Registration opens Nov. 28 for 2023 Air Force Marathon

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  • By Sarah Amato
  • 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Holiday shopping deals will not end after Thanksgiving weekend as Air Force Marathon participants have the chance to earn early savings on their 2023 event registration Cyber Monday.

Registration opens at 9 a.m. Nov. 28 with participants receiving a discount through Dec. 5. Active duty, reservists, veterans, Guard members, military retirees and ROTC cadets can receive an additional discount up to $10 off their registration.

This marks the first year marathon registration will open as early as November.

Rachael Ferguson, marathon director, said she and her staff are hard at work implementing the various suggestions past runners have made to create another top event.

“We are very excited to launch the 2023 Air Force Marathon events,” she said. “We have heard what runners had to say and look forward to bringing an excellent experience for each of them next year.”

While extensive changes will not be made to the Air Force Marathon schedule, Ferguson said organizers plan to make slight adjustments to some group events and will keep participants updated throughout the year on all offerings.

“Our team looks forward to engaging more with participants and being immersed in the community to deliver an excellent race experience for 2023,” she said.

The Air Force Marathon events are set for Sept. 14-16 at Wright State University and the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

The weekend also includes a two-day Health & Fitness Expo, gourmet pasta dinner and after-party. 

Runners have the option to compete in the marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, three-person marathon relay, Tailwind Trot 1K Kids Run, Fly! Fight! Win! Challenge Series and virtual races.