Get Ready To Run The Base

Oct. 19 | 8:00 AM | McConnell AFB

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

Our second annual Tanker Trot is an event that combines community involvement, fitness, and the excitement of military aircraft all in one fun-filled morning! 

Hit The Streets

10K Starts at 8:00 AM

5K Begins at 8:30 AM
Walk or run, just have fun!

Register for the race here
Register for Base Access below

Registration Fees

10K – $45
5K – $35
Early birds save $5 until Sept. 23

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

Non-DoD Cardholders must register for base access

Race Day Schedule

6:00 AM

Base opens to runners*

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

7:00 AM

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

7:55 AM

Opening Remarks from McConnell Leadership

8:00 AM

10K race begins

8:30 AM

5K race begins

10:00 AM
Time Cap for 5K runners

10:00 AM

Time Cap for 10K runners


10:00 AM

10K and 5K awards presentation

11:00 AM

All non-CAC holders must exit Installation

Race 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 2024 will open June 15. Early bird discount will save you $5 until September 23! This year’s event is set to take place on October 19, 2024, 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. 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.

Check out last year's event!