Run the Runway to Land on Annual Events Calendar

On the Friday night of last weekend, the inaugural Kerry Airport 5K Fun Run was held in aid of local charity Build4Life in association with Castleisland Rugby Club.

“The event was a huge success with 750 participants involved on a beautiful, autumnal night at our local airport,” said spokesman, Bill Horgan of the promoting club, Castleisland RFC.

“The event gave people the opportunity to run or walk on the 2km runway for the first time. “Participants traveled here from all over Ireland to be involved in the event and to enjoy the experience.”

Participants and Sponsors

“We are very grateful to all our participants and sponsors, including: Garvey’s SuperValu and McElligott’s Castleisland; Lee Strand and Spin SW and all the local businesses that supported the event.

“Special thanks to Kerry Airport for allowing us access to the runway and to the staff of the airport who stayed on after work to volunteer at the event and all our own volunteers who helped make the night so enjoyable,” Mr. Horgan concluded.

Declaration of Intent

The term inaugural, in itself, is a declaration of intent and it is indeed the intention of the airport crew of volunteers to continue with the event. It is likely they will move around the applications from local charities and nominate their own favourites for the proceeds of the 2017 Runway Run.

While there is no overall account of ‘the gate’ available yet,  is believed that, after expenses, the Build4Life Charity and Castleisland Rugby Club will split the proceeds close enough to down the middle.

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