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Special Sunday Long Run with Ragnar 

Come run Sunday morning on December 15th with SCR and learn about Ragnar! A special Ragnar Ambassador will be joining us on the group run that will start at 6:30am. Post run (around 8:00am) we'll have a some food, a special Ragnar 101 session and lots of Ragnar swag and giveaways.

If you've ever wanted to learn about Ragnar or the upcoming Ragnar Sunset Miami 2020, Ragnar Trail Florida 2020 and Ragnar Trail Atlanta 2020 races....this is a super opportunity! Mark your calendar for Sunday, December 15th at 6:30 AM. We've set up a Facebook event here. Questions? Email info@spacecoastrunners.org.


SCR Meetup at Florida Beer Company Fun Run

Join us on Monday, November 25 at 6:30 PM for Florida Beer Company Taproom Fun Run! New and old members who live in the North Brevard area, this is a great opportunity to meet fellow SCR members, do a little running and drink a beer or two.
If you don't live in North Brevard, no problem! Now's your chance to explore new territory. Don't feel like running? Stop by to hangout. The night will have some goodies and giveaways. Don't miss out!

Address: Florida Beer Company, 200 Imperial Blvd, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920


EYE OF THE DRAGON 10K & TAIL OF THE LIZARD 2 MILE

Registration opens for one of SCR's most iconic road races this morning. At 10AM, runners and walkers will be able to sign up for the 10K, the 2 Mile or the Slay the Beast Challenge which has participants covering both distances. 2020 is the 5th anniversary of the Slay the Beast Challenge and there will be 250 spots available on a first come, first serve basis.

Space Coast Runners receive discounts on each of the races so please make sure your membership is active. Register by clicking here


ROY SERIES RACE COMMITTEE MEETS MONDAY, 9/9

Would you like to give your input as to what races and how many races are in the 2020-2021 ROY Race Series? If you answered yes, come to the first meeting of the new year on Monday, September 9th. The committee meets at the little cafe inside ProHealth Viera. Meeting starts at 6PM and lasts about an hour. 

We'll discuss the two races that have taken place so far in the 2019-2020 series and have discussion on races and the series in general. We'll also listed to feedback we've received when this year's series was announced. All active SCR members are welcome to attend. Come check it out!


ROY SERIES' TURTLE KRAWL 5K UP NEXT

Join us at the race known to be the largest 5K in Brevard County on Saturday, September 14th. It's the 3rd race in the 2019 - 2020 SCR Runner of the Year Series. If you've never run the Turtle Krawl 5K before don't miss out. First 2,300 registrants will receive one of the beautiful TK tech shirts. You can even purchase the optional Finisher Medal if you're into medals, turtles or both!

Here's some other great race highlights that you should know about:

  • Stunning sea turtle medals to the Top 3 in each Age Group along with Masters, Grandmasters, Senior Grandmasters, the Top 5 Competitive Walkers and more!
  • Team Division - sign up to be on the Space Coast Runners team
  • Walking Division - to participate you must sign up and ONLY walk
  • Free SCR Youth Series Run for the Kids after the 5K
  • Free breakfast and massages
  • Register online now through 9/12
  • Register on Friday the 13th at Running Zone (cash or check only)
  • Register race morning from 6:00 am - 7:15 am
  • Not running or walking? Would you like to volunteer? Click here.
  • Check out the course map here.

VIERA WINS EPIC BATTLE OF BREVARD

Brevard County had representation from 15+ of its beautiful cities and towns at Wednesday night's Battle of Brevard Fun Run. The city/town that brought out the most participants was declared the winner and this year it was Viera.

Wearing kelly green, Viera took home the blue ribbons for their high attendance. This is the second time that Viera has claimed the title and it wasn't easy. They had to surpass a strong showing by Merritt Island who were the reigning back-to-back champions. Cape Canaveral placed third which was their first showing in the top three.

In addition to the top three, participants came from all over: Malabar, Palm Bay, Suntree, Indian Harbour Beach, Cocoa, Sharpes, Titusville, Satellite Beach, Melbourne Village, Melbourne, Rockledge, West Melbourne, Port St John. Everyone enjoyed free slices from Viera Pizza and Mr. J's Ice Cream brought out original Bomb Pops to cool the runners and walkers.

Many thanks to Nancy Foresteire who organized the event for Space Coast Runners. Nancy and Brittany Streufert were interviewed by Space Coast Daily at the start of the fun run/walk. Fun run pictures have been uploaded to the club's Facebook page. Up next...SCR's Runner of the Year Series race on 08/24/19 - the Running on Island Time 5K. Sign up for this terrific race today.


 

BATTLE OF BREVARD - JULY 31, 2019

Get ready to represent your City/Town at the 5th annual Battle of Brevard Fun Run. Merritt Island is a the reigning, 2x Champion. Will another city/town bring enough participants to win the blue ribbons? We shall see! Here's the Battle Colors list so you can see what color you should wear...


 

SCR SUMMER SOCIAL - JULY 14, 2019

1:00PM—3:00PM
Join Space Coast Runners for a little fun, some cold beer, good eats & more at our annual Summer Social.

COCOA BEACH REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
2261 Town Center Ave, Melbourne, FL 32940
Next to LOFT at The Avenue Viera (yes, this means we'll be in air conditioning again)

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Bill Vanos
The Orlando runner and top male master's finisher in the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be in attendance to talk about all the aspects of successful Masters running. Bill will present at 2pm.

We'll have lots of race information, giveaways and a look at the Club's awesome progress over the past 41 years.

Plus, RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP and SAVE $5 OFF YOUR ANNUAL DUES. But wait there's more...Bring a friend and they’ll receive the $5 discount if they join too! (cash or check only)

  • Lots of great appetizers
  • Craft beer from brewmaster & member, Joshua Williams
  • Yummy dessert
  • SCR giveaways just for attending
  • Lots of ROY Series race info will be available
  • SCR new logo and vintage logo shirts will be available for purchase (cash or check only)

If you haven't received your Runner of the Year award for 2018/2019, it will be available for pickup on Sunday at the social. The fun starts at 1pm.


ANNUAL CLUB MEETING - JUNE 17, 2019

Tonight's Annual Club Meeting will be held at ProHealth Merritt Island at 7PM. All members are welcome. New SCR board members will be present as well as the 2018-2019 board.


CONGRATS SCR PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNERS!

There were 5 People's Choice awards presented at the Club's Celebration Night. We had one new category which was Best Local Race Shirt. SCR members did all the nominating and all the voting. Here's what happened when the envelopes were opened... 

Best Local Race Shirt: 

We're quite lucky to have such a variety of great races right here in Brevard County. And with great races come fantastic race shirts! The five races nominated in the new Best Local Race Shirt category showcase spectacular inspiration and design that makes every participant want to wear the shirt, year after year. The nominees for Best Local Race Shirt were:

  • Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon - race director, Denise Piercy
  • Eat My Crust 5K*, race directors Brittany Streufert & Mike Acosta
  • Eye of the Dragon 10K & Tail of the Lizard 2 Mile - race directors, Brittany Streufert & Mike Acosta
  • Turtle Krawl 5K, race director, Vickie Openshaw
  • Running on Island Time 5K, race director, Christine Black

Winner: Turtle Krawl 5K

Best Legs Female & Male: 

These awards celebrate the legs you see out there training on the roads and running hard in the races. This year's nominees range from the strongest to the longest, some sporting toned calves, others killer quads. The nominees for Best Female Legs were:

  • Holly Davis
  • Mary Hofmeister
  • Hazel McNees
  • Lisa Petrillo
  • Bambi Sweeney

Winner: Holly Davis

For the guys, last year's winner, Ed Donner had the chance to repeat in this category. Everyone held their breath as the nominees for Best Male Legs were announced:

  • Art Anderson
  • Steve Chin
  • Ed Donner
  • Aaron Fournier
  • Joe Lento

​​Winner: Ed Donner (2x champion)

Most Improved Runner: 

Our first nominee, Jen Absher is no stranger to this category, she was nominated for Most Improved last year. For the second straight year she has ran consistently and improved her times over a range of distances which included a sub-3 hour PR at this year’s Boston Marathon. 

It's always interesting to see new faces finish near the front and if you were watching you were bound to see Aaron Fournier's this season. Having joined SCR in the fall of 2017, Aaron ran in a handful of ROY races last series. In 2018/2019 he stepped it up. Aaron not only ran all 9 ROY Series races, but he delivered fast times with marked improvement. Plus, he delivered a clutch performance at the series finale, the Eat My Crust 5K, where he finished as the top SCR runner in the points race.

Next up we have young runner, Gabriel Good. At the beginning of the Brevard 2018-19 running season, Gabriel ran the Firecracker 5K in 22:11.9. Months later he finished the Downtown Melbourne 5K with an awesome time of 17:38.8 / 5:41 pace. Additionally, he improved his half marathon time and ran very consistent throughout the season. 

Bambi Sweeney was nominated for the improvement in her times over the past season and for winning the SCR-ROY female title. She ran notable PRs in the Space Coast half marathon, Eye of the Dragon 10K, and Excalibur 10 miler while having great improvements in the other distances! 

And finally, we have Katie Wilson. Katie trained for her first marathon and her race times improved in all distances. She started running more frequently and adding in workouts which led to PR’s in the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon. Last August she ran 33:05 at the Running on Island Time 5K and this spring finished the No Place Like Home 5K in 30:22. 

Great performances like this and all the others from our 5 nominees made this category the most hotly contested for a People’s Choice award this year. 

​​Winner: Bambi Sweeney

Most Inspirational Athlete: 

We have five fantastic nominees this year!

Our first nominee, Dave Farrell, has been an asset to Space Coast Runner for almost 3 decades. Always inspiring other runners to do their best and cheer them on. He has "been there, done that" and keeps on going.

Next we have Mike McNees. Mike was leading the Senior Grand Masters division for the first few races of the 2018/2019 season. but in November, Mike had a serious heart procedure 5 days before the Space Coast Half Marathon. He had a stint put in and was told by his cardiologist to not run for six months. Mike still showed up to the SCR ROY races and even walked the remaining races on the schedule, all while encouraging others along the way.

Lisa Petrillo was our next nominee. She's had quite a year. She came back from injury to run an ultra 50K in January where she won overall female. Last month she ran a 25K and won it too. Despite divorce and the loss of her beloved dog, Cooper, Lisa has persevered over life's ups and downs and her running has thrived!

You might remember the next nominee from last year. Tom Stokes, he keeps on inspiring. Last year, we learned Tom had had a liver transplant in July 2017. His recovery was not easy, but he made it look easy. It's been a true pleasure to watch Tom's comeback and how he has become a true organ transplant ambassador. Plus, he's a really great guy who supports others in the running and triathlon communities with his kudos on Strava to the kind words he offers at races and other social events. Tom is definitely making great use of the organ transplant that he waited over 2 years to receive! He'll be representing the US at the World Transplant Games in the United Kingdom this August in his new age group.

And finally we have Katie Wilson. Katie conquered the marathon in a time just over 5 hours. She is a stay at home mom who also home schools her children, yet she finds time to train. She worked on her cadence, and she PR'd every single distance this season with significant margins. She puts her heart and soul into all she does.

​​Winner: Tom Stokes

Best Finish Line Photo: 

The 5 pictures nominated for Best Finish Line Photo delivered captivating race images filled with emotion, joy, determination, and so much more. 

  • We saw Kelley Lake finish the 2018 New York City Marathon with excitement and the uplifting spirit of her son, Christian.
  • Next, Phil Sweeney and Alex Quintana share a moment of running camaraderie coming through the finish at a local race.
  • Little Henry Dennis is seen getting some air at the 2018 Firecracker 5K’s finish line.
  • And, James Chriavalle pushes through the Firecracker 5K in full patriotic gear with a very zen Henry Dennis.
  • At the 2019 Space Coast Classic 15K, Gabriel Good finishes lightening fast while catching some air.
  • Finally, spectators witnessed the fab finish of James Chapman at the 2019 Eat My Crust 5K fully dressed as a Viera Pizza delivery man as he participated in the Pizza Delivery Challenge.

​​Winner: Kelley Lake


SUBMIT YOUR SCR PEOPLE'S CHOICE NOMINATIONS NOW!

Nominate your favorites for the 2019 SCR People's Choice Awards! We're accepting nominations now through Tuesday, 5/21. To nominate your favorites go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S5P76F8


This year's categories are:
NEW! Best Local Race Shirt
Best Legs Male & Female (nominate for either sex)
Most Inspirational Athlete
Most Improved Runner
Best Finish Line Photo

You can email in your Best Finish Line Photo to info@spacecoastrunners.org. Voting for the nominees will begin on Friday, May 24, 2019 and will close on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.


37th Runner of the Year Series Announced

We're pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Runner of the Year Series! The 37th ROY Series has 13 races from June 2019 to May 2020. This Wednesday, 5/8 at 10AM, we'll open up the All-In-One ROY Special offer to SCR members. The special does not include registration for the Space Coast Marathon or Half Marathon.

You can register for 12 of the 13 races (Space Coast Marathon/Half is not included) for 1 special price. Plus, the first 30 people to register will get an additional $25 savings!

We've posted the updated ROY calendar here and you can review all the ROY Rules here. For 2019 - 2020 there will be one drop race. The schedule and rules is decided by the Space Coast Runners Race Series Committee. They've met once a month for the past 6 months to bring you this fantastic series. We thank them for the time and efforts!


SCR Board Election: Cast Your Vote Now
Check your inbox. All active SCR members were emailed the 2019/2020 Space Coast Runners Board of Directors ballot. Voting will only take a few minutes. We have 11 candidates on this year's election ballot. Vote by end of day on Sunday, May 12, 2019.
Board of Directors Expectations
* Support SCR's mission, purposes, goals, policies and programs.
* Attend activities and events sponsored by SCR whenever possible. 
* Prepare for and participate in monthly board meetings and committee meetings.
* Serve actively on committees.
* Serve SCR as whole rather than any special interest group or constituency.

Results will be announced on June 2, 2019 at the SCR Celebration Night. Join us for a great evening of fun. Tickets will go on sale online Friday, May 10th.


Board Member Elections May 2019
We Need New SCR Board Candidates! Space Coast Runners is accepting applications for members who would like the opportunity to help guide SCR's future in the running community. It's an opportunity to network with other members and to learn more about the club.

We have several current board members "retiring" so NOW is the time to get involved. No experience is necessary. If interested, please contact SCR Secretary, Nancy Wingo via email at org and provide the following information by April 30, 2019:

Board of Directors Expectations

Deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 30th. 


SCR Racing Team: Now Accepting 2019-2020 Applications

You've seen them in the SCR red singlets at races...now is your chance to be on the team!

The SCR Racing Team is accepting applications for the 2019/2020 season. Applications are due by 4/15/19. To find out all the information and requirements visit: http://bit.ly/2JWsx9W . If you have any questions, email racingteam@spacecoastrunner.org or contact current co-captains, Mike McNees and Debbie Wells.


Join SCR at Brevard's Largest Office Party!

Held exclusively for the corporate community; businesses and non-profit organizations, the SAVE 50%!  

Space Coast Runners has put together a team to compete in the Non Profit and Co-Ed team divisions. You're invited to be on the team! Check out all the perks.

The Florida Today Corporate 5K features:

Register for the 5K by clicking SCRCORP19 to receive the discount.  Questions? Ask Team Captain, Jeff Gleacher. You can email him at gleacher@ieee.org.

Be a part of this fun event on 4/18/19.


Eye of the Dragon 10K & Tail of the Lizard 2 Mile is SCR Runner of the Year Series Race #6. It's happening this Sunday, February 17th. Join us for the 31st running of this iconic Brevard County race. You can run the 10K, the 2 Mile or do both in the Slay the Beast Challenge. The STB Challenge is currently 75% filled.

  • Fierce Dragon Medals for EVERY finisher
  • Slay the Beast Challenge finishers get a total of 3 medals
  • Unique dragon logo t-shirts for participants
  • 31st Celebration with Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi
  • Music by Race DJ, lots of post race food & drink
  • Free beer samples from Intracoastal Brewing Company (21 years of age or older)
  • Benefits the Space Coast Runners Scholarship Fund
  • Tons of prize giveaways
  • Awesome race awards for Overall, Masters, Grand Masters, Senior Grand Masters winners and top 3 in Age Groups

SCR Early Registration for Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon - SCR members who would like to take advantage of Early Registration for the 2019 Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon (which is an exclusive member benefit) will have 1-Day Only opportunity on Saturday, January 12th.

This year we'll be doing the Early Registration event ONLINE and at RUNNING ZONE. Active members will be given an exclusive coupon code to use which will be checked against the SCR membership database before your registration will be accepted. SCR members receive a $7.50 discount on either race.

If you register at Running Zone on 1/12, you'll be eligible for a special 15% shopping discount, snacks, beers, giveaways. The race medals will also be on display. Got a question? They'll answer it.

North Half Marathon – $99
Start: 6:00 am Capacity: 3,000 registrants
Faster than the speed of light: Under 3:30 expected finishing time
RRCA State Championship Event
THIS RACE QUALIFIES MEMBERS TO RECEIVE 2019/2020 RUNNER OF THE YEAR POINTS

South Half Marathon – $99
Start: 6:00 am Capacity: 4,000 registrants
Pluto’s Orbit: No time requirement / 7 hour time limit
THIS RACE DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR 2019/2020 RUNNER OF THE YEAR POINTS

Full Marathon – $105
Start: 6:00 am Capacity: 1,000 registrants
Course Time Limit: 7 hours
RRCA State Championship Event

Your SCR membership must be Active as of 1/10/19. You can check your membership status by logging in to your account at www.spacecoastrunners.org . If you are not listed as Active, your early registration will be rejected.

If you do not know your login, please email info@spacecoastrunners.org for assistance.


Winter Social is Sunday, January 6th After all of your hard training, running and racing in 2018, SCR wants to reward your efforts at the club's Winter Social! Join us for a run on the beautiful Tropical Trail before the event. We'll have a fabulous breakfast with lots of treats and drink waiting for you beginning at 8:30 am.

The Winter Social is free and is open to everyone. Invite your friends and family to come out. We'll have the Space Coast Runners tent setup with information on the club. Plus, we'll offer a $5 discount on new memberships and renewals (cash or check only). We'll be giving away prizes and unveiling the newly updated SCR logo!

Purchase the incredibly cool "Vintage Logo" shirt for $16 (cash or check only) which we're offering in Capri Blue and Storm Gray in both men's and women's sizes.

If you have any questions or need more information, shoot us an email at info@spacecoastrunners.org.


Volunteers are still needed for Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon. Come join the fun and get some feel-good volunteering done at the same time. Sign up online: http://bit.ly/2PoUcSp

We're also looking for 1:30PM - 3:00PM at the Pizza Tent. SCR is in charge of supplying volunteers to dish out the pizza. It's a good time. Sign up online: https://thedriven.net/event.vol_reg_first/eid/10768245689


Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization wants your input. Share your thoughts on Brevard's Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities. They are currently in the process of developing the 2018 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (BPMP).

The purpose of this plan is to create a connected system of bicycling and pedestrian facilities that serve the needs of Brevard County’s residents and visitors. Help them understand the bicycle, pedestrian, and trail needs of our county. Access the brief survey here:https://surveymonkey.com/r/SCTPO_BPMP


Important Sunday Morning Update! Water is moving SOUTH on Sunday. That's right. This SUNDAY water will now be located on the South side of River Road at approximately miles 2 & 4.
 
Thanks to our Hydration Crew for making this happen each week.
 
 

Volunteer! SCR Gives Back.

Each week on Thursday, The Children's Hunger Project packs weekend meals for elementary school children that teachers know are coming to school hungry on Monday mornings. These children carry the much needed food home for the weekend in their backpack. It's a way to fight childhood hunger and malnutrition during the school year right here in Brevard County.

Space Coast Runners will be providing the volunteers to pack meals on Thursday, November 1st from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. We need 20 to 25 members to volunteer to make this night a success. If you participated back in April, you know this is a fun, worthwhile event to be a part of.

Will you join us in this special SCR Gives Back outreach?

We'll be packing at The Children's Hunger Project facility which is located in Cocoa on 520 (1855 W King St, Cocoa, FL 32926). Volunteers should be 12 years of age or older. To register online,


It's Turtle Krawl 5K Time

Join Space Coast Runners and its members at Brevard County's largest 5K. The event includes a race around beachside favorite, Indialantic and a massive post-race party. The SCR Youth Series will once again be FREE to children up to age 12 who sign up at the SCR tent. We'll have two teams participating in the race's team competition division: SCR Racing Team and Space Coast Runners. It's sure to be an exciting event. 


Looking Ahead to the Running On Island Time 5K 

Whether your goal is to run all 9 of the Runner of the Year Series races to earn the new, exclusive jacket or to increase your fitness or score ROY points, there's no better place to start than at the Running on Island Time 5K on August 25.

The 13th annual race takes place at Divine Mercy Catholic Academy at 7AM. You can expect hot, steamy weather but the fun and excitement before, during and after the race more than offsets the Florida temps we all know so well. We're looking forward to seeing the Hawaiian dancers, eating the popular Oreo banana treats and seeing all the teams compete in this year's team division.

Early registration ends on August 16th so get registered! Defending ROIT champions are William Maltin (16:13.9) and Jennifer Absher (19:59.1). See you in Merritt Island!


Terrific Turnout for 4th Battle of Brevard
It happened in a sunny slice of weather between an afternoon downpour and an evening thunderstorm on Wednesday, August 1 at Viera Regional Park. The 4th annual Battle of Brevard Fun Run set a record for participation with 255 people taking part in the free community event.

Merritt Island took their 2017 title seriously and campaigned hard for residents to turnout for this year's fun run. Their efforts clearly showed as they were the first Brevard County city/town to score back-to-back titles. Merritt Island's 60 participants once again went home with the blue ribbons scoring their victory over Rockledge and Viera who tied for second with 40 participants a piece. 

Great food and refreshments were provided by

What's this battle all about? PARTICIPATION! It's simple. Awards will be given to the town/city with the most participants. Gather all your neighbors, family members or friends that live in your town/city and encourage them to come run or walk at this fun event. Town/City with the most participants (points) wins the battle.

Why You Should Participate
1. The winning town/city's pride will be at an all-time high. They'll have you to thank.
2. For fun runners this could be "the most rewarding run" of your entire week.

How Do I Participate?
1. Each participant will count as 1 point. To be counted, participant must sign-in at the SCR tent prior to running or walking.
2. OPTIONAL: Participant may wear something with their town/city name on it or their town/city's designated color (see list below) to the event to show town/city pride and to coordinate with other town/city resident participants.
3. Get your picture taken after the run with all your town/city's participants. 

Rules
1. Sign-up will open for the Battle of Brevard fun run at 5:30 pm and will close at 6:25 pm. You must sign-up prior to your run/walk to be counted.
2. You may physically sign-in one time and under one name only.
4. You may only sign yourself up and/or children under 10 years of age.
3. Be courteous to runners and those around you during the run, including cyclists, cars, trucks and vans.
4. Have fun.

Town/City Designated Color (wear a shirt, shorts, hat, shoes, whatever!)
Barefoot Bay - light pink
Cape Canaveral - turquoise
Cocoa - yellow
Cocoa Beach - red
Grant - beige
Indialantic - lime green
Indian Harbour Beach - navy blue
Malabar - pink
Melbourne - royal blue
Melbourne Beach - burgundy
Melbourne Village - light purple
Merritt Island - white
Micco - gold
Mims - dark gray
Palm Bay - black
Palm Shores - brown
Port St John - teal
Rockledge - heather gray
Satellite Beach - orange
Sharpes - hot pink
Suntree - natural/sand
Titusville - purple
Valkaria - army green
Viera - green
West Melbourne - light blue

Course
Choose your distance. Fluids will be provided .

Battle of Brevard Past Winners
2015 - Rockledge
2016 - Viera
2017 - Merritt Island

Summer Social + 40th Anniversary Party

You see Space Coast Runners all the time in running clothes (pictured above). Now's your chance to hang out IN regular attire, IN air conditioning WITH lots of food and drink. It's happening THIS Saturday from 1pm - 3pm at the Avenue Viera, Chamber of Commerce which is located right next door to LOFT. 

Look forward to...

COCOA BEACH REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
2261 Town Center Ave, Melbourne, FL 32940
Next to LOFT at The Avenue Viera

If you haven't received your Runner of the Year award for 2017/2018, it will be available for pickup on Saturday. The fun starts at 1pm. Questions? Email
info@spacecoastrunners.org.


All-In-One Runner of the Year Special

Get ready for the 36th Runner of the Year Series by signing up for our All-In-One ROY Special. You get 8 races at a special savings and only 1 online registration fee. It saves you time & money! 


Apply to be on the 2018/2019 SCR Racing Team
The club is now accepting applications for the upcoming 2018/2019 SCR Racing Team. Fill out the application and return it no later than Sunday, June 17th.
racingteam@spacecoastrunners.org.  


SCR Celebration Night Tickets are now on sale!
Join us on Sunday, June 3 at 4:30pm at the Cocoa Civic Center. Mix, mingle and celebrate another great year with your fellow members from all over Brevard County. Plus, it's SCR's 40th anniversary. Tickets for the dinner are only $15 for adult and $5 for kids (12 & under). 

We'll have a Silent Auction kicking the night off at 4:30 PM with the night's program starting at 5:30 PM. Dress is casual. We'll also honor the top individuals in the 2017/2018 SCR "Runner of the Year" racing season. 

So trade in your running shoes and race bibs for a night of fun. Purchase your tickets online at: https://goo.gl/Q7WPrq


We Need New SCR Board Candidates!
Space Coast Runners is accepting applications for members who would like the opportunity to help guide SCR's future in the running community. It's an opportunity to network with other members and to learn more about the club.

We have several current board members "retiring" so NOW is the time to get involved. No experience is necessary. If interested, please contact SCR Secretary, Nancy Wingo via email at info@spacecoastrunners.org and provide the following information by April 30, 2018:

All candidates will be put on the electronic ballot which will be sent to all active members for voting. Results will be announced in June.

Board of Directors Expectations

Deadline to apply is Monday, April 30th. 


Space Coast Runners: Hall of Fame & Golden Shoe Award Nominees Needed

We are currently looking for nominations for the SCR Hall of Fame. Written nominations can be made by any active SCR member and submitted by April 15th to the Hall of Fame nomination committee. 

From the SCR Guidelines: The nomination must include the candidate's name, number of years he or she has been a member, the year or years he or she has been a member, the year or years the candidate is being recognized, and the candidate's accomplishments. The nomination must include justification on why the candidate is being nominated and contain sufficient detail to allow the committee to make an objective decision. If available, a photo would be appreciated.

Past recipients include: John Davis, Steve Hedgespeth, Willy Moolenaar, Pat Dixon, Doug Butler, Art Anderson, Mary Ramba, Gary Castner, Susie Koontz, Carol Ball, Henry Campbell, Bill Dillard, Don Dore, Terry Hayden, Jack Kenworthy, Bob Lawton, Rebecca Sparks, Harold Tucker, Marlene White, Dick White, Marty Winkel, Tom Hoffman and Bernie Sher.

Also, we are accepting nominations for the annual Golden Shoe Award

The recipient does not have to be a member of Space Coast Runners. The only requirement to be selected as the recipient of the Golden Shoe Award is that the individual has a positive influence on the sport of running based on his/her contributions to the community. Final choice is that of the current SCR President.

Past recipeints include: Lisa Hamelin, Brittany Streufert, Doug Carroll, Bob Rall, Matt Mahoney, Patti Sponsler, Marty Winkel, Dave Farrall, Barbara Linton, Carol Ball, Dave Hernandez, Linda Cowart, Dick White, Loran Serwin, Barry Jones, Marlene White, Ross Clarico, Linda Thompson, John Chioma, Ken Winn, Gary Harbison, Harold Tucker, Rhonda Butler, Bill Dillard, George Revels, Henry Campbell and Terry Hayden. 

Please email your nominations in by April 15, 2018. Nominations can be sent to lisahamelin@gmail.com.


SCR Training Program launching in March!

8 WEEK PROGRAM  |  2 ORGANIZED RUNS PER WEEK  | 5K GOAL RACE

Headed up by Coach Doug Butler, program participants will be introduced to the four phases of training: Base phase, Lactic threshold phase, Max Vo2 phase, and peaking phase.

Coach Butler will take you through an 8-week cycle with specific workouts designed for each phase. He will also cover the mental side on running, racing and how the mind controls our    success, not our training. Running is not a competition of me against you, running is a pure sport that is me against myself from yesterday.  

Registration will open January 15, 2018 and will run thru February 28, 2018. There is no limit on participants. We’ll have the registration form available online at spacecoastrunners.org.

The new Training Program starts on Thursday, March 8th with a 2 mile time trial at Satellite High School. Training team runs will be Tuesday's 6pm @ Satellite HS and Sunday's 6 am (locations will vary). Goal race is Runner of the Year Series finale — Eat My Crust 5K on May 6, 2018. Questions? Email Bob Alexander at bobalexander92@yahoo.com

SCR MEMBER’S PRICE — $65 (includes registration to


Welcome to SCR weekly news & events. Find out all the Space Coast scoops!

Space Coast Runners would like to thank our 2017/2018 SCR Racing Team Sponsors for their super support:

what's up

results

If you have any results you would like to share with us, email your name, race, date, place and time to us at info@spacecoastrunners.org.

calendar

Full race calendar is located under "Racing" on the website. Here's the remaining schedule for the Runner of the Year Series events.


UPDATE: Early Registration for the 2018 Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon (an exclusive SCR member benefit).

Get ready for this event by checking the your personal information in your SCR Club Member account. You can do this by clicking Login (top right corner of the club's website) and then clicking on MY PROFILE. Once logged in, please verify that your FIRST name, LAST name, DATE OF BIRTH and EMAIL is exactly what you will be using to register for the Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon. Take the time to look for typos.

Example of a potential problem: Club account says "Jon Smith, Jan-01 1985 jsmith@me.com" but you like to register for races as "Jonathan". You will need to update your FIRST name to Jonathan in your profile.

Your SCR membership must be Active as of 1/11/18 so please check that as well. If you are not listed as Active, your information will not be in the database and will be rejected. If you do not know your login, please email info@spacecoastrunners.org for assistance.


Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Space Coast Runners with this special-edition tee. Cut from soft, lightweight fabric, it features a run-inspired graphic that showcases club pride. 

We’re taking pre-orders now. Simply email your name, address and shirt size to info@spacecoastrunners.org. Shirts will be available to purchase for $15+ tax at the Space Coast Marathon Expo. 

Available sizing: Men: S M L XL 2XL | Women: S M L XL


Join SCR on Wednesday, Aug. 2nd for the 2nd annual guess-fest known as the Prediction Fun Run!  You don’t have to be the FASTEST to win this one! Run starts at 7pm at Wickham Park. Come early to fill in your predicted finish time and to sign the waiver.

Surprise course distance - you’ll find out when you get there! The course will be between 2.5 - 4 miles.

The Prediction
Participants will sign up at the SCR registration tent and write down next to their name how long it will take them to complete the fun run course.

The Rules
No one is allowed to wear, carry, or have in their possession watches, Garmins, FitBits, timing devices, sun dials, measuring devices, phones, headphones, etc. 

Last year’s winner was Greg Griffin. We'll have Viera Pizza on hand with cold pasta cups, lots of pizza and Italian ice for your enjoyment. Everything is free!


Many of you have asked about the services for Christian Lake. A Farewell Run for Christian will be held this Saturday at 7am in Cocoa Village. Let's show the Lake family the loving support of our running community by participating.

Additional info on Christian's services:
Viewing: Thursday, July 27th at 6PM-8PM.  American Burial on US1 in Rockledge (the old Wiley-Baxter Funeral Home near Wuesthoff Hospital)
 
Services will be Friday, July 28th at 11am at St. Mary’s Church in Rockledge.  Reception to immediately follow at the St Mary’s Parish Hall. Please wear running or casual attire. No formal attire. Wear what you would be most comfortable in.

At both St. Mary's and at the Farewell Run donations of gently worn shoes and running clothes will be taken. These will be donated in Christian's memory.

If you're out of town or unable to attend and would like to make a contribution in Christian Lake​'s memory, please consider donating to the Rockledge High School Cross Country Team. Donations can be sent to:

RHS Cross Country Boosters
C/o Mary Ward
3370 Canaveral Groves Blvd, Cocoa, Fl 32926


Welcome to SCR weekly news & events. Find out all the Space Coast scoops!

Space Coast Runners would like to thank our 2017/2018 SCR Racing Team Sponsors for their super support:  Rall Capital Management and Imagine Believe Realize, LLC.

Runner of the Year Series All-In-One Special

Results

If you have any results and would like to be featured here or in the SCR monthly newsletter make sure to email us at info@spacecoastrunners.org.

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BALL BLAZES TO FINISH 50 HALF MARATHONS IN ALL 50 STATES

Why did Carol Ball start her quest?
On December 10, 2011 Carol Ball was an avid runner. She loved running with her fellow Space Coast Runners friends. On that day she attended what would be Marlene White's last marathon in her quest to finish the 50 States. That day in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware got her thinking...could she accomplish something just as monumental? Later that day she said, "You know, I should try to do this too."

Given her ongoing knee issues, Carol quickly realized the 26.2 mile distance was probably not the smartest choice for her as a runner. At that point she had run a bunch of half marathons in Florida and ones in Massachusetts and Vermont. Her quest to finish 50 half marathons in 50 states had officially started. Three down, forty-seven left to run.

The grand finale finish of the 50 happened when?
Carol completed #50 on Saturday, November 10th at the RDC Half Marathon in Durham, NC. We reported on the group's finishing times in last week's article. Carol was surrounded by her two daughters, her sister, Donna and ten fellow running partners and friends. She clocked a 1:57:38 which gave her a 2nd place age group award. It was a nice way to end.

"I strugged at the end of this one", Carol recalled. Kara Springer, Marjorie Nelson and my daughter, Tracy were running with me. "Towards the end we started playing a game where they would yell out a state and I would try to yell the race I had run." It proved to be a good distraction that got Carol to the finish line. 

So which ones were your favorites?
It's hard for her to pick favorites. Carol said, "I found it's the stories behind the races - that's what it's all about." When pressed further, she did reveal a love for Canyon Lands in Vermont. She thought Buffalo was pretty cool. She'll also always remember Alaska where a group traveled together to run the race that included Susie and R.C. Koontz and Jeff Gleacher. Carol's sister, Donna Neill who is a former SCR member and club Secretary living in Colorado, has done 25 of the half marathons with her. 

How did you get 47 states done in 8 years?
It took a lot of planning. And, she took advantage of Mainly Marathons
They're an organization that sponsors a group of races on consecutive days. Carol definitely recommends them. She was able to knock out 5 states with their Center of the Nation series and 4 in their New England series. "You get to know the people you're traveling to the races with", she said. "It becomes a lot of fun."

Fun Fact!
Carol's fastest half marathon time was 1:40:10 at the 2003 Space Coast Half Marathon. To see the complete list of Carol's 50 half marathon races by state, click here to Download file.

Sounds cool! How do I get started?

Carol didn't join any of the existing 50 State clubs but there are some out there that are designed to help you achieve the dream. Check out Fifty States Half Marathon Club or The Road to 50

Congratulations Carol Ball! It was exciting to be able to report on another epic adventure by a terrific Space Coast Runner!!!


EXECUTIVE BOARD CHANGES

IMPORTANT CLUB NEWS
On August 18th Shelley Williams resigned as President of Space Coast Runners. Because of growing business conflicts, she felt that she would not be able to keep up with the commitments of the club. She indicated that this was not an easy decision to make and wished SCR well.

And you know they say, "when it rains it pours". The club also received resignations from club Secretary, Heather Felix and board member, Mary Hawes. Both cited busy schedules as the reason behind their departures.

While it's never pleasant to see one, much less three hard-working, involved members of SCR retire, it is encouraging to announce that three board members have stepped up to the plate to fill these vacancies.

Debbie Wells has accepted the position and responsibilities of Club President. Having served on the board for the past two years as well as being SCR's current Vice President, Debbie is well aware of what the position needs and requires. Her goal is to keep SCR moving in the right direction by serving the membership and elevating our involvement in the community.

Additionally, Elisha Gould accepted and was unanimously voted onto the Executive Board as its newest Secretary. Elisha continues to expand her role with the club which is terrific. And, after a month of careful consideration, new board member, Caeley Looney accepted the board's vote to the Vice President position. We're thrilled to have some high energy individuals now seated in the SCR Executive Board roles. 

If you would like to send congratulations to these three ladies, they can be reached via email at debbie@spacecoastrunners.org, elisha@spacecoastrunners.org and caeley@spacecoastrunners.org.


Yes, you! Volunteer with Space Coast Runners.

We need you! SCR is getting busy on the volunteer scene and we would ❤️ your help at any of the upcoming events. Click the events below for all the details.

  • Turtle Krawl 5K | Various positions race week and race day | click here to view

Turtle Krawl has a few positions open and they would love your help. Take a look and see if anything would fit your schedule.

  • Meal Packing Night at The Children's Hunger Project | Thursday, 9/19 at 5:30PM | TCHP in Cocoa 

We need 13 more volunteers to help pack food for the children. If you've never done this before it's a real way to give back to the Brevard community. 

This is fun! Unwrap the 2019 marathon medals with us. Last year's crew set a new record for speed of unwrapping! We finished right at 2 hours. Be a part of the Space Coast Marathon Mania!

Help us Marathon Week at Running Zone with Packet Pickup. We have to cover 4 days and have 3 different shifts/times available each day. 

If you're not racing at the Space Coast Marathon, help us in the morning at the Pizza Tent. All you have to do is serve up the pizza for participants. It's easy. Family and friends can volunteer too. If you are racing, consider one of the later shifts. We have 4 different shifts available. Check it out.

If you have any questions, please email us at info@spacecoastrunners.org. We hope to see you at one of these volunteer events!


Running on Island Time 5K

The next race in the 2019-2020 Runner of the Year Series is the Running on Island Time 5K on Saturday, August 24 at 7AM. The race is held in Merritt Island at Divine Mercy Catholic Academy. Tech shirts are guaranteed for the first 350 registrants so don't wait until race week on this one. Early registration which includes the $5 discount for SCR members is through 8/17. The free SCR Youth Series fun run will offer 1/4 and 1/2 mile distances.


ROY Series Finale: Eat My Crust
The grand finale of the 2018/2019 SCR Runner of the Year Series - 8th annual Eat My Crust 5K is happening on Sunday, May 5th. This 5K is one of the most popular races in the area as it features a point-to-point race course and organizers award the Grand Prize Golf Cart to one lucky participant at the end of the post-race party. You don't want to miss the running, the pizza, the finisher medals or the prizes.

You can find out all the info on the Eat My Crust 5K by clicking here. If you're ready to register, click here.


Run the 33rd Space Coast Classic 
Join us for the 8th race in the 2018/2019 SCR Runner of the Year Series - the Space Coast Classic 15K & 2 Mile. The race has a brand new Spring date of Sunday, April 14, 2019. Plus, it's being run on a brand new course in South Viera. Come run where no other race has run before.

The 15K race starts and finishes at Quest Elementary, as does the 2 Mile race. You can find out all the info on the Space Coast Classic by clicking here. If you're ready to register, click here.


NEXT ROY RACE IS DOWNTOWN MELBOURNE 5K

Expect a completely different experience at this year's 37th running of the Downtown Melbourne 5K. The race is no longer a separate male/female race format. Instead, you'll be entranced by a Harry Potter themed 5K with wizards, magic and more!  The race headquarters site is moving from Henley Park to Municipal Lane. Expect bigger and we're sure better. Early registration is open until 3/21 so get registered. 

There is SCR special pricing along with a School Challenge for children (special price available). There's a team competition for Top Male and Top Female Teams. Each team must have 4 members. Plus, this is the final race in the Run for Children Series.

Register for Downtown Melbourne 5K by clicking here!


SUPER STRATEGY SUNDAY! JOIN US.

You're invited to be a part of Super Strategy Sunday! We're looking for SCR members who would like to contribute ideas and ways to guide SCR's path in the future.

How can we grow SCR?
What should SCR be doing in the running community?
What type of fun and competitive events could we do?
What do you want your running club to be?

Take the time to join us on Sunday, February 17 at 1pm at Beef O'Brady's. They have a special room where we'll meet. You're welcome to order food and drinks while you are there.

The meeting will be led by Shelley Williams and Mike McNees. RSVP on our Facebook event page if you plan to attend so we can get a good count. Thanks!


APPLY TO BE IN THE 2019/2020 ROY SERIES

The application period for the Runner of the Year Series is now open. Any race may submit an application to be considered for teh 2019/2020 SCR Runner of the Year Series. Click here to download the application to submit. All submissions are due by 1/28/19.


SCR Board Meeting Tonight

The SCR Board meets tonight at 7PM at ProHealth in Viera. All members are welcome to attend.


Space Coast Classic Registration Opens Nov

The 2019 Space Coast Classic 15K & 2 Mile race registration opens on November 1st. The race has a new date and new location - April 14, 2019 in Viera. The move comes for a number of reasons with the main one being the influx of distance races on the Fall calendar. 

Race director, Brittany Streufert is excited about the new location and promises a beautiful course designed to keep runners entertained. It will run through parts of Viera yet unexplored by races. All the details are provided on the race page which located here.


Meet Tom Stokes, Liver Transplant Recipient

A little thing like a liver transplant hasn’t slowed down SCR member, Tom Stokes. In fact, it might have made him more competitive. Read his amazing story on this week's blog post by clicking here.


How to Run 4 or 5 (or more) Half Marathons in a Week

You may ask why would anyone want to run 4 or 5 or more half marathons in a week?! Find out on this week's SCR blog post by member, Carol Ball. Everything you would want to know can be found here: http://bit.ly/2KTiNIO


Battle of Brevard scheduled for August 1

The 4th annual Battle of Brevard Fun Run presented by Space Coast Runners will be held at the Viera Regional Park (2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Melbourne, FL 32940) on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 6:30pm. The club will be awarding the town/city that has the most participants at the fun run the coveted blue ribbon. Merritt Island was last year's winner. Free post-race pizza and refreshments will be offered with the winning city/town announcement at 7:45pm.

What's this battle all about? PARTICIPATION! It's simple. Awards will be given to the town/city with the most participants. Gather all your neighbors, family members or friends that live in your town/city and encourage them to come run or walk at this fun event. Town/City with the most participants (points) wins the battle.

Why You Should Participate
1. The winning town/city's pride will be at an all-time high. They'll have you to thank.
2. For fun runners this could be "the most rewarding run" of your entire week.

How Do I Participate?
1. Each participant will count as 1 point. To be counted, participant must sign-in at the SCR tent prior to running or walking.
2. OPTIONAL: Participant may wear something with their town/city name on it or their town/city's designated color (see list below) to the event to show town/city pride and to coordinate with other town/city resident participants.
3. Get your picture taken after the run with all your town/city's participants. 

Rules
1. Sign-up will open for the Battle of Brevard fun run at 5:30 pm and will close at 6:25 pm. You must sign-up prior to your run/walk to be counted.
2. You may physically sign-in one time and under one name only.
4. You may only sign yourself up and/or children under 10 years of age.
3. Be courteous to runners and those around you during the run, including cyclists, cars, trucks and vans.
4. Have fun.

Town/City Designated Color (wear a shirt, shorts, hat, shoes, whatever!)
Barefoot Bay - light pink
Cape Canaveral - turquoise
Cocoa - yellow
Cocoa Beach - red
Grant - beige
Indialantic - lime green
Indian Harbour Beach - navy blue
Malabar - pink
Melbourne - royal blue
Melbourne Beach - burgundy
Melbourne Village - light purple
Merritt Island - white
Micco - gold
Mims - dark gray
Palm Bay - black
Palm Shores - brown
Port St John - teal
Rockledge - heather gray
Satellite Beach - orange
Sharpes - hot pink
Suntree - natural/sand
Titusville - purple
Valkaria - army green
Viera - green
West Melbourne - light blue

Course
Choose your distance. Fluids will be provided .

Battle of Brevard Past Winners
2015 - Rockledge
2016 - Viera
2017 - Merritt Island

Apply to be on the 2018/2019 SCR Racing Team
The club is now accepting applications for the upcoming 2018/2019 SCR Racing Team. Fill out the application and return it no later than Sunday, June 17th. Click here to learn more and to download the application. Members receive race singlets and jackets to wear at local and out-of-town races. Be a part of this amazing team! If you have questions, email racingteam@spacecoastrunners.org.  


Downtown Melbourne 5K is THIS Saturday!

The Downtown Melbourne 5K is the 2nd longest continuously held foot race in Brevard County (the Space Coast Marathon is oldest). The Downtown Melbourne 5K actually consists of two distinct races: a 5K for women and a 5K for men. The original and continuing intent of the single-gender format is to present something different and fun to the runners of the Space Coast. The twin races allow great vantage points for runners to actually watch a race and cheer for their family and friends. For young families with small children, this also gives both Mom and Dad the opportunity to participate without pushing a stroller or worrying about who is watching the kids.

The Downtown Melbourne 5K once again hosts a School Challenge. All children and adolescents under the age of 18 may register for a special reduced fee. The School (public or private) that has the most registrations for the 5K will earn a special award to be presented during the awards ceremony following the races.

Not new but still topical, open team competitions will be held, with four individuals comprising a team. In addition to a trophy for the overall male and female team winners, the four scoring members of the winning teams will earn a complimentary entry to the 2018 race. Last year’s winners, Run Like a Girl (women) and Viera Pizza (men) will be back and very determined to hoist the team trophies once more.

As a race whose express objective is to help support children, the Downtown Melbourne 5K takes great delight in partnering with Space Coast Runners to host the Youth Series events at no charge to the entrants. Moreover, all participants will receive a prize after the race. Whether a quarter or half mile for the tykes, or a mile for the budding racers, there is a distance for supervised fun for all children. No registration for children’s races is needed. As long as the kiddos are present a little before 9am, they will be ushered to the race distance that is right for them (1/4 mile to 1 mile).

 


Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon: Registration opens on Feb. 15, 2018

General registration for the 2018 Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon opens on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 9AM EST. This is your chance to run in 1 of 3 outstanding races -- the full marathon, the south course half marathon or the NEW north course half marathon!

The new north course half marathon will be the designated Runner of the Year Series race as well as the Road Runners of America (RRCA) Half Marathon State Championship Race. If you choose to run the south course, no problem! Just remember you will not be eligible for ROY series points.

To register on 2/15/18 - visit http://www.spacecoastmarathon.com/registration/


Job Opening

Our Club has enjoyed strong growth over the last several years. With a bigger, more involved club, there are more and more things that need to be done. To help manage the growth and operations of the Club, the Board of Directors has decided to hire a part-time professional to help. Below is a Space Coast Runners' Job posting...our first ever! If you, or someone you know, would be interested in applying for the position, please send a resume detailing your qualifications to Bob Rall, SCR Vice-President, Bob@RallCapital.com. We are accepting applications until January 27th. Your Board of Directors is excited about the future of the Club and are looking for a high quality person to partner with. 
 
Space Coast Runners Director of Operations

Space Coast Runners, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, under the umbrella of Road Runners Club of America, dedicated to promoting running and competitive events for the benefit of all.  The SCR Board of Directors is seeking a hard working Director of Operations to move our Club forward as we approach our 40th anniversary.  This is a home based position with Board of Directors monthly meeting attendance required.

This position has the following requirements:
Facilitate implementation of the 2017-2020 SCR Strategic Plan (attached)
Oversee day-to-day Club Operations
Coordinate Established Club Committees
Provide monthly status reports to Board of Directors
Qualifications:
Excellent verbal, written communication, and organizational skills
Familiar with local running community
Technically Proficient
Social Media Expertise
Understanding of SCR Mission, Vision, and Values
Familiar with RRCA Policies
Compensation:  Independent contractor position to have earnings of $2,000/month


We've added 40th Anniversary Hats to our new apparel line!

That's right. Look stylish on the run in the new 40th Anniversary SCR hat. Constructed of micro-fiber with mesh panels, the run dri hat will provide you lots of comfort and shade from the Florida sun. Hat is a relaxed fit with a Velcro fabric strap closure and terry cloth sweatband. Available for purchase at the Tooth Trot for only $12.


WINTER SOCIAL is SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2018

6:30am: Sunday River Road Run | Social kicks off at 9am in Cocoa Village

Join us after your Sunday run Water & Gatorade will be out as usual, for all the runners.   

¨ SCR will provide bagels from Bagel 13, hot coffee and OJ

¨ Pot Luck - bring your favorite breakfast treats!

¨ Join us for Yoga in the park by Up & Running Fitness

¨ Renew your membership or join Space Coast Runners and save $5 (check or cash only)    

Come mingle & meet SCR members you might not know, find new run  partners to join you as you reach for your 2018 goals. We’ll have SCR swag bags, giveaways & race entries for some lucky members!


Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Space Coast Runners with this special-edition tee. Cut from soft, lightweight fabric, it features a run-inspired graphic that showcases club pride. 

We’re taking pre-orders now. Simply email your name, address and shirt size to info@spacecoastrunners.org. Shirts will be available to purchase for $15+ tax at the Space Coast Marathon Expo. 

Available sizing: Men: S M L XL 2XL | Women: S M L XL

 


Many Thanks to all the Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon Volunteers!

Our Club's Board of Directors would like to say “Thank You” to everyone who volunteered this past week and/or came out race day to make this year’s 46th Space Coast Marathon, Half Marathon & Team Relay a huge success! The event, which was held on Sunday, November 26, in Cocoa Village, saw over 5,200 finishers!

The day would not have been possible without our amazing volunteers. We are grateful for our medal unwrappers, packet pickup staff, marathon expo team, the road cleanup crew, the pizza servers and let’s not forget those who assisted runners on the course and afterwards, who setup the mile markers and those who handed out medals.

You are all awesome! Thank you.

 


40 Volunteers Needed after Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon

Volunteering at the SCR Post Race Cleanup is the perfect way to give back to your community and help keep up the race’s positive image. Best of all, you can RACE your event and still VOLUNTEER in the same day! We need 40 volunteers to clean up both the North & South side of River Road. If you can help please sign up online at: https://thedriven.net/event.vol_reg_first/eid/6989012379


Runner's Nutrition Night presented by Health First is SOLD OUT!

We've filled all 50 slots for the upcoming Runner's Nutrition Night on Thursday, August 10th. If you would like to be added to our wait list please email your name and contact info to socialmedia@spacecoastrunners.org.


Summer Social is THIS Saturday

All systems go...the SCR Summer Social is this Saturday, July 15 at the Cocoa Beach Pool Pavilion. Lots of food, drink and good times are to be had. SCR Board member, Howard Kanner has tapped Intracoastal Brewery for the free beers and A NY Pizza House for the food. Hope to see everyone at 1PM. Win prizes when you take a spin on the SCR Prize Wheel. And, we'll be announcing the 2017/2018 SCR Racing Team lineup. Join us. Facebook Event has all the details: https://goo.gl/tDNwjK


Runner's Nutrition Night presented by Health First

You’re Invited! 

Thursday, August 10 at 7:00pm at Holmes Regional Medical Center, Auditorium A (1350 South Hickory Street, Melbourne)

Want to learn about runner’s nutrition and how you can make better choices when it comes to eating healthy? Join SCR for this completely FREE event!  April Kashdan, a Health First dietitian will speak to Space Coast Runners about nutrition and leading a healthy lifestyle. Health First has provided a space at Holmes Regional for the free event so there’s room for up to 50 members to attend.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we get a good count.  RSVP online at: https://thedriven.net/event.race_reg/eid/8486456789


SCR Prediction Fun Run

You don’t have to be the FASTEST to win this one!

This year's Prediction Fun Run will be held on Wednesday, August 2nd at Wickham Park. We had a great time last year with Greg Griffin predicting closest to clock. Will he win again this year? Come on out for this FREE event. We'll have Viera Pizza providing post-fun run pizza. The course distance is a surprise - you’ll find out when you get there! The course will be between 2.5 - 4 miles.

The Prediction
Participants will sign up at the SCR registration tent and write down next to their name how long it will take them to complete the fun run course.

The Rules
No one is allowed to wear, carry, or have in their possession watches, Garmins, FitBits, timing devices, sun dials, measuring devices, phones, headphones, etc.


Merritt Island Wins Battle of Brevard 2017

The 3rd annual Battle of Brevard Fun Run was another great success! For the third straight year the title went to a different town. The 2017 winning team was Merritt Island! Viera Pizza provided hot, fresh pizza to participants and popsicles were on hand to help everyone cool down. Special thanks to event co-organizers, Nancy Foresteire and Kimberly Prosser for doing a great job.

Official Counts

  • Merritt Island - 36
  • Rockledge - 31
  • Viera - 19
  • Melbourne - 17
  • Port St John - 15
  • Cocoa Beach - 12
  • Palm Bay - 9
  • Satellite Beach - 8
  • Titusville - 7
  • Cocoa - 7
  • Suntree - 6
  • Indian Harbour Beach - 4
  • Cape Canaveral - 2
  • Sharpes - 1 

SCR PEOPLE'S CHOICE NOMINEES ARE... 

Best Local Race

  • Eat My Crust 5K
  • Fall Into Winter 5K
  • Run Run Santa 1 Mile
  • Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon
  • Space Walk of Fame 8K
  • Turtle Krawl 5K

Best Legs

  • Dave Farrall
  • Kristen Klein
  • Ron Ritter

Most Inspirational Athlete

  • Gary Castner
  • John Ouweleen
  • Tom Ward

Most Improved Runner

  • Charlene Anstett
  • Sal Farino
  • Kimberly Prosser

What Were You Thinking? Award

  • Gary Gates' Summer Training
  • Tabitha Good's Solar Bear Run Ditch Jump
  • Howard Kanner's Hair
  • Matt Mahoney's # of Events in One Day

And for the Best Finish Line Photo you'll have to wait until you see the ballot. Congratulations to this year's nominees!


AWARDS NIGHT TICKETS 

Tickets to the SCR Awards Night will be going on sale on Monday, May 1st. We'll post the link to purchase them online here on the SCR website as well as on the Facebook event page. We'll also be accepting nominations for the People's Choice awards. The categories will be announced on May 1.


 

Boston: An American Running Story opens tonight for one night only showing

The 120th anniversary of the Boston Marathon is celebrated with the first-ever feature length documentary, BOSTON: An American Running Story, about famous runners–past and present. Boston-born, Academy Award® winner Matt Damon narrates. 

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Jon Dunham, known for his “Spirit of the Marathon” films. the documentary will be simultaneously screened in more than 500 theaters nationwide on April 19th, including in Seattle.

“BOSTON” tells the story of the oldest annually-contested marathon from its humble origin of 15 runners in 1897 to the present day race with 30,000-to 33,000 runners each year. Add to that a half million spectators, 8,500 volunteers, and a thousand reporters from 100 different outlets.

Join Space Coast Runners at AMC 16 at the Avenue Viera for a 7:30pm showing of the movie. Come have dinner before the movie at Pizza Gallery & Grill as they host a special fundraiser for SCR. 10% of your tab will be donated to the club. The fundraiser starts at 5pm and goes until 9:30pm. Show your support tonight & enjoy!

 


HALL OF FAME & GOLDEN SHOE NOMINATIONS DUE 4/15/17

We’re looking for members to nominate fellow members to the SCR Hall of Fame for the accomplishments and work they have done in support of the running community.

The nomination must include:

· Active Space Coast Runners candidate’s name

·  # of years he or she has been a member

· the year or years the candidate is being recognized

· the candidate’s accomplishments. 

· The nomination must include justification on why the candidate is being nominated and contain sufficient detail to allow the committee to make an objective decision.  If available, attach a photo with your nomination.

The Golden Shoe Award recipient does not have to be a member of SCR.  The only requirement to be selected as the recipient is that the individual has a positive influence on the sport of running based on his/her contributions to the community. 

Email your nominations to Howard Kanner at president@spacecoastrunners.org.


NO WATER THIS SUNDAY, 3/26 IN COCOA VILLAGE

Due to the Tri Cocoa Village Sprint & International Triathlon this Sunday in Cocoa Village, SCR will not be putting water or Gatorade out for the long run. If you do decide to run River Road this Sunday, please be courteous to the competitors on the course and above all adhere to all safety guidelines as to not interfere with the race in any way.


MARCH BOARD MEETING

Will be held tonight, Monday, March 20, 2017. Meeting will begin at 7:00pm at the Pro-Health Merritt IslandAll members are welcome to attend.


 

High School Seniors: Apply now for SCR Scholarship 

Attention high school seniors! The deadline is quickly approaching. Apply now for the SCR scholarship. Applicants must be a member of their school’s track and/or cross country team, and/or be a member of SCR. Scholarships are awarded based on an essay that addresses the prompt, “how running has affected my relationships with family, friends, and community.” Applications and essays must be submitted to the Brevard Schools Foundation by March 20th. See your school’s guidance department for the BSF packet for your chance to be chosen to win one of SCR’s two $1500 scholarships!


SCR AWARDS NIGHT

New location. New time. New silent auction.

This year SCR will be hosting its annual Awards Night at the Cocoa Civic Center in the heart of Cocoa Village. We made the change to accommodate the growing number of members who are attending. AND, we listened to feedback on saying how difficult it was to attend on Saturday night because of Pineapple Man and the Echo Half Marathon so we moved to a Sunday, late afternoon time slot. We're excited to announce we'll open the festivities with a silent auction of fabulous items that every runner dreams about. Come hangout. Have fun and celebrate all the running, walking and time you put into our awesome sport.

SCR Awards Night will be held on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Ticket information coming soon. Stay up to date on our Facebook event page: https://goo.gl/nSSG9Z

If you or your business would like to donate an item to the Silent Auction please email info@spacecoastrunners.org or message us.

 


SLAY OF THE BEAST CHALLENGE ALMOST SOLD OUT

Do you have what it takes?  The bridge is waiting for YOU to succeed in completing the Eye of the Dragon 10K..or the Tail of the Lizard 2 mile…or BOTH in our second annual Slay the Beast Challenge!   The SBC is your chance to participate in the fantastic double race challenge…run the Eye of the Dragon 10K and THEN run the Tail of the Lizard 2 mile to defeat BOTH of the beasts!  Special finisher medals for everyone who takes the 2017 Challenge. Don't wait too long...it will sell out. https://goo.gl/Pf99zo  

 


JANUARY BOARD MEETING

Will be held tonight, Monday, June 16, 2017. Meeting will begin at 7:00pm at the Pro-Health Merritt IslandAll members are welcome to attend.


CANCELLED! Winter Social is cancelled due to weather.

The club's Winter Social will be held on Sunday, January 8th at Riverfront Park in Cocoa Village. Bring a food dish to share. SCR will be providing coffee and drinks. Looks like the forecast is saying it's going to be pretty chilly so make sure you have a jacket on hand in case you get cold. If you're planning to become a new member or need to renew your membership you'll save $5 at the Winter Social. Cash/Check only please. 


36th Annual SCR New Year's Eve 5K 

Will take place in Melbourne Beach on Saturday night at 11:45pm. The 5K fun run is FREE with age graded results. Please bring a snack for the potluck afterward. No alcohol please. Meet at Spessard Holland Park (2990 SR-A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951) where we'll start running in 2016 and finish in 2017 (unless you're super fast). The run is on sidewalk so bring a headlamp and running lights.

The participation record for the New Year's Eve 5K was set back in 1981/82. We need 90 people at this year's run to break it. Check out Matt Mahoney's Facebook event here.  We hope to see you there!


NEW! CLUB DISCOUNTS FOR OUT OF TOWN RACES

We know our SCR members are always looking for a good deal when they travel to an out of town race. We've updated the Club Discounts Link which is listed under Club Community on the website. You'll find new discounts for the Celebration Marathon & Half Marathon, the Clearwater Distance Classic, Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K and the St. Pete Classic. Plus, the November Virtual Strides race is on their too. For full details & discount codes: https://goo.gl/DB6nWt


MARATHON MEDAL UNWRAPPING PARTY - VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED.

We're looking for volunteers to help unwrap the Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon medals. If you would like to be a part of the Marathon Medal Unwrapping Party please sign up online. For full details: https://goo.gl/t2fsAh


OCTOBER BOARD MEETING

Will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016. Meeting will begin at 7:00pm at the Pro-Health Viera. It was mistakenly printed in the October SCR newsletter that the meeting is in Merritt Island. It's not. Come to Viera if you wish as all members are welcome to attend.


33K SPACE COAST CHALLENGE

Registration for anyone looking to complete this year's 33K Space Coast Challenge is open. Register for the 3 races at one time to save on time and online fees. The 33K challenge is open to members and non-members. It includes the Space Coast Classic 15K, the Eye of the Dragon 10K, and the Space Walk of Fame 8KTo take advantage of the special Space Coast Challenge registration, click here. If you have any questions, pleases contact socialmedia@spacecoastrunners.org.


SEPTEMBER BOARD MEETING

Will be held on Monday, September 19, 2016. Meeting will begin at 7:00pm at the Pro-Health Merritt IslandAll members are welcome to attend.


GREG GRIFFIN DECLARED PREDICTION FUN RUN WINNER

Some might find it daunting to run without a watch for 3.1 miles. Others find it to be a fun challenge. On Wednesday, August 3, Space Coast Runners had over fifty participants in their first ever Prediction Fun Run held at Wickham Park. Everyone set out at the same time, hoping to cross the finish line in the time they had wrote down prior to the start. SCR member, Greg Griffin came out on top with a difference of only 5 seconds. He was declared the night's victor and walked away with his glowing crystal ball award which was presented by fun run coordinator, Lisa Hamelin and SCR president, Howard Kanner.


VIERA WINS 2ND ANNUAL BATTLE OF BREVARD FUN RUN

Viera came out strong on their home turf to win the Battle of Brevard Fun Run by two participants over reigning champions, Rockledge. Despite hot temperatures on Wednesday evening, 178 runners and walkers came out to enjoy the fun, food and camaraderie. We had more city/towns represented this year than last and Palm Bay was the night's surprise. They came in third despite having to wear black shirts in the summer heat.

Port St John participants gave us a great tip. Walgreens sells shirts with your local town/city name on them. Remember this for next year's battle!

BATTLE OF BREVARD RESULTS
17 city/towns were represented.

Viera - 34
Rockledge - 32
Palm Bay - 23
Melbourne - 16
Indialantic - 11
Cocoa Beach - 10
Titusville - 10
Suntree - 8
Port St John - 7
Merritt Island - 7
Cocoa - 6
Satellite Beach - 5
West Melbourne - 3
Indian Harbour Beach - 2
Malabar - 2
Palm Shores - 1
Melbourne Beach - 1

Great food was provided by Viera Pizza. Thanks to all the Space Coast Runners' volunteers that helped make this year's event another success.


SCR ALL-IN-ONE RUNNER OF THE YEAR SERIES SPECIAL 

Now through August 1, 2016 is the time to sign up! Register for the 2016/2017 Runner of the Year series races for one special, limited-time All-In-One price. It's simple, super convenient and SCR members receive over $50 in race registration savings. It doesn't get any better! There's no processing fee to register online. Click here to view all the details. 

 


SCR PREDICTION FUN RUN 

You don’t have to be the FASTEST to win this one! Come join Space Coast Runners for an exciting prediction run. It's the last of our summer fun runs and it's sure to be a "guess-fest". Full event details on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/645268528970817/


SUMMER SOCIAL SET FOR SATURDAY, JULY 9

Come mix and mingle with your fellow SCR road runners, trail blazers and wonder walkers at our annual Summer Social. Michael Higgins is heading up the festivities and promises to have lots of food from A N.Y. Pizza House and cold beverages for everyone. The event is FREE and will be held at the Cocoa Beach Pool Pavilion starting at 1:00PM. Bring a friend or family member and they can save $5 if they decide we're awesome and want to join the club.


JUNE BOARD MEETING

Will be held on Monday, June 20, 2016. Meeting will begin at 7:00pm at the Pro-Health Merritt IslandAll members are welcome to attend.


BATTLE OF BREVARD FUN RUN - DATE POSTED

The 2nd annual Battle of Brevard Fun Run will be held on Wednesday, July 20 at 6pm. This year's fun run venue will be the Viera Regional Community Center. SCR is branching out to different parks in Brevard County this summer to try and accommodate the membership. Rockledge is the reigning champion for "BOB". Let's see if they will hang on to their title. Full event details on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/475948429274776/


MAY BOARD MEETING

Will be held on Monday, May 16, 2016. Meeting will begin at 7:00pm at the Pro-Health Viera which is located at 8705 N Wickham Rd, Viera, FL 32940. All members are welcome to attend.


33K SPACE COAST CHALLENGE MEDAL PICKUP

If you qualified for the Space Coast Challenge 33K Medal at the Space Walk of Fame 8K but did not receive your medal, please email Dick White at dickwhite@cfl.rr.com.


SAVE THE DATE

Awards Night will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 6:00pm. It's a night to honor top individuals in the "Runner of the Year Series" as well as the outstanding achievements of members. We'll celebrate what makes Brevard's local running scene truly special. Tickets go on sale on Sunday, May 8th. We expect the event to sell out so please purchase your tickets early.


AWARDS NIGHT NOMINATIONS

Get ready to nominate your fellow runners in the special Awards Night categories. This year you'll have the opportunity to submit nominations for Best Local Race, Most Inspiring Athlete, Best Local Fun Run, Most Improved Runner and Best Finish Line Photo. Check your email for all the information on Sunday, May 8th. 


2016-2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTIONS

It's time for the Board of Directors and Officer elections. Information on this year's nominees will be emailed out to the membership. We ask that you respond with your vote. The Board needs a broad representation of SCR members to enrich our club's mission and position in the running community. 


GLOBAL RUNNING DAY

Join us for Global Running Day on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. It's a day for people around the world, especially here in Brevard County to celebrate the joys of running. SCR will be hosting a special get-together. The SCR Fun Run will be held in Cocoa Village at Riverfront Park at 6PM! We'll have refreshments and Ryan's Pizza for all the participants of this great event. Be there!  


RRCA National Convention - Dallas, TX

SCR sent three members to represent our club at the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) National Convention in Dallas, TX. Our treasurer, Carol Ball, newsletter design director, Brittany Streufert and Eye of the Dragon race director, Barbara Linton attended classes, heard from super keynote speakers and of course, did a little bit of running. 

Ashworth Awards put together a short video for you to experience the convention. To view visit: https://youtu.be/H2Mp78mhlFQ 


 

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