Annual Air Force Marathon to Include Special Team Fastrax™ Performance

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The 19th annual Air Force Marathon will be this Saturday, September 19th, 2015, and the opening ceremony of the half marathon is set to include an aerial demonstration by Team Fastrax™. The team is scheduled to perform their much anticipated American Flag skydive.

Members of Team Fastrax have served the United States of America as part of the Armed Forces, many in combat, so we enjoy performing at any event that honors our nation’s military.

The Air Force Marathon will be held Saturday, September 19th, at the National Museum of the U. S. Air Force. The Marathon opening ceremony starts at 7:10 am. As part of the opening ceremony for the Half Marathon, starting at 8:15 am, Team Fastrax™ will be performing their American Flag Skydive. The performance will include their amazing 5,000, 1,100 and 500 sq. ft. American Flags. The team will also be seen at the After Party at the Greene later in the day.

John Hart, owner of Start Skydiving, and member of Team Fastrax™ said, “We are honored to be performing at such an exciting and patriotic event. Members of Team Fastrax have served the United States of America as part of the Armed Forces, many in combat, so we enjoy performing at any event that honors our nation’s military.“

According to the race website, the first official marathon was held on September 20, 1997, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Air Force, and is held the third Saturday in September each year. To commemorate our rich history in flight, each year one aircraft is chosen to be highlighted during the marathon and on the unique finisher's medal presented to each race participant. The marathon course is a 26.2-mile run that traverses historical places on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, including the National Museum of the United States Air Force, the Air Force Institute of Technology, Headquarters Air Force Material Command, the Wright-Patterson AFB flight line, Huffman Prairie Flying Field, and the Wright Brothers Memorial Monument. The Air Force Marathon course is certified by the USA Track and Field Association and is a Boston Qualifier.

Team Fastrax™ is sponsored by Selection.com®, a leading provider of criminal background checks and pre-employment screening services. Team Fastrax™ is the most ambitious professional skydiving team in the world. The parachute demonstration team has a roster of more than twenty-nine active members, with a collective of more than 300,000 skydives. Team Fastrax™ has performed exhibition skydives all over the world, for audiences large and small, as a patriotic display or as a product promotion.

For questions or for an interview, contact Gene Newsom with Team Fastrax™ at 513-422-5867.

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Annual Air Force Marathon to Include Special Team Fastrax™ Performance