WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Anyone wishing to donate to the military can offer a paid entry fee to any active duty, reserve and guard junior member for the 26th Annual Air Force Marathon.
Gift registrations are available for half marathons and full marathons. All service members (E-1 through E-6) interested in receiving a given entry are asked to submit the following information to: [email protected] by June 30.
- Race preference (half marathon or full marathon)
- A paragraph explaining why you are interested in participating in this year’s event
All gift registrations are given to Airmen on a first-come, first-served basis.
“Fitness being the cornerstone of what it means to be an Airman, it is such a great privilege that we can offer these entries to our Junior Airmen to encourage and help them on their journey to staying in top shape,” Brandon Hough, Air Force marathon director, said.
Staff Sgt. Johnathan Park, an instructor with the 365th Training Squadron at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, is one of the 2022 Air Force Marathon gift entry recipients who benefited.
“Although I had the support of two colleagues, who both participate in the Air Force Marathon and who push me, this incentive immediately motivated me, knowing that the entry was gifted,” he said. -he declares. “Rather than wondering if I was going to sign up or not, it got me started preparing and excited to start training without a second thought.
“Having the ability to not only complete a bucket list item, but to be able to do it in the Air Force Marathon would bring a level of pride beyond me that I will never forget.”
To purchase a gift entry for Airmen, go to the Air Force Marathon website at www.usafmarathon.com and click on the “Register” tab. Gifts can be purchased in two different ways:
- If you are registering for yourself and purchasing a gift registration – At the end of the registration process, in addition to optional purchases such as Breakfast of Champions and Pasta Dinner, select the option to add a gift registration.
- If you are purchasing a gift registration only, go to the store option on the website.
The 26th annual Air Force Marathon is scheduled for Sept. 17.
The weekend will also include a Breakfast of Champions and gourmet pasta dinner on the same day as the 5K and Tailwind Trot on September 16, as well as an after party the following day.
For more information on the race weekend, visit www.usafmarathon.com.