WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — If you’re planning on running in the Air Force Marathon this September, time is running out to take advantage of current pricing. The marathon staff notes that prices will increase on Feb. 2.
“We traditionally experience a huge surge in registrations prior to a price increase,” said Robert Aguiar, marathon director. “This year, we’ve added an additional pricing tier so prices are going up sooner. Previously, prices have remained the same until April.”
Prices for the full and half are currently $90 and $80, respectively; the 10K is $40 and the 5K is $30. All race prices will rise by $5 on Feb. 2.
All registered runners receive a tech shirt, towel, patch and goodie bag. Everyone who finishes a race also gets a medal celebrating the featured aircraft, the U-2 Dragon Lady. Medals are presented at the finish line by a senior Air Force officer.
All races begin and end at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, except the 5K, which takes place on the campus of Wright State University
The Air Force Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifying event, and the course goes past a number of historic landmarks, including Huffman Prairie, where the Wright Brothers perfected manned flight.
The Air Force Marathon, presented by Northrop Grumman, USAA and Boeing, will be Sept. 19. The Sports & Fitness Expo is held at Wright State University’s Nutter Center and will be Sept. 17 and 18. The event will also feature a Gourmet Pasta Dinner and Breakfast of Champions on Sept. 18.
Get more information about the race at www.usafmarathon.com.