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Marathon

Marathon Event Details

Saturday, September 19th, 2020 at 7:30 a.m.
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Registration opens January 1st! The cost of the marathon will be $75 through January 3rd with the first price increase on January 4th.

Marathon Course Map & Description

PDF Download of Marathon Course Map

Beginning at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, the course heads up one of only two solid hills right from the start before dropping down into Historic Huffman Flying Field in the third mile. From there, you can expect a very flat and fast route for the next 17 miles as they lap the flightline where the 445th Airlift Wing constantly flies the beautiful C-17! Continue into Fairborn at mile 15 for what is lovingly referred to as the Fairborn FlyZone. Stay cool here and don’t let the incredible energy cause you to accelerate too much as you make your way down Main Street! Returning back to the base, you then run through the historic brick house living quarters that were recently added to the National Historic Register. Fly by the golf course and out onto the 844 freeway before exiting right into Wright State University’s athletic facilities. From here a few gentle rolling hills and one downhill separate you from the flat final mile. Once back inside the Air Force base gates of Area B at mile 26, zip along a portion of the old flight line and finish under the wing tips of historic aircrafts at the museum’s Air Park!

Participant Amenities

All registered marathon participants will receive a race shirt, virtual goodie bag, and an optional complimentary commemorative patch. Participants who are age 21+ will also receive a coupon for a free beer at the finish line.
All marathon finishers will receive a medal, special gift, Heatsheet, and finish line refreshments. Finisher certificates will be available to download after the race.

Rules & Regulations

Age Restrictions

Participants must be 16 or older on race day in order to register for the marathon.

Time Limit

The marathon course will be open for 7 hours. Participants must maintain at least a 16 minute/mile pace.

Safety on the Course

No animals, no strollers, no baby joggers, no bicycles, no scooters, no inline skates, no roller skates, and no wheeled vehicles (other than registered wheelchair and official Bike EMS and Patrol Teams) will be allowed on the course. Strollers and baby joggers are allowed for the 5K event only.

Bib Pick-Up

Bib pick-up will be held at the Health & Fitness Expo located at the Wright State University Nutter Center on September 17th and 18th. There will be no bib pick-up on Saturday, September 19th.

What You Need:

You must present a photo ID and know your bib number in order to pick up your bib. Bib numbers will be issued in late August, and you may either look them up ahead of time, or look them up at the designated Bib Number Look-Up station at the Expo.

If you are unable to attend the Expo yourself, you must make arrangements for a representative to pick up your bib for you. You must fill out and sign the Bib Pick-Up Authorization Form, and your representative must present the completed form, a copy of your photo ID, and their own photo ID. Representatives who do not have these three things will not be able to pick up your bib, no exceptions.

Parking & Directions

We offer free runner shuttles from the Nutter Center to the start line, as well as free onsite parking located approximately one mile from the start line. See our Parking and Directions page for details.

Awards

Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in the following categories:

Overall | Active Duty Military | Wheeled Division | Mobility Impaired

Additionally, awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group. See the Awards page for more details.

Prize Money

Cash prizes will be awarded to winners across several categories of the full marathon. All registered marathon participants are eligible for cash prizes, regardless of elite athlete status. See Elite Athletes & Prize Money page for details.