December 2020
Registration Opens Soon!
Registration for the 25th Annual Air Force Marathon will open at midnight on January 1st, 2021! The best pricing of the year for all race distances will only be available through January 3rd.
Did you see our big announcement yesterday? If not, click the button below to see what we are all excited about!
2021 Air Force Marathon Race Weekend

Thursday, September 16th
  • Health & Fitness Expo (Day 1 of 2)

Friday, September 17th
  • Breakfast of Champions
  • Health & Fitness Expo (Day 2 of 2)
  • Tailwind Trot 1K Kids' Run
  • 5K
  • Gourmet Pasta Dinner

Saturday, September 18th
  • 10K
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
  • After Party
The 2021 featured aircraft are the A-10 Thunderbolt II, B-2 Spirit, C-17 Globemaster III, and F-35 Lightning II . These featured aircraft will be portrayed on the race shirts, finisher medals, and patches.
New in 2021

  • With your feedback, the virtual race option will be available for athletes from all over the world to join in from afar to participate in the marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K.
  • The 3-Person Marathon Relay is back! Check out our video announcement here and get ready to register on January 1st as there are limited spots available!
  • After a successful turnout at the inaugural 1K Kids' Race, the Tailwind Trot will be returning with the number of available registrations increasing.
  • Sustainability efforts will continue in 2021 after achieving silver level responsible sport certification in 2019. The program plans to be implemented into the 5K, Gourmet Pasta Dinner, Breakfast of Champions events, Health & Fitness Expo and more.
Registration Add-Ons

  • Commemorative Patch: available for free - add on the 2021 patch featuring the A-10 Thunderbolt II, B-2 Spirit, C-17 Globemaster III, and F-35 Lightning II.
  • Pro Package: includes preferred race day parking, access to the Pro Package tent with refreshments and private baggage claim, post-race recovery massage, and ticket to Gourmet Pasta Dinner.
  • Breakfast of Champions: buffet-style meal held at the Holiday Inn Dayton-Fairborn.
  • Gourmet Pasta Dinner: buffet-style meal held at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
  • Race Day Packet Pick-Up: limited availability for 10K, half marathon, and marathon participants.
  • In-Training Shirt: train in style with a high quality tech tee from New Balance Dayton!
  • Knit Beanie: limited edition red, white, and blue knit beanie with Air Force Marathon logo.
  • 25th Anniversary Goodr Sunglasses: custom Air Force Marathon-branded Goodr sunglasses.
  • 25th Anniversary Coffee Mug: ceramic campfire mug featuring the 25th Anniversary logo.
  • 25th Anniversary Trucker Hat: limited edition 25th Anniversary-branded BOCO hat.
  • Trucker Hat: Air Force Marathon-branded BOCO hat with the 2020 featured aircraft, HH-60G Pavehawk.
  • Challenge Coin: steel coin (made in the USA) starring the 2021 featured aircraft.
  • Gift Registration: allows an Air Force junior enlisted member to run the marathon or half marathon.
  • Green Pledge: all contributions go towards our Green Program and sustainability efforts.
  • Photo Packages: available for all participants except the Tailwind Trot 1K Kids' Run participants.
  • Finisher Medal Engraving: only available for 5K, 10K, half marathon, and marathon participants.
  • Training: Runcoach is offering a free, custom training program to help prepare you for race weekend!
25th Anniversary Coffee Mug
Commemorative Patch
Finisher Medal Engraving
The 25th Annual Air Force Marathon, presented by Northrop Grumman, USAA, and Boeing is scheduled for Saturday, September 18th, 2021 with registration opening January 1st, 2021. The Health & Fitness Expo is scheduled for Thursday, September 16th and Friday, September 17th. Race weekend will also feature a Breakfast of Champions and Gourmet Pasta Dinner on Friday, September 17th. Don't miss out on the Air Force Marathon After Party scheduled for Saturday, September 18th too!
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