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Cornwall Air Ambulance Runway Runaround 2018

Date: Saturday 22nd September 2018

Time: 3:30pm-11pm


Event open to: 11yrs +

Registration is now live for Cornwall Air Ambulance’s Runway Runaround, a charity 10km fun run through a restricted military base at night.
Due to popular demand the charity has now added a 5km walk/run on the same day starting at 5pm.
Participants will receive special access to RAF St Mawgan, near Newquay, to embark on a charity run past Cold War bomb shelters, vintage aircraft hangars and along the airbase’s runway.

The event will raise money for Cornwall Air Ambulance’s £2.5m New Heli Appeal, a two-year fundraising campaign to bring a next generation air ambulance helicopter to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by April 2020.

Sarah Mitchell, Fundraising Officer at Cornwall Air Ambulance, said: “This has got to be Cornwall’s quirkiest charity run, with the unique experience of running along a usually restricted military runway at night. It’s something very different which we are sure will attract people looking to do a charity run with a twist.

“At 10km long, the night run is suitable for anyone who wants to take part. Whatever your ability, you can achieve your goal and complete the run motivated by the knowledge that you are helping to save lives in Cornwall. It is sure to be an unforgettable night.

The Runway Runaround will take place on Saturday 22 September 2018, so there is plenty of time to get fit and ready. Runners will be encouraged to wear glow sticks which will be available to buy on the night. There will also be entertainment from the Blue Angels and refreshments.

To sign up and download a fundraising pack, go to cornwallairambulancetrust.org/get-involved/runway-runaround.

As a charity, Cornwall Air Ambulance receives no government or lottery funding towards its running costs and instead relies on donations from the people of Cornwall and beyond to keep flying and saving lives.

Event Location

RAF St Mawgan
RAF St Mawgan

Event Contact Details

Tel: 01637 889926
Email: sarah.mitchell@cornwallairambulancetrust.org

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