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Join us as LJLA hosts a unique 5k on its RUNway!

The runway at Liverpool John Lennon Airport usually only has the rubber of aircraft tyres running along it, but on one night in May, it will be the rubber on the soles of the feet of around 400 runners from across the region that will be pounding along the runway when the Airport becomes the location of a 5k charity run with a difference.

The event is sponsored by Liverpool Airport Holidays and is being organised by employees at the Airport to help raise donations for its charity and corporate partner, Alder Hey Children’s Charity through its #LJLALoves Alder Hey campaign to help make Alder Hey Hospital a truly world class patient-friendly hospital for the 330,000 patients and families they care for every year.

As the Airport is busy for around 20 hours each day, the event is to be staged in the early hours of Friday morning on 8th May, with runners lining up for the start at 3.30am.

This is a TOTALLY unique event! At 2km in length, this will be the largest UK runway to be used for a charity run, with participants set to run the length of the runway and along the taxiways that run parallel in order to complete the 5km course. The Airport is being granted special dispensation from the various regulatory authorities in order to hold such an unusual event on its runway, with staff on hand to  return the areas back to operational use ahead of the first passenger departures at 6am that morning.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport has already raised more than £173,000 for Alder Hey since 2016 and with 400 runners expected to participate in this unique event, the Airport hopes to reach its £200k target.

Registration fee £25 with a minimum £50 sponsorship. 

8th May 2020

3.30am  start

Whilst the event is all about having fun and helping to raise much needed funds for Alder Hey, there are some serious prizes for the winners including:

Highest Fundraiser- £2000 worth of Liverpool Airport Holidays vouchers

Runner Up Fundraiser (x3) - £1000 worth of Liverpool Airport Holidays vouchers

Fastest Female- A luxury gift hamper

Fastest Male- A luxury gift hamper


To find out more about #LJLALoves and the amazing fundraising they have done for Alder Hey click here.


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