Changes coming to 2019 Air Force Marathon

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (WDTN) – Major changes are coming to this year’s Air Force Marathon.

The changes are designed to improve the experience for more than 12,000 annual runners.

Staffers have added a 1K Kids Run called the Tailwind Trot, and extended the Fly! Fight! Win! Challenge to include an option to run either a half or full marathon in addition to the 5K and 10K races.

“We’ve never had an event specifically for the kids and we think it’s time to offer that,” said Race Director Brandon Hough. “Running is an amazing activity that brings so much to people’s lives; there’s no better way to celebrate that than by inspiring our youngest runners.”

Runners can also expect changes at the race start with staggered starts based on previous race times or predicted race times.

Additionally, the Sports and Fitness Expo held at the Wright State University Nutter Center will now feature more vendor booths, a relocated New Balance Dayton Apparel store, and a mobility clinic for disabled runners.

For more information about the Air Force Marathon, go to their website.

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