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Air Force Marathon has record opening day registration

Posted 1/3/2013   Updated 1/3/2013 Email story   Print story


1/3/2013 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio -- The Air Force Marathon filled a third of its 15,000 runner slots on the first day of registration, breaking last year's registration opening record.

More than 5,100 runners registered for the 2013 event on January 1, taking advantage of special New Year's Resolution discounts that were available only on that day. Last year, only 4,178 runners had registered on January 1.

"It's phenomenal," said Race Director Rob Aguiar, "It's great to see that our event is so popular with runners."

The next schedule price hike is April 2, but Mr. Aguiar warns that the race could sell out before that date.

"We're not increasing the number of runners this year and expect to sell out even faster than 2012," said Mr. Aguiar. The 2012 Air Force Marathon sold out two months earlier than expected in May.

The featured aircraft for 2013 is the C-130J Super Hercules, a military transport plane used in military, civilian and humanitarian aid operations. The Hercules family is the longest continuous production run of any military aircraft in history.

Look for more information about the prices and registration at www.usafmarathon.com.


 JAN 2 - APR 1

APR 2 - JUN 1 

















 $35 until Aug. 2*

*If there are any 5K slots left after August 2, the price will increase to $40.

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