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MIA Runway 5K Series kicks off at Miami-Opa locka Executive

Over 300 runners expected to make strides against breast cancer


Following the success of the inaugural MIA Runway 5K on runway 8L-26R at Miami International Airport in October 2020, the Miami-Dade Aviation Department has expanded the event with its first-ever MIA Runway 5K Airport Series. The first race of the series on March 19 is expected to see more than 500 runners hit the runway at Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport (OPF), followed by a larger race at MIA in October.

All event proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) campaign. The first MIA Runway 5K event in 2020 raised more than $10,000 for the MSABC campaign. To register or learn more, visit the MIA Runway 5K Airport Series website.  


Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava; Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners Chairman Jose “Pepe” Diaz; MIA Director and CEO Ralph Cutié; and MSABC Senior Development Manager for the Southeast Region Brittany Perets are scheduled to attend.


All attendees should gather at the corner of 142nd Street N.W. and LeJeune Road. Parking is located across the street from LeJeune Road. Media will have the opportunity to interview participants prior to the start of the race and will have a designated area on the runway near the start/finish line.


Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 6 a.m.


Media must RSVP by 12 noon on Friday, March 18, with their full name and date of birth. Event hashtags: #MIAFirstFlight #MIARunway5K


To request materials in an accessible format, Sign Language Interpreters, CART services and/or any accommodation to participate in any Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) public meetings and events please email the ADA Office at or call the office at 305-876-7747 five days in advance to initiate your request. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).