The logo of the World Airline Road Race featuring a globe of the world surrounded by a laurel wreath.

World Airline Road Race Festival London 2010

The event logo of the World Airline Road Race 2010 London featuring a running shoe whose lace forms the course of the river Thames over well known London landmarks

Event Opportunities

Held in 2010 the event consists of four days of activities cumulating in Race Day on Saturday 25th September.  Some plans are still fluid and this may generate some changes to the following list.  New events and opportunities may also be added. 

Pre-event Promotion

  • The event will be well marketed at British Airways Head Office and other locations to attract marshals and participants.
  • Registration - Sept 22nd, 23rd and 24th

  • Participants pick up their race packets including their running numbers,
  • The WARRtering Hole - Sept 22nd through 25th

  • A convenient meeting point for acquaintances, old and new. Usually alongside a bar!
  • Team Captains' Meeting and Future Events Meeting,

  • Time for serious business on Friday Sept 24th.
  • The Meet and Greet - Sept 23rd

  • An informal evening get together for all participants.
  • The T Shirt Party - Sept 24th

  • A very popular event where airline teams display the shirts that they have had specially designed for the event.  Swapping of shirts is the order of the day leading to lots of banter and goodwill across the teams,
  • Depending on final numbers and venue there may also be some local entertainment provided.

    The T Shirt Competition

  • Conducted during the T Shirt Swap Party the presentation of an award to the team whose T Shirt design is judged the most appropriate for the event.
  • Races - Saturday 25th September - The Royal Victoria Dock

  • 10k and 5k races the venue for the races will be private and public areas around The Royal Victoria Dock in East London - around and using the ExCeL conference and exhibition centre.

    Awards Party - Saturday 25th September

  • The end of the week party for participants. The evening includes speeches around the presentation of awards. Awards are given in each age category, for individuals and teams, for each race and overall. There are also participation awards relating to size of team and distance travelled. The evening may be interspaced with entertainment, and is completed with a dance.