Sea, Air, & Space Challenge
The Coast Guard Marathon, Air Force Marathon, and Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler have joined forces to create the innovative, first-of-its-kind cross-race challenge! Earn this American made Sea, Air, & Space Challenge medal by completing the Coast Guard Marathon, Air Force Marathon, and Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler. You must complete any distance offered in-person, virtually, or a combination of the two in 2022.
- For $30, sign up for the Sea, Air, & Space Challenge by visiting here.
- Runners must also separately register for and participate in one race of any length at the Coast Guard Marathon, Air Force Marathon, and Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler.
- In-person and virtual options are available for all races.
- Challenge medals will be shipped upon completion of all three of the 2022 events.
- Domestic, FPO, APO, DPO shipping is included. International shipping is an additional $20. Please add international shipping as an item to your order if your address is outside of the United States.
For even more information about this epic challenge, read the press release from January 10, 2022 here.
The Coast Guard Marathon will take place March 3-5, 2022 in Elizabeth City, N.C. and will include a race expo, full marathon, half marathon, 5K race, Semper Paratus Challenge and post-race celebration. It will be the military branch’s first in person race following its launch as a virtual event in 2021. The race is a Boston Marathon qualifier and is set to be among the flattest marathon courses in the U.S. this year. The Coast Guard Marathon is represented on the challenge medal with a C-130, a massive aircraft used to transport heavy cargo. As one of the largest Coast Guard air stations in the U.S., Base Elizabeth City is considered the home of the aircraft.
The 26th annual Air Force Marathon will be held Sept. 15-17, 2022 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. First held in 1997 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Air Force, the race has grown to welcome more than 13,500 participants from all fifty states and several countries. The 2022 race weekend will have five distance races including a marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, Tailwind Trot 1K Kids’ Run, as well as a three-person marathon relay and two Fly! Fight! Win! Challenge Series. The marathon course is a Boston Marathon qualifier packed with historic aviation sites. The Air Force Marathon is represented on the challenge medal with an AC-130J Ghostrider, a highly advanced aircraft used for close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance.
The Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler will take place Dec. 10, 2022 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This inaugural event celebrates the third anniversary of the branch focused on global space operations and features a 10 mile race, health and fitness expo and finish line festival. With warm December weather and a flat terrain, the course offers a great opportunity to set a personal best or train for longer events. The Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler is represented on the challenge medal with a RTV-G-4 Bumper Rocket, a sounding rocket used to study launch techniques. The seventh launch of the RTV-G-4 Bumper Rocket was the first rocket launched from Cape Canaveral in July 1950. Registration for this event opens on May 4, 2022.