Air Force Marathon week kicks off

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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base officials are gearing up for the largest Air Force Marathon ever held.

"We have 5,829 registrants and the numbers continue to climb," said Molly Louden, the Air Force Marathon director. 

"We are thrilled with the numbers of people who are coming out to help us commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the United States Air Force," she said.

Events for the week include:

-- Sept. 13 and 14 at noon to 7 p.m.: A Sports and Fitness Exposition at the Ervin J. Nutter Center, featuring vendors, celebrity running clinics, runner packet pick-up and Pace team sign-up.

-- Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m.: A 5K Race at Wright State University. Runners will start and finish at the Ervin J. Nutter Center. Awards will begin at 6:30 p.m.

-- Sept. 15 at 7 a.m.: Opening ceremonies for the 11th annual Air Force Marathon begin at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, followed by the wheelchair race at 7:30 a.m., the marathon at 7:35, the relay race at 8 a.m., the half-marathon race at 8:15 a.m., the post race festival begins at 9:30 a.m., and the awards ceremony starts at 1 p.m.

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