Are the Full and the Half Medals the same?
YES! Same base medal. Finisher medals will be the same except that the FULL medals will read “Marathon” in red on the right wing of the shuttle and HALF medals will read “Half Marathon” on the right wing in blue.How can I get a 3 YEAR MILKY WAY Challenge MEDAL?
Complete 3 races (participation in either the half or full marathon) in 5 years (2013-2017)! Any distance combination qualifies.How can I get a 5 YEAR INTERGALACTIC Challenge MEDAL?
Complete 5 races (participation in either the half or full marathon) for all 5 years (2013-2017)! Any distance combination qualifies.Where will I receive my challenge medal?
When you come through the finish line, there will be a designated area for Big Bang Series Qualifiers to receive their Challenge Medal(s).What are the rules for registering and qualifying for the Big Bang Series Challenges: Milky Way (3 Years) and Intergalactic (5 years)?
- You must register using the exact same name and address for all events. If you move or get married you must contact us for change of name or address prior to the race week to make the change.
- You must wear a Chronotrack RFID timing tag and receive an official time for each event. If you do not have an official finishing time, you will automatically be disqualified.
- Entry into each event is not guaranteed. Register early to ensure your spot.Is there a cap on the race?
Half Marathon cap is 3,600. Full Marathon cap is 3,600 cap. There are spots available for local training camps and charity group spots. If you are a charity group interested in spots, please contact email@example.com.Can I switch from the Half to the Full or vice versa? (SWITCHING)
No. Switching of races will not be allowed this year. Once you complete registration for the desired race, this is the race and the course you must complete. Violation of these rules will jeopardize your participation in future Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon events.Can I give my number or sell my to someone else? (TRANSFERS)
No. The transfer of race numbers from one person to the other is NOT allowed. Also, giving or selling your race number to another person is against race policy. Violation of these rules will jeopardize your participation in future Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon events.Can I get a refund? I got hurt, can I defer to next year? (DEFERRALS / REFUNDS)
No. Entry fees are non-refundable and may NOT be deferred toward a future event. The only exception to our deferral policy will be for those who are on active military duty and are deployed for service (a copy of deployment orders is required).We are racers and runners just like you and are sorry hear of injuries, unexpected circumstances, and work schedule changes. If you registered with a legible email address, you will receive your Virtual Race Bag via email. Several local charities, foundations, and health related groups are the beneficiaries of the Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon through Running Zone Foundation and Space Coast Runners and we thank you for your support of this event.I noticed that you don’t offer refunds or transfers, why is this?
We have created this event policy based on operational necessities (inventory levels, product shipment, registration data, etc) as well as protecting our runners from liability implications and keeping them safe.What is a BBSQ # and why do I need one?
BBSQ stands for Big Bang Series Qualifier. This is the unique identifier number that is used to track your progress towards the Big Bang Series Challenges: 3 Year Milky Way Challenge and the 5 Year Intergalactic Challenge. We ask for this during registration so that we can match your registration with your progress and match with the finishing results. If you have not run with us in 2013 or 2014 you will not have one of these numbers but will be assigned on after you finish the race in 2015 that you will need for registration in 2016.Where can I check for my BBSQ#?
On our eligibility page!What finisher perks do I receive?
For the full list check out participant perks page
- Official Race Shirt
- Official timing results – net time
- Finishers receive: ‘Astronomical’ Finisher Medals
- Finishers receive: Full size Finisher Beach Towels
- Post Race Party Breakfast of Pancakes and Eggs, Pizza & Beer, Chocolate Milk, Coke, Diet Coke, and more!
- Finishers receive: Finisher Certificate (electronic)
- Virtual Race Bag – emailed offers from our sponsors and partners
- Pace Teams– available in a range of paces teams
- Awesome Awards for Age Group Winners
- Shower after race provided by local YMCAsWhy does the half start before the full?
We evaluated the course participation limits and participant flow and determined the best participant experience was to have a start time of 6:00 a.m. for the Half Marathon and 6:30 a.m. for the Marathon. We did not make this decision lightly. Every decision we make about our event is to try and improve the experience for all participants.
If there was any way to have started the full marathon first, we would have made it. We did an extensive analysis of the course and past finishing times to improve the course flow for both marathoners and half marathoners.
Thank you for your understanding, cooperation, and for joining us.What is the date for Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon in 2017?
The race always falls on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
2017: 11/26/17Pace Requirements: Is there a course limit?
Yes. Officially 7 Hours. The course will be open until 1:30 p.m and participants will receive course support until that time. The full marathon starts at 6:30 a.m., allowing 7 hours for the full. The second half of the full marathon is the half marathon course. Thus the half is also open until 1:30 p.m.
Marathon – an 18 minute per mile pace must be maintained for all athletes in the full marathon.
Half Marathon – a 30 minute per mile pace must be maintained for all athletes in the half marathon.
NEW! Marathon Relay – must be able to finish a Half Marathon in a 3 hour time limit
Marathon participants unable to maintain the above paces will not be able to proceed to the south portion of the race course. Once passing the half marathon split point, the marathon participant will be directed to the race finish area. (the half marathon split point is approximately ¼ mile from the finish line area)
Any marathoners, that pass the half marathon split point but fall behind and are not at the 20 Mile Split Point at 6 hours from the start (18 minute per mile pace), will be picked up at any point along the course and transported to the finish line area.
A training pace of 16-minute per mile pace is recommended to allow for photo and restroom breaks.Is there a shuttle to the health and fitness expo on Saturday?
There is not a shuttle provided to the expo; however, the expo is held at the Radisson Resort at the Port, Conference Center and is within a few miles of most partner hotels in Cocoa Beach, FL.When & where is packet pick-up?
View the Packet Pickup Schedule
**PHOTO ID REQUIRED** Please note: You will be required to bring your race confirmation (hard copy) and your Drivers License or Photo ID when picking up your race packet. Each participant will be required to pick up your own packet.Can someone pick up my packet?
No. Each participant will be required to pick up your own packet. We ask you plan accordingly with 5 days available for packet pick up including the Expo.Why can’t someone else pick up my packet?
We have adopted the policy that each participant pick up their own packet for safety and credibility of results. The participant that registered will be verified as the person that is picking up the packet and running in the event and recording a time for credibility of results. For safety, in case of an emergency, we utilize runners registration information as well as in liability of our runners. We ask you plan accordingly with 5 days available for packet pick up including the Expo.What is a Virtual Race Bag?
All Event Participants that provided a legible email will receive a Digital Goody Bags.
We have partnered with Virtual Race Bags to produce a ‘virtual goody bag’ in an effort to go green and provide additional benefits to our participants. As a participant of this year’s event you will receive an invitation email to your Virtual Goody Bag prior to the event giving you access to the bag. In your goody bag you will find an array of valuable information including exclusive offers, coupons and sponsor messages. So watch for an invitation to your bag and Get Your Green On!What is included in the Virtual Race Bag?
An array of valuable information including exclusive offers, coupons and sponsor messages from our race sponsors and partners.Is there race day packet pick-up?
Please plan on picking up your packet during Packet Pick Up Week, Monday November 20th-Friday November 24th at Running Zone, or at the Expo on Saturday November 25th, which closes at 5 p.m.What time are the shuttle buses to the race? Can friends and family take the shuttle?
Shuttle buses from HOST and Partner Hotels will leave at 4:15 a.m. and the 2nd bus will return to the hotel at approximately 5:00 a.m. If you don’t want to be rushed, take the 1st bus at 4:15 a.m. Friends and family can take either shuttle. Shuttles will return in a loop to the hotels starting at 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. However; the buses will only stop at hotels of participants or guests on the bus, not necessarily at all hotels. There is also off-site parking at Merritt Island Square Mall. See more details at Parking and Transportation tabWhere and when is the start of the race?
Cocoa Village: Race Central 430 Delannoy Avenue, Cocoa, FL 32922. To get to the START LINE from Cocoa Village, proceed west to Brevard Ave. Half Start: 6:00 a.m.; Full Start: 6:30 a.m. Marathon Relay Start: 7:15 am.
Please note that you should be at the start at least a 1/2 hour before the start of your race.Can we check our bags on race day?
Yes. Gear check bags are available during packet pickup at the expo. Use the sticker number provided in your race bag to affix to the outside of the bag. There is a gear check area near the finish line in Cocoa Riverfront Park. See the Race Central Map for reference. Gear Check closes at 7:00 a.m.Can I run with a jogging stroller?
No. Strollers of any kind are not permitted on the course being that the course is open to local traffic and also near a river. At some points the course becomes narrow. For both your safety and that of other runners and walkers, we do not allow strollers.Type of nutrition used on course and where?
Aid stations will be available on the course as well as at the finish line. Water and Gatorade Endurance sports drink will be available at every aid station. GU brand gels will be available at mile 8 and every aid station from mile 14 through the finishWhat’s the weather going to be like?
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.Are there hills?
This is a fast, mostly flat Boston qualifier course. There are some small rolling hills on the 1st half of the marathon. To check the elevation maps please see the Course Info page.Are there age minimums?
The minimum age for the Marathon is 18 years old. For the Half Marathon, our general suggestion is a minimum of 16 years of age with at least 2 year of experience running. All registration under 18 requires a parent/guardian signature. A request for an exception can be made to the race director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ideas for information to include (but not limited to) Will a parent or adult be with the child/ children at all times?
- Will the child be running or walking the event?
- If either of these children have participated in similar length distances (half marathon, 10 miler or 10K)? If so, please submit which race and their finishing times
- Training experience in number of years
These are general questions that can help the race director consider the request in regards to safety at the event.Why aren’t there a lot of pictures of me showing up on Marathon Foto?
If your race number is not visible, the Marathon Foto team cannot tag your pictures. There is a section of “Lost & Found” pictures available on their site. Please contact their customer service team.