Croí

  • Ireland West Airport has announced that Croí, Hope House and The Jack and Jill Foundation have been selected by airport staff as its charity partners for 2019.

    A number of events will take place during the course of 2019 which will engage passengers and staff with the aim of raising as much money as possible for the three charities. The headline event for 2019 will again be the annual 5k runway fun run sponsored by Portwest, which will take place on the runway at Ireland West Airport on Saturday March 30th at 5pm.

    This year will be a particularly memorable year for the Runway run as it will be the last time a run will take place on the current runway which is due to be resurfaced in May 2019. To celebrate there will be a number of prizes on the day with a chance for participants to win flights to Barcelona,and Bristol.

    Entry to the event costs €20 per adult and €5 for under-16’s. A special family rate of €40 will be available for families of 2 adults and 2 kids.  All participants will receive a race t-shirt and complimentary car parking and refreshments at the airport will be provided on the day.

    Participants can sign up and find more information by visiting www.irelandwestairport.com/runwayrun. The number of participants is restricted and those interested are advised to register early to avoid disappointment. 

    Launching the charities of the year programme for 2019 Joe Gilmore, Managing Director, Ireland West Airport said “We are delighted to be partnering with three great new charities in 2019. This is the fourth year of our Staff Charity programme which has to date raised almost €100,000 for Irish charities.

  • Over 1,000 people are expected to take part in the Ireland West Airport charity 5k runway run this evening. 

    The event gets underway at 5pm, and all proceeds raised go towards the airport's three nominated charities for 2019 - Hope House, Croi and the Jack & Jill Foundation. 

    There are also prizes of free flights and hotel breaks on offer for some of the participants. 

    This is the last time a run will take place on the current runway at Knock Airport, as it's due to be resurfaced in the coming months.