Air Force Marathon registration fees to increase Aug. 2

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The registration price for the Air Force Marathon, half-marathon and 5K races will increase Aug. 2.

Through Aug. 1, registration for the full marathon, which includes wheeled and visually impaired divisions, costs $75, the half-marathon is $60, the 10K is $35 per person and the 5K (also including a wheeled division) price is $20.

On Aug. 2, the half and full races will increase in price by $10. The 5K will increase by $5 and the 10K will remain the same.

"With many of the big races like New York, Marine Corps and Chicago closed out this year, we are getting more folks interested in running our race. We feel we offer similar amenities and put on a great race while keeping costs low for the runner," said  Molly Louden, the marathon director. "We are honored they are choosing to come to our race. We are an easy destination to get to, local costs like hotels and parking are minimal, and race registration is, in most cases, lower; especially when registering by Aug. 1."

According to Mrs. Louden, the different races offer opportunity for everyone. 

"Our new redesigned half-marathon course provides a more scenic and flatter course than previous years. It is a great event for those who enjoy some distance but don't have time to train for the rigors of a full marathon. The 5 and 10k are great distances for family & friends to do together whether walking or running," said Mrs. Louden.

The 5K event will be held Sept. 18 on the grounds of neighboring Wright State University, with whom the marathon office began a partnership in 2007 to accommodate more short-distance runners, and have a less-congested finish-line area for the longer distance runners.

All registrants will pick up their race packets Sept. 17 and 18 at the Air Force Marathon Sports and Fitness Exposition at WSU's Ervin J. Nutter Center. This year's expo will feature a presentation by special guest, Dave McGillivray, the Boston Marathon Race Director. There will also be more than 60 vendors featuring running apparel and health products.

All Air Force Marathon events, including the expo, are open to the public. For more information, log onto

The Air Force Marathon is held annually in September to commemorate the founding of the Air Force as a separate military service Sept. 18, 1947.