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Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation Half Marathon

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Join us for the Inaugural Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation Half Marathon, benefiting the 150-year-old Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. On this one-of-a-kind course, you’ll wind through historic and iconic rocket launch complexes, finishing with a party and awards at the famous Cape Canaveral Lighthouse.

How to enter the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation Half Marathon

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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  2. 10K

    Run 10km
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Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation Half Marathon routes


* Start on Phillips Parkway

* Right on Pier Road

* Left to enter Museum Circle

* Left on Lighthouse Road

* Right on IRBM Road

* Right on Flight Control Road

* Merge onto Lighthouse Road (finish line for 10K runners)

* Left on Control Tower Road (for half marathon runners)

* Enter Historic Skid Strip Runway

* Exit Skid Strip

* Right on Skid Strip Road

* Right on Mercury Gemini Road

* Right on Central Control Road

* Right on Lighthouse Road and past Complex 36 Blue Origin Launch Site to finish line at Florida’s 150-year-old Lighthouse.

Event Details

What’s Included
All participants will receive:

  • Awesome Lighthouse Logo medal (all finishers)
  • Long sleeve technical shirt
  • Running cap with embroidered event logo on front
Awards will be given to the following:

Top 3 Overall – Male & Female
Champion of Master’s Division (41 & over) – Male & Female
Top 3 Male & Female in each age group (5-year groupings — But, 19 & under is one group)
Top 5 Overall Male & Female in each United States Armed Forces branch (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard) – Active Duty, Reserves, Retired, Veterans
Top 5 Overall Masters (41 & Over) Male & Female in each United States Armed Forces branch (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard) – Active Duty, Reserves, Retired, Veterans
Raceday Logistics

Pre-Race Staging

Runners will stage pre-race just outside the gates of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and with pre-dawn views of NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building and Kennedy Space Center in the distance.

Race Start

Start near the Air Force’s Sands Space History Center and the SpaceX Launch & Landing Control building.



Each half marathon participant is permitted to have two spectators, and 10K participant is permitted to have one spectator at the finish line at no additional cost.

Additional spectators (up to two) are allowed at a cost of $10/spectator and includes post-race refreshments. Please note that children must be registered as adults in our system. This way you will not be charged extra.

Spectators must be pre-registered through our registration page and require full name and either driver license or social security number; same as our race entrants.

Spectators will be bused to the finish line at the start of the race, and must be onsite by 6:15 a.m.

Post-race, spectators may ride back to the starting/car staging areas with their runner.

Entry of spectators will begin through our website on September 1.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of any big event, and we very much need your support.

Volunteers are needed for race day on November 11th, and also for the packet pick-up the day before our event. Any needed Race Day volunteers will later be required to provide a Driver’s License number or Social Security number to be allowed onsite.

or if you have any questions or concerns, please email our Volunteer Director, [email protected], and she will get back with you.

Please specifically state in your email that you are interested in the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation Half Marathon.

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What I forget something in my car?
There is no way to head back to your car until the race is over. Please plan ahead.

Is there a race time limit?
There is a HARD 3.5 hour time limit for this race. If you are planning on walking or finishing the race close to the hard limit, please consider moving into the 10K division.

Contact [email protected] to arrange transfer.

Is there an age limit?
Running participants must be at least 13 years old. Please register minors as an individual participant & enter their Social Security number instead of DL#. We do not have child pricing.

Is there a bag check/locker?
Yes for runners ONLY.

Where are we running?
Course Map will be on the site by end of September.
There will be six water/gatorade stops on course at approximately miles 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12.

When is packet pickup?
Packet pickup will be held at Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach.
4151 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Friday – 4pm – 6pm
Saturday – 11am – 5pm
Morning of race – At race site parking lot, 5am – 6am* (HARD CLOSE)

Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation Half Marathon weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

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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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