What devices are prohibited on the course?
For your safety, we ask you not to wear music listening devices because the course is open to residential traffic. Strollers, bicycles and other unauthorized vehicles and unofficial space cadets are not permitted on the course.Which Half Marathon Course should I choose?
Both Half Marathon courses have beautiful homes and a great tree-lined view of the river. Click here for more information
- few more rolling hills
- views of NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building
- change of scenery
- original half marathon course
- historic building along the route
- 7 hour time limit & more leisurely paceHow will the Awards Ceremony work?
We will have separate awards for each event (North Half Marathon, South Half Marathon & Marathon).
North Half Marathon Awards start at 9:30 am
South Half Marathon Awards start at 10:00 am
Marathon Awards start at 11:00 amHow can I claim the event insurance I purchased?
For those events that offer insurance you will see a separate option to purchase when you are paying for your registration for a covered event. If you purchase insurance you will see a separate charge on your credit card for the insurance and you will receive an email from Allianz Global Assistance with details on your coverage.
If you have purchased event registration insurance for an event and have a question or claim please contact Allianz Global Assistance as follows: To manage your policy or file a claim, please visit: www.eventregistrationprotection.com. If you have questions regarding your insurance, please contact Allianz Global Assistance at 1-888-497-6987.What are other Space Coast Marathon and Half Marathon Policies
For a complete listing of the Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon Policies and Rules of Conduct & Competition, please review the attached document.Are the Full and the Half Medals the same?
YES! Same base medal. Finisher medals will be the same except the FULL medals will read “Marathon” and HALF medals will read “Half Marathon” on the actual medal.How can I get a 3 Year Moonwalk Challenge Medal?
Complete 3 races (participation in either the half or full marathon) in 4 years (2018-2021)! Any distance combination qualifies.How can I get a 4 Year Hall of Fame Medal?
Complete 4 races (participation in either the half or full marathon) for all 4 years (2018-2021)! 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 Challenges: Moonwalk (3 Years) and Hall of Fame (4 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?
The Marathon is capped at 1,600, the North Half Marathon is capped at 2,500 and the South Half Marathon is capped at 3,500. 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)
YES!! We CAN switch you from the full marathon to the half marathon. You can choose between the north or south until the south course is full. At that point we can switch you to the “north” half marathon at any time up to 11/28/20 at the expo until 5.00pm! You may switch from the half to the full if there is “space” in the full marathon.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 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: Scrambled Eggs, Pizza, Macaroni & Cheese, 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 WinnersWhat time do the races start?
We are starting the Marathon and both Half Marathon events at 6:00 am!What are the dates for Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon?
The race always falls on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
2021: 11/28/21Pace Requirements: Is there a course limit?
Yes. Officially 7 Hours. The course will be open until 1:00 pm and participants will receive course support until that time.
Marathon – 6:00 am start – an 18 minute per mile pace must be maintained for all athletes in the marathon.
North Half Marathon – 6:00 am start – Faster than the speed of light: under 4:30 expected finish time
South Half Marathon – 6:00 am start – Pluto’s Orbit: No time requirement/7 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 – Friday at Running Zone (not Thanksgiving Day), or at the Expo on Saturday, which closes at 5 p.m. See more info on the Expo and Packet Pick- upWhat 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 4:00 a.m. and the 2nd bus will return to the hotel at approximately 4:45 a.m. If you don’t want to be rushed, take the 1st bus at 4:00 a.m. Friends and family can take either shuttle. Shuttles will return in a loop to the hotels starting at 7:45 a.m. until 1:30 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 401 Riveredge Blvd., Cocoa, FL 32922. To get to the START LINE from Cocoa Village, proceed west to Brevard Ave. Marathon & Half Marathon Start: 6:00 am
Please note that you should be at the start at least a 1/2 hour before the start of the race.Can we check our bags on race day?
Yes, Clear 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. All items in gear check must be visible – NO BACKPACKS allowed in gear check.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.