Registration site is now live to participate in the family-fun weekend
CALGARY, April 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Calgary Airport Authority revealed
plans today for Run and Roam the Runway - a weekend event that will allow Calgarians to experience Canada's
newest and longest runway. The weekend activities are scheduled for
June 14 and 15, and incorporate a number of ideas generated from the 30 Days, 300 Ideas campaign that took place in November 2013. The registration site is
now live and is open for participants to sign up for a fun-run on
Saturday and an entertaining family-fun festival on Sunday.
Registration and information on the weekend's activities can be found
Starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, the weekend will kick-off with
Run the Runway, an 8.4 and 5 kilometre run, hosted in partnership with the Running
Room, on YYC's runway that stretches 4.2 kilometres long. Hal Johnson
and Joanne McLeod from BodyBreak and Amazing Race Canada will be on-site to kick off the day by leading
the warm up activities for the run.
Proceeds from the run on Saturday will go directly to KidSport Calgary,
a local charity that ensures Calgary kids facing financial barriers are
able to participate in and enjoy the many benefits of organized sport
Event activities will continue on Sunday, June 15 with Roam the Runway, a family-fun festival from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Guests will be able to view
a selection of vintage airplanes, sample tasty treats from the YYC Food
Trucks and enjoy family-friendly activities and performers.
"The wonderful thing about this celebration is that all the event ideas
came directly from Calgarians," said Jody Moseley, Director, Corporate
Communications & Marketing for The Calgary Airport Authority. "The
weekend event will give the public a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to
literally run and roam on Canada's longest runway."
Calgarians are able to register and learn more about weekend activities
by visiting YYCRunway.com. To stay up to date on new event activities visit Facebook.com/FlyYYC or Twitter.com/FlyYYC.
About The Calgary Airport Authority
The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit organization
incorporated under the Regional Airports Authorities Act of Alberta.
The Calgary Airport Authority is responsible for the management,
operation and development of Calgary International (YYC) and Springbank
(YBW) Airports. YYC is an important economic engine for the city,
region and province, generating over $6 billion per annum in economic
Image with caption: "The Calgary Airport Authority launches its Run and Roam the Runway celebrations for June 14 and 15, 2014. Pictured (L to R) are Calgary Airport Authority White Hat Volunteers: Marion Benaschak, Michelle Moen, Peter Dueck and Rosemarie Doyle. (Photo Credit: Mark Shannon) (CNW Group/The Calgary Airport Authority)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140423_C4725_PHOTO_EN_39524.jpg
SOURCE: The Calgary Airport Authority
For further information:
For more information, or to request an interview with Hal and Joanne, please contact:
Director, Corporate Communications & Marketing
The Calgary Airport Authority