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Cork Airport’s runway run is back in November

Thursday, 18th May, 2017 2:32pm
Cork Airport’s runway run is back in November

Cork Airport managing director Niall MacCarthy, left, with Derval O’Rourke, Al Porter, Karl Henry and others supporting the Runway Run, which takes place in November.

Cork Airport’s runway run is back in November

Cork Airport managing director Niall MacCarthy, left, with Derval O’Rourke, Al Porter, Karl Henry and others supporting the Runway Run, which takes place in November.

CORK Airport will host its very popular 5k runway run again this year as part of SPAR Fitlive.ie’s national fitness programme. 

Runners will take on the 5k course on the runway at Cork Airport on the night of Friday, November 17th. 

Participants are welcome to run, jog or walk the distance. The emphasis for the event is on wellbeing and promoting a healthy, happy lifestyle, a sentiment shared by hosts Cork Airport. 

The run at Cork Airport is one of the healthy initiatives that make up the SPAR FitLive.ie programme that runs over eight weeks and provides families of all fitness levels the opportunity to improve their health and fitness.

 Those who sign up for the free programme will benefit from exercise tips, weekly workouts and running plans from Karl Henry as he trains broadcaster Al Porter, who is also one of Ireland’s hottest comedic talents, ahead of the SPAR FitLive Run Series. Irish runner, Derval O’Rourke, will also provide food tips and recipes.

 Niall MacCarthy, managing director at Cork Airport said the airport was ‘thrilled’ to host the runway run again this year. ‘It is a fantastic and fun event that has proven extremely popular over the last couple of years,’ he said. ‘Last year we had nearly 2,000 participants and we are expecting similar numbers again this November. 

‘There is a real buzz around the airport when that many people take to the tarmac for the event and there is a sense of friendship and comradery.’

Those interested in improving their fitness and well-being can take part by registering on FitLive.ie.  

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