Marathon registration fees set to increase after Independence Day

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  • By 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- With only two months before the Air Force Marathon kicks off, participants can save on their race registration if registered by July 5, prior to the scheduled fourth price increase.

Effective July 6, prices for the full and half marathon will increase by $15 to $125 and $115, respectively. The 10K and 5K prices will increase by $5 each to $65 and $45. The Tailwind Trot 1K Kids’ Run will increase from $23 to $25. For the Fly! Fight! Win! Challenge Series, in which participants will receive a fourth medal after completing the 5K, 10K and either the full or half marathon in the same weekend, prices will increase by $20 to $230 for the full marathon option and $220 for the half-marathon option. Lastly, the price for the three-person Marathon Relay will increase by $10 to $230.

Active duty, reservists, guard members, veterans, retired military and ROTC cadets may receive up to $10 off the full marathon, half marathon, relay and Fly! Fight! Win! Challenge Series, or $5 off the 10K or 5K for all in-person events. There will be one final price increase on Sept. 14, with the last day to register on Sept. 15.

There is virtual race option if participants wish to join from afar. Athletes may choose between the marathon, half marathon, 10K, or 5K and will need to run or walk their selected distance between Sept. 1-30.

The Air Force Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The Health & Fitness Expo, held at Wright State University’s Nutter Center, is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 14 and Friday, Sept. 15. Race participants must pick up their packets at this time, as there will be no packet pick-up on Saturday unless race day packet pick up was purchased ahead of time.

The weekend will also feature a yoga class and gourmet pasta dinner on Sept. 15, the same day as the 5K and Tailwind Trot. There will be a finish line festival on Sept. 16 that is free and open to the public. 

For more information about the race weekend, visit