Meteor Mile

Meteor Mile Is Back!

After a three year break, Gloucestershire Airport's Meteor Mile is back...

After a three-year hiatus, runners will once again get the opportunity to run along the main runway at Gloucestershire airport as they take on the Meteor Mile. Following cancellations due to the pandemic and then groundworks at the airport, the race will make its comeback on 2 September.

Organisers, Almost Athletes, comment: "Run against the sunset and challenge yourself over a measured, fast and traffic-free (yes, the airport will be closed to any take-offs and landings at this time!) one-mile course. It is open to all athletes and families are encouraged, with prizes awarded to the fastest junior athletes as well as adults."

Taking place at Gloucestershire Airport, near Staverton, the race uses the main runway and a section of support road, with the runway lights on against the setting sun. 
The race starts at 7.45pm, with the race briefing taking place outside the terminal building a good 20 minutes beforehand, allowing time for the runners to make their way to the far end of the airport for the start; the airport courtesy car providing both a lead and some inspiring tunes! 

The first 300 metres are along the support road before a right turn places you onto the runway itself with a 1K plus dash towards the terminal. Peeling off to the right, the runners take on the final 200 metres to the finish, adjacent to the terminal building.

Whilst competitive, the social and inclusive nature of the race is paramount, with children encouraged to take part. Every finisher receives a bespoke medal, and prizes are awarded for the first male and female adult and junior (U15) finishers. The Aviator bar is the venue for the prize giving and is a great place to wind down, refresh and socialise after the run.

If you'd like to know more, visit the Almost Athletes website or enter here. 

Image: Almost Athletes Facebook

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