Air Force Marathon Opens New Transfer Program

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The opportunity for registered runners ends Sunday, July 24.

From: Running USA

Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio — For a limited time, any Air Force Marathon, Half Marathon or 10K registered runner who is not able to participate in the September 17 event can transfer their entry to a non-registered runner through the marathon’s new Transfer Program.

The online transfer form is available at

All registered runners have until Sunday, July 24 to transfer their marathon, half marathon or 10K entries to an unregistered runner. The transfer form must include the runner’s confirmation number received upon registration. Once the form is completed, the transferring runner will be emailed a link with a unique transfer code and passcode to send to a runner of their choice, who can then register for the sold-out Air Force Marathon events. The codes will be emailed within four business days.

Only registered participants can transfer their spots in the 15th Air Force Marathon. New runners will be required to complete a form and pay a transfer fee. Transfer fees are $30 for the full marathon, $25 for the half marathon and $20 for the 10K. All new runners must complete the transfer process by Sunday, July 31.

“This is the first year we’ve sold out early enough to implement a transfer program,” said Race Director Molly Louden, speaking about the marathon’s early June sell-out. “This will enable those runners who signed up early, but for one reason or another are now unable to attend, to find another runner to take their place.”

Registered runners wanting to make a transfer can find others seeking a coveted spot in the Air Force Marathon on the marathon’s Facebook page in the Discussion section. The Air Force Marathon is open to the public and is a Boston Marathon qualifying race. For more information, visit:

The Air Force Marathon, presented by Northrop Grumman, USAA and Boeing, will be held Sept. 17, 2011 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio. Other events include a half-marathon and 10K to be held on the 17th. The Air Force Marathon 5K, hosted by Wright State University, will be held Sept. 16 at the Nutter Center. The Sports and Fitness Expo will also be held at the Nutter Center on Sept. 15-16.

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