Saturday, September 21, 2013
The Air Force Marathon is a runner's dream with a 26.2-mile run that traverses historical places on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, including the National Museum of the United States Air Force, the Air Force Institute of Technology, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, the Wright-Patterson AFB flight line, Huffman Prairie Flying Field, and the Wright Brothers Memorial Monument. You must be 18 years of age prior to September 15, 2012 to be eligible to register for the full marathon. See: FAQs
The 7 hour closed course includes Hydration Stations approximately every mile. Stations will serve water, energy gel, electrolytes and fruit. There will also be 9 medical stations strategically placed throughout the course, including at the finish line.
Time Limit: 7 hours
Note: All runners must finish the full marathon within the 7 hour time limit in order to receive an official time and a finisher's medal. For your own health and safety, the 7 hour limit will be strictly adhered to and there will be no exceptions. Finish time is based on gun time, not on chip time.
Full marathon participants must maintain a 16 minute mile pace and reach Mile 21 (Gate 15A) by 1:05pm or they will be escorted off the course and will not receive a finishers medal.
- Registration Information
- Bib Pickup
- See: Race Rules
There will be no bib pickup on Race Day (Saturday).
- Bib Pickup Authorization Form [pdf]
NOTE: A picture ID is required and the signed Bib Pickup Authorization Form.
The Full Marathon race includes a wheeled division for participants in both push-rim and hand-crank wheelchairs. Registration is available for these specific Marathon divisions and awards will be presented to the first, second and third place man and woman in both the push-rim and hand-crank categories.
Wheeled participants must select the wheeled marathon race upon registration.
- Download: 2013 Visually Impaired Guide Registration Form
The Marathon includes an Athletes with Visual Impairment Division.
To qualify, participants need medical documentation for disability classification, as explained by these organizations: International Paralympics Committee, International Sports Federation and United States Track and Field. The guide's registration fee is waived when registering through the PDF form link. Guides will receive the same items as regular participants. For registration instructions please download the Athletes with Visual Impairment Web Packet.