A UNIQUE "SPACE" THEMED RACE!!!
Running Zone and Space Coast Runners welcome you to the 41st Anniversary of the Space Coast Marathon and Half-Marathon, the oldest marathon in Florida. We invite runners and walkers alike to experience one of the most beautiful waterfront courses on the east coast. The start and finish of the race takes place in the historic and quaint Cocoa Village, just minutes away from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Since this is the celebrated 'Space Coast', our marathon and half revolve around a space theme sure to delight and energize our participants. 5-4-3-2-1! Blast off for this year's 6:15 a.m. start of the Space Coast Marathon!
As part of the celebration of the Space Coast, here are some of the amenities planned this year:
" All finishers receive a Space-themed Medal and a Space Certificate to recognize and commemorate their accomplishment
" Start of Race Countdown with a shuttle launch on a Jumbotron
" Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex admission discounts to participants
" Space Props along course and at finish line area
" Space Themed Water/Aid Stations all along course
" Volunteers in NASA-like uniforms and hats
" Space" Photo opportunity with astronauts walking around the pre-race dinner and race site.
A chance to win a prize package to the "One Day Space Adventure Package".
Best "Space" Costume Contest!
In addition, we will have two best "Space" themed costume contests with the top two costumes winning $50 and $25 respectively. If you want to participate, please make sure that your costume is safe to others, you can see clearly, can run easily and your costume will not get too hot. There will be a costume contest after the half marathon awards presentation and another immediately after the marathon awards presentation. Any finisher of either race is eligible for either contest, but not both.
Bart Yasso - Keynote Speaker for this year's event
" Official technical (moisture wicking non cotton) long sleeved shirt
" Large Beach towels for all finishers (instead of mylar blankets)
" Pace Teams -
" This year we are serving a full Pancake, Egg & Sausage breakfast and Pizza for all Finishers
" An awesome post-race celebration complete with food, drink and music
For more information, visit www.spacecoastmarathon.com