Since 1972, JFK Run the Runway 5K has offered runners the unique and thrilling experience of running down one of the runways at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York. This year, Atlas sponsored the virtual event, which benefited the Aviation High School Education Foundation, also in Queens.
“The Atlas team is committed to supporting the communities where we live and work, including at JFK, a critical station in our global operations,” said Lillian Dukes, Senior Vice President, Technical Operations, who participated in the race. “Our sponsorship will help fund scholarships for the next generation of talent interested in technical and aviation careers.”
“I am so proud of our Atlas colleagues – from station managers and crews to Tech Ops to Sales – who came out to support this local event,” said Dan Lansing, Senior Director Ground Operations. “The upside to the virtual race is that a number of our colleagues who are based outside of the United States could participate.”
More than a dozen Atlas employees joined in the race with nearly 200 virtual participants. Two Atlas runners placed on the virtual podium – Paul Drew, Senior Director Sales and Marketing, Business Development, and Richard Broekman, Senior Vice President Global Sales and Communications Development, finished in second and third place respectively.