00:24 RUN: Zagreb Airport to Host Midnight Charity Race

Daniela Rogulj

August 24, 2019 – The 00:24 RUN will take place at Zagreb Airport next month as the first race held on the runway of a Croatian airport.

The unique 00:24 RUN night charity race at Zagreb Airport has attracted a lot of public interest, which is why it is not surprising the event sold out in record time. Nevertheless, preparations for the spectacular race, which will run 24 minutes after midnight on the night of September 29, are intensely ongoing, reports 24 Sata.

Zagreb Airport reveals they are thoroughly preparing for the upcoming racing spectacle.

“Preparations for the 00:24 race on maneuvering the surfaces of the airport are demanding and, we must say, thorough and comprehensive, given that it is a race in a protected area, or a so-called critical area of the protected area, which requires the involvement and engagement of several people, equipment and businesses that are otherwise located in this area,” says Lidia Capković Martinek, Advisor to the Director of Zagreb Airport. 

She adds that organizing such an event in the Zagreb Airport space is undoubtedly a big challenge.

“But dare we say that we are faced with demanding and challenging activities every day, so this project, which has a humanitarian purpose, is a pleasure for us. So far, about 20 people have been involved in the process of arranging, obtaining various permits and approvals, as an indispensable part of project preparation, and on the day of the race, only 100 people will be hired from the Zagreb International Airport, with additional staff of other businesses located in the airport,” notes Capković Martinek.

She also points out that the majority of airport workers will volunteer on race day to contribute directly to this humanitarian project. This is the first time that such a project has been organized at the airport, and the staff is extremely pleased to be hosting the anticipated large number of participants. 

“We, as a company, have already been involved in several humanitarian and sports activities, so we are glad that we are also engaged as hosts this time,” says Capković Martinek.

All racers will follow a designated route on the night of September 29, surrounded by civilian aircraft and military MiGs, while every step on the illuminated track will be monitored by a MUP helicopter, Zagreb Airport adds.

“We expect that all participants will adhere to the clearly defined rules of participation so that everything goes well. We are especially pleased that we will provide numerous runners with the extraordinary opportunity to run in such an attractive location and ultimately be part of a humanitarian project and, in a very concrete way, contribute to the organization of pediatric oncology at the Zagreb-Rebro Clinical Hospital Center,” concluded Capković Martinek.

The general sponsor of the race is Konzum, the partners of the project are INA, Kala and Slatinska banka, and the Croatian Air Force and the Ministry of the Interior are friends of the race.

You can keep up with all the information on the race’s official website and on Facebook.

The amount raised from the race will be donated in full to the Rebro Pediatric Oncology Foundation.

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