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Air Force Marathon 10K sells out before price increase

Posted 4/2/2013   Updated 4/2/2013 Email story   Print story


by Tiffany Johnson
Air Force Marathon Office

4/2/2013 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Even with 500 more runners, the Air Force Marathon 10K sold out on April 1 - just before the prices increased for all races.

"In 2012, it was just under 12 weeks for the 10K to close out," said Rob Aguiar, race director. "This year, we rearranged the individual race quotas to add 500 more runners to the 10K and it still sold out in 12 weeks."

Mr. Aguiar went on to say the event is 75 percent full, nearly 10 percentage points higher at the same time in 2012.

"We typically experience a huge surge in registrations just prior to a price increase, so this last week was very busy for us," he added.

The Air Force Marathon organizers strongly urge runners to register as early as possible to make sure they have a spot in the race. Mr. Aguiar says that all race could sell out in April.

"We always get phone calls from people who want into our race after we close-out," said Mr. Aguiar, "I always advise people to register early."

Prices for the full and half marathons are currently $95 and $80, while the 5K is $35. All race prices except the 5K will rise by $10 on June 2, if there are any spots left.

The Air Force Marathon, presented by Northrop Grumman, USAA and Boeing, will be held Sept. 21 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Participants start and finish at the National Air Force Museum, and spectators are welcome at the museum or in nearby downtown Fairborn.

For more information see http://www.usafmarathon.com.

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