Runners near the finish in Air Force Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. David Jablonski/Staff

Air Force Marathon registration prices to increase in a week

Prices to participate in the Air Force Marathon will increase in one week.

Runners have until June 17 to save on registration for the Air Force Marathon before prices go up, according to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where the races take place.

The full marathon costs $100, the half-marathon costs $90 and the 10K is priced at $45. Prices for each race will increase by $10 on June 17, according to the base.

The Air Force Marathon 5K and Tailwind Trot 1K Kids’ Run are both hosted by Wright State University. The 5K costs $35 and will increase to $40 in one week while the Kids Run costs $17 and will go up to $20, according to the base.

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The “Fly! Fight! Win! Challenge,” which consists of the 5K race, the 10K race and either the half-marathon or full marathon, will also have its registration prices raised in a week. The challenge currently costs $170 and that charge will increase to $190, according to the base.

All registered runners receive a shirt and goody bag and everyone who finishes a race also gets a medal celebrating an aircraft called the KC-46 Pegasus. Medals are presented 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 which takes place on the Wright State campus. The Air Force Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifying event and the course goes past a number of historic landmarks including Huffman Prairie, where the Wright brothers developed the world’s first practical airplane.

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