SparkPeople 2014 Air Force Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k Team Messageboard This Spark Team is for anyone interested in participating in the 2014 Air Force Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k or 5k races. This event is Saturday, September 17, 2013 at Wright-Patterson AFB Dayton, OH. SparkPeople 2014 Air Force Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k Team Messageboard Welcome - Kick off to 2013 Marathon OK, This is the Kick off message for 2013 AFM (Air Force Marathon) 17-Sep. 2013. My name is Tom, I live here in Dayton. This will be my 3rd year to run the AFM, so if you have questions I should be able to help. If you are thinking about a first marathon (or 1/2 or 10K) this is nice starter marathon course, most of the course if flat, there are couple of rolling hills. <BR> I've been involed with this marathon for four years, the weather has been good the last 4 year <BR> 50 - 75 degrees ... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:08:23 EST Where is everyone staying during AFM weekend? Team Rose Runners (hubby Jim, myself, son Matt and DIL and running partner Emily) are staying at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Fairborn South, 3971 Colonel Glenn Highway <BR> Fairborn, OH. This is smack dab between the Nutter Center (expo) and race central. Tue, 4 Sep 2012 12:02:10 EST Race Morning or Dinner Meet-up? Are we going to plan a meet-up for the night before the race or race morning? I don't know what the plans will be for a Marathon Maniacs dinner the night before, but I would love for us to find a time to all meet up and maybe take a group photo. <BR> <em>334</em> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 07:16:28 EST How is the training going! - 2012 marathon OK we are now 8 weeks out, at this point the long runs should be 70 to 80% of race you will be running. This has not been easies summer in terms of weather it has been HOT. Please be care with the long runs. For myself, I starting my runs early in morning, to try to beat the heat. <BR> For new comers to AFM, the course is for the most part flat, really good marathon for first timers. So the big question is how is it going!!! <BR> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 22:23:07 EST training Does anyone know of any training groups in the Englewood/Vandalia area? Sat, 10 Mar 2012 17:00:56 EST Air Force 2012 No, your eyes are not deceiving you...this is a new post as I dusted off our team. Here's the dealeo. I am VERY SERIOUSLY considering Air Force as my first Full and running it through Team Fisher House. You will remember them as having the cowbells. I was going to run Quad Cities Marathon as my first which is just a week later, but I would love to do this at AF with my family running the HM (10k for Jim). <BR> <BR> That is all and carry on LOL. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Sun, 4 Dec 2011 18:26:16 EST Is it hopeless to try and find people on race day? I have been woefully inactive on this SparkGroup, but I would love to try and meet up and say hi to familiar faces and meet some of the folks on here that I've not yet had the pleasure. I've not done the race, so I don't know if there is a landmark or a particular place near the start line that we could easily meet at. At least around the start of the race, my plan is to be around the 2hr pace team for the half marathon. Hopefully, I'll still be around that pacer close to the finish line as w... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 21:56:49 EST I feel so UNorganized! Lets get organized! Gah!!! I feel so unorganized with this trip and that is NOT good for a Virgo! It doesn't help when I have to lay off being online during working hours. That is when i do my bes tthinking LOL. <BR> <BR> Renee, I got your FB message last night as I was winding down so here I am. <BR> <BR> Lets get this thang sorta kinda organized sorta LOL. its going to be much more difficult than JASR since we are all so spread out. <BR> <BR> Where do we start? Wed, 14 Sep 2011 13:48:36 EST Meet and greet, 5K and Saturday celebration What's everyone's thoughts about meeting for the 5K (to cheer those runners on) and then go for dinner together? There are plenty of restaurant choices in that area. <BR> <BR> THEN for the real reason we do this...PARTY on Saturday night! If you've not been out with a group of Sparks this is the perfect time to come, eat, talk and enjoy each others company. Again, there are plenty of restaurants in that area and we could find a place that should suit almost anyone. At JASR (Just a Short Run... Tue, 30 Aug 2011 13:36:14 EST 2011 BLING! <link><BR>edalsGROUPlogo.jpg </link> <BR> Sweet! Mon, 29 Aug 2011 16:12:20 EST SPECTATORS... Those of you familiar with the race/area, any suggestions for our cheering sections? My DH will have my 3 and 7 year olds in tow, curious as to his best strategy for a relatively hassle free view of the race... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:58:40 EST Hotel Info and such Hard to believe that it's less than 3 weeks away! <BR> <BR> I wanted to start a thread about hotels and planning a Spark meal(s). <BR> <BR> I know that everyone is all over town with their hotels, but if we list them here we can then ride share to various pre/post and race. <BR> <BR> I'll be arriving in the Dayton area around 1 or so that day and will await to see when we all want to go to the Expo and dinner. <BR> <BR> I know that our fearful leader (yes, you Laurie) has my cell numbe... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 14:25:30 EST Expo When is everyone going over to the expo to mingle and pick up race packets? <BR> <BR> I'm thinking of taking a half day off work and going then leaving my evening options open. Mon, 22 Aug 2011 07:06:58 EST Update from Website Received this info update via email today and passing it on. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>der?llr=mjgl8cdab&v=001tNBA_dSZoNqvYh4<BR>X8mTgcntWRcCVd99genf_GYDxQqncWAi_DA0sW<BR>75SqxB38-dBRBSKPW6tzbr_yJqs9hUN7JOsGhI<BR>g1N0Ep22GaR_zfHQ%3D </link> <BR> <BR> Getting closer and getting excited!! Wed, 10 Aug 2011 16:51:00 EST Do you ever feel like you won't make it? Hi everyone -- I'm training for the Half Marathon, last week I did a 6.26 mile run and thought I was gonna die. Am I dreaming that by September I'll be able to make it thru 13.1 miles? I don't feel like I'm progressing well and I'm starting to get discouraged. I did a 10K race a few weeks ago but the idea of the Half Marathon is shaking my confidence to the ground. Any suggestions, observations, advice is welcome and appreciated...... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 15:16:10 EST Registration is filling up! According to the official website, the Full is 85% registered and the Half is 80%. Better get moving, kids! Sat, 28 May 2011 19:39:41 EST ~Official Website~ Here is the link to the Air Force Marathon/Half Marathon/10k/5k race website: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> You can always click on our Team Page photo to go directly to the website. Sat, 28 May 2011 16:01:53 EST Air Force Marathon/Half Marathon event FAQ's <link> </link> Sat, 28 May 2011 15:26:55 EST Hotels and travel <link> </link> Sat, 28 May 2011 15:25:45 EST Race Weekend Schedule of Events <link> </link> Sat, 28 May 2011 15:24:41 EST Race Registration Here is the link to online race registration: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>fm?CHECKSSO=0&EVENT_ID=1912905 </link> Sat, 28 May 2011 15:15:20 EST Which event are you racing? Which Air Force event are you racing? I am going to run the HM which at that point will be my sixth Half. This race will be the highlight of my Fall racing schedule! Sat, 28 May 2011 14:44:45 EST Welcome! I would like to welcome all who join the 2011 Air Force Marathon/HM Spark Team. I wanted to start this team as this race means alot to me because Jim and I are very proud Air Force parents. When I first learned about this race last year I knew right then and there that we needed to travel to Wright-Patt to participate in this great event. <BR> <BR> It is my biggest wish to meet up with fellow Spark runners and enjoy the weekend even if it just for race day. If you have never met with fellow ... Fri, 27 May 2011 19:21:46 EST ~Race Information~ Here is the link to the Air Force Marathon/Half Marathon/10k/5k race website: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> You can always click on our Team Page photo to go directly to the website. Fri, 27 May 2011 19:14:11 EST