Football legend endorses Budapest Runway Run 4.0…and it’s sponsored by Airbus!

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“BUD’s got the world in motion” said the number-one selling rapper and England and Liverpool football legend, John Barnes, who gave celebrity endorsement to the Budapest Runway Run at this month’s British-Irish Airports EXPO hosted by Birmingham Airport. Taking place on Saturday 3 September 2016 on Budapest Airport’s runway 13R-31L, the five- and 10-kilometre race is the air transport industry’s premier charity-sportive event.

Airport suppliers exhibiting at last week’s British-Irish Airports EXPO in Birmingham queued up to join the unstoppable Budapest Runway Run, sponsored by Airbus. Besides airlines and airports, enterprises from across the aviation community are invited to compete for a series of Airport “Golden Cake Trophies”.

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Leading the way in baggage handling around the world: Vanderlande’s Mark Gilbert, High Level Control & Integration Leader and Martijn Koudijs, Business Development Manager, are willing to see if their team could also lead the way on Budapest’s runway on Saturday 3 September.

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Airport security specialist, Wilson James: Having recently completed the 100 mile (160km) South Downs Way Challenge, Emma Russell, Specialist Services Manager; Maisie Evans, Marketing Assistant; and Katie Pryce, Marketing and Research Co-ordinator, should find 10km on Budapest’s runway a breeze. With the company continually looking for new ways to meet its charity donation goal each year, the BUD Runway Run could be an ideal entry on the team’s race schedule.

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Software specialist Archaio: Elena Scopel, Technical Account Manager and Cristina Garcia, Regional Director, think this year’s Budapest Runway Run could be the ideal way to visit the beautiful Hungarian capital city once again, while having the chance to network as well.

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“Where do I sign? I’m in!” Marc Stewart, Director, Luggage Point, came and sought out our stand in Birmingham ready to register his place.

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See you in BUD! CU Phosco (a lighting company): “What a fantastic concept,” said Stuart Murray, General Manager Commercial, and Hayley Whittaker, National Sales Manager. With plenty of runners in the company they’re sure to assemble a team.

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RED C – as it says – they’re Ireland’s largest independent research agency – wants to see another Irish win. Richard Barton, Managing Director, RED C, hopes to see Aer Lingus raise the “Golden Cake Trophy” and become “The Fastest Airline in the World” once again (Aer Lingus won in 2014).

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Our neighbouring exhibition stand at British-Irish Airports EXPO, Brian Clibbon (left), Bids and Proposal Manager, Easat Antennas, became very interested in our event, especially when they realised it’s all for charity.

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“I wanted to come last year but couldn’t make it, this year I’ll be there,” states David Elliott, Director, Excess Baggage.

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Half marathon runner, David Bannon, European Sales Manager, decoustics, thinks this will be a unique way to earn his next medal and headed straight back to the office to get his registration sorted.

Early booking discount ends 1 July – click here to sign up

Registration just €30, but the earlybird price won’t last

There’s just three weeks left to get the lowest possible price for the Airbus-sponsored Airport Runway Run – its just €30 now, but goes up to €50 on 1 July. All entry fees are entirely donated to international child cancer causes and a Hungarian charity assisting with the inclusion of handicapped people in sports, so we’ll be more than happy to take the extra money from you should you miss the deadline.

Click here to sign up for the Budapest Runway Run

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