August 6, 2021
August Newsletter
2021 Guest Speaker: Paul Chelimo

We are extremely excited to announce American Olympian and U.S. Army veteran, Paul Chelimo, will be the featured guest speaker at the Breakfast of Champions and Gourmet Pasta Dinner as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Air Force Marathon! Chelimo was the Olympic bronze medalist in the 5000 meters in Tokyo this morning with a season best time of 12 minutes 59:05 seconds. He was the 2016 Olympic silver medalist at the 5000 meters in Rio and the 2017 World Championship bronze medalist at the 5000 meters. Chelimo is also scheduled to conduct a Facebook Live interview with the Air Force Marathon director for those unable to attend either of the above events. Read more about Paul Chelimo at

If you have yet to register for your next race, don't wait any longer and secure your spot by registering here today! If you'd like to personalize your name on your race bib, you must register by Wednesday, August 11th and enter your custom bib name in the registration process. In-person and virtual race options are available for the Air Force Marathon 2021 events. Learn more here.
Confirm Your 2021 Race Registration

Confirm your 2021 Air Force Marathon registration here by searching your first name, last name, or email address. We look forward to seeing you at the start line in just 6 weeks! We hope your training is going well!
If you must defer your race registration to a future year or transfer your race registration to a different event distance, you must do so by August 31st. Read more about both options on our registration policies page here.
Volunteer Opportunities

Don't forget to register to volunteer for the 2021 Air Force Marathon before it closes on August 31st! We have opportunities for individuals and groups at the two-day Health & Fitness ExpoBreakfast of ChampionsGourmet Pasta Dinner, pre-race, race day, and even post-race! You can learn more about volunteering with the Air Force Marathon Flight Crew here.
Research Participants Needed

Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) is looking for Air Force Marathon participants willing to participate in research for AFRL to improve the safety at future events. Participants will wear a small sensor connected to their Android phone (you must have an Android phone in order to participate in the research). Fill out the questionnaire here and you will be contacted via email with more information.
Blue Streak Time Trial

The upcoming August 10th Blue Streak Time Trial is now sold out. Registration for the Tuesday, September 14th event opens Wednesday, August 11th. Learn more & register for this 10-mile time trial at
History & Heritage Race Series

The upcoming virtual race will feature the XB-70 Valkyrie! For only $30 you will receive a 3.5" finisher's medal, commemorative patch, and info card featuring the aircraft. Learn more & register for your next race at
Join our Community!

We invite you to join our ever-growing community of runners, walkers, and Air Force Marathon enthusiasts on Facebook and Strava! Get inspired and inspire others by sharing your training journey, asking questions, and posting helpful tips and tricks you've learned along the way.
The 25th Annual Air Force Marathon, presented by Northrop Grumman, USAA, and Boeing is scheduled for Saturday, September 18th, 2021. The Health & Fitness Expo is scheduled for Thursday, September 16th and Friday, September 17th. Race weekend will also feature a Breakfast of Champions and Gourmet Pasta Dinner on Friday, September 17th. Don't miss out on the Air Force Marathon After Party scheduled for Saturday, September 18th too! The safety and well-being of the Air Force Marathon participants, volunteers, event staff, spectators, and sponsors is always our #1 priority. Based upon the information available today, we are continuing our preparations for the September event. Stay tuned for important event updates here.
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