Dear Team Heathrow Colleague,
Given the unprecedented challenges our businesses are facing in 2020, the decision has been made to call off this year’s event. We thank you for your interest and hope very much to be back up and running (!) in 2021. In the meantime, please enjoy the photos from last year’s event and if you have any questions, please get in touch: email@example.com.
All the very best and hopefully see you next year!
–Heathrow Midnight Marathon Crew
How does it all work?
Heathrow’s northern runway is exactly one-twelfth the length of a marathon (3.5 km / 2.2 miles).
Like last year, for our 2020 event all runners will be starting the race together and there are two running events on offer:
TEAM EVENT – form a team of 14 runners (including 2 spares in case of drop-outs) and each of you will run one length of the runway. The fastest 12 times will then be added together to give your team’s “marathon” time.
ENDURANCE EVENT – sign up individually and run as many lengths of the runway as you can in the available time. The all-time record is six lengths – check out the 2019 results!
Can I take part?
If you work for Team Heathrow – which means being a part of one of over 400 companies that keep Britain’s busiest airport running every day – then you are eligible to run. All you need to do is register with your work email address when you buy a ticket to prove your affiliation. If you are eligible but do not hold a permanent airside pass, a temporary one will be issued to you specifically for the event. Volunteers must hold a valid airside pass.
Each year the event gives an opportunity for our people to run down a Heathrow runway in what is a truly unique and surreal experience, all while raising money for charity.
Great fun for a great cause – you don’t want to miss out!
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