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  • Heathrow Midnight Marathon

    ​Get ready to tear down the tarmac this summer

    New Date Confirmed: 1 October 2022

    Due to our growing peak in passenger numbers, we have made the tough decision to move Heathrow’s biggest engagement event to Saturday 1 October 2022. It will be the same format, where you can enter as a team or individually and you can walk or run the 2.6 miles of the Northern Runway at midnight.

    We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but we must focus on the summer get away for our passengers. Heathrow is still committed to making the biggest engagement event of the year a success. If you have already purchased a ticket, your reservation will automatically get carried over. If you are no longer able to attend, you can apply for a refund on Eventbrite or by emailing 


    Time to dig out the running trainers and brush off your exercise equipment, Heathrow’s No. 1 marathon is back and bigger than ever.


    Get ready to tear down the tarmac this summer, Saturday night 16 July, as the Midnight Marathon returns for its sixth year. Colleagues from every organisation across the airport are invited to take part in this spectacular event.

    This relay marathon will entail teams of 12, that will run one length of the runway each. This equals a combined marathon length of 26.2 miles/42.2 kilometres (2.2 miles/3.5 kilometres each). You don’t have to be a runner to take part.

    This year, Heathrow is proud to announce that all the money raised will be donated to the Heathrow Community Trust


    Don’t fancy running? You can still participate and have fun by volunteering on the night. 

    Sign-Up FAQs

    To sign up for The Heathrow Midnight Marathon 2022, please use the sign up link below to purchase a ticket through Eventbrite.

    Please use your work email address and CHECK OUT AS A GUEST.

    Please use the link below to register as a volunteer. In order to volunteer for this event, you must hold a valid airside pass. Please note, that volunteers do not need to register via Eventbrite.

    Tickets cost £30 and money raised through ticket sales is donated to this year’s chosen charity: The Heathrow Community Trust. 

    You need to be satisfied that you are physically capable of completing the distance (2.2 miles/3.5 kilometres) within the 45-minute window. It isn’t compulsory to run, you may walk!  

    All runners are asked to set a fundraising target of £150, all of which will be donated to this year’s charity: The Heathrow Community Trust. All fundraising is to be done through Give as you Live Donate, please see instructions below on how to set up a page via the Heathrow Midnight Marathon 2022’s event page. There will be collection buckets on the night for cash donations. 

    1. Sign up to Give as you Live Donate (please use your personal email address where possible and avoid using passwords you have previously used).


    2. Go to the ‘Create a fundraising page’ page. From here you will need to choose the type of fundraising page you would like to open, in this case, it will be an ‘organised event’


    3. Once you have selected 'create page' search for Heathrow Midnight Marathon in the left-hand-side search box. This will bring up the event (as below). Then click ‘Select event’ to proceed.


    4. Next you need to create a page title (you could use the below format of:  [NAME]’s Heathrow Midnight Marathon Page’. The webpage address should automatically generate. Enter the date of the event (16/07/2022). Set your fundraising target to £150. Then click ‘next’.


    5. The next page will allow you to share your story, pictures, and the option to use Strava.


    6. Select 'Create Page' and you are done and ready to start fundraising!

    Example of text to include on your story page:

    On the 16th of July 2022, I'll be 'tearing down the tarmac' as I run the length of Heathrow's runway at midnight. This is all for a great cause, The Heathrow Community Trust.

    Heathrow Community Trust (HCT) is an independent grant-making trust providing much-needed funding to communities around Heathrow airport since 1996. In the last 3 years, HCT has awarded over £1.5m in grants to community groups. HCT is a small charity driven to use their grant making to support impactful community groups, committed to their vision of happy, healthy local communities where everyone has the opportunity to live a rewarding and fulfilled life, and the value of giving something back to your community is recognised. HCT’s funding comes from donations from Heathrow Airport Limited and other Team Heathrow companies, noise fines, and fundraising activities like the Midnight Marathon.

    One example of a project HCT has funded via the Projects for Young People grant stream is The east to west Trust, awarded a grant for their Emerge project, which supports young people admitted to A&E departments due to self-harm injury or attempted suicide. The grant supported provision at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey, where the Trust were able to have volunteers working three nights a week supporting 154 young people aged 10-25 who were in a mental health crisis across 2 years. The Trust also expanded its community provision to be able to support young people once they left the hospital.

    No, but you will need a temporary pass if you do not hold an airside pass.

    You can apply for a temporary pass by completing this form.

    You must ensure that you do this latest three weeks before the event (by close of play, 9 September) to ensure that your temporary pass can be processed in time for the event. Failure to do so may result in you being unable to participate.

    Breifing packs

    All runners and volunteers will receive a full briefing pack prior to the event. Please get in touch if you have any other queries.