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Ontario International Airport to host 5k at the Runway; registration now open for the first-in-a-lifetime event

Posted on: Tue, 09/20/2022 - 05:00

(Ontario, California – September 20, 2022) – Attention runners, walkers and anyone looking for a new fun-filled way to spend a Saturday morning with family, friends and friends-to-be. Ontario International Airport (ONT) is offering a first-in-a-lifetime opportunity to strut your stuff at America’s fastest-growing aviation gateway.

Early bird registration is now open for the inaugural ONT 5k at the Runway, which will be held Nov. 12, starting at the National Guard hangar along the south end of the airport property. The event will feature a 5k race, beginning at 7 a.m.; a family walk/run at 8 a.m.; and an open community event from 8 a.m.-noon.

Participants will have the opportunity to run or walk a course that runs parallel to ONT’s runway and offers a unique view of an airport that will serve nearly 6 million passengers this year and ranks among the Top 10 cargo airports in North America.

Early bird registration is $45 for the 5k and $20 for the family walk/run. The fees go up to $50 and $25, respectively, beginning Oct. 1, and $55 and $30 the day of the event.

The community event is free to participants and the community at large, and will feature booths, food trucks, face painters and more.

For information and registration, please visit

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About Ontario International Airport

Ontario International Airport (ONT) is the fastest growing airport in the United States, according to Global Traveler, a leading publication for frequent fliers. Located in the Inland Empire, ONT is approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California. It is a full-service airport which, before the coronavirus pandemic, offered nonstop commercial jet service to 26 major airports in the U.S., Mexico, Central America and Taiwan. More information is available at www.flyOntario.comFollow @flyONT on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

About the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA)

The OIAA was formed in August 2012 by a Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Ontario and the County of San Bernardino to provide overall direction for the management, operations, development and marketing of ONT for the benefit of the Southern California economy and the residents of the airport's four-county catchment area. OIAA Commissioners are Ontario Mayor Pro Tem Alan D. Wapner (President), Retired Riverside Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge (Vice President), Ontario City Council Member Jim W. Bowman (Secretary), San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman (Commissioner) and retired business executive Julia Gouw (Commissioner).