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City of Ontario
is proud to continue its sponsorship of the 7th Annual 5K Reindeer Run and Rudolph’s Dash. The race, formerly known as the “Fun Run” was created over 15 years ago by the Ontario Recreation & Community Services Department. Since then, the race has evolved into a community and family event with over 2,500 participants and growing! The City of Ontario has joined efforts with the Ontario-Montclair Promise Scholars, an award winning program designed to assist Ontario-Montclair youth by helping to prepare them in their journey towards a college education. All proceeds from the race will be donated to their program and the Youth Empowerment Scholarship (YES), which gives Ontario children from low income families the opportunity to participate in Recreation programs and classes.
The Ontario 5K Reindeer Run has a new location! This year’s 5K Reindeer Run and Rudolph’s Dash will take place on historic Euclid Avenue, where you will run through historic areas within Downtown! After the race, stay and enjoy the traditions of the Christmas on Euclid Experience. Shop local craft vendors for unique holiday items, while enjoying the many food booths and entertainment from local performers.
The family-friendly Rudolph’s Dash will begin at the Start/Finish line of the 5K Reindeer Run and end in the Rudolph’s Roundup children’s area. Kids can run or walk this shorter course, or families may participate together. Rudolph’s Dash is geared for younger kids, moms or dads with their strollers, or anyone that wants to join the race on a smaller scale!
After Rudolph’s Dash, spend time with us in our Rudolph’s Round-Up area where you can visit local businesses and race sponsors or have the kids participate in exercise activities and craft booths. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family. Come join the fun!