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USAF Marathon Boasts New Pace Team, Improved Time
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Officials announced that there will
be a new team in town during the tenth anniversary USAF Marathon--for the
first time, a pace team will run with participants in the half-marathon,
assisting participants who want to finish within a specific race time.
"We are very excited to add a new pace team to the half-marathon. The
half-marathon is a great race for those who prefer a shorter course. Having
a pace team will add to the competition and enhance an already great
event," said Molly Louden, USAF Marathon director.
Half marathon pace times and team biographies will be posted on the event
web site, www.usafmarathon.com, and will range from 1:40 to 3:00 hours.
In addition to the half marathon Pace Team, the full marathon Pace Team
will return to Wright-Patterson with a new, faster race time of 3:10. Other
Pace Teams will run for 3:20, 3:30, 3:40, 3:50, 4:10, 4:20, 4:30 and 5:00.
The Pace Team times reflect a variety of runner's needs, including the
finishing times required to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
"The Pace Team is a group of experienced marathoners that lead runners
through the entire 26.2 miles of the course at even, designated paces.
Runners wishing to achieve a particular goal pace only need to meet up with
the pace group leader at the starting line and run with that leader to
achieve their goal," according to a Pace Team release.
The U.S. Air Force Marathon will be September 16, 2006 on the grounds of
the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Admission to the event is free.
Runners registering online by July 31 will receive a discounted entry fee.
Race information can be found at www.usafmarathon.com or by calling
Pace Team Director Jim Crist contributed to this article. He may be reached
at or 412-487-9708.