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

€50 (per runner)

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

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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!!!

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

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

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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

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

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What women want: to win the Budapest Runway Run!

What women want: to win the Budapest Runway Run!

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Belfast International Airport bosses bet against one another to win Budapest Runway Run

Belfast International Airport bosses bet against one another to win Budapest Runway Run

Belfast International Airport’s Managing Director, Graham Keddie, and Director of Commercial Development, Brian Carlin, shake hands on a €200 bet to beat one another in the 10km Budapest Runway Run, the annual air transport industry charity race on the airport’s Runway 13R-31L.


“We’ll be there to defend our title:” Aer Lingus CEO leads charge to retain Fastest Airline In The World in BUD Runway Run

“We’ll be there to defend our title:” Aer Lingus CEO leads charge to retain Fastest Airline In The World in BUD Runway Run

The Aer Lingus CEO tells anna.aero he will once again personally spearhead his airline’s entries into the Budapest Runway Run to retain the top prize in “The Race to Find The Fastest Airline In The World.”

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.