The Fredericton International Airport Authority (FIAA) has announced that on Saturday, May 27, 2017 runners will once again take off on the runways of the Fredericton International Airport to raise money and awareness for mental health.
The YFC Runway Run, organized in partnership with the Capital City Road Runners, has sold out in less than seven weeks during its first two years, and organizers expect strong demand this year as well.
“The response of the community to the race and expo has been tremendous, and we look forward to the energy and excitement of race day,” says organizing committee member and FIAA communications officer, Kate O’Rourke.
“Our community supports us year-round, and this is an opportunity for us to return that support in a fun way.”
The Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick (CMHA of NB) will once again be the designated charity for the 2017 YFC Runway Run.
To date, the YFC Runway Run has raised over $54,000 for the CMHA of NB’s mental health initiatives.
Registration is expected to open mid-December. To be notified when registration opens, sign up for the YFC newsletter or follow the YFC Runway Run on Twitter and Facebook.
The Fredericton International Airport serves 350,000 passengers annually and offers direct daily service to the major hubs of Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Halifax, along with seasonal service to Cancun, Varadero, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, and Holguin. A major employer in the region, the airport employs 269 people on site. By 2030, the airport will contribute $41.5-million in GDP, generate 1,015 jobs in New Brunswick, and serve 500,000 passengers annually.