A team of runners took-off on a very early morning run along Stansted Airport’s runway today to raise funds for the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, the airport’s charity partner.
At 3am nearly 100 airport staff and Air Ambulance supporters sprinted, jogged and walked the 6km course for the fun run along the airport’s 3048 metre long runway.
The runway at Stansted Airport has been busy this morning, but it was runners, not planes, taking off.
The 5 kilometre charity run was organised to raise money for the Essex and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance Trust.
It started at 3.30am and finished at about 5.00am; it is the first time the runway has been shut off for an event like this.
It follows Stansted Airport naming the air ambulance as its Charity of the Year.