Cocoa Beach 1/2 Marathon, image by Richard Thompson, Smooth Running

2021 Fall 5Ks, Marathons & 1/2 Marathons on the Space Coast

RUN on the Space Coast

It’s finally fall, and that means it’s time to lace up those sneakers and run to the Space Coast. The 2021 Space Coast racing season is full of great causes, endurance-testing courses, and out-of-this-world locations. It’s not too late to register, check out this exciting lineup, and plan your runner’s getaway today!

2021 Fall Races

 Turtle Krawl 5 

September 11 | Indialantic
Support the Sea Turtle Preservation Society in this annual fun run perfect for the whole family! 

Starting line Turtle Krawl
Image by Phillip Harris

Gateway to Space 5k

September 18 | Titusville
Talk about a Space Race! The Gateway to Space 5K & 10K take place on the Space Florida Launch and Landing Facility (formerly known as the Shuttle Landing Facility) at the Kennedy Space Center. #OnlyHere!

shuttle costume

I love My Island 5k  

September 25 | Merritt Island
Experience the lush history of the Space Coast as you make your way through the tree-lined trails and past historic buildings of Merritt Island.

Running Wild 5k 

October 9 | Melbourne 

Support the Florida Wildlife Hospital at the Running Wild 5k in Melbourne! 

Fall to Winter 5k

October 10 | Cocoa Beach

Kick off the Cocoa Beach Holiday Beach Classic Series this week at the Fall to Winter 5k! 

5k Spooktacular Trail Run

October 31 | Melbourne 

Running in costume is just better! Dress up and head to Wickham Park for a seriously spooktacular time!

2021 Cocoa Beach Marathon

October 31 | Cocoa Beach

Get out your Jeannie Pants, it’s time for the iconic Cocoa Beach Marathon! 

jeanie running
image by Richard Thompson

2021 Space Coast Marathon and Half Marathon

November 28 | Cocoa  

Join us for the 50th running of the Space Coast Marathon! 

space coast marathon
image courtesy of Running Zone

2022 Publix Florida Marathon

February 13 | Melbourne 

2022 USA Beach Running Championship

May 7 | Cocoa Beach

There’s nothing better than running on the beach at low tide! Head to Cocoa Beach for this exciting oceanfront race. 

beach running championships

 Where to Stay 

Rest easy on race day when you’ve booked your Space Coast hotel or vacation rental. Our site is connected to nearly every hotel, vacation rental, and campsite in between to help you find the best accommodations for your race getaway!  Choose your dates, find your room, and book your stay today. 

Search Space Coast Accommodations. 

Where to Fuel 

Looking for that perfect plate of pasta to carb load before the big day? Maybe a refreshing brew to cool down with? Check out where we fuel up before we cross the finish line on the Space Coast. 

Eat like a Champion on Florida’s Space Coast


Space Coast Visitors Guide Cover Image

Vacation Planner for Florida’s Space Coast

The official Space Coast Vacation Planner Guide is now available. There are two ways to get yours: