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United States Air Force Marathon Reviews

4.0 Stars from 2 Runners


By about 2016


Rolling course and some tough hills at beginning and mile 21. Unfortunately, the weather was just brutal - super high humidity and high temps. There was a storm before the run that cause a delay till 8 AM. Once it finally got started, the sun came out and baked the wet roads, producing 100% humidity that sucks the life out of you. The course itself is fine and volunteers were outstanding. But the weather and air quality were a major challenge. I met people who could not even complete the 1/2 marathon. Some reportedly had collapsed. 20th Anniversary medal was spectacular. Other than the weather, it was very well run, except you had to walk nearly a mile to the buses after the finish.

Race Tips

This is technically a summer marathon, so make sure you are prepared. Conditions for 2016 were the worst I've ever encountered of my 17 completed marathons and this was my first AF marathon.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Make sure you plan to visit the Museum of the Air Force - an absolute must for any aviation enthusiast.

3 / 5 Stars


By about 2014


This was a well organized race with adequate roadside spectators, considering it was mostly on base! Loved running the runway under the wings of the planes coming into the finish!

Race Tips

It is not a flat course...if your from the south...train for hills. They are rolling, but there are several.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Be prepared to walk over a mile to the parking lot. Also give yourself time to get through security is a Military base!

5 / 5 Stars

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