Air Force Marathon

This year’s event runs from Thursday, September 14th through Saturday, September 16th, 2017. The 5K starts Friday at 6:30 pm, and the 10K and Full Marathon starts at 7:30 am, Saturday.

The first official marathon was held on September 20, 1997, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Air Force, and is held the third Saturday in September each year. The marathon course is a 26.2-mile run that traverses historical places on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, including the National Museum of the United States Air Force, the Air Force Institute of Technology, Headquarters Air Force Material Command, the Wright-Patterson AFB flight line, Huffman Prairie Flying Field, and the Wright Brothers Memorial Monument.

All levels of runners participate from around the world in the marathon, wheelchair, half marathon, 10K, and 5K races.

Team Fisher House organizes the Fisher-Nightingale Houses involvement with the Marathon. This year Team Fisher House has created The Patriot Challenge, designated for those who would like to raise funds and awareness for Fisher-Nightingale Houses, Inc. while participating in the 2017 Air Force Marathon races. This fundraising campaign is designed to make your fundraising experience easy, fun, and meaningful.

» Sign up for any 2017 Air Force Marathon race distance on the race website here.

» Register to run or volunteer for the Patriot Challenge here.

The Team Fisher House Patriot Challenge benefits the Fisher House Foundation, with a portion of the net proceeds being donated by the Foundation to Fisher-Nightingale Houses, Inc. We run the team booth at the two-day expo and have a tent for our team members and their families at the start/finish line with drinks and food for our runners, plus our own massage therapists.

» For more detail about the Patriot Challenge, download the flyer here.