalla Community Hospital & Hospice, and Home Share Clare.

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This year the event will take on a new route, wrapping itself around the airport – both landside and airside – ahead of a grandstand finish outside the airport terminal.  Online entry for the event is open at the Shannon Airport Facebook page link: – http://fal.cn/uGzU or on the eventmaster.ie website:- https://eventmaster.ie/whatson.php?event_type=Running

The event has doubled in size since its inauguration in 2014, and this year will again involve a ‘Corporate Challenge’ as companies enter up to 10 staff, with times for the first five finishers accumulating in to an overall team prize for the fastest company.

With interest in the event set to be high again this year, organisers are urging participants to book early.  “With such an emphasis on healthy activity, mass participation events are huge today but this one has particular appeal as it’s such a novel course and we are expecting great interest again this year. We are, therefore urging those who want to participate to book early and avoid disappointment,” said Shannon Airport Managing Director, Andrew Murphy.

“People just love the idea of running at an airport; it’s just so different to typical mass participation events. There’s also great excitement on the night as we have people arriving up to two hours beforehand to take in the build-up with ‘Mr Motivator’, Richie Clifford, leading the warm-up.”

Event t-shirts – sizes provided on a first come first serve basis – will be provided to all participants, with registration taking place on Thursday June 15 from 12pm-2.30pm and again on the night of the race, Friday June 16, from 9pm.  All who register will also be entered for attractive spot prizes.