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Ever wished you could RUN the Air Force for a day? Well, now you can!  Sign up today for the Tanker Trot!

The Tanker Trot is a brand-new event that combines community involvement, fitness, and the excitement of military aircraft all in one fun-filled day. Stick around after the race and join us for our Annual Car Show! 

Sept. 23 | 7 am | McConnell AFB

Hit The Streets

10K Starts at 7:30 am
5K Begins at 8:00 am
Walk or run, just have fun! 

Phone: 316-759-4009
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Register for the race here
Register for Base Access below

Registration Fees

10K - $45
5K - $35
Early birds save $5 until Aug. 21

Registration includes a race T-shirt, official race bib with timing chip, and finishers' velcro patch of the Tanker Trot logo! We welcome families and kids to join the race as well! Strollers welcome! 

So where do I sign up?

Ready to Trot? Great! We're going to make this as easy as possible. Follow these simple steps and you'll be ready to hit the starting line. 

  • Step 1:

    For non-DOD Cardholders, use our secure form below to answer the following questions.

    Information required for race-day Base access
  • Step 2:

    Visit the Official Run Sign Up page to register and pay. 

    Click the Link & Sign Up


Race Day Schedule

5:30 am

Base opens to runners*

*Reminder all guests (non-EAC holders) must be on Entry Authorization Listing. 

6:30 am

All non-CAC holder guests should be through Security Checkpoint and in place

7:25 am

Opening Remarks from McConnell Leadership

7:30 am

10K race begins

8:00 am

5K race begins

9:00 am

Time Cap for 5K runners

9:30 am

Time Cap for 10K runners

9:45 am

10K and 5K awards presentation

11:00 am

Stick around and enjoy McConnell's Annual Car Show

4:00 pm

All non-CAC holders must exit Installation

Race Map

Parking Map

The Tanker Trot

Whether you're an avid runner or just looking for a unique experience, this is an event you won't want to miss! Registration for the 2023 run will open on July 1, 2023. Early bird discount will save you $5 until August 21! This year's event is set to take place on Sept. 23, 2023, and we can't wait to see you there!

Here's what you can expect from this year's event:

Course Description: 

Our course takes you on a journey through the beautiful and historic McConnell Air Force Base. You'll get the chance to run alongside the flight line and see key buildings that support the unique Air Refueling Air Force mission as you make your way through the course. This 10K/5K walk/run is perfect for both experienced runners and beginners looking for a fun and challenging event.

Community Involvement

The McConnell Air Force Base Tanker Trot is all about building community relationships and generating funding for the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Fund. As a non-appropriated fund for the Air Force, the MWR Fund must sustain itself through sponsorships, donations, and events like this one. We welcome runners and walkers of all levels from the community to join us and support this great cause.

Exclusive Access

Getting onto an Air Force Base is typically very difficult due to tight security. This event offers a unique opportunity to see the base up close, learn more about the operations of the Air Force, and run with Airmen in this rare setting. After the run, we invite you to stay behind for our annual Car Show, enjoy some food and beverages from our Base Private Organizations. and see the vendors and amazing cars. If you'd like to bring your cheering section, just make sure you get them signed up on our page for base access as well. If you have any questions, please call 316-759-4009.

Annual Car Show

To register, call 316-759-4435

Please have the following info ready:

  • Full Legal Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email
  • Vehicle Make/Model
  • Class

If you are not a DoD Cardholder and need a base pass:

  • Drivers License number/State
  • DOB
  • Social Security Number

$5 per car entry fee can be paid via phone.