Slots are filling up fast for this year’s Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, in mid September, according to race organizers. As of Thursday, they said the marathon is 80 percent full and the remaining slots are selling quickly. “Just like the Boston Marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon, and so many other races, we have seen an unprecedented surge in registrations this year,” said Molly Louden, race director. “From the day we opened on Jan. 1, we have been running 200 percent ahead of last year’s numbers.” The marathon includes multiple events: a five-kilometer race on Sept. 16, and a full marathon, half marathon, 10k race, and wheelchair race on Sept. 17. “I would encourage anyone who wants to run with us to register now before we sell out,” said Louden. (Wright-Patterson release) (For more information, see the Air Force Marathon website.)
Boeing’s receipt of the 10th lot contract award for the KC-46 Pegasus this week leaves just three lots left to complete the Air Force’s buy of the tanker, although a further buy of 75 additional aircraft as a “bridge” to the Next-Generation Aerial-refueling System (NGAS) seems increasingly likely.