Jaguar Race the Runway event for Charity


August 7, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 28, 2015

Jaguar Race the Runway event for Charity posted on 14 June 2011

Jaguar XKR-S at the Race the Runway charity event

Jaguar supports The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice and Scottish Burned Children’s Club in Race the Runway event.

The Jaguar XKR-S has made a dramatic Scottish debut at the Race the Runway charity event organised by The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.

Held at Edinburgh Airport the event saw 32 cars compete in drag races along a 1,800-metre runway. The XKR-S beat off fierce competition to make it to the semi-final, outpaced only by vehicles valued at over twice the XKR-S’ £97,000 price tag. From rest the 550 PS Jaguar hit 100 mph in just over eight seconds before being measured reaching a terminal speed of 165 mph.

Now in its third year, Race the Runway has so far raised over £40,000 for The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice and other co-nominated charities. This year’s event saw a record entry. Joining the XKR-S and the XKR in the line up of vehicles was an XFR, also making its Scottish debut.

Jaguar's at the Race the Runway charity event

Ashley Kilgour, Corporate Fundraiser, The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice commented: “We’re delighted that Jaguar supported the Race the Runway event this year and our thanks go to them. The event raised a combined total of over £11,000 this year for The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice and the Scottish Burned Children’s Club which will make a valuable difference. I was fortunate enough to passenger in the XKR-S and what a thrill it was. It’s not every day you achieve 165 mph in a brand new Jaguar on an airport runway!”