WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –
The Air Force Marathon app is another way race organizers are enhancing the experience for all participants, including runners, spectators and volunteers, with an informative and interactive way to take part in Air Force Marathon weekend, Sept. 15-17.
“Our goal with the app each year is to always give our participants and spectators the knowledge they need to have a fun and stress-free race weekend,” said Rachael Ferguson, Air Force Marathon director.
She said the app was revamped this year to enhance the capability of tracking your favorite runner.
Spectators, family members and friends can also use the app to follow the progress of full and half marathon runners out on the course. It offers text, social media or email notifications when runners pass designated waypoints on the course and provides anticipated finish times.
To access these features, simply tap the “Runner Tracker” icon, enter some information and choose the preferred means of notification.
Runners can also review their race results through the app in two ways: by tapping the results icon and entering their bib number or using the built-in QR code reader to scan it on the bib.
Competitors can also personalize their experience by setting up an optional profile and logging in for advanced features such as seeing the mapped course of the specific distance they are running, race leaders, marathon app info and event messages. However, login is not required and all functions will work without it.
The app is free to runners, spectators, volunteers and the general public. It works on Apple and Android devices, including tablets and laptops. It can be downloaded from the Apple App store or Google Play.