The Wizz Air Debrecen Airport Run was held for the sixth time on 23rd of September 2023.
The special feature of this event is that participants can run where planes normally fly, on the runway of Debrecen International Airport.
Three thousand tickets were sold out in record time, and runners were able to compete in six races. Schaeffler also sponsored a one-kilometre equal opportunities race for 400 children and adults with disabilities, while BMW Group Factory Debrecen supported the “Search for the most sportive schools campaign, which enabled 600 schoolchildren to participate free of charge. In addition to the running races, families could also enjoy accompanying activities, including an air show.
Among the runners was Lajos Barcsa. The deputy mayor ran the 5 km race. He said that similar events and the municipality’s “Move, Debrecen!” campaign can help a lot to keep the people of Debrecen healthy.
Wizz Air Debrecen Airport run is also special because it gives participants a better understanding of the airport.
“Running is like travelling: you only need one pair of shoes and one suit, and you can discover new landscapes and countries. That’s why they sponsor similar events in Dubai, for example, and in Debrecen,” András Radó, Wizz Air’s Corporate Communications Manager, said.
Tamás Király, Managing Director of Debrecen International Airport Kft., said that the primary aim of the run was to raise awareness of the importance of sport and a healthy lifestyle and that as part of their corporate responsibility, they also organised charity events with Schaeffler and BMW Group Gyár Debrecen. He also added that they would like to expand the event in the future so that even more runners can take part.
Péter Szabó, managing director of Schaeffler Debrecen Kft., said that in line with their company’s philosophy of equal opportunities, they wanted to give as many people as possible the opportunity to participate in the event.
Source and photo credit: debrecen.hu