Welcome to the WATF 

The Washington Airports Task Force (WATF) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that advocates for expanding and enhancing aviation services in Virginia and the National Capital Region. WATF is the only organization whose mission is to support our Virginia airports and its users, including passenger and cargo airlines, corporate and general aviation and others who benefit directly or indirectly from airport operations. WATF is focused on positioning Washington Dulles International Airport (Dulles) for continued growth while sustaining the gains already made and supporting Reagan National Airport (National) in a changing air transportation environment. 

WATF at-a-Glance 

55-member Board of Directors comprised of the region’s and Virginia state business leaders who recognize both Dulles and National as economic engines that fuel our regional, Northern Virginia and Virginia economies. Dedicated staff of four professionals with a background in airport operations, community development, and marketing. Administers Foreign Trade Zone #137, which serves the Dulles region by providing a competitive advantage, by way of savings on Customs duties, for companies with locations on U.S. soil. Serves as convening force for consumer, civic, and economic interests in a region where growth is directly tied to the success of our airports. Has a history of taking on hard to solve issues for the benefit of our airports and stakeholders.

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2023 Dulles 5K/10K ON THE RUNWAY!

Register today for the 11th Annual Dulles Airport 5K/10K on the Runway! Space is limited to 2,500 participants and filling up fast. This year’s race will take place at 7:30am on Saturday, September 23, 2023, rain or shine. Don’t miss your opportunity for the flattest, fastest course in the area on an actual runway at Dulles!

Registration link: Dulles 5K/10K on the Runway

Proceeds from this event will support the Committee for Dulles Community Outreach – Dulles Airport Scholarship Program, Special Olympics Virginia, and the Washington Airports Task Force.

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