Airbus, Qatar Airways and Mercedes back this year’s Budapest Runway Run

Airbus – ‘Fastest Aviation Enterprise 2016 & 2017’ – has confirmed it will once again be the main title sponsor, alongside Qatar Airways and newcomer Mercedes, at this year’s Budapest Runway Run. As the first to cross the line last year, in a scorching time of 37:34, the main sponsor’s own Sales Director, Dionisio Olalla-Lopez became the ‘Fastest Aviator 2017’ and plans to lead another great team down the Hungarian runway once again this September.

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A heartfelt thanks to our sponsors

We’re thrilled to announce that Airbus has stepped up for the fourth year to be the main title sponsor for this year’s Budapest Runway Run, while Qatar Airways has also confirmed its support as the main airline sponsor once again. Meanwhile, as recognition grows for the aviation charity event of the year – which has raised a staggering €130,000 over the last five years – we can proudly add Mercedes to our list of devoted sponsors and advocates.

Equally sharing all profits from the must-be-at aviation charity race between the airport’s chosen benefactor, Suhanj! Foundation – a Hungarian association which aims to share the enjoyment of sports with those living with disabilities – proudly donates its share of the funds raised to Anthony Nolan, the UK-based bone marrow transplant association.

Alongside our main headline sponsors the Budapest Runway Run couldn’t go ahead without the following closely-held partners:

  • KPMG – Gold sponsorTravelport – Chill-out corner
  • SITA – Water bottles
  • Z & Z – Muesli bars
  • Heinemann – Finishers gift bag
  • Smarteq – Audio-visual technical support
  • SSP – Race HQ catering
  • Magyarvíz Kft – Water
  • Nickelodeon – Children’s corner

We thank you, the charities thank you.

Alongside Budapest Runway Run’s main headline sponsors Airbus, Qatar Airways and Mercedes, the air transport industry’s own charity race couldn’t go ahead and continue to raise staggering amounts for charity without a number of closely-held partners, who not only donate, but also provide everything from water and nutrition to chill-out corners and souvenir gift bags.

A reminder of the details…

Budapest Runway Run, Saturday 1 September, consists of two race distances – 10km (four runway lengths) and 5km. Runners can take part on an individual basis, or form teams of three or more (only the fastest three runners’ times count towards the team times). Airport “Golden Cake Trophies” are awarded for:

  • Fastest male/female;
  • Fastest Airline Team: “The Fastest Airline in the World”;
  • Fastest Airport Team: “The Fastest Airport in the World”;
  • Concessionaires: “Fastest Airport Concessionaire Team”;
  • Enterprises: “Fastest Aviation Business Services Team”;
  • Hotels + Tour Operators: “Fastest Travel Enterprise”;
  • Embassy: “Fastest Embassy/Chambers Team”;
  • Finisher’s Medal: The Bron’s Medal (plus souvenir technical shirt, and gift bag for every entrant).

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