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Save money when you register now for the USAF Marathon
By Kathleen A.K. Lopez
Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Attention all marathoners and
half-marathoners: If you've put off early registration for the 11th annual
U.S. Air Force Marathon, Sept. 15, your time for procrastinating is running
If you haven't logged onto www.usafmarathon.com and registered for your
race by the time the clock strikes midnight Eastern Standard Time on July
31, your procrastination is going to cost you. That's when the early
registration period ends, and entry fees go up.
Through July 31, full-marathon registration is $65; half-marathon is $50;
four-person relay is $180 and 5K fun run is $20. This year begins a new
tradition for the 5K run, as it will be held the evening of Sept. 14, on
the campus of neighboring Wright State University.
From Aug. 1 through Sept. 7, the price to register for the full marathon
jumps to $70, the half-marathon increases to $60. Cost for the relay and
fun run remain the same.
After Sept. 7, add another $10 to both the full- and half-marathon races,
another $20 to the relay and add $5 to the fun run.
Besides the obvious financial savings, there are other reasons to register
"First and foremost, it's one more thing to check off on the list of
'things to do," said Molly Louden, marathon director. "Plus, runners' bibs
that they wear on race day will be guaranteed to be personalized with
runners' first names. Additionally, all runners receive a commemorative
100-percent cotton T-shirt, goodie bag, towel, patch and a special
finisher’s medal with the Air Force 60th Anniversary and C-5 Galaxy logos.
If you're coming in from out of town, and don't have a place to stay, there
are nearby hotels offering limited discounted accommodations,” Ms. Louden
If you're looking at the four-person relay race as a bonding experience for
you and three of your friends, you won't want to delay registering, as
there is a limited number of relay teams permitted.
"The max number for relay-team entry is 300," Ms. Louden said. "We are
already one-third of the way to that number, well ahead of where we were
last year at this time."
Preceding the marathon is the sports and fitness exposition Sept. 13-14,
and a gourmet pasta dinner on Sept. 14. The expo is free and open to the
public; the cost for the dinner will not increase ($20 for adults; $10 for
children ages six to 12, and children five and under are free), but seating
Don't put off registering for the USAF Marathon any longer... log onto
www.usafmarathon.com and be part of the race!