Proceeds come from the airport’s 11thAnnual 5K/10K Run on the Runway that was unable to be held due to the pandemic

 Piedmont Triad, NC – Paul Mengert, Chairman of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority, announced that Triad area hunger charities received $96,619.00 at the July 27th meeting of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority Board.

Nearly 1,400 runners signed up to compete in the event that was to be held on March 28, 2020 but had to be canceled due to the pandemic. More than 50 sponsors donated cash to help  make the fundraiser a success.

Mengert noted that the Airport Authority’s Event Committee equaled last year’s $40,000 target for each beneficiary. “We know our communities are committed to helping their neighbors, as evidenced by our ability to raise these much needed funds for hunger charities.”

Honda Aircraft Company, Lindsey Architecture, ThermoFisher Scientific, Koury Aviation and Haeco were Platinum sponsors.

Media Partners were WGHP Fox 8, Lamar, Rock 92 and WKZL.

Proceeds from the eleventh annual PTI 5K/10K Run on the Runway will go to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, Greensboro Urban Ministry and Open Door Ministries of High Point. These organizations provide food assistance to Triad residents.

“We are delighted at the response to this year’s event since most of the registrants chose to let their registrations continue to go towards the fundraiser event thought the event was not held,” said Paul Mengert, chairman of the Airport Authority, “And, we are grateful to the community for supporting this worthy cause.”

“We would like to thank the sponsors and our charity partners that assisted with this project,” said Mengert. “This is a regional airport and this was truly a regional effort that will benefit many, many people.”

Mr. Mengert also announced that Mr. Christopher Dunbar, Airport Authority Board Member will be the Honorary Chairman for the 2021 Run on the Runway that is expected to be held in the Spring of 2021.

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