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11:00hrs Saturday 31 August 2019

Child race starts at 10:30hrs

10km or 5km races
1.5km child race ( 6-15 years )

€60 (per runner)
€15 (per child runner)

Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 7.0: “The Race to Find the Fastest Airline in the World”

Budapest Airport Runway 13R-31L, Saturday 31 August 2019

Budapest Airport and anna.aero have confirmed the seventh “Race to Find the Fastest Airline in the World” will take place at 11:00 on Saturday 31 August 2019 on Budapest Airport’s Runway 13R-31L.

Get involved! Whether you’re from an airline, an airport or part of the many, many enterprises across the aviation community, we are once again inviting you all to take part in the annual air transport industry’s premier 10km charity-sportive event – “The Race to Find the Fastest Airline in the World”.

More than 1,000 runners lined up on Budapest Airport’s runway for the annual air transport industry’s 10km charity race last year. The Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway run raised a record-breaking €57,600 for charity in 2018, reaching an overall staggering €190,000 for charity over the last six years.

Record-breaking charity donations

Raising a record-breaking €57,600 for charity last year alone, the run, which was held again in aid of the bone marrow transplant charity, Anthony Nolan, and Hungary’s Suhanj! Foundation, a charity which supports the inclusion of disabled people in sport, has reached an overall staggering €190,000 over the last six years.

All entry fees are donated to charity. Comprising of three races – 10km (four runway lengths), 5km (a distance manageable even by first-time runners) and 1km for children (6-15 years old) – the run is open to all individuals and teams (three or more runner) in the aviation community, followed by a superb barbecue on the terrace of Budapest Airport’s historic former Terminal 1 overlooking the re-opened runway.

Due to obvious security reasons when closing an active runway spaces are limited and specially reserved for those enthusiasts within the aviation community – don’t miss out on being part of the seventh Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run.

Bud Run 2018 Awards

All runners compete for a series of Budapest Airport-anna.aero trophies including the key team prize of the “The Fastest Airline in the World,” while each and every finisher receives the “Bron’s Medal” in loving memory of the anna.aero publisher’s 12-year-old daughter, Brontë ‘Bron’ Hogan.

Budapest Airport-anna.aero 2018 trophies were awarded to:

  • Fastest Airline Team: ‘The Fastest Airline in the World’:
    Aer Lingus
  • Fastest Airport Team: ‘The Fastest Airport in the World’:
    Athens Airport
  • Fastest Airport Operator:
    Hungarocontrol
  • Fastest Embassy:
    British Embassy of Hungary
  • Fastest Tourist Company:
    Marriott Hotel
  • Fastest Airport Partner:
    Viacom (Nickelodeon)

All the latest news and developments for the bud:runway run

Final call: deadline for Budapest Airport Runway Run; Emirates challenges with 23 runners!!

Final call: deadline for Budapest Airport Runway Run; Emirates challenges with 23 runners!!

Last-minute spaces still available for our annual Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run, set to be a bumper year with over 1,000 participants.

Defending champions Aer Lingus return to Budapest’s runway

Defending champions Aer Lingus return to Budapest’s runway

Aer Lingus is sending a 15-strong team to defend the title of ‘Fastest Airline in the World’ at this year’s Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run, sponsored by Airbus, Qatar Airways and Mercedes.

ONLY THREE DAYS TO GO! Last chance to register at discount price

ONLY THREE DAYS TO GO! Last chance to register at discount price

Registration for this year’s Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run will increase on 01 July!


Earlybird price won’t last for Airbus-sponsored Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

Earlybird price won’t last for Airbus-sponsored Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

Only two weeks left to get mega-cheap registration fee of just €35 for this year’s Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run.

Airbus, Qatar Airways, KPMG and Mercedes champion Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

Airbus, Qatar Airways, KPMG and Mercedes champion Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

Major players in the aviation community – Airbus, Qatar Airways, KPMG and Mercedes – recognise the continued charity work of the Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run.

Training preparations begin for this year’s Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

Training preparations begin for this year’s Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

Budapest Airport, anna.aero and reigning champions Aer Lingus start their warm-up preparations ahead of this year’s run on Budapest Airport’s 13R-31L runway, Saturday 31 August.