5k Runway Run Returns


Ireland West Airport is delighted to announce that the Childhood Cancer Foundation, The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust and Sensational Kids Charity have been selected by airport staff as its charity partners for 2022.

Following the onset of Covid-19 in 2020 and the subsequent impact on the airport and indeed every day life, the airport were forced to suspend its annual charity programme in 2020 and 2021 and cancel its hugely popular annual runway run.

With the removal of Covid related restrictions the airport are delighted to once again be partnering with three brilliant charities for the coming year. A number of events will take place during the course of 2022 which will engage passengers and staff with the aim of raising as much money as possible for the three charities. The headline event for 2022 will be the return of the annual 5k runway fun run sponsored by Portwest, which will take place on the runway at Ireland West Airport on Saturday September 10th at 5pm.

Runners and walkers will take-off down the runway at 5pm and complete a 5km course with a difference. All are welcome to attend what promises to be fantastic evening for all the family, raising much needed funds our three charities in 2022. This year will be the first year the runway run takes place on the newly resurfaced runway. Entry to the event costs €20 per adult and €5 for under-16’s. A special family rate of €40 will be available for families of 2 adults and 2 kids.  All participants will receive a race t-shirt and complimentary car parking and refreshments at the airport will be provided on the day. Participants can sign up and find more information by visiting

To mark the special event, all participants who register online to take part will be entered into a draw to win two return flights to Majorca and Cologne with Ryanair. The number of participants is restricted and those interested are advised to register early to avoid disappointment. For the first time this year, a ‘Virtual option’ will also be available for those who wish to support the three charities but are unable to make it on the day and would like to do a virtual run or walk etc. Please note all existing online bookings which were made for the runway run planned to take place in 2020 are still valid – for queries please email

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