Gary Lineker Lined-Up for Manchester Airport Runway Run

    SkyPark Steve-with-Red-TopMatch of the Day presenter Gary Lineker will be one of many celebrities supporting Manchester Airport’s Runway Run this Sunday.

    The ex-footballer will join more than 200 runners, joggers and walkers (no, not the crisps), donning red outfits to complete the 4km course around the edge of the runway.

    The Runway Run is in aid of Flying Start, British Airways’ global charity partnership with Comic Relief UK, and Medcare, Manchester Airport’s supported charity at the Wellspring Children’s Medical Centre in Kamutuuza, Uganda.

    The starting point will be the Runway Visitor Park and participants will follow the Runway Two Nature Trail through the Bollin Valley, which offers some fantastic viewing points for watching aircraft landing and taking off.

    Those wishing to take it easy around the Trail will be able to read information boards about the woodlands and grasslands, ponds, bats, archaeology, the River Bollin tunnel and the sculpture of the British Airways Concorde made out of willow.

    The Runway Visitor Park will also be holding a family fun day with lots of activities, including tours on board the British Airways Concorde.

    Prizes are on offer and will include British Airways flights to Paris or Barcelona for gold, a VIP Manchester Airport experience with free airport parking, FastTrack and lounge access for silver and a British Airways gift  hamper for bronze.

    Anybody wishing to join Gary and Co in the Runway Run can sign up at the Manchester Airport Runway Run webpage – just wear something red and raise at least £25.