Fontana Days Run

Family members had fun participating in the Fontana Days Run on June 4.  (Contributed photo by Connie Caruthers)

With help from excellent weather, the Fontana Days Run made its big return in 2022 after being canceled the last two years.

The event, which included a Half Marathon, 5K Run, 5K Race Walk, 5K Family Fitness Walk, and a Children’s Half Mile Dash, was held on June 4.

The event is an internationally renowned race that has been recognized as having the world’s fastest half marathon course.

James Lander, a 43-year-old Brea resident, was the overall winner in the Half Marathon with a time of 1:08:23.13.

Gwendolen Twist, a 47-year-old Pacific Palisades resident, was the top female finisher with a time of 1:23:39.89.

The Fontana Days Run regularly attracts runners from all over the country as well as local participants who are excited about getting a chance to achieve a personal best time.  Runners of all ages, including some from the same families, crossed the finish line in front of City Hall.

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