March 10th, 2023
FROM THE DIRECTOR'S DESK
"As we are all in this race together, I want to encourage you to keep pushing forward, one step, one day at a time. Don’t let those “hares” distract you. Not in your training, your running, or in the race of everyday life. Slow and steady wins the race. Keep moving forward. Standing still is the worst thing you can do."

Have you heard the story of the tortoise and the hare? Read more about Rachael's experience of the story in her newest blog post here.
SOMETH1NG NEW! COM1NG SOON!
We can't say much more right now but stayed tuned for an exciting announcement!
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2023 AIR FORCE MARATHON
The Air Force Marathon is an annual endurance event held the third Saturday of September at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. First held in 1997 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Air Force, the Air Force Marathon has grown into a multi-day event with runners from all fifty states and many foreign countries. Register now for the 27th Annual Air Force Marathon set for September 14-16, 2023!
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.
TAILWIND MASCOT TRYOUTS
EXPO VENDOR REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Vendor registration is now open for the 2023 Air Force Marathon Health & Fitness Expo! Achieve your marketing goals at this two-day event by promoting and selling your products and/or services to thousands of runners, health & fitness enthusiasts and spectators. The virtual race bag is the perfect opportunity for your business or organization to submit a digital advertisement, special offer, or message too!
HISTORY & HERITAGE RACE SERIES
The featured aircraft of the 3rd Annual History & Heritage Race Series is the P-38 Lightning! There are only 11 spots left so register here today! Check out the announcement video here.

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.
SPACE FORCE T-MINUS 10-MILER
The 2023 featured rocket of the 2nd Annual United States Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler will be the XSM-64 Navaho! The featured rocket will be portrayed on the official race shirts, finisher medals, commemorative patches, and more throughout the year. Read more about the history of the XSM-64 Navaho at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Museum here.

The 2023 event will lift-off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station December 9th with a virtual event taking place throughout the month of December. This 10-mile race will be a part of the Space Force birthday celebration each year, and will take place surrounded by space launch history.
Registration opens May 4th, 2023 at runspaceforce.com!
BLUE STREAK TIME TRIAL
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 Anniversary of Blue Streak Time Trial opened March 1st and the April 11th event is already SOLD OUT. Registration for the May 9th event will open April 12th. 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 the Miami Valley and beyond!
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY
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
Coming Soon! | May 11th, 2023
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