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The race to find the fastest airline in the world

Primary Sponsors

11:00hrs Saturday September 5 2015

10km or 5km races

€50 (per runner)

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Leaders from the world's air transport community are being invited to take part in a 10km and 5km race on the runway of Budapest Airport on 5 September 2015.

Runway 3.0 announced! Enter "the race to find the fastest airline in the world", Budapest Airport Runway 13R-31L, 5 September 2015

The air transport industry's annual "Race to Find The Fastest Airline In The World" will take place at 11.00 on Saturday 5 September 2015 on Budapest Airport's 13R-31L when runners from airlines, airports and enterprises across the aviation community once again compete for a series of anna.aero-Budapest Airport "Golden Cake Trophies", including the key team prize of the "The Fastest Airline in the World."

Aer Lingus is the airline to beat

There are two race distances – 10km (four runway lengths) and 5km (a distance favoured by sofa-loving revenue management executives). Aer Lingus is the airline to beat after it swept to victory this year, winning both the top team prize as well fielding the fastest runner, Robert Murphy, an Aer Lingus Fleet Cost Manager, who led from the start to beat all other 609 competitors and take the prize of "Fastest Aviator" in a blistering 10k time of 34.16.

All entry fees are donated to cancer charities, and other child-focussed good causes and every finisher receives "The Bron's Medal" named for Brontë "Bron" Hogan, the anna.aero publisher's 12-year-old daughter, who passed away in 2011 after a five-year battle with leukaemia.

All finishers receive "The Bron's Medal" in memory of the anna.aero publisher's 12-year-old daughter, Brontë "Bron" Hogan, who passed away in 2011 after a five-year battle with leukaemia.

anna.aero - Budapest Airport "Golden Cake Trophies":

  • FASTEST
    male/female
  • FASTEST AIRLINE TEAM
    "The Fastest Airline in the World"
  • FASTEST AIRLINE CEO
    male/female
  • FASTEST AIRPORT CEO
    male/female
  • FASTEST AIRPORT TEAM
    "The Fastest Airport in the World"
  • MEDIA
    Fastest Aviation Media Team
  • CONCESSIONAIRES
    Fastest Airport Concessionaire Team
  • ENTERPRISES
    Fastest Aviation Enterprises Team
  • MILITARY
    Fastest Military Aviator Prize
  • A FINISHER'S MEDAL
    souvenir shirt, and gift bag for every entrant

All the latest news and developments for the bud:runway run

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anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run: Title sponsor Airbus enters big team; EVP Chris Buckley joins line-up

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After-run party and BBQ announced for the Airbus-sponsored anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run; registration closes 24 August

After-run party and BBQ announced for the Airbus-sponsored anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run; registration closes 24 August

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Emirates enters 19-strong team to win “Fastest Airline in the World” in Airbus-sponsored anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run

Emirates enters 19-strong team to win “Fastest Airline in the World” in Airbus-sponsored anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run

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Airbus-sponsored anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run: registration must close on 24 August

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SWISS roll in with a baker’s dozen to the Airbus-sponsored anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run

SWISS roll in with a baker’s dozen to the Airbus-sponsored anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run

SWISS’ running team are returning to the Airbus-sponsored anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run, entering 13 runners and more than tripling their efforts to become “The Fastest Airline in the World”.


Letter from Addis – Ethiopian Airlines joins Airbus-sponsored anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run

Letter from Addis – Ethiopian Airlines joins Airbus-sponsored anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run

Ethiopians have the famously fast runners – and now they want to win “Fastest Airline in the World” according to Surafel Saketa, an Ethiopian Airlines’ Strategic Planner who has just entered the Airbus-sponsored anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run.

We’re gonna need a bigger Airbus! (Qatar, Ethiopian, SWISS, others join Airbus-sponsored anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run)

We’re gonna need a bigger Airbus! (Qatar, Ethiopian, SWISS, others join Airbus-sponsored anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run)

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Airbus-sponsored anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run: Look who’s signed up now!!!

Airbus-sponsored anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run: Look who’s signed up now!!!

Today is the last day to get the low price for the Airbus-sponsored anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run – its €30 today but goes up to €50 tomorrow. All entry fees are entirely donated to international child cancer charities and other good causes.


Airbus becomes main sponsor of anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run!

Airbus becomes main sponsor of anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run!

In a massive step of recognition for the importance of the anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run as the leading sporting charity event for the global aviation industry, Airbus has stepped up as the main sponsor of the good causes.

Monarch sets out to be king of anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run

Monarch sets out to be king of anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run

Monarch Airlines’ Head of Network Development, Marjan Schoeke, has signed up to September’s anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run with the hope that he can bring a Monarch team to compete for the key Golden Cake Trophy of  “Fastest Airline In The World.”

airberlin CEO and marathon man Stefan Pichler set to dominate anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run

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He once came third in the Frankfurt Marathon with a time of 2:16 but now the new airberlin CEO is on pole position to win “The Fastest Airline CEO In The World” in the anna.aero-Budapest Runway Run in September.