Air Force Marathon

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Veterans & Military Families


5030 Pearson RoadBldg 219, Rm 106Wright Patterson AFB, OH 45433 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of the Air Force Marathon is to "showcase the U.S. Air Force's legacy of pride, professionalism, and perseverance through an enduring world-class fitness experience for all" Simply put, the AFM is "where perseverance and pride take flight!"


Come and be a part of history! 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 13,500 participant event, with runners from all fifty states and many foreign countries.

It takes over 2,400 dedicated Flight Crew volunteers to ensure the Air Force Marathon takes off without a hitch! Our Flight Crew volunteers make this possible by giving their time with pre-race set-up, endless support during race weekend, and with post-race clean-up. There are opportunities for individuals and groups to help with shirt and packet pick-up at the Health & Fitness Expo, distributing water cups on race day, gear check, supporting the start and finish lines, and so much more!

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by Jamie D. (March 25, 2021)
I would like to volunteer for Expo Solution Center lead. I have read the description and believe that I will be useful to the runners and team members to keep things moving forward.

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