Airmen gift registration returns for 2023 Air Force Marathon

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  • By Sarah Amato
  • 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Gifted entry registration to participate in the 2023 Air Force Marathon is again available to junior active-duty, Reserve and Guard enlisted service members for the event in September.

Donated registrations are available for the 5K, 10K, half and full marathons.

“We love the gift-registration program because we believe every person should have the ability to participate…especially the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force,” said Rachael Ferguson, director of the Air Force Marathon. “Our participants are quite eager to support our Airmen, and this is one simple way we can give back to them.”

All military members (E-1 to E-6) interested in receiving a gifted entry should submit the following information by emailing

  • Name
  • Rank
  • Unit
  • Event preference (5K, 10K, half or full marathon)
  • A paragraph explaining why you are interested in participating in this year’s marathon.

The deadline to submit a request is Aug. 31 or until all gift registrations have been issued. Personnel stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base receive priority over those stationed elsewhere.

The Air Force Marathon is scheduled for Sept. 16. The Health & Fitness Expo, held at Wright State University's Nutter Center, is set for Sept. 14-15. The weekend will also feature a gourmet pasta dinner Sept. 15, the same day as the 5K and Tailwind Trot, as well as a finish-line festival Sept. 16.

For more information about race weekend, visit