Marathon Event Details
Saturday, September 19th, 2020 at 7:30 a.m.
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Beginning at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, the course heads up one of only two solid hills right from the start before dropping down into Historic Huffman Flying Field in the third mile. From there, you can expect a very flat and fast route for the next 17 miles as they lap the flight line where the 445th Airlift Wing constantly flies the beautiful C-17! Continue into Fairborn at mile 15 for what is lovingly referred to as the Fairborn Fly Zone. Stay cool here and don’t let the incredible energy cause you to accelerate too much as you make your way down Main Street!
Returning back to the base, you then run through the historic brick house living quarters that were recently added to the National Historic Register. Fly by the golf course and out onto the 844 freeway before exiting right into Wright State University’s athletic facilities. From here a few gentle rolling hills and one downhill separate you from the flat final mile. Once back inside the Air Force base gates of Area B at mile 26, zip along a portion of the old flight line and finish under the wing tips of historic aircrafts at the museum’s Air Park!
All registered marathon participants will receive a race shirt, virtual goodie bag, and an optional complimentary commemorative patch. Participants who are 21 years old or older will also receive a voucher for a complimentary beer at the finish line.
All marathon finishers will receive a medal, special gift, Heatsheet, and finish line refreshments. Finisher certificates will be available to download after the race.
Rules & Regulations
Participants must be 16 years old or older on race day in order to register for the marathon.
The marathon course will be open for 7 hours. Participants must maintain at least a 16 minute/mile pace.
Safety on the Course
No animals, no strollers, no baby joggers, no bicycles, no scooters, no inline skates, no roller skates, and no wheeled vehicles (other than registered wheelchair and official Bike EMS and Patrol Teams) will be allowed on the course. Strollers and baby joggers are allowed for the 5K event only.
Parking & Directions
We offer free runner shuttles from the Nutter Center to the start line, as well as free onsite parking located approximately one mile from the start line.
Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in the following categories:
Overall | Active Duty Military | Wheeled Division | Mobility Impaired
Additionally, awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group.
Cash prizes will be awarded to winners across several categories of the full marathon. All registered marathon participants are eligible for cash prizes, regardless of elite athlete status.