The United States Air Force Marathon is an annual event held at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, home to the National Museum of the United States Air Force. There are 4 different distances…something 4 everyone! To commemorate their rich history in flight, each year one aircraft is chosen to be highlighted during the marathon and on the unique finisher’s medal presented to each race participant.
Event TypeMarathon (15km)
Men: 7:30 am
Women: 7:30 am
The entry fees is time bound and varies from $70 to $100 depending on the date and month of registration. To participate in United States Air Force Marathon you can register in the official website.
Course / Route Map
The start line of the marathon is located on the grounds of National Museum of the United States Air Force. The course is a 26.2-mile run that traverses historical places on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, including the National Museum of the United States Air Force, the Air Force Institute of Technology, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, the Wright-Patterson AFB flight line, Huffman Prairie Flying Field, and the Wright Brothers Memorial Monument. The Air Force Marathon course is certified by the USA Track and Field Association and is a Boston Qualifier.
Race Profile / Elevation Map
Time Limits & Cutoffs
All runners must finish the full marathon within the 7 hour time limit.
Men: Josh Cox 2:20:57 (2007)
Women: Lori M. (Eppard) Wilson 2:55:04 (1997)
Prize Money & Awards
Each participant who crosses the finish line will be presented with a commemorative finisher’s medal. There are over 300 uniquely designed awards presented to overall and age category winners.
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
All finishers will receive a finisher’s medal.
Water Stops & Refreshments
The course has Hydration Stations approximately every mile. Stations will serve water, energy gel, electrolytes and fruit.
Expected Race Day Weather
The temperature typically varies from 13°C to 23°C and is rarely below 8°C or above 27°C.