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Mon, 13 May 2019

Over 5,000 Take Part in British Airways Run Gatwick 2019

Over 5,000 runners took part in this year’s British Airways Run Gatwick on Sunday, putting themselves through their paces on routes through the beautiful rural Sussex and Surrey countryside, Crawley town centre and Gatwick Airport.

Last year the event raised £10,000 for Flying Start.

British Airways Flying Start ambassadors Dina Asher-Smith and Helen Skelton joined Colin Jackson CBE at his second Run Gatwick event to celebrate with the runners. Representing the global charity partnership between the airline and Comic Relief, all three provided encouragement for the runners, started the races and mingled with entrants at the British Airways Basecamp.

Over 5,000 runners took part in this year’s British Airways Run Gatwick on Sunday, putting themselves through their paces on routes through the beautiful rural Sussex and Surrey countryside, Crawley town centre and Gatwick Airport. Click to enlarge.

Colin Jackson, said, “It was an absolute pleasure to be back at my second British Airways Run Gatwick event, supporting Flying Start and its valuable causes. All of the runners across the three races did amazingly well, and everyone seemed to be having a great time.”

New this year was the option to virtually run the race from anywhere in the world. Runners who couldn’t make it to Sussex can still register to complete their chosen distance in their own time throughout May, during which £2 of the £12 registration fee will be donated to Flying Start.

Adam Carson, British Airways’ Managing Director of Gatwick, said, “It’s been a pleasure partnering with Run Gatwick for the second year, which takes part around one of our most important airport hubs, raising money for our charity partnership Flying Start. All of us at British Airways would like to thank and congratulate the runners today.”

It was the second time British Airways, who is celebrating its centenary this year, had sponsored the UK race, after supporting last year’s run. As before, entrants were treated to flight themed medals, while British Airways uniformed colleagues were on hand at the airline’s base camp and fan zones.

Race options in the British Airways sponsored run included a half marathon, a 5K and a family run attracting runners of all ages and abilities from the UK and abroad as well as employees from the airline.

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