Gift registrations for Airmen available for 2019 AF Marathon races

New for this year’s Air Force Marathon, gift registrations for the half and full marathon can be purchased for junior enlisted members stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

“People are always wanting to express their appreciation for our military members so what better way you can do that is by purchasing a registration for a young Airman so they can have the opportunity to experience their race, the Air Force Marathon,” said Air Force Marathon Director Brandon Hough.

Fifty Airmen will be selected to receive a free registration.

Junior active-duty enlisted members, E-1 to E-4, who are interested in receiving a donated entry are asked to submit a short paragraph to Katie Klein, Air Force Marathon office administrator, at, explaining why they are interested in participating in this year’s marathon. The deadline to submit a request is May 23.

Responses received to date range from improving race time, maintaining physical fitness after weight loss and challenging themselves both physically and mentally.

To purchase a gift registration, go to the Air Force Marathon registration website at Gift registrations can be purchased two different ways:

• If registering for themselves and purchasing a gift registration: At the end of the registration process, along with the optional purchases, such as the Breakfast of Champions and pasta dinner, select the option to add a gift registration.

• If purchasing a gift registration only: Go to the store option instead of race when registering.

The Air Force Marathon is scheduled for Sept. 21. The Sports & Fitness Expo is held at Wright State University's Nutter Center and is scheduled for Sept.19-Sept. 20. The event will also feature a Gourmet Pasta Dinner and Breakfast of Champions, scheduled for Sept. 20. Get more information about the race at

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