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If you are looking for a late fall early winter marathon there are none better then the Space Coast Marathon/Half Marathon! The weather was ideal, the course stunning, and the organization and volunteers are second to none! What a wonderful event!
“The Space Coast Marathon connects you with the excitement and inspiration that is NASA, and the heritage of our space program in a unique way. At the same time, you’re running this well-organized event on one of the most scenic waterfront courses ever.”
Emails from Participants after Race:
Just wanted to congratulate you and your team on an extremely well staged and executed event. The Space Coast Marathon had all the bells and whistles one would expect at a large metropolitan race but with very appreciated small town charm. Your course is well designed and extremely scenic. The enthusiastic volunteers only made running to the next water station a much anticipated experience, as I couldn’t wait to absorb their positive energy! I would highly endorse your race to anyone looking for a fast course and an all-around great event. Again, congratulations!
As my first half, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Since this race, I have done several more halfs and honestly, NONE have compared to how great this race is. If you are thinking about it, DO IT. Pre-event communication is FANTASTIC. From instant communiction on facebook, to informative emails, every piece of information I got helped me get excited about the event. Packet Pick up was super easy, the T-Shirt was a long sleeved tech t, one of my favorites to this day. The expo and pre-race dinner is not only fun and unique, the food was good too! Great speaker, good food, fun location, it was truly memorable! Parking at the race was easy, the start was exciting (rocket blast off). The course is flat and pretty with lots of neighbors cheering you on. Each rest stop is themed and the volunteers really get into it. The finish line chute is fun, you get a nice beach towel that you will actually use again and the medal is HUGE. There is a TON of food – pancakes, eggs, full breakfast for runners. The excitement at the end of the race is so fun with random people telling you congratulations. Photographers were all over the course capturing the race. – A.M. from Charlotte, NC
Great race -best organized that I have run. Drove from Tennessee and it was worth it. Thanks!
First of all, a big thank you and congratulations on one of the prettiest, best organized races I’ve run! The course was fantastic and all of the volunteers were great.
I always have positive experiences with Space Coast. You’ve improved the Space Coast Marathon at all levels under your leadership. You care for the runners needs.
Great job on both the half and full marathon. Wonderfully organized, plenty of port-a-lets, water stops and volunteers, kudos to law enforcement agenies and all of the volunteers ensuring our safety.
Thank you for a wonderful marathon experience!!! You have a VERY well put-together event. It’s a beautiful course with terrific volunteers. I had a great experience though, and will definitely be coming back again!!
Thanks. Great race. Well organized. Great volunteers. Great food, easy to park. I’d do it again.
Your marathon was SO well organized and the volunteer support was incredible. I was never without water or drinks or gels, it was great! Today’s marathon was my 15th and I PRed by a lot. It was windy but you all made it so worthwhile coming out. Definitely the best breakfast too. I will be back every year.
Hands down the best event I run each and every year. Darth Vader gave me a GU! I mean cmon! ~ H.Steve W.
Please tell your volunteers they were amazing, Very well done!
I just wanted to thank all of the volunteers who helped to make today’s race simply amazing!!! I had so much fun…the course was absolutely beautiful. I am very impressed with how well everything was managed. Thank you so much!!!
Thanks again for a wonderful weekend. Mission Accomplished!
Some people say the Space Coast Marathon is Florida’s oldest marathon, which might be true, however I say its Florida’s most organized race ever! I cannot tell you how perfect everything was. From the volunteers handing out water, to bag check to the awards. Great job!!!
I just wanted to drop a note to tell you how much I enjoyed the race on Sunday. It was my first ½ and I don’t think I could have had a better experience. It was well organized, fun, beautifully scenic and the amount of support the racers received was phenomenal! I was extremely nervous going in and have to admit got a little choked up and teary eyed going through the village on the last ¼ mile. I think the enthusiasm for running, health and wellness you bring to the community is outstanding and appreciated more than both of you know. I thank you for the time and effort that was put into making Sunday so amazing. I was very proud to be a part of it.
Very very well organized!! So many potty & drink stations, it was just awesome. And, the number of volunteers and community spirit, you should all get a big pat on the back. Also, the transportation from the hotels was very well planned. Will see you NEXT YEAR!!! Thanks again.
This was a great race. The start is in downtown Cocoa, which is a charming town square that is beautifully lit up in the early morning with lights in the trees. When the large video of the shuttle takes off, the race begins. The entire route is by the river, and the scenery is really pretty. Some runners even saw a few dolphins. The crews are friendly and dressed in space suits, handing out Gatorade and water at every mile with a smile. The best part of the course is the finish, but in this race it is extra special because you get a real beach towel, nice medal, and a large egg, sausage, and pancake breakfast. The price is right and the scenery can’t be beat. I’ve done some large races like Chicago and Washington, and I enjoyed this smaller race just as much.
Very well organized race!! I had an unbelievable experience!!
Just a quick note to tell you how much I love your race. I rarely run the same marathon twice but I couldn’t resist returning to Cocoa this weekend.
Your race has such a great energy and vibe, with genuinely supportive volunteers who get into the space spirit. Your organization is top notch and it’s just a delight to run with you…There are times when I finish a race and think, “man, I wished they’d BLANK,” be it have more water, or somebody had been nicer, or that they had more food at the end whatever the case may be. When I finished your race, all I could think was, “Man, that was a great race.” So thank you for all your hard work in putting this together, thank you to the volunteers and your community for being so supportive, and thank you for reminding me once again what a joy running can be. If my schedule allows, you can be assured I’ll be running with you again for your 42nd Annual race! ~ Kevin H.
I’m from Kentucky, where I’ve run a handful of half marathons and a 30k. I chose Space Coast as my first full marathon and I loved every mile! The course support was far greater than I’ve ever experienced. The post race festivities were beyond my expectations (ice cold Cokes and towels soaked in ice water sent me over the moon!). I will be running this race again next year!… Thank you for the best race experience I’ve ever had, Running Zone & Space Coast organizers!! ~ Annie P.
As a full marathon participant I loved being cheered on by the half marathoners on the 2nd leg!
It was such a beautiful event! The event was very well organized, the food and drinks were great! The excitement of the community was awesome.. I will definitely be back! Loved.. loved…loved this event! And WOW.. what an awesome medal! 😉 ..
Great event. Well worth the short trip from Canada.
This was my 2nd Marathon, but I have done 4 1/2 Marathon’s and this was by far the best one I have completed. The volunteers and workers were so supportive and nice, and there was fluid and gels all along the way!! Thank you all!!!!!
- beautiful course, getting the medal, beating my time…making the trip all the way from Philadelphia for my first space coast half!
- Darth Vader at the water stop, & the course
- the dolphin, the osprey, the pelicans, sunrise, our daughter holding her sign at the finish line, etc, etc, etc…
- The hospitality of the race coordinators and volunteers was out of this world.
- The course was beautiful. This was my 6th half marathon and has to be my favorite. Amazing sunrise! Also, taking 15 minutes off of my best time. Thank you for a wonderful race!
- Best race ever! So well organized. Medals and theme were my favorite, especially to my 4 year old space junkie who was fully decked out in his NASA suit to cheer me on.