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3rd Annual Run the Runway Lifts Off

Charity Run/Walk Benefits Janeway Foundation



(Aug 29, 2017)  The Gander International Airport Authority will hold its third annual charity runway run on Saturday, Sept. 9 in support of the Janeway Foundation, beginning at 10 am.

The Run The Runway For The Janeway offers participants a choice of a 2.5 km walk or 5 km run.  Registration is $25 for adult runners and $15 for student participants and walkers. All event proceeds will go directly to the Janeway Foundation.

“Our runway run has enjoyed great support since our inaugural event in 2015,” said Reg Wright, President and CEO of the Gander International Airport Authority. “It’s a lot of fun for participants, but more importantly, it supports the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation. The Janeway’s mission touches us all and we are hoping locals will lace up, join us and help support the province’s only pediatric hospital.”

“It is the Janeway’s goal to keep pace with technological advancements in child health care,” said Lynn Sparkes, President and CEO of the Janeway Foundation. “These improvements ultimately mean safer, more precise care and better outcomes for our young patients – from the premature baby who needs an MRI for assessment and treatment to the 17 year old undergoing surgery after a near-fatal car crash. Without the support of our community, and fundraisers like Run The Runway, none of this would be possible.”

Participants can find full details and register at www.ganderairport.com/runwayrun

The Gander International Airport Authority is the not-for-profit organization created in 1996 to manage operations at Gander International Airport (CYQX). The airport plays a key role in the economic and community development of the Town of Gander and the Central Newfoundland region.

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For further information, please contact:

Reg Wright, President and CEO

Gander International Airport Authority

(709) 256-6668

 

Phyllis Kinsman, Manager, Communications and Events

Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation
(709) 777-4264

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