People are limbering up to run around a runway to help raise funds for a helicopter lifesaving charity.

Cornwall Air Ambulance is staging its running challenge the Runway Runaround at Perranporth Airfield on Saturday, October 19.

There will be two runs happening on the day.

The first is a 2.5K circuit for children up to 16 years old where we encourage fancy dress.  

One parent can run with their child at no additional fee as they make their way round the runway in one giant fun run. 

Following this there will be a small break before the adults, over 16s, take to the runway for a 10K loop, fancy dress is optional but encouraged.

Entry fees and any additional fundraising will help to raise vital funds for the charity, enabling the crew to keep flying and saving lives across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

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Rob Foster, a fundraising officer at Cornwall Air Ambulance, said: “Our new venue, Perranporth Airfield, is a former WWII RAF fighter station, and so, just like Cornwall Air Ambulance, is a great part of our county’s history and a fitting venue for our running challenge. 

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