Cornwall LivingIssue #99

Not your average fun-run

Cornwall Air Ambulance’s ‘Runway Runaround’ is returning this year, but with a fresh new twist!

This September, the Cornwall Air Ambulance Runway Runaround returns, but not as you know it. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year the charity is asking participants to take part in the race wherever they are, to raise vital funds to keep the helicopter flying.

Over the weekend of 26th and 27th September, the charity is inviting entrants to walk, run or jog a 10km or 5km route of their choice.

Paul Maskell, Trainee Critical Care Paramedic with Cornwall Air Ambulance and Team GB athlete, will be taking part in the challenge. He tells us: “Unfortunately we can’t hold the Runway Runaround as a mass participation event due to social distancing, so we have to do things a bit differently. By having a virtual race over a weekend, it is a really good opportunity for everyone at home to get involved with their families and complete the challenge in their own way. You can do it all in one go or bit-by-bit. You can run on the coast path, in your garden or on the road – whatever suits you.

“By entering you will be helping to raise money to keep our amazing new air ambulance flying and saving lives across Cornwall.”

Registration is just £10 per adult and £5 for children, and the charity asks for a minimum fundraising donation of £10. All participants will receive a medal and certificate on completion of their challenge.

To sign up for the Runway Runaround challenge and be part of a team of virtual lifesavers, visit and register now!



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