Fairborn Hits a Home Run
Last Saturday marked the anniversary of the 18th USAF Marathon, with 15,000 runners from all walks of life it was truly a sight to behold!
Fairborn is the place to be! One of the only places on the course to see and interact with the marathon runners, as most of the course is held on the secure WPAFB, the Fairborn Fly Zone has it all!
Hunger Paynes food truck, Boston Stoker Coffee, K99.1FM and hundreds of enthusiastic spectators from retired military, to elementary student council members and Fairborn’s ROTC members, were ALL up early to experience the energy and fire of 4500 full marathon runners pounding the pavement in our Hometown.
Fairborn Fly Zone rep, Linda Riffle says, “This is a great way for Fairborn to show our appreciation of the military and WPAFB.” Runners show their spirit by carrying the flag, running in honor of a loved one, running barefoot, running in uniform and so many other fantastic, creative ways!
In this series we are exploring all of the great things Fairborn has to offer and the USAF Marathon is without a doubt one of my favorite annual events. I witnessed an active duty serviceman who also happens to be a 6th grade Wee Hawk Coach, stop to take a selfie with some of his team members.
Want to know what the runners think? Visit the Runners Comments page! looking forward to next year? September 19, 2015, registration begins in January.
Come out and visit Fairborn’s Fly Zone in 2015, we would be honored to have you!