EMA makes final call for charity runway run

With only one week to go, East Midlands Airport (EMA) is making a final call for enthusiastic runners to enter the first ever 300@3 charity runway run, to raise funds for youth charity The Prince’s Trust.

The 10-kilometre run, taking place on Sunday, October 9 at 3am, on the airport’s 2893m runway has been organised as part of The Prince’s Trust Million Makers challenge by airport employees.

Anna Thomson, community relations manager and team leader said: “For the first time, runners will have the chance to run on the UK’s sixth longest runway, which accommodates over 200 aircraft each day.

“Whether you’re a casual jogger or a professional athlete, the race is open to everyone. With only a limited amount of time to enter, we’re urging people to sign up and get involved. We want to see 300 people running up and down the length of the runway to raise money for The Prince’s Trust.”

After showcasing their ideas to The Princes Trust, the EMA team were selected to take part in the Million Makers challenge, to turn an initial seed funding of £1,500 into a profit of £10,000 over saix months by running their own mini-enterprise.

With almost one in five young people in the East Midlands struggling to find a job, the youth charity need more help than ever, to help change young lives. More than three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, training or education.

Applications should be made via www.eastmidlandsairport.com/300@3 and successful applicants will be required to raise a minimum of £100 to enter the race