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Apollo 11k & Saturn 5k - Anniversary Races

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4.5
8 Reviews
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Jennifer K
"Great race, enjoyed the presentation, the medal and of course the pizza and..."

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Kimberly N
"should have started the race earlier - it was WAY too hot!</p><p>Loved the..."

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Jodi N
"It was a great race especially because it was one of those special races that I..."
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Apollo 11k & Saturn 5k - Anniversary Races routes

These are the official sporting events of the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary. This is the only time this event will occur and will be your only opportunity to run on NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

Enjoy running on NASA's property with breathtaking water and wildlife views from the NASA Causeway & the Mammoth Vehicle Assembly Building in the distance.

If the 11K distance is not for you, or a 13:00 min/mile is too fast, fret not! We've added the 5K, PERFECT for the shorter distance runners and walkers!

Both races starts on Vectorspace blvd near the original astronauts hall of fame and merge onto the NASA causeway where runners will follow an out and back riverfront course with great water views, wildlife and the Vehicle Assembly building in the distance.

Event Details

What’s Included
Race Swag?

Apollo 11K

Event tech shirts to all runners

Apollo 11K event logo medals to all finishers

Apollo 11K race mission patch to all runners

Apollo 11K logo cap to all runners

Fruit, donut holes & pizza

Live music, great after party and One Giant Leap beer provided by The Florida Beer Company (21 and older only)


Saturn 5K

Event tech shirts to all runners

Saturn 5K event logo medals to all finishers

Saturn 5K race mission patch to all runners

Fruit, donut holes & pizza

Live music, great after party and One Giant Leap beer provided by The Florida Beer Company (21 and older only)
Raceday Logistics

Start Times
Apollo 11K - 6:30 am (at sunrise)
Saturn 5K - 8:15 am

Volunteers
More Questions?
Please direct them to [email protected] with the name of race in subject.
FAQs
Is your event suitable for all ages?
The minimum age to run in the 11K is 13 years old. The minimum age for the 5K is 6 years old -- an adult must accompany children (10 years and under) on the course.

Awards -

Apollo 11K

Top 3 Overall Champion (M & F),

Masters Champion (M & F),

Top 3 Age groups (M & F)

Age groups 13 & under, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & up

Saturn 5K

Top 10 overall (M & F), no age group awards

Can I Run Both?
Yes, you can run in both distances as long as you keep up the pace and can start the 5K at the appropriate time.

Apollo 11k & Saturn 5k - Anniversary Races weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

82°F
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62°F
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Smooth Running is the producer of several of the most prestigious and unique endurance events in East Central Florida. These events include the Publix Florida Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Weekend, the Florida Today 5k and 8k, the USA Beach Running Championships, the Game Day 5k at the Washington Nationals' Space Coast Stadium, the Ron Jon Cocoa Beach Triathlon, and the Ron Jon Cocoa Beach Half Marathon.

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Apollo 11k & Saturn 5k - Anniversary Races reviews (8)

4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Apollo 11K in 2019

    Loved having ice at the water stations! We definitely needed it. The start was great with the Apollo countdown. Music was awesome, plenty of beer and pizza!
  • Did the Apollo 11K in 2019

    It was a great race especially because it was one of those special races that I just had to do because I live on the Space Coast. The shirts and finisher medals were awesome. The course was beautiful but it was way too hot. It could have started earlier to help beat the heat. The race was delayed due to water station not being fully manned. Once the race started though I thought the water stations were well manned and worked well.
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    Marla T

    Did the Apollo 11K in 2019

    Very friendly and organized environment. Flat running can be boring but the views and sunrise was spectacular. Be prepared for the awards to not take place until close to 9am. Only real change would be to have the awards in a shady area.
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    Kimberly N

    Did the Saturn 5K in 2019

    should have started the race earlier - it was WAY too hot!

    Loved the course. It was exciting to run where few have run before!

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    Dee Dee S

    Did the Apollo 11K in 2019

    The heat was brutal. The view was wonderful, and the staff and volunteers, well, they knew exactly what the runners needed. Very well put together awesome event. And those medals were awesome.
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    Tara B

    Did the Apollo 11K in 2019

    The course was great! We got to see alligators and dolphins during the run. The sunrise was amazing. We had no issues with staff or organization. Overall, fun race.
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    Jennifer K

    Did the Apollo 11K in 2019

    Great race, enjoyed the presentation, the medal and of course the pizza and beer where a big hit! Water Stops were sufficient, plenty of volunteers to assist with the water. Big thanks to all the Volunteers who made it a great race. 5 star!
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    Elisa James

    Did the Apollo 11K in 2018

    This course was easy and fun to made, with a weak organisation but a good atmosphere, wouldn-t run it again but... wathever
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