Weather impacts start of Air Force Marathon

U.S. Air Force Marathon (WDTN Photo/Jake Ryle)
U.S. Air Force Marathon (WDTN Photo/Jake Ryle)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (WDTN) — Weather delayed the start of the 20th annual Air Force Marathon Saturday.

The full marathon was supposed to kick off at 7:30 a.m. but was delayed 30 minutes by a lightning strike. More than 15,000 runners from all over the country were taking part in Saturday’s event.

Friday, more than 2,500 runners hit the pavement for the 10th Annual 5K race.

The Air Force Marathon draws tens of thousands of people every year to the Fairborn area and pumps millions of dollars into the economy. Last year’s race brought in more than $14 million dollars to the local economy. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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