Cork Airport

5K To Take Off From Cork Airport Runway

Oct 03, 2015

Unique event in aid of Lust for Life wellbeing charity

Cork Airport is to host a new, unique 5K where runners of all levels will have the opportunity to jog the runway at Munster’s favourite airport.  

On Saturday, November 21 at 23:59, Cork Airport will be closed for 1,500 participants to complete a 5K course along the runway.

The event is a collaboration with ‘A Lust For Life’ wellbeing charity, which is a successor to Niall Breslin’s (A.K.A. Bressie’s) My1000Hours website. The aim of the charity is to help people become more resilient, improve their mental fitness and showcase practical tools to face life’s challenges.

Speaking ahead of the event Cork Airport Managing Director, Niall MacCarthy said: “We are very proud to be involved in a fantastic initiative that brings runners together from all backgrounds in aid of fundraising for a great cause.

“The growth of running in Cork has been a fantastic success story in recent years – it’s a great exercise for both mind and body which is something I know Bressie feels especially passionately about. ‘A Lust For Life’ brings a positive and healthy focus to the conversation of wellbeing and we are delighted to be associated with this project and look forward to welcoming all runners on the night.

“It will be the first time that we have hosted an event of this type at Cork Airport and are looking forward making this an enjoyable and memorable experience. I am also certain that everyone who takes part will enjoy the hospitality of the wider region and the unique Munster welcome”.

Runners also have the opportunity to make a contribution towards the Cork City Hospitals Children’s Club who will also be receiving 15 places on the run, to either sell or auction off for the charitable cause.

Entry to the event costs €20 with all entrants receiving their own goodie bag and A Lust For Life technical t-shirt. Participants can sign up at

Cork Airport is the international gateway to the South of Ireland and is uniquely positioned at the start of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East. It is the country’s second largest and busiest international airport and with over 50 routes to the UK and Continental Europe offers more choice than any other airport outside of Dublin.

More than 2 million passengers travel through the airport each year, flying to top destinations across Europe and from May 2016 Cork Airport will offer direct Transatlantic flights to Boston followed by New York in 2017. Cork Airport’s customer service (as voted by passengers) has won multiple national and international awards.