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Registration for the 21st Air Force Marathon now open!

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Race Sponsors

Sponsors

Come and meet the tremendous sponsors who make the Air Force Marathon possible.

Charity Partners

Charities

The Air Force Marathon works with some tremendous charities, both national and local. Want to run for a great cause? Sign up with one of our charity partners!.
FAQs

FAQ

Have a question about the Air Force Marathon? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page!.

AIR FORCE MARATHON RACE WEEKEND

Sports and Fitness Expo

Over 100 vendors with the latest in running gear and sports nutrition. Bib and race shirt pickup. Terrific guest speakers and yoga!
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Breakfast of Champions

Fuel up and engage in an interactive panel of running experts at the Holiday Inn Dayton/Fairborn.
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Gourmet Pasta Dinner

The best pre-race meal in town with a great guest speaker and surrounded by aviation history at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
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Air Force Marathon 5K

Hosted by Wright State University. A fun, family-friendly race through WSU’s beautiful campus.
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Race Day

Air Force Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K starting near the National Museum of the United States Air Force winding through the base and local community.
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After Party at the Greene

Celebrate your achievement and connect with other runners as you listen to live music at the Green Towne Center. It’s The Place to Be.
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15000
TOTAL PARTICIPANTS
50
STATES REPRESENTED
2400
RACE VOLUNTEERS
106750
$ RAISED FOR CHARITY

ABOUT US

Come and be a part of history! The Air Force Marathon is an annual endurance event held the third Saturday of September at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. First held in 1997 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Air Force, the Air Force Marathon has grown into a 15,000 participant event, with runners from all fifty states and many foreign countries. Marathon weekend features four event distances, a full marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5K race as well as other exciting events including our Sports and Fitness Expo, Gourmet Pasta Dinner, Breakfast of Champions, Finish Line Festival and After Party. Our Boston Qualifying full marathon course is rife with historic aviation sites and finishes at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, taking runners not just on a journey of 26.2 miles but one of over 110 years in military airpower history. Won’t you come join us?

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

PHOTO GALLERY

Highlights from this year's marathon.

2017 SPONSORS

Special Thank You to all of the Air Force Marathon Sponsors!

LATEST NEWS

Featured Aircraft

A popular question almost immediately following the Air Force Marathon is “What is the featured aircraft for next year?”  Many of our runners are either active duty Air Force, veterans or just aircraft aficionados and everyone has an opinion on what it should be.  Of course the featured aircraft is important because it ends up

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Today’s blog is from a guest writer, Trina Crosland, who shares her story and journey with us. We all have stories. Overcoming adversity or challenges and/or people who changed your life.  In 2012, I met a guy one day at a blood drive. I spoke with him throughout the process, and we parted ways not

Want to Join the Flight Crew?

Volunteers are the backbone of the Air Force Marathon. From hydration stations to bib or shirt pick up, we can find a way for you to contribute. Volunteer registration opens May!

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