The race to find the fastest airline in the world

An event powered by bud:sport and anna.aero

11:00hrs Saturday September 5 2015

10km or 5km races

€30 (per runner) before 1 July 2015
€50 (per runner) after 1 July 2015

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 – just €30 before July 2015 – 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

Runway 3.0 announced! Enter "the race to find the fastest airline in the world", Budapest Airport Runway 13R-31L, 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 Race to Find The Fastest Airline In The World” will take place 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 in 10k and 5k distances for a series of anna.aero-Budapest Airport “Golden Cake Trophies.”

Aer Lingus wins Budapest Airport Runway Run and is “The Fastest Airline in the World”

Aer Lingus wins Budapest Airport Runway Run and is “The Fastest Airline in the World”

Aer Lingus raced down Budapest Airport’s runway to take the title of “Fastest Airline in the World” beating other airlines, airports, and aviation enterprises from all over the world in the air transport industry’s annual charity race, “bud:runway run” organised by Budapest Airport, Nike, Wizz Air, and anna.aero.

Last call for bud:runway run - register now; ACI EUROPE and SWISS latest to sign-up

Last call for bud:runway run – register now; ACI EUROPE and SWISS latest to sign-up

Time is running out to enter the “bud:runway run”. Registration closes on 25 August for the air transport charity race, which takes place on Budapest Airport’s runway on 6 September. ACI EUROPE and SWISS are the latest teams to sign-up. Think you can beat them? Register now!


The Yanks are coming!!! Southwest Airlines sends ace running team to Budapest Runway Run

The Yanks are coming!!! Southwest Airlines sends ace running team to Budapest Runway Run

As Southwest Airlines’ international expansion continues this month, WNCO is sending an ace team to take part in the “bud:runway run” – the air transport charity race taking place on Runway 13R-31L at Budapest Airport in September, with the clear aim to triumph over Europe’s low cost carriers, the majors, and other airlines from the […]

Budapest Runway Run accommodation partners selected – choose your Grand Budapest Hotel!!!

Budapest Runway Run accommodation partners selected – choose your Grand Budapest Hotel!!!

You can stay in the hotel where Richard Burton staged Elizabeth Taylor’s lavish 40th birthday party, or splash out €45 on something ultra-low cost: Hotel partners have been announced for “bud:runway run” – the race on Runway 13R-31L at Budapest Airport in September in aid of child cancer charities.

Calling all airports - Allgäu Airport expects to win BUD’s runway run!

Calling all airports – Allgäu Airport expects to win BUD’s runway run!

The young Bavarian airport has announced a powerful team entry for “bud:runway run” – the running race taking place on Runway 13R-31L at Budapest Airport on Saturday 6 September in aid of child cancer charities and other good causes.


bud:runway run recruits the airports (and more airlines) at ACI EUROPE Frankfurt Congress

bud:runway run recruits the airports (and more airlines) at ACI EUROPE Frankfurt Congress

The Budapest Airport Runway Run Roadshow rolled into the ACI EUROPE Annual Congress & Exhibition hosted by Fraport at the Messe Frankfurt this week. Airports and airlines lined up to take part in September’s race on the runway in aid of child cancer charities and other good causes.

Aer Lingus brings WARR to Dublin as Budapest’s runway run recruits at IATA Slots, Abu Dhabi

Aer Lingus brings WARR to Dublin as Budapest’s runway run recruits at IATA Slots, Abu Dhabi

As your one-stop centre of excellence for route analysis and running, anna.aero is proud to bring you news of two vital networking events you need to know about: The 33rd World Airline Road Race (WARR) is hosted by Aer Lingus in Dublin 1-5 October, while bud:runway run takes place on runway 13R-31L at Budapest Airport […]

Germania’s Andreas Wobig makes bid for Fastest Airline CEO in Budapest runway run

Germania’s Andreas Wobig makes bid for Fastest Airline CEO in Budapest runway run

Andreas Wobig, CEO of Germania, is the latest airline boss to make a bid to win the “Fastest Airline CEO in the World” anna.aero-Budapest Airport Golden Cake Trophy in the bud:runway run, the 12km charity running race taking place on Budapest Airport’s Runway 13R-31L on Saturday 6 September.


Budapest runway race latest: Marathon-running CityJet boss grabs pole position for Fastest Airline CEO

Budapest runway race latest: Marathon-running CityJet boss grabs pole position for Fastest Airline CEO

Christine Ourmières, the marathon-running CEO of CityJet has announced she will lead the European regional airline’s bid to win “Fastest Airline in the World” in the 12km running race taking place on Budapest Airport’s Runway organised by Budapest Airport, Wizz Air and anna.aero in aid of good causes.

New Ryanair Chief Marketing Officer to run Budapest runway race in Speedos

New Ryanair Chief Marketing Officer to run Budapest runway race in Speedos

anna.aero was delighted to receive a phone call from Kenny Jacobs, the new Chief Marketing Officer of Ryanair, to tell us he will personally lead Ryanair’s entry in “The Race To Find The Fastest Airline in the World” – the 12km race on Budapest Airport’s Runway 13R-31L in September, a charity event in aid of […]

"Fastest Airline in the World" latest: Aer Lingus CCO to lead team into Budapest runway run

“Fastest Airline in the World” latest: Aer Lingus CCO to lead team into Budapest runway run

Aer Lingus Chief Commercial Officer, Stephen Kavanagh, will lead the surging Irish carrier’s bid to win the title of “Fastest Airline in the World” in the 12km running race on Budapest Airport’s Runway 13R-31L in September, a charity benefit organised by Budapest Airport, Nike, Wizz Air and anna.aero.