The 8th Budapest Airport – anna.aero Runway Run raises nearly €20,000 for charity
Hard work, energy, commitment, creativity, and planning meant that, while a lot of things have been different this year, one thing wouldn’t be: the Budapest Airport – anna.aero Runway Run.
Travel restrictions and exceptional safety limitations weren’t going to stop the organisers hosting what has become known as the air transport industry’s premier charity-sportive, especially as tradition and donations are needed more than ever.
Regardless of the challenging times, 578 runners literally raced down the runway in support of the worthwhile charities the event has championed since 2013.
As donations still come in, the current total raised this year has been calculated at nearly €20,000, all of which will go directly to the Hungarian SUHANJ! Foundation and the international Anthony Nolan Foundation – an exceptional gift during a worldwide pandemic.
Wizz Air becomes ‘The Fastest Airline in the World’ as Heinemann reclaims the title of ‘The Fastest Airport Concessionaire Team’
While some things were different – runners wearing masks in the Race Centre of Terminal 1, a large number of hand-sanitising stations, extra registration desks, and a great emphasis on social distancing – a many features remained the same thanks to many local management representatives taking part.
As home-based airline Wizz Air took the first-place podium, competition entries were also fielded by Air Europa, Air France – KLM, ASL Airlines, Cargolux, China Eastern Airlines, Emirates, LOT Polish Airlines, Sunday Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, Nordica, and Xiamen Airlines.
Having last won in 2017, Heinemann Duty Free proudly reclaimed the ‘Fastest Concessionaire’ title while KÉSZ Zrt took home the trophy for ‘Fastest Aviation Business Partner’.
Numerous other aviation-related enterprises united together to witness the success of another run including Avialliance, Çelebi Aivation, HungaroControl, Jet Travel, KPMG, Lufhthansa Technik, SITA, UPS, R-Bag, and Nippon Express.