Altered gate hours, road closures during Air Force Marathon
88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
/ Published September 14, 2018
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will host the Air Force Marathon Sept. 15. Please note the following gate hours and road closures.
Gate 1A (Fairborn)
Gate 1A will be open from 4 to 5:30 a.m. for volunteers only. The gate will be closed from 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. as it is part of the marathon route. Operations return to normal hours following the marathon.
Gate 12A (AFMC)
Gate 12A will be open 24/7 for vehicle traffic; however, during the race, only a right turn onto Spruce Way will be allowed. This will provide access to and from the medical center and Kittyhawk Center areas only.
Gate 16A (Ohio Route 444 Commercial Vehicle)
Gate 16A will be open until 2 p.m. for Area A-only commercial vehicle inspections. Commercial vehicles will be inspected, then routed to Ohio Route 444 to enter Gate 12A for Commissary/Base Exchange deliveries.
Gate 26A (445th Airlift Wing)
Gate 26A will be open from 5 to 7 a.m. and again from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. for marathon volunteer and fire department personnel entry and exit only.
Gate 15A (Ohio Route 844)
Gate 15A will be closed as it is part of the marathon route.
Gate 19B (National Road)
Gate 19B will be open as normal; however, restricted access throughout Area B will be in effect until the last runner passes 8th Street.
Gate 1B (Springfield Street)
Gate 1B will be closed as it is part of the marathon route.
Gate 22B (Interstate 675 gate):
Gate 22B will be open from 4:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for public access.
Public Access Parking Gates (4:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. only)
The public may access the Air Force Marathon areas via the Spinning Road Gate, located at the intersection of Spinning and Airway roads; the Armory Gate, located on Harshman Road; and Gate 22B, the Interstate 675 gate, left turn only.
The gate at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Springfield Street will be open from 4 to 8:30 a.m. for Air Force Marathon staff, museum staff, people with disabilities, shuttles and Distinguished Visitor parking (a Lot A or Lot B pass will be required). After 8:30 a.m., the museum gate will be open to the public during its normal hours of operation.