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Virtual Events

All events for the 24th Annual Air Force Marathon
are officially sold out! Our entire team has been overwhelmed
with the support you all have shown since we had to switch to a
virtual event. Thank you and good luck
with your race this September!


2020 Participant Amenities:

All participants who are registered for a 2020 virtual event will receive a race bib, official race shirt, commemorative patch (if selected), official finisher’s medal, and access to the virtual Health & Fitness Expo. Fly! Fight! Win! Challenge participants will also receive a fourth (spinning!) finisher’s medal and official Challenge Series quarter zip pullover. We will attempt to have an in-person pickup for local participants and for non-local and those unable to pick up in person, we will mail your race amenities to the address you provided at registration. If you need to update this address at any time, you may do so by following these instructions.

2020 Virtual Event Rules:

You must complete your virtual race any day between September 1st-30th, 2020. You may run, walk, or run/walk your full distance wherever you want – around your neighborhood, on a treadmill, or any course of your choosing. If possible, be sure to track your race with runcoach, Strava, Garmin, Fitbit, or another GPS-tracking app that will confirm your mileage and time.

After your race, we encourage you to upload your finish time to the results page (link will be available at a later date). We will attempt to have an in-person pickup of race amenities for local participants and for non-local participants and those unable to pick up in person, we will mail your race amenities to the address you provided at registration. If you need to update this address at any time, you may do so by following these instructions or contact our team.

 

2020 Virtual Event Pricing:

  • Marathon – SOLD OUT
  • Half Marathon – SOLD OUT
  • 10K – SOLD OUT
  • 5K – SOLD OUT
  • Fly! Fight! Win! Challenge Series – SOLD OUT
    • 5K + 10K + Marathon – SOLD OUT
    • 5K + 10K + Half Marathon – SOLD OUT
  • Tailwind Trot 1K Kids’ Race – SOLD OUT

2020 Virtual Event FAQs:

A virtual race allows participants to complete the race anytime and anywhere. You may run or walk the race distance at your own pace. You choose your own race day and your own starting line, whether it's a treadmill, your neighborhood, or a park trail.
Once you select the virtual race option, simply complete your race distance any day and any where between September 1-30, 2020. After you finish, upload your finish time to the results page (link provided at a later date). We will then mail your bib, patch, race shirt(s), and finisher's medal(s) beginning in early October. If you have not uploaded your results by the end of the race period (September 30, 2020), your items will be mailed to you.
Yes, of course! We will mail your bib, commemorative patch (if selected), official race shirt(s), and finisher's medal(s) to you free of charge beginning in early October.
The great thing about a virtual race is you get to choose your very own race day! This can be any day between September 1-30, 2020.
You will choose your own route for the virtual event. We ask that you do not use any of our race day routes as these are not pedestrian safe without the usual street closures and safety assistance with traffic.
You are going to be on the honor system for completing your race. However, we will be asking participants to upload their finish time so we can have a results page (link will be provided at a later date). If you would like to track your distance and time there are many apps you may download for free such as runcoach, Strava, and RunKeeper, Garmin, Fitbit, etc. It's helpful to map out a route ahead of time too. Don't forget to share your "finish line" photos on social media using the hashtag #FlyAFM so we can see your smiling faces!
Yes, you will receive an official race shirt, three finisher's medals (one for each event), a Challenge Series quarter zip pullover and Challenge Series finisher's medal with spinning rotors on the HH-60G Pave Hawk.
Yes, no matter what option a Stars participant chooses this year (virtual race, deferment, or gift an airman) we will continue to honor your status as a Stars participant.
As everyone will be on the honor system and submitting their own finish times, we will not be offering awards for the virtual event.
You do not need to do anything. You are all set to continue to race virtually. You will still receive a race bib, race shirt, optional complimentary commemorative patch, and finisher’s medal. Since all races have switched to virtual, you will not need to complete your race within a single 7-hour time frame and you may race any day between September 1-30th. Once complete, we encourage you to upload your finish time to the results page (link will be provided at a later date) but it is not required.
We encourage you to run your event distance in one day and at one time just like you would on race weekend. This will be helpful when you upload your results to the online results page (link will be provided at a later date).

If you are participating in one of the Fly! Fight! Win! Challenge Series, you may run each event distance on three separate days.

We are aware a virtual event is not the same as an in-person event when it comes to support (hydration, restrooms, medical, etc) so please take this into account when you race your virtual event - stay safe & healthy!
Due to all 2020 Air Force Marathon events being sold out, event transfers are now closed.

If you would like to defer your race to 2021, you must do so via your Race Roster participant dashboard prior to August 31, 2020.

 


It comes with much difficulty that we have announced the cancellation of the 2020 Air Force Marathon in-person events scheduled for September 17-19. You may read more about the decision here as well as check out the frequently asked questions regarding the virtual event and cancellation decision.