The Air Force Marathon opened registration for their 2019 event Jan. 1 with major changes designed to improve the experience for more than 12,000 annual runners.
Marathon staff have added a 1K kids’ run, called the Tailwind Trot, and extended the Fly! Fight! Win! Challenge that debuted in 2018 to include an option to run either a half or full marathon in addition to the 5K and 10K races.
Beyond the new events, other changes include redesigned full marathon, half marathon and 10K courses as well as new start times for the events. The 10K race is now scheduled for 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 followed by the full and half marathons at 7:30 a.m. The Tailwind Trot and 5K race presented by Wright State University are scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively the night before.