Wizz Air, one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe and the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced the 5-year extension of the title sponsorship of Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon, one of the most prestigious running events in Hungary.
Demonstrating Wizz Air’s long-standing commitment to mobilize people and promote active lifestyle, the airline has been the title sponsor of Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon since 2014, and is also sponsoring a number of running events in its base cities across Europe. The Wizz Air Debrecen Airport Run, the Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon, the Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon, the Wizz Air Sofia Marathon, the Wizz Air Katowice Half Marathon and the Wizz Air Skopje Marathon are popular running events among both local professional and amateur runners as well as the visitors of the cities. In 2017 over 42 000 people participated in these running events across Europe.
In 2017, a record 15,000 runners from 73 countries participated in the Budapest event, with over 10,000 running solo, and the rest in teams of two or three. The 33rd Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon will take place in Budapest, the capital of Hungary on 9 September, 2018.
József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer at Wizz Air, said: “We are excited to announce the extension of our sponsorship of Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon, one of the most remarkable running events of the year. This sponsorship underlines our commitment to both the capital of Hungary and active lifestyle, as this unique running event has proven to be very popular among both professional and amateur runners. Low-fare flying and running have a lot in common: they mobilize people, bring new experiences and are affordable for everyone. See you at the starting line in Budapest on 9 September!”
Árpád Kocsis, competition director of BSI, said:
Registration for the event and more information is available at http://www.futanet.hu/cikk/33-wizz-air-budapest-felmaraton