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Air Force Marathon goes virtual again for 2021

Air Force Marathon participants pick up their race packets and shop for merchandise at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force air park Sept. 17, 2021, on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Due to increasing COVID-19 numbers, the marathon was forced to go to a virtual format again this year. Participants must complete their run before the end of September. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Marathon participants pick up their race packets and shop for merchandise at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force air park Sept. 17, 2021, on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Due to increasing COVID-19 numbers, the marathon was forced to go to a virtual format again this year. Participants must complete their run before the end of September. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Douglas Suazo picks up his race packet for the Air Force Marathon on Sept. 17, 2021, from race volunteers Derrick Samuel (right) and William Riffle at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force air park on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Due to increasing COVID-19 numbers, the marathon was forced to go to a virtual format again this year. Participants must complete their run before the end of September. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Douglas Suazo picks up his race packet for the Air Force Marathon on Sept. 17, 2021, from race volunteers Derrick Samuel (right) and William Riffle at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force air park on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Due to increasing COVID-19 numbers, the marathon was forced to go to a virtual format again this year. Participants must complete their run before the end of September. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Marathon volunteers Lisa Condra (left) and Jody Durnbaugh gather Mike Lauden’s race packet Sept. 17, 2021 — including T-shirt, race bib and medallion — at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force air park on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Lauden was scheduled to run the 5K event in the virtual format forced by COVID-19 restrictions again this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Marathon volunteers Lisa Condra (left) and Jody Durnbaugh gather Mike Lauden’s race packet Sept. 17, 2021 — including T-shirt, race bib and medallion — at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force air park on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Lauden was scheduled to run the 5K event in the virtual format forced by COVID-19 restrictions again this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Marathon participants pick up their race packets and shop for merchandise at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force air park Sept. 17, 2021, on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Due to increasing COVID-19 numbers, the marathon was forced to go to a virtual format again this year. Participants must complete their run before the end of September. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)