3rd Wizz Air Airport Runway Race
October 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Like many airports in the world, Debrecen Airport will host the 3rd Wizz Air Debrecen Airport Runway race, sponsored by Wizz Air on the 5th of October.
The purpose of the running competition is to promote running and a healthy lifestyle and to provide an opportunity for families to relax in an exclusive environment.
As the event name suggests, race participants can enjoy the novelty of running on the Debrecen Airport runway, right where the planes go.
Runners can race in four different categories.
- 2.5km individual race,
- 5km individual race,
- 5km family race and
- 4×2.5km four-person team relay race.
As in recent years, the event has attracted more than a thousand people from Debrecen, Hajdú-Bihar County and all of eastern Hungary. Previously participants have also come from Transcarpathia and the Partium, Kassa, as well as more locally from the entire airport en-catchment area. This year visitors and runners are also expected to participate in the event from even further abroad, including London, Paris, Munich, Milan, Moscow, Eindhoven, Malmo and Tel Aviv.
The event was developed and published in collaboration with Visit Debrecen.