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Runway Run '23

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Registration for the event is available by clicking "Going" on Facebook!

At the Lithuanian Armed Forces Air Force Air Base on April 8, 2023, one of the most unique running events in Lithuania will take place on the Siauliai military aerodrome runway - "Runway Run '23!
Runway Run '23 is a unique, one-of-a-kind running event in Lithuania, taking place on the runway where Lithuanian Air Force aircraft take off and land, along with NATO Baltic Air Policing mission fighter jets from allied countries. The purpose of this run is to remind us that we have been a part of the strongest military alliance, NATO, for 19 years, counting from March 29.
Together with Lithuanian soldiers, our allies, organizations, sports clubs, educational institutions, individual enthusiasts, and everyone else from the youngest to the oldest will run. During the run, the runway will be colored in national colors and lead towards the finish line. The running distance is 3,000 meters. The distance can be covered by running or walking; the most important thing is to do it together and in the same direction.
During the event, you will be able to get acquainted with military aircraft used by the Lithuanian Armed Forces Air Force, NATO Air Policing mission F-16 fighter jets from Romania, as well as pilots, see the Lithuanian Armed Forces military exhibition, weaponry, equipment, and technology. You can also ask questions about compulsory primary military service.
Each participant who successfully completes the distance will be awarded a unique Lithuanian Air Force running "Runway Run '23" souvenir and treated to a pastry.
During the event, we will listen to the rhythms of DJ Mamania and Vidas Bareikis' concert!

Specific information:
Date: April 8, 2023;
Location: Lithuanian Armed Forces Air Force Air Base (Entrance through the old car market, Aviacijos str. 35);
Time: gates open at 10:00 am;
Military exhibition: from 10:00 am;
Departure to the starting point: from 11:00 am to 11:50 am;
Start: 12:00 pm;
Concert: 1:00 pm;
End of the event: 2:00 pm.
Additional information:
Item storage: no;
Changing rooms: no;
Warm-up area at the starting point: yes;
Security check upon entering the military area: yes.
Bicycle locking fences: yes (provide your own locks):
The event is suitable for people with disabilities.
Leave your pets friends at home, as the noise of fighter jets can cause stress to animals.
*Persons entering or leaving the event may be subject to checks.
**The event will be photographed and filmed