The annual Falcon 50 Race Series now has 5 race distances/options: the Half-Marathon, Military Half-Heavy (NEW), Marathon, Military Heavy, and 50 Miler. Join us and help continue the legacy while discovering how far you are able to push yourself. The Falcon 50 Race Series, founded in 2011, takes place on …
The annual Falcon 50 Race Series now has 5 race distances/options: the Half-Marathon, Military Half-Heavy (NEW), Marathon, Military Heavy, and 50 Miler. Join us and help continue the legacy while discovering how far you are able to push yourself.
The Falcon 50 Race Series, founded in 2011, takes place on the Air Force Academy Reservation and in the surrounding mountains. It is a scenic and challenging route that will take its participants through some of the most beautiful and challenging terrain the Academy has to offer. The route itself is primarily on dirt trails, but also includes sections where runners have the choice to run on a sectioned-off portion of paved roads or on the dirt road shoulders.
The ultramarathon is the great equalizer of races. Young, old, seasoned racer, or fresh to the starting blocks… in the end, it will be your determination above all else that gets you to the finish line. The 50 miles of the Falcon 50 Ultra course ensure that this event will be one of the toughest athletic challenges you can undertake on the Academy grounds.
If it wasn’t tough, then it probably wasn’t worth doing.
The course starts at Stillman Field for all events and runs counter clockwise.
* Note on half-marathon division: The half-marathon is an out and back, NOT a loop.
* Marathon and Heavy Marathon: Since the course is approximately 25 miles, racers in these distances will complete a mini-lap around Road 239, Aviator Dr, and Parade Loop before the main lap around the course to complete the 26.2 miles
* Note on ultra-marathon division: The 50 Mile distance is two laps of the marathon loop WITHOUT the mini-lap.
All paid entrants will receive a custom race shirt, access to aid stations throughout the course manned by volunteers of the cadet wing, and photos following the race.
All finishers will be awarded a finisher medal.
Male 50 Mile finishers under 9 hours and females under 11 hrs will be awarded the Falcon 50 Race Series Belt Buckle. Male Heavy Marathon finishers under 6.5 hours and females under 8.5 hours will also receive a Falcon 50 belt buckle. Additionally, all 50 Mile finishers will also receive a Falcon 50 patch (approved for A-Jacket use if applicable).
This is a NON-PROFIT event. We will be selling Falcon 50 stickers for $1. All profits from the event will be donated to Air Force Sergeant’s Association for their military support. Any canned goods will be donated to a local food bank.