Jeff Galloway, Olympian, author and founder of the Run-Walk-Run training method, will speak at the dinner. Galloway, who is known as “American’s Coach,” has worked with over 300,000 runners of all ages and abilities and speaks at over 200 running and fitness events annually, according to the base.
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The marathon weekend features four event distances including the full marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K race. Medals are presented at the finish line by senior Air Force leaders and all races begin and end at the National Museum of the United States Air Force with the exception the 5K, which takes place on the Wright State’s campus.
The Air Force Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifying event and the course goes past numerous historical landmarks, including Huffman Prairie, where the Wright brothers perfected manned flight. The marathon was first held in 1997 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Air Force, according to the base.
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