Fireworks go off at the start of the Air Force Marathon held Sept. 21, 2019, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Fireworks at the start line were added to last year’s marathon to add more excitement and entertainment to the race. Again this year, gift registrations for the race can be purchased for junior enlisted members stationed at Wright-Patt Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wesley Farnsworth)
Photo: 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
Photo: 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Air Force Marathon registration prices increase March 2

Prices for the marathon and half marathon will increase by $10 and the cost of the 5K and 10K will increase by $5. The price for the Fly! Fight! Win! Challenge, in which the runners complete the 5K, 10K and either half marathon or marathon will increase by $10 and the Tailwind Trot 1K Kids’ Run will increase by $3. 

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Active duty, reservists and guard members may receive up to $10 off their race registration. 

"This is the time of year when runners are making decisions to participate in fall races and begin their training." said Brandon Hough, marathon director. "What a better way to encourage them to choose the Air Force Marathon by saving a little money if they register now."

This year, a virtual option is available to allow runners all over the world to join in from afar. Runners can choose between the half marathon and the marathon and will need to run their selected distance between Sept. 12-27. 

Gift registrations can be purchased and donated to one of the 50 selected junior enlisted members stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. These registrations are available for the half marathon and marathon.

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All registered runners receive a race shirt, virtual goodie bag and an optional commemorative patch. Everyone who finishes also receives a medal celebrating this year’s featured aircraft, the HH-60G Pave Hawk. Medals are presented to participants at the finish line by Air Force senior leaders. All races begin and end at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, except the 5K and Tailwind Trot, which take place on the campus of Wright State University. 

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