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Air Force half marathon, 5K sold out


All 15,000 running slots for the Air Force Marathon on Sept. 21 could sell out within days after a 5K contest and a half marathon sold out, organizers say.

Both of those races reached the limit last week on the number of runners allowed to participate, said Tiffany Johnson, a marathon spokeswoman. Two years ago, the final sell out for all races stretched into July.

“These last two years selling out in May has been a drastic step up for us,” she said.

As of Thursday, the 4,500 positions in the full marathon were about 85 percent filled, Johnson said.

Yet more people want in on the half-marathon, which with 6,500 racers “is easily our most popular,” she said.

The price to participate in the full marathon will rise June 2 to $105, a $10 price hike from the current rate, according to organizers.

The race course will change from last year because of the partial closure of Ohio 444 and base gate shutdowns, Johnson said.

The marathon, paid for through registration fees and corporate sponsorships, had 2,300 volunteers in 2012, officials said. Runners begin and end at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The 5K run begins and ends at Wright State University’s Nutter Center on Sept. 20.

To register for the marathon and for more information log onto www.usafmarathon.com


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