*PRESS RELEASE*

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. – Registration is now open for the Barksdale 2015 Half Marathon and 5K, scheduled for Sept. 19.

Participants will run on the flightline as well as through Barksdale Historic Housing. The 5K run will start at 7:30 a.m. and the half-marathon will start at 7:30 a.m.

Entry fees range from $50 for the half-marathon to $30 for the 5K. Refreshments will be provided and all who complete the half-marathon will be awarded a finisher’s medal.

The races are open to the public, and free on-base parking will be available. Participants without a DOD ID card can gain entry through the North (Bossier) gate.

Click HERE for registration information. For more information, please call 318-453-0976.

Race coordinators are looking to publicize the event through local media as early as possible to encourage widespread participation. Media outlets wishing to schedule an interview with race coordinators or other officials should contact 2nd Bomb Wing Public Affairs by e-mail at 2bw.pa@us.af.mil or by phone at 456-1015.