11th Annual Runway Run

By Garinder Grewal, Service Delivery Manager, Aviation

On Saturday, September 22, 2018 Toronto Pearson hosted its 11th annual Runway Run.

Each year, Toronto Pearson International Airport opens one of its active runways to the public for a fun, unique 5 km run or 2 km walk.

This year, around 2,500 individuals participated in the runway run and more than 30,000 people have participated in the event since it began. Participants got a one-of-a kind look at the airport, where they met the people and animals who work at Toronto Pearson.

This year, around 2,500 individuals participated in the runway run and more than 30,000 people have participated in the event since it began. Participants got a one-of-a kind look at the airport, where they met the people and animals who work at Toronto Pearson.

This year’s event included:

 Falcon Environmental and the birds

 GTAA Firefighters

 Peel Regional Police

 A.S.P. Canine Handler & Canine

In addition, this year, participants were able to get up close to aircraft displayed by Air Canada and NAV Canada. The public was also able to tour inside the FedEx cargo plane.

As proud sponsors of the event, A.S.P. and Airfield Access Inc. once again donated their services to help set up and facilitate it.

Prior to the event, A.S.P. and Airfield Access Inc. provided the following:


1 guard at AESC from Sept 18th to Sept 21st
for race kit pick-ups.


Total of 7 DA drivers with vehicles
between Sept 19th and 21st to escort the
vendors to the site for setup.


On the day of the event, 11 Access Control
guards and 12 D/DA drivers to move the
Primary Security Line (PSL).

A.S.P. Control Access Guards at Entrance to AMF

Thanks to all the A.S.P. employees who were involved in this year’s event! Special Thanks to A.S.P. Supervisor Osmond Coutinho, who oversaw the operation and ensure everything went as planned.

Osmond Coutinho with Runway Run Dance Team

See you next year!

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