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Space Coast Marathon and Half Marathon

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November 25, 2018 (Sunday)
26.2 Miles, 13.1 Miles
Cocoa Riverfront Park
Cocoa, Florida
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Running Zone Foundation and Space Coast Runners welcome you to the 47th running of the Space Coast Marathon and Half-Marathon – Florida’s oldest marathon. We invite runners and walkers alike to experience one of the most beautiful USATF certified waterfront courses on the east coast.

Both races start in the historic and quaint Cocoa Village, and a beautiful finish where family and friends can cheer and watch your finish!n. As our race is held within the shadow of the Kennedy Space Center, the entire event revolves around a space theme sure to delight and energize our participants.

SPACE! As part of the celebration of the Space Coast, here are some of the amenities planned this year:
Custom “Space” Medal and a “Space” Certificate to recognize and commemorate your accomplishment. Start your race to the roar of a Space Shuttle countdown and liftoff on the Jumbotron. The Pre-Race Expo will be held at the Radisson Resort at The Port. For more details, see the Expo page and Participant Perks 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

We are extremely excited to start a new Series! The 4-year journey (2018 -2021) with "The Next Generation" Big Bang Series! In 2018 we honor Project Mercury and all those involved. We added the space theme to the race in 2007 and designed this new program to honor the Space Program and for the accomplishments and sacrifices of all those involved. We feel a deep sense of pride here along the Space Coast with all of the tremendous accomplishments of the Shuttle Space program. We “launched” the Big Bang Series' in honor of these accomplishments. We hope you join us in this mission. See you at the finish line. Please check out all of the details about the Big Bang Series!

Participate in the 3 year Moonwalker Challenge or the 4 year Astronaut Challenge and receive a total of 6 medals!

This is one of the most unique running and walking events in the country! As our race is held within the shadow of the Kennedy Space Center, the entire event revolves around a space theme sure to delight and energize our participants.

5-4-3-2-1! Blast off for this year’s race at 6:00 a.m. start of the Space Coast Marathon and Half!


Event Start Location
Cocoa Riverfront Park

Course Description
Experience one of the most beautiful waterfront courses on the east coast. 13 “space” themed aid stations along a partially shaded mostly flat course. A USATF certified course and a great Boston qualifier!


Awards
Unique awards will be given to the top three overall male and female winners, top male and female master (over 40), top male and female grand master (over 50), top three finishers in each of the five-year age groups, (starting with 15-19 and ending with 75 +. Eighteen (18) is the minimum age for participation in the marathon.

Overall winners will be calculated using the official "gun" time. Age group award winners will be calculated using the "net" chip time, not the "gun" time.


Space Coast Runner Members: Unique awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers for both the marathon and half marathon. (12 awards)



Packet Pickup / Expo
MONDAY - FRIDAY (EXCEPT THANKSGIVING DAY):
10:00 am - 6:30 pm Packet Pickup at Running Zone

SATURDAY ACTIVITIES - NOVEMBER 24TH
• 9:00 am Health & Fitness Expo Opens - Packet Pickup Available
Health & Fitness Expo will be held at the Radisson Resort at the Port, Conference Center
• 5:00 pm Health & Fitness Expo & Packet Pickup Closes

RACE DAY SCHEDULE - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25th
• 6:00 am Race Starts
* There is a 7-hour time limit so the course closes at 1:30 pm on Sunday afternoon.

Timing / Results
Chronotrack Timing will be used for timing.

Post Race Activities
Official long sleeve technical (moisture wicking non cotton) T-shirt
Large Beach towels with race logo for all finishers (instead of mylar blankets)
Set a PR with this year’s Pace Teams!
A full Pancake and Egg breakfast and Pizza and BEER for all Finishers
An awesome post-race celebration complete with food, drink and music


Weather
WEATHER: Although race day temperatures have averaged 53 for the low and 73 for the high, be prepared for cool as well as warm weather. Florida weather is somewhat unpredictable in the later months of the year.



Directions
DIRECTIONS TO COCOA RIVERFRONT PARK: From Interstate 95, take Exit 201 East to State Road 520 for 4 miles. Turn right on Florida Ave. The actual address of Cocoa Riverfront Park is 430 Delannoy Avenue in Cocoa, Florida.

Parking
PARKING: There will be parking available adjacent in Riverfront Park, in the Cocoa Village Public Parking area and Sun Bank (SR 520 between Brevard & Delannoy). The Cocoa Library is also available for parking until 1:15 pm.

There’s additional parking on the streets in Cocoa Village. (link to Area Map) To get to the START LINE from Cocoa Village, proceed west to Brevard Ave. The start of the race is on the corner of Brevard Ave. and SR 520. Please be at the Start no later than 5:45 am.

 
 

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Results
Year: 2008     Participation

Men 

267 men competed in the 2008 Space Coast Marathon and Half Marathon 267 (55.2%)
    Total finishers: 484

Women 

217 women competed in the 2008 Space Coast Marathon and Half Marathon 217 (44.8%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Ryan Woods   26.2 Miles Men 2:34:22 5:54  10.18 mph 
 Mary Middlebrooks   26.2 Miles Women 3:06:59 7:08  8.41 mph 
 John Devine   26.2 Miles Masters Men 3:05:23 7:05  8.48 mph 
 Angela Wells   26.2 Miles  Masters Women  3:23:43 7:47  7.72 mph 
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Results
Year: 2006     Participation

Men 

110 men competed in the 2006 Space Coast Marathon and Half Marathon 110 (78.0%)
    Total finishers: 141

Women 

31 women competed in the 2006 Space Coast Marathon and Half Marathon 31 (22.0%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Conor Holt   Marathon Men 2:29:38 5:43  10.51 mph 
 Marianne Opsahl   Marathon Women 3:12:31 7:21  8.17 mph 
 Chris Humbert   Marathon Masters Men 2:57:32 6:47  8.85 mph 
 Annie Caza   Marathon  Masters Women  3:53:42 8:55  6.73 mph 
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Results
Year: 2005     Participation

Men 

87 men competed in the 2005 Space Coast Marathon and Half Marathon 87 (70.7%)
    Total finishers: 123

Women 

36 women competed in the 2005 Space Coast Marathon and Half Marathon 36 (29.3%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Timothy Johnson   Marathon Men 2:59:21 6:51  8.76 mph 
 Kimberly Bruce   Marathon Women 3:13:28 7:23  8.13 mph 
 Timothy Johnson   Marathon Masters Men 2:59:21 6:51  8.76 mph 
 Kimberly Bruce   Marathon  Masters Women  3:13:28 7:23  8.13 mph 
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Results
Year: 2004     Participation

Men 

90 men competed in the 2004 Space Coast Marathon and Half Marathon 90 (67.2%)
    Total finishers: 134

Women 

44 women competed in the 2004 Space Coast Marathon and Half Marathon 44 (32.8%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Johnson, Tim   Marathon Men 2:51:36 6:33  9.16 mph 
 Tanase, Doina   Marathon Women 3:20:32 7:39  7.84 mph 
 Merklein, Rolf   Marathon Masters Men 3:04:19 7:02  8.53 mph 
 Hale, Sue   Marathon  Masters Women  3:29:19 7:59  7.51 mph 
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