On 28 March, the Air Base of the Lithuanian Air Force at Šiauliai will host a run on an airbase track, Runway Run 2015, Lithuania's Ministry of National Defence said.
Šiauliai Airbase
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

The event marks the 25th anniversary of the restoration of Lithuania's statehood and the 11th anniversary of Lithuania's NATO accession.

Allied and Lithuanian military personnel, Italian and Polish troops currently guarding the Baltic airspace, the US military deployed in Lithuania, personnel working at embassies of NATO member states, representatives of Estonian and Latvian air forces, military and civilian representatives of Lithuania's national defence system, members of the Lithuanian Amateur Runners Association, and others wishing, will be running on the runway of the airbase at the event.

After the event participants will be invited for military-style tea, refreshments and an entertaining concert of the Lithuanian National Defence Volunteer Force Big Band. Everyone who will run the 3-kilometre distance successfully will be presented with keepsakes on aerial theme.

The best runners' team (military unit and civilian organisation) will be awarded with a special prize of the Minister of National Defence.

Participants will be able to view the fighter jets protecting the Baltic skies and a display of weaponry used at the Lithuanian Land Force.

Partners of Runway Run 2015 are the Lithuanian Amateur Runners Association and the City Council of Šiauliai.

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