47th Running of the Space Coast Marathon and Half-Marathon Set Sunday, Nov. 25

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Florida’s oldest marathon at Cocoa Riverfront Park

WATCH the 2017 Space Coast Marathon and Half-Marathon highlights. The Running Zone Foundation and Space Coast Runners will present the 47th running of the Space Coast Marathon and Half-Marathon – Florida’s oldest marathon – next Sunday, Nov. 25.

BREVARD COUNTY • THE SPACE COAST, FLORIDA – The Running Zone Foundation and Space Coast Runners will present the 47th running of the Space Coast Marathon and Half-Marathon – Florida’s oldest marathon – next Sunday, Nov. 25.

“Runners and walkers alike will experience one of the most beautiful USATF certified waterfront courses on the east coast of Florida,” said event organizer Denise Piercy.

In order to add capacity to the half marathon, organizers have expanded the race site to include not only Cocoa Riverfront Park but the adjoining Lee Wenner Park.

As a result, all races will now start at 6 a.m.  In addition, organizers have added a half marathon course option for the 1st half of the marathon course (the north half marathon):

Full Marathon – Start: 6 a.m.
Course Time Limit: 7 hours

North Half Marathon – Start: 6 a.m.
Faster than the speed of light: Under 3:30 expected finishing time

South Half Marathon – Start: 6 a.m.
Pluto’s Orbit: No time requirement / 7 hour time limit

After honoring the five space shuttles, the Space Coast Marathon will feature the great accomplishments in human space exploration. Project Mercury will start the Big Bang Series The Next Generation medals, which will honor America’s manned space projects.

This Boston Marathon-qualifying event is part of both the Space Coast Runners Runner of the Year Series and the Running Zone Race Series.

“After honoring the five space shuttles, we will move on to the great accomplishments in human space exploration,” said Piercy. “Project Mercury will start the Big Bang Series The Next Generation medals, which will honor America’s manned space projects.

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As part of the celebration of the Space Coast, here are some of the amenities planned this year:

  • Custom “Space-themed” Medal and a photo opportunity area to recognize and commemorate your accomplishment
  • Start your race to the roar of a rocket launch countdown and liftoff on the Jumbotron
  • The Health & Fitness Expo will be held at Radisson Resort at the Port, Conference Center. For more details, see the Expo page.
  • “Space” Props along course and at finish line area
  • “Space” Themed Water/Aid Stations all along course
  • Volunteers in NASA-like uniforms and hats
  • Photo opportunity with astronauts walking around the race site
  • Opportunity to win a “One Day Space Adventure” for up to a family of four
  • All registrants will now receive a Moonpie at the Health & Fitness Expo the day before race day

The 2018 Health & Fitness Expo will be held at the Radisson Resort at the Port, Conference Center, located at 8701 Astronaut Boulevard in Cape Canaveral.

Exhibitors will feature the newest designs in running gear, as well as the latest developments in sports, fitness and nutrition. Race packet pickup is also available during the expo. This 1-day Expo is open to the public, so bring your friends and family.

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