June 9th, 2020 Event Update:

It comes with much difficulty that we are announcing the cancellation of the 2020 Air Force Marathon in-person events scheduled for September 17-19 due to impacts associated with COVID-19. This decision comes with having had conversations over the last two months with Air Force leadership, medical experts, and our event partners and having evaluated all possibilities to host the in-person event.

“We simply cannot execute the marathon in a manner where the safety and security of our runners, volunteers, staff, partners, and spectators is satisfactorily achieved,” explained Brandon Hough, Air Force Marathon director. “However, our team has worked hard to offer numerous options to registered participants to be as accommodating as possible.”

The cancellation of the 24th Annual Air Force Marathon is difficult for our entire team. We put our heart and soul into what we do all year so everyone can have an outstanding Air Force Marathon experience. We anticipate all year seeing the runners achieve the goals for which they have worked so hard. We simply have to do that in a different way, more creatively this year, through our virtual option.

For those participants who are currently registered, the Air Force Marathon team has thoughtfully developed three options to choose from and will be contacted via email with the necessary steps to take. The options include participating virtually, gifting the registration to an Airman for 2021, or deferring to a future year. Participants who have registered virtually will not need to take any action.  For those who have yet to register, there is still time to sign up to participate in the virtual events. Read more on the decision to cancel here. Check out our FAQ page for answers to your virtual events and cancellation questions.

We understand this will stir many emotions, and we want all our participants to understand this decision was truly one made with heavy hearts, but with the best intentions in mind for all involved. We are available to answer questions and concerns. We are here to serve the running community in every capacity we can continue to do so. These are challenging times for all of us, but with the support of our participants, volunteers, spectators, and partners, we are confident that we will return to the start line stronger than ever.

From the entire team at the Air Force Marathon, thank you for your continued support and understanding as we manage through this difficult decision together.


May 22nd, 2020 Event Update:

An Open Letter from the Air Force Marathon Race Director (PDF)


April 24th, 2020 Event Update:

The safety and well-being of our participants, volunteers, event staff, spectators, and sponsors is always our #1 priority even in the midst of these unprecedented and unpredictable times. As we continue to prepare for the 2020 Air Force Marathon, we are closely monitoring the developments related to COVID-19. We are in contact with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base leadership and staying up to date with information provided by the Ohio Governor, Ohio Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization to help us plan and execute an event that everyone can safely enjoy.

Based upon the information available today, we are continuing our preparations for the September event. We are committed to keeping you informed and we will provide updates along the way.

On a final note, as we all seek out new safe and responsible ways to stay active, we encourage you to continue your Air Force Marathon training with perseverance & pride at a socially safe distance.