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The saying goes that you can’t finish until you start. Starting requires taking the first step. If you talk to a room full of runners, what that first step is will look different for each one. Perhaps the first step is signing up for a race- have you registered yet? Perhaps it’s getting the shoes

Cheers to our Volunteers! We love our volunteers! We simply could not do this race without their help and the many hours they put into the event. From pre-race volunteer jobs like medal unwrapping/organizing to the very end of the race on the finish line, we celebrate our 2,400 volunteers. This week, volunteer registration opened via

We have previously blogged about running and grief.  We’d like to share another story of one of our runners who found solace in running and in one of our great charity partners in her own words.   My name is Rachael Hill, and this is my running story. In July 2010, my husband, Air Force

We are asked more often than not, “Do I really need to do a speed workout?”.  This question is often accompanied with a grimace on the face in anticipation of our answer. If one wishes to improve not only their running times on a race, but also their overall health, speed workouts provide those results.

In today’s society, where you can choose a race nearly any given weekend anywhere in the USA, no matter the distance, we truly appreciate those of you who choose our race! But we know there are still many who would ask- Why should I run the Air Force Marathon? What makes your race unique? We are

When it comes to training for a race, whether it is a 5K or a full marathon, does nutrition really matter? The answer is YES! Nutrition plays a very large role in your training plan. Many athletes function under the myth that because they are burning extra calories while training, then they can consume whatever

The MAJCOM Challenge is its own competition within the Air Force Marathon. Founded in 2007, it has grown to become an event military members look forward to applying for and participating in each year. “For me, the Air Force Marathon has always been a way to celebrate the heritage of the Air Force. Having done

The following story of the 3rd Air Force Marathon is written by Air Force Marathon Marketing Coordinator, Rick Perron. In June of 1998 I was a young lieutenant stationed at Elmendorf AFB, AK when I got the call no son wants to get. My father was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and had 6 months