June 7, 2023
"For this month’s Director’s blog, I decided to share a little bit with you of my journey of years thus far at the Air Force Marathon. On June 2, I celebrated 9 years with the organization! Now, if you’d asked me 9 years ago if I would one day be the Director, I most likely would have laughed at you; however, as I shared earlier this year, it really was a dream for me without the full belief of realization." Continue reading Rachael's "Celebrating 9 Years with the Air Force Marathon" blog post here.

Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to start moving. We encourage you to carve out some time today or later this week and put in some miles for your upcoming race at the 27th Annual Air Force Marathon or Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler!

Not sure where to start? Check out our free beginner and intermediate training programs designed specifically for the Air Force marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K distances. The marathon and half marathon training programs began mid-May and the 10K and 5K training programs begin mid-July and end of July respectfully.
The Air Force Marathon is an annual endurance event held the third Saturday of September at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. First held in 1997 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Air Force, the Air Force Marathon has grown into a multi-day event with runners from all fifty states and many foreign countries. Register now for the 27th Annual Air Force Marathon set for September 14-16, 2023!
We are excited to continue to be a leader in the industry with the 2023 Air Force Marathon finisher medals (marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, relay, Tailwind Trot) made from American steel for the fourth year in a row! The finisher medal portrays the featured aircraft and will increase in size based on the miles you put in. You can find all the official 2023 finisher medals and race shirts here.
Military Discount: Veterans, retired military, active duty, reservists, National Guard, and ROTC of all branches will be offered $10 off the full marathon, half marathon, relay, and Fly! Fight! Win! Challenge Series, or $5 off the 10K or 5K for all in-person events.
Are you registered for a 2023 Air Force Marathon event and now want to transfer to a different event distance? Follow the instructions below to transfer into your new distance. Deadline to transfer is August 31 or until an event sells out.

1. Visit your participant dashboard and sign in to your Race Roster account using the same email you registered with.
2. Select "Transfer" and then select "Transfer to new sub event".
3. Choose the new event you would like to transfer to in the dropdown and click "Start transfer".
4. Continue to move through the registration questions.
5. If you purchased additional products during your original registration, be sure to select them again when filling out your new registration. Your original payment will carry over.
6. Finish the registration process and you will then receive a confirmation email confirming your transfer.

The cost for all race transfers is $15 plus the difference between the price you originally paid and the current price of the distance you're transferring into. If you're transferring into a distance that costs less than what you already paid, you will not be refunded the price difference.
If you are registered for an upcoming Air Force Marathon event but can no longer participate, you may defer your registration to the following year. Product purchases will NOT carry over; only your race registration. The deferral window is open from June 15 – August 31. No deferrals will be accepted after August 31. Cost for all deferrals is $15. More info can be found here.
The featured aircraft of the 3rd Annual History & Heritage Race Series is the C-124 Globemaster II for the upcoming July/August race!

Each registered participant will receive a finisher's medal, commemorative patch, and informational card portraying the featured aircraft. Learn more and register for your next race here.

C-124s provided heavy airlift during the Korean War and Southeast Asia War. The C-124 evolved from the earlier Douglas C-74. To facilitate cargo handling, the C-124, or "Old Shakey" as it was affectionately known, featured "clamshell" loading doors, hydraulic ramps in the nose, and an elevator under the aft fuselage. The aircraft on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force was assigned to the 165th Tactical Airlift group of the Georgia Air National Guard following its service with the USAF. Visitors are permitted to walk in this aircraft at the museum.

The History & Heritage Race Series powered by the Air Force Marathon features historical aircraft in order to begin to highlight all of the great aircraft that have shaped the U.S. Air Force’s air power throughout history! There will be a total of six aircraft featured in 2023 with each aircraft revealed one at a time.

The History & Heritage Race Series is a virtual race series which allows participants from all over the world to participate right from their home. You have the option to choose to participate in the marathon, half marathon, 10K, or 5K.
Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual United States Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler! The 2023 event will lift-off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station December 9th with a virtual event taking place throughout the month of December. This 10-mile race will be a part of the Space Force birthday celebration each year, and will take place surrounded by space launch history.

The 2023 featured rocket will be the XSM-64 Navaho! The featured rocket will be portrayed on the official race shirts, finisher medals, commemorative patches, and more throughout the year. Read more about the history of the XSM-64 Navaho at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Museum here.
The 25th Annual Blue Streak Time Trial 10-mile loop course takes cyclists on a scenic route around Wright-Patterson Air Force Base the second Tuesday of each month from April through October.

Registration for the June 13th event is now sold out with registration for the July 11th event opening June 14th. All Blue Streak Time Trial events are open to the public. Optional medals and shirts are now available for purchase here to celebrate 25 years cycling!

We look forward to sharing one of the best and most safe cycling events in the region with cyclists of all talent levels from the Miami Valley and beyond!
Thank you to all the participants, volunteers, sponsors, base and museum personnel who made the inaugural Museum Mile event possible. Thank you to those who completed the post-event survey. Our team is reviewing the results and will announce the 2024 date of the second annual Museum Mile event soon!
This Facebook group was created for anyone involved with or interested in the Air Force Marathon, Blue Streak Time Trial, Museum Mile, Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler, and History & Heritage Race Series. Whether you need some inspiration, training tips, or just want to stay up to date with any news or announcements, this group is just for you!
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Air Force Marathon | September 14-16th, 2023 | usafmarathon.com
Blue Streak Time Trial | April-October 2023 | bluestreaktt.com
History & Heritage Race Series | January-December 2023 | usafvirtual.com
Museum Mile | May 11, 2023 | airforcemile.com
Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler | December 9th, 2023 | runspaceforce.com
 Air Force Marathon | 1(800) 467-1823 | (937) 257-4350 | usaf.marathon@us.af.mil