Take heed, runners: Prices for Air Force Marathon races are about to rise.
Organizers are encouraging participants to register before prices go up March 2.
“This is the time of year when runners are making decisions to participate in fall races and begin their training.” Brandon Hough, marathon director, said in a release.
Prices for the marathon and half marathon will rise by $10 — from $85 to $95 for the marathon, and $75 to $85 for the half — March 2 while the cost of the 5K and 10K races will increase by $5. (The 10K race will rise to $45 while the 5K will rise to $30.)
The new prices will be in effect from March 2 until May 3.
The price for the Fly! Fight! Win! Challenge Series, in which runners compete in the 5K, 10K and either the half marathon or marathon, will increase by $10, and the Tailwind Trot 1K Kids’ Run will increase by $3.
Active duty, reservists and guard members may receive up to $10 off registration costs.
New this year, a virtual option is also available to allow runners from all over the world to join in from afar. Runners will choose between the half marathon or marathon and will need to run their selected distance between Sept.12 to 27.
All registered runners receive a race shirt, virtual goodie bag and optional complimentary commemorative patch. Everyone who finishes also receives a medal celebrating this year’s featured aircraft, the HH-60G Pave Hawk. Medals are presented to participants at the finish line by Air Force senior leaders.
All races begin and end at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, except the 5K and Tailwind Trot which take place on the campus of Wright State University.
The marathon is scheduled for Sept. 19. The Health & Fitness Expo, held at Wright State University’s Nutter Center is scheduled for Sept. 17 and 18.
The weekend will also feature a gourmet pasta dinner and the breakfast of champions Sept. 18 and an after-party Sept. 19.
To register or for more information, go to www.usafmarathon.com.
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