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Maggie's Highland popular charity fundraiser Run the Runway is back for 2022


By Imogen James


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Run the Runway in 2021.
Run the Runway in 2021.

SUPPORTERS of the charity, which helps people with cancer, can now sign up to run, walk or jog 5 kilometres around Inverness Airport's runway on August 27.

The event takes place at midnight so there is no chance of bumping into planes.

This year marks five years of the event, which in 2021 raised more than £25,000 and saw more than 170 people participate.

Participants are asked to raise at least £115 to take part in the challenge.

To celebrate the 5th birthday, there will be balloons, cakes, medals and much more to be announced over the coming weeks.

Fundraising manager at Maggie's Highland, Andrew Benjamin, said he was delighted the event is returning fully fledged on its fifth anniversary.

Maggie's Highland getting ready for the event.
Maggie's Highland getting ready for the event.

"It turns five years old this year and when we first did this event nobody knew how the event would go but Maggie's is all about supporting people and this event ticks those boxes. It's for families and friends to be together doing something for charity whilst doing something together," he continued.

"It's a unique event and has such a feel good factor. We've had patients take part in this event and its just such an emotional evening, but in a nice way. Maggie's supports the whole Highland community and this event represents that well.

"Anyone that hasn't done this event should come along and try it at least once."

Maggie's relies almost entirely on voluntary donations and are aiming to raise more than £60,000 with Run the Runway this year.

Click here to sign up.

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