January 20, 2023
Happy New Year! We are [now more than] two weeks in to our resolutions (if you make them). Personally, I have always been a goal setter-adding, evaluating, revising all year long. Sometimes, I succeed. Other times, I let go. 

This year we have team goals for the Air Force Marathon [and associated events], and I have separate Director goals. First goal: I want to connect with our participants on a personal level. With a large-scale event, that proves a challenge. However, reaching out through the blog is a start. You will hear from me at the beginning of each month. The topics will vary. Some will be personal, a few about running, and others will be fun and random.

My foray into running began in 2008 while I was working as a barista with Starbucks. Our store was a sponsor for the Air Force Marathon. Because of this, I was able to watch so many participants cross the finish line. I knew right then I, too, wanted to do the same! The following year I crossed my first half marathon finish in May and then the coveted finish line at Air Force Marathon in September. Fast forward a few years to 2011. My mom passed away from cancer. I was in my late 20’s and my perspective on life as a whole shifted completely. One of my mom’s friends made an in-kind gift to the local university and my dad and I decided we wanted to grow that scholarship to be on-going. I started a 5k in her memory to raise the needed funds for the scholarship...READ MORE HERE.
The 2023 Coast Guard MarathonAir Force Marathon, and Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler will continue this first-of-its-kind, cross-race challenge for their 2023 events in honor and celebration of the collaborative efforts of the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Earn an American made Sea, Air, & Space Challenge medal (design coming soon!) by completing any distance race offered in person, virtually or a combination of the two at each of the three race events. 

Important Details

  • For $35, sign up for the 2023 Sea, Air, & Space Challenge by visiting here.
  • Runners must also separately register for and participate in one race of any distance at all three participating events: the Coast Guard Marathon, Air Force Marathon, and Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler.
  • Virtual options are available for all races at all three participating events.
  • Challenge medals will be shipped upon completion of all three of the 2023 events.
  • Domestic, FPO, APO, DPO shipping is included. International shipping is an additional $20. Please add international shipping as an item to your order if your address is outside of the United States.
  • Registration is open through February 19 for the in-person Coast Guard Marathon or March 3 for the virtual Coast Guard Marathon and Sea, Air, & Space Challenge.
The 2022 Sea, Air, & Space Challenge medals will be shipped out very soon!
A New Year means new beginnings and a new you! It's the perfect opportunity to achieve your New Year's resolution by staying active in 2023.

Register now for the 27th Annual Air Force Marathon set for September 14-16, 2023! Current pricing will only be available through February 6 so lock in at current rates now!

The 2023 featured aircraft are the HH-60W Jolly Green II, MH-139 Grey Wolf, and UH-1N Huey which will be portrayed on the official race shirts, finisher medals, commemorative patches, and more! Learn more and register here.
Can't make it to Ohio the third weekend of September? We have you covered! Join us from afar and complete one of the virtual race distances any day in September! We offer the marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K in the virtual format where you may walk, run, or walk/run your full distance wherever you would like. Please note the 2023 official race shirt, race bib, and finisher’s medal for the virtual event will all be the same design and not specify the distance completed.
Military Discount: Veterans, retired military, active duty, reservists, National Guard, and ROTC of all branches will be offered $10 off the full marathon, half marathon, relay, and Fly! Fight! Win! Challenge Series, or $5 off the 10K or 5K for all in-person events.
The second featured aircraft of the 3rd Annual History & Heritage Race Series will be announced February 1st! Each registered participant will receive a finisher's medal, commemorative patch, and informational card portraying the featured aircraft. Learn more and register for your next race here.

The History & Heritage Race Series powered by the Air Force Marathon features historical aircraft in order to begin to highlight all of the great aircraft that have shaped the U.S. Air Force’s air power throughout history! There will be a total of six aircraft featured in 2023 with each aircraft revealed one at a time.

The History & Heritage Race Series is a virtual race series which allows participants from all over the world to participate right from their home. You have the option to choose to participate in the marathon, half marathon, 10K, or 5K.
Last Chance: Goblin, Sabre, & Skytrain Races
Registration for the virtual races featuring the XF-85 Goblin, F-86 Sabre, and C-47 Skytrain are only open through January 31st! Register now before these medals and patches go in to the vault.
XF-85 Goblin
F-86 Sabre
C-47 Skytrain
Congratulations to everyone who completed the inaugural Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler whether in person at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station or virtually from afar! We had a blast celebrating the third birthday of the United States Space Force. Age group awards and virtual packages have all been shipped out. You should receive an email with tracking information.

2nd Annual Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler
December 9, 2023 | Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

Registration will open May 4, 2023 at runspaceforce.com.
The Blue Streak Time Trial 10-mile loop course takes cyclists on a scenic route around Wright-Patterson Air Force Base the second Tuesday of each month from April through October.

Registration for the 25th Annual Blue Streak Time Trial opens Tuesday, March 1 for the first event of the 2023 season scheduled for Tuesday, April 11. A limited number of bundle registrations will also be available for all seven events (April-October). All Blue Streak Time Trial events are open to the public.

We look forward to sharing one of the best and most safe cycling events in the region with cyclists of all talent levels from all over the Miami Valley and beyond!
This Facebook group was created for anyone involved with or interested in the Air Force Marathon, Blue Streak Time Trial, Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler, and History & Heritage Race Series. Whether you need some inspiration, training tips, or just want to stay up to date with any news or announcements, this group is just for you!
Air Force Marathon | September 14-16th, 2023 | usafmarathon.com
Blue Streak Time Trial | April-October 2023 | bluestreaktt.com
History & Heritage Race Series | January-December 2023 | usafvirtual.com
Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler | December 9th, 2023 | runspaceforce.com
 Air Force Marathon | 1(800) 467-1823 | (937) 257-4350 | usaf.marathon@us.af.mil