LATEST NEWS

SCR Meetup at Carib Brewery Scheduled

Join SCR on Monday, September 13 at 6:30 PM for Carib Brewery 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!

Corporate 5K: Run for Space Coast Runners

Join the Space Coast Runners team at the Corporate 5K on Thursday, September 23. It's being held at the Melbourne Orlando International Airport. Be one of the first 20 members to join the team and you'll save 50%. Register here and use code SCRCORP2020.


All-In-One Series Special Ends Monday Night!

Last Chance to Register for 9 of the 10 SCR Runner of the Year Series races. All-In-One Special ends tonight. Don't miss out on the savings of time and money! https://bit.ly/3gaVxZO


 

Neighborhood Fun Run August Dates Announced

The second month of Neighborhood Runs will take place in Titusville with everyone meeting at Sand Point Park to start. Join neighborhood lead, Paul Boucher for a tour around Titusville or a run over the Max Brewer Bridge on one or all of the following dates:

 

  • August 6 @ 6:30 am
  • August 12 @ 6:30 pm
  • August 24 @ 6:30 pm
  • August 29 @ 6:30 am

โ€‹For complete information on registering or taking part in the 2021-2022 Neighborhood Fun Runs, click here.


Beach Run Meetup on August 14

Join us for a beach run at low tide in Cocoa Beach. We'll be meeting at the Ron Jon parking lot/Shepard Park area and will then head down to the beach to do an out and back run starting at 7am. All paces welcome. It's a beautiful way to start the morning...Florida-style!


Registration for 16 Week Fall Training Camp is Open!


Join the SCR Fall Training Camp. It starts up August 9th with RRCA certified coach, Kaitlin Donner. If you're targeting the 2021 Space Coast Marathon or Half Marathon or any fall race, come get plugged in and train with a group group of like minded runners. We even have run/walkers so it's for all paces. You can register online by clicking here or register in-person at the Tuesday Satellite High Track workout on 7/27. Here's the Fall Training Camp registration form. All the details can be found on our training camp page: https://thedriven.net/cs/spacecoastrunners/training

Special Sunday Long Run South on 8/8: Save the Rockledge Drive Oaks


Join us for a special SOUTH RIVER ROAD long run on Sunday, August 8th. We'll be running to show support to save the Rockledge Drive oak trees that are scheduled to be removed and/or trimmed back in mid-August.
SCR will have water & Accelerade setup on South River Road at approximately miles 2, 4 & 6.
Additionally, there will be a group picture to show support at 7am. This picture will take place at the home address: 2005 Rockledge Drive.
The group picture location is 4.9 miles from Cocoa Village so time your run accordingly if you're parking there. Don't need to run that far? Park at Riverwalk Park at the south end of Rockledge Drive on US1. It's a 2 mile run from there.
We encourage you to take your own pics during your morning run with one of the trees or signs and post using #savetheoaksRR
Shirts will be available to purchase that morning for a donation of $12.50 or more. More shirt info coming soon. 

SCR Renames Annual Scholarship in Memory of Christian Lake

Even though he was young in years, Christian Lake made a lasting impression on those who knew him, not only as a talented runner but as a guy with a very giving heart, a caring will to help others and a big, bright smile. That's why the SCR Board of Directors unanimously decided to rename SCR Student Scholarship in Christian's honor and memory. 

"I am very honored to announce that Space Coast Runners will be naming our Student Scholarship Program in memory of Christian Lake.", said Debbie Wells, Club President.  "With the support of the Lake family (Les, Kelley, Nick & Kailyn), this program will now be known as the SCR Christian Lake Memorial Scholarship."

Christian was a SCR member with his family and an outstanding runner in high school and collegiately at Florida Institute of Technology. Sadly, he was lost 4 years ago in a tragic car accident at the age of 21.  He left his family and friends with so many warm memories that inspire them every day.  

Much like Christian did in his life, the scholarship is making a difference. Designed to assist two local Brevard high school seniors, the annual $2,000 awards recognizes those lives that have benefited in some way from running for their school's cross country or track program or have family members that run, which in turn has impacted their lives.

"We were very touched and honored by this tribute.", said his mother, Kelley Lake. "It came as quite a surprise and we know how this would have made Christian so proud." 

The 2021-2022 scholarship application process opens to all Brevard graduating seniors in January 2022.


Neighborhood Fun Run July Dates Announced

The first neighborhood run will take place in Viera/Suntree. Join neighborhood lead, Rachel Weeks for a tour around Viera (3 or 5.49 miles) on one or all of the following dates:

  • July 5 @ 6PM
  • July 15 @ 6PM
  • July 25 @ 7:30AM
  • July 31 @ 7:30AM

โ€‹For complete information on registering or taking part in the 2021-2022 Neighborhood Fun Runs, click here.


Beach Run Meetup on July 17

Join us for a beach run at low tide in Cocoa Beach. We'll be meeting at the Ron Jon parking lot/Shepard Park area and will then head down to the beach to do an out and back run starting at 7am. All paces welcome. It's a beautiful way to start the morning...Florida-style!


Celebration Night Raffle Winners!

And the winners are? Check your Celebration Night raffle tickets against our prize list to see if you are holding a winning ticket! If you have a winning ticket, we'll work on coordinating a pickup. https://bit.ly/3l9DuDN


Location Change Due to Fire at Wickham for Celebration Night

On Thursday afternoon there was a wildfire at Wickham Park. SCR was just informed by the park that the City of Melbourne Fire Department has advised to close the park. We are no longer able to hold our event at Wickham Park.

Celebration Night will now be held at the Eau Gallie Square Park from 5pm - 8pm. This is the little park that was used a few years back when Downtown Melbourne 5K had to move locations. The address is: 1453 Highland Ave, Melbourne FL 32901. Do not park at Eau Gallie Civice Center as they have a prom. Please try to park on the side streets, the library, etc. Sorry for the change but it was out of our hands. See you tonight at Eau Gallie Square Park.

Runner of the Year Series All-In-One Special

Take advantage of the 2021-2022 Runner of the Year Series All-In-One Special. The ROY special is now open until August 8, 2021. It allows you to register for 9 of the 10 ROY Series races all at one time. You save time and money. Click here to register online today or click here to download the registration form and mail so that we receive it no later than August 8th. Special includes entry into these 9 races:

  • Running on Island Time 2 Mile
  • Turtle Krawl 5K
  • Running Wild 5K
  • Run Run Santa 1 Mile
  • Tooth Trot 5K
  • Eye of the Dragon 10K or Tail of the Lizard 2 Mile or Slay the Beast Challenge
  • Chuck Wagon 5K
  • Downtown Melbourne 5K
  • Space Coast Classic 15K or 2 Mile

Join us for the SCR Celebration Night on Friday, June 11 at 5:00pm at Pavilion #1 in Wickham Park. Mix, mingle and celebrate with SCR members from all over Brevard County or simply drive thru to pickup your award and winnings.


Celebration Night is an event where runners and walkers of all ages, fitness levels, and team affiliations join together to celebrate what makes our local running scene truly special: the camaraderie, the diversity, the competition, and the chance to strive together. It's a night to honor the top individuals of the 2020/2021 SCR "Runner of the Year" racing season. 

The People's Choice Awards are back! We'll be announcing your picks for these fun awards and we'll be recognizing those who gave it their all for Volunteer of the Year. The SCR Racing Team will also be announced during the evening.

Tickets are limited, so be sure to get yours today! Click here for tickets.
$6 meal ticket per individual - choice of barbecue pork, chicken or a Greek salad for vegetarians.

And here's the deal...we need a good head count to plan everything from how we spread things out to remain socially distanced to bringing in food. Please purchase your tickets online or send a check to the club's PO Box no later than 6/4/21. We will not be selling meal tickets the night of the event. It makes things a tad bit more complicated when we're having to guess how many people are going to show up. Help us put on the best Celebration Night ever!

Look forward to...

FANTASTIC RAFFLE OF PRIZES
SCR PRIZE WHEEL
& MORE

We plan to have tables for...

  • Ask about Age Grading?
  • Runner of the Year Series 2021-2022
  • SCR Retail Store with a Celebration Night specials
  • New Youth Series
  • ROY and Ran All Races awards
  • Fall Training Camp
  • Battle of Brevard
  • Summer Fun Run Schedule

โ€‹Click here to purchase a dinner ticket.


Global Running Day

On June 2, join SCR for some early morning miles on Global Running Day. We will also be celebrating the life of SCR member, Junious Gavin Dimond who passed away in January. His love of running on the Space Coast will be well represented by your presence.
We'll have 2 meet times and a variety of distances to choose from. Plus, as our running gift to you, you'll receive the really cool Space Coast Runners water bottle to make it worth your while.
Start 1: 5:00 AM
Welcome & celebration. Plus, we'll answer any questions on the routes you might have. Take a quick picture.
Start 2: 5:30 AM
Welcome & celebration. Plus, we'll answer any questions on the routes you might have. Take a quick picture.
Routes - we'll be posting maps for the following distances
2 Mile: Out & back course
3 Mile: Small loop course
4 Mile: Medium loop course
5 Mile: Large loop course
6 or 8 Mile: Out & back course
Please bring a safety light and wear bright, reflective clothing. Plan to be finished with your morning miles no later than 7AM.

Need New Board Members

Join the SCR Board of Directors! We have 6 open board seats so NOW is the time to get involved. Help shape and make SCR an even better running club. No experience is necessary to run in May's election.

If interested, please contact SCR President, Debbie Wells via email at debbie@spacecoastrunners.org and provide the following information by May 2, 2021:
 
1. Short bio with a picture of yourself
2. Why you would like to serve on the SCR board

ROY Series Points Updated!


The preliminary results are in for the 2020-2021 SCR Runner of the Year Series. Members please review your standings. If there are any corrections or disputes, you must contact info@spacecoastrunners.org by Sunday, May 2, 2021. This is for the ROY Series ONLY which includes Overall, Age Group and Age Graded standings.
 
Ran All Races is still running and will conclude with the grand finale race in this year's series, the Eat My Crust 5K on Sunday, 5/2.

SCR RACING TEAM: JOIN 2021-2022 TEAM!


2021-2022 will be the 7th year for the fantastic Space Coast Runners Racing Team. The team embodies runners and walkers of all ages, paces and abilities. Now's your chance to be a part of the team. 

Our team's mission is to promote running among the club membership and bring increased visibility of SCR to the local running scene. We provide an atmosphere for team members to share running knowledge and simply enjoy running together as well as competing against other local races. We have fun volunteering at SCR ROY Series races and other club events. 


Benefits of joining the team include: 

  • Run, support and compete with your fellow team members
  • Be a part of team building and training events
  • Opportunity to represent Space Coast Runners at local races
  • Promote an active lifestyle in the Brevard County community
  • Share personal experience and knowledge with the running community

โ€‹The application process is now open for 2021-2022. Download application here.
Deadline for application is Sunday, April 18, 2021. If you have any questions, please email info@spacecoastrunners.org.


Youth Series Race #3: 2/27/21

9am on Saturday, February 27 at Space Coast Junior/Senior High School 
Address: 6150 Banyan St, Cocoa, FL 32927
Youth Series Race #3 - FREE for children
Age Groups for fun runs:
4 & under – 1/8 mile (200 meters)
5 & 6 years old – 1/8 mile
7 & 8 years old – 1/4 mile (400 meters)
9 & 10 years old – 1/4 mile
11 to 12 years old – 1/2 mile (800 meters)
Running in a youth fun run can be a great experience for kids. The SCR Youth Series is designed to encourage kids of all ages to experience running and try their best. The fun runs are non-competitive while providing motivation for kids to stay active and fit. 

It's Membership Week!

Save $5 this week when you join SCR or renew your current membership. Use code SAVE2021 online. SCR will be at the Superhero 1 Mile & 5K race this Saturday so you can stop by the tent to register and save. And, you can renew or join at this Sunday's Winter Social in Cocoa Village at 8am.
 
If you want to take advantage of the SCR member benefit: Early Registration & Discount for the 2021 Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathi, you must have an active membership status by end of day this Thursday, January 28, 2021. No exceptions. Early Registration & Discount is on Saturday, Jan 30th - all day online or during store hours at Running Zone. Credit card only.

Group Run Calendar Updated
We've updated the fun run calendar with the most recent information on area group runs. Tonight is the kickoff of a new fun run in Merritt Island. It's called the #Route3FunRun and it's at 6pm at Route 3 Crossfit. Click here to see the updated schedule.

Winter Social is on Sunday, 1/31 in Cocoa Village

Everyone's invited. Not a member of SCR? No problem...come enjoy free food and drink as we kick off 2021 by celebrating our running community. Save $5 on new memberships and renewals. Shop our SCR apparel.
  • Enjoy a run down River Road before the Winter Social.
  • Set-up around 7:30/7:45am
  • Social kicks off 8:00 am
SCR will provide a tasty morning breakfast and drink for everyone! Come, mingle & meet SCR members you might not know, find new run partners to join you as you reach for your 2021 goals.

SCR Student Scholarship: Apply Now

Space Coast Runners will award scholarships to two high school seniors in the amount of $2,000 each; students must be a member of their school’s cross country and/or track team and/or a member of Space Coast Runners. Applicants will be evaluated on the strength of a 250-word essay that addresses the prompt, “what skills obtained through running will best serve in college.”

Students can access the application at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Y-77nsBQhCB03xhuLpWP45Q1PlU4A4bL/view?usp=sharing or Download file.

Applications should be emailed along with the essay to Marisa Flint at flint4@bellsouth.net no later than February 28, 2021. Scholarship winners will be notified in mid-March. Winners are expected to attend the SCR dinner in June and read the winning essays (this year, instead of a dinner there may be virtual presentations and social media posts, depending on pandemic restrictions.)


ROY Series Results are Updated

The Runner of the Year Series results have been updated on the site to include points from Saturday's Reindeer Run 5K in Cape Canaveral. This was the second race in the six event series. Active members earn ROY points at every race and will be eligible to win series awards. Next up is the Superhero 1 Mile race on Saturday, January 30th in Viera.


Next Youth Series Race Dates Announced

The final two track races of the 2020-2021 Youth Series have been scheduled. Race #3 will take place at Space Coast High School on Saturday, February 27, 2021 and Race #4 will be held at Eau Gallie High School on Saturday, April 17, 2021. These races are free for any child 12 years of age and under. To be included in the Ran All Races part of the Youth Series, the child must be an active SCR member. If you have any questions regarding the Youth Series or would like to volunteer, please contact Rebecca Acosta who is coordinating the series at rebecca@spacecoastrunners.org.


Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon Panel with Q&A

Join us for an exciting afternoon THIS Sunday at 1pm at Wickham Park, Pavilion #14! The SCR Fall Training Camp is pleased to announce our first Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon Panel with Q&A. It's your chance to participate in great discussion on the upcoming Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon with a group of incredible runners.

Marathon Panel:

  • Bill Vanos, Chicago Marathon Male Masters champion 2015 and running coach
  • Steve Chin, esteemed marathon and half marathon pacer, accomplished runner on the roads and trails
  • Heather Schulz, former Track Shack series champion, world marathoner & running influencer
  • Alison Sukolsky, former SCR Runner of the Year series champion, accomplished Boston Marathoner
  • Tony Bils, Grandma's Marathon favorite, fantastic pacer

Our panel will share their thoughts on running big races and how they've found success with our moderators, Kaitlin Donner and Brittany Streufert. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and find out the secrets to preparing mentally before a race and keeping it together during the race. Space is limited so register today. Registe: https://bit.ly/34R3BsY


Youth Series Race #1: Saturday at 9am in Viera


Celebration Night Festivities: Friday, 8/21

We're doing a fun-filled, drive-by Celebration Night & SCR Fun Run! Event kicks off at 4PM and the drive-by will be open until 8PM on Friday, August 21. If you're ok with getting out of your car and would like to do some sweaty miles, we'll be hosting a fun run that starts at 6pm from the Calvary Chapel Viera parking lot where everything is taking place.

We're looking for volunteers: https://thedriven.net/spacecoastrunners.vol_reg_first/eid/38592013569?fbclid=IwAR2vbpkV2lckGpwzzN51CatO0sBY8JPmhmyfJeXPUMV1B2OYvPP2XCrOL9U

 


Battle of Brevard 2020

The results for the 2020 Battle of Brevard virtual fun run have been calculated! The winner is now the most winning City/Town in our history...drum roll please....it's VIERA! Viera took the win with a 22.7% participation rate. This gives them back-to-back wins and a total of 3 Battle of Brevard titles.

Viera had the lead from the start. At midday, Merritt Island was a close second. Evening runners gave Titusville and Rockledge a final push but it wasn't enough. Viera kept the participation points coming in steady to secure the top position.

Mims 0.6%
Port St John 0.6%
Melbourne Beach 1.8%
Suntree 1.8%
Grant 2.5%
Satellite Beach 2.5%
Indialantic 2.5%
Cocoa 3.7%
Indian Harbour Beach 3.7%
Cocoa Beach 4.3%
West Melbourne 4.3%
Melbourne 6.7%
Palm Bay 8.0%
Merritt Island 9.8%
Titusville 10.4%
Rockledge 14.1%
Viera 22.7%

Thank you to everyone who participated! Viera participants, look for the blue ribbon in your mailbox in the very near future.

 


Celebration Night Festivities: Friday, 8/21
We're doing a fun-filled, drive-by Celebration Night & SCR Fun Run! Event kicks off at 4PM and the drive-by will be open until 8PM on Friday, August 21. 
  • HOW DOES IT WORK? SCR will be setup in the Calvary Chapel Viera Parking lot with different stations for you to drive up to receive your Runner of the Year Awards, Ran All Races Jackets, or SCR Racing Team Uniforms. You don't even have to get out of your car! Volunteers will hand you everything and our photographer will be on hand to capture the moment.
  • BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE! Every person receiving an award will drive up to the Viera Pizza tent to receive a 16" cheese or pepperoni pizza to-go. That's right! We're sending you on your way with a delicious pizza dinner.
  • I DIDN'T GET AN AWARD! That's ok! Come and join us at 6PM for a SCR Fun Run. We'll be running a loop around Viera for some socially distanced evening miles. Course map will be posted the week of the event.
  • MEMBERSHIP DEALS FOR EVERYONE! Renew your membership on Friday, 8/21 and you'll save $5. Not a member? Register to become part of the SCR family and save $5. 
  • ANYTHING ELSE?The brand new SCR singlet will be offered for a one-day only special price of $10. You can pre-order the singlet and we'll have it ready for pickup or you can purchase at the tent.
  • READY FOR A RAFFLE?You can purchase raffle tickets to win some fabulous running related items. We're doing the raffle instead of the Silent Auction. Tickets will be $5 each or 3 for $10.
  • BUT WAIT THERE'S STILL MORE! Everyone...yes Everyone will receive a special Celebration SCR Swag bag filled with surprise swag just for coming out. 

So that's this year's Celebration Night event. Join us as we celebrate pandemic style. It will be a blast. If you or your business would like to donate an item to the raffle please email info@spacecoastrunners.org or message us.


Saturday Run on the Beach in Cocoa Beach

Meet to run at 6:30am
Parking lot near Ron Jon's in Cocoa Beach
Questions? Email info@spacecoastrunners.org

It's low tide this weekend which makes it a potentially great time to run on the beach. Come meet SCR in Cocoa Beach this Saturday morning for a casual run. We'll meet near Ron Jon's in the parking lot by the showers & gazebo. This parking lot is across from the paid parking lot. Howard Kanner will be our meetup coordinator for the fun run.

Looking at winds, you can run north or south. We'll do an out & back along the water. Distance is up to you. Plan to finish around 7:30am. Low tide is 7:31am for Cocoa Beach.


Monday (June 15) is the SCR Annual Meeting

Join us online or over the phone THIS Monday at 7PM for the club's annual meeting. The meeting is designed to give you an excellent recap of what SCR's been doing over the past year and what we plan to do.  

  • Call (210)795-0649 and use meeting number (access code): 713 401 675

This will be the final meeting for our current Board of Directors. Thank you to outgoing board members - Bob Rall, Lindsey Henits, & Jessica Frank. Your service and dedication has meant a ton to SCR. We will miss you!


Water, Gatorade and fun runs will be popping up more & more in the coming days!

Here's what we know:

SCR: Will have both Water & Gatorade out now on Sunday on River Road (north side)
Up & Running: Will be putting water out on Tropical Trail on Sunday
Running Zone: Fun runs are back, bring your own fluids, however they will have some available

  • Sunday at Oars and Paddles Park 6:30 AM
  • Monday @ Pizza Gallery 6 PM
  • Tuesday @ Hell 'n Blazes 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday @ Eau Gallie Library 6 AM
  • Thursday @ Running Zone 6PM

Don't forget to please continue to practice social distancing!


SCR GLOBAL RUNNING DAY MORNING RUN

On June 3, join SCR for some early morning miles on Global Running Day. We'll have 2 meet times and a variety of distances to choose from. Plus, as our running gift to you, you'll receive the really cool Space Coast Runners water bottle to make it worth your while. (FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1326270270899611/?active_tab=about)

Start 1: 5:00 AM
Quick welcome & we'll answer any questions on the routes you might have. Take a quick picture

Start 2: 5:30 AM
Quick welcome & we'll answer any questions on the routes you might have. Take a quick picture.

Routes - we'll be posting maps for the following distances
2 Mile: Out & back course
3 Mile: Small loop course
4 Mile: Medium loop course
5 Mile: Large loop course
6 or 8 Mile: Out & back course

Please bring a safety light and wear bright, reflective clothing. Plan to be finished with your morning miles no later than 7AM.


SCR Summer 10 Week Training Program with Coach Kaitlin & Coach Jen

June 23rd - August 29th

You asked for it! The new SCR Summer 10 Week Training Program is open for registration!

  • Designed by New Wave Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation to help new and newly returning runners learn to train and complete a 5K race in a fun, social and energetic atmosphere.
  • Have a few miles under your belt? We have training for seasoned runners too! 

Our goal is to educate, train effectively and build upon your active lifestyle. The summer program will begin on June 23, 2020 and run through August 29, 2020. Group runs will help participants stay accountable and motivated by others going through a similar experience.  

  • Group training and runs will be held on Tuesday at 6PM at the Satellite Beach South Housing Loop.
  • Wednesdays will be an open early 5:30AM morning meetup at rotation locations.
  • Sunday runs will be held at 6AM at different locations around Brevard. 
  • Target race is Running on Island Time 5K on Saturday, August 29. If this race is not held, we will host an exclusive SCR Camp 5K time trial.

The summer training session includes:

  • SCR training singlet for hot weather running.
  • Additionally, you can choose to include 10 New Wave strength classes for $60 (usually $200).* 
  • 20% off all New Wave services during the duration of the camp.
  • Access to closed Facebook group for questions, encouragement and accountability.

*Group classes are one-hour long and designed to target running specific muscle groups to develop injury resilience and overall strenth/power to have you racing at your best! Classes are time-based instead of repetition-based to keep everyone working out together and classes will be periodized over 10 weeks to coincide with the 10 week SCR running camp.

SCR SUMMER TRAINING PRICING* - EARLY REGISTRATION IS THRU 6/14/20

  • EARLY REGISTRATION - $85
  • EARLY REGISTRATION + 10 NEW WAVE STRENGTH CLASSES - $145
  • NON-SCR MEMBER EARLY REGISTRATION - $105
  • NON-SCR MEMBER EARLY REGISTRATION + 10 NEW WAVE CLASSES - $165
  • LATE REGISTRATION BEGINS ON 6/15/20 - ADD $20

Click Here to Register


SCR BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION

Today we'll be sending out the 2020-2021 SCR Board of Directors election ballot via email to active members. Before you vote, learn more about our 13 candidates: https://bit.ly/2yFa2lI


ROY SERIES UPDATE: 2019-2020 SEASON IS NOW FINISHED

With the Eat My Crust 5K going to a virtual race, the SCR Runner of the Year Series is now finished. ROY Points and Ran All Races participation will compiled with the last race of the series being the Heritage Freedom 5K which was held on 3/7/20. We'll have the series updates and winners announced in the coming days.

We still encourage everyone to support EMC. Their fundraising goals are still the same and they've always been a great series finale race.


SCR RACING TEAM: APPLICATION OPEN NOW THRU MAY 15

The 2020-2021 SCR Racing Team application is open. Members have until May 15, 2020 to submit their application to represent SCR as a club/team ambassador. Our team's mission is to promote running among the club membership and bring increased visibility of SCR to the local running scene. We provide an atmosphere in which runners of all abilities can meet each other, share running knowledge and simply enjoy running together as well as compete against other local teams.

Want to join?


IMPORTANT ROY SERIES UPDATE: 3/24/20
The SCR Board of Directors has decided that the Space Coast Classic 15K & 2 Mile cancellation will result in its removal from the 2019-2020 ROY Series. The ROY Series will now consist of 11 races and 1 drop with the last race being the Eat My Crust 5K Run/Walk now scheduled for June 7, 2020. Given the uncertainty of any set dates, the board will re-evaluate the Covid-19 status at the April 20th meeting. Celebration Night will not happen on 5/31 as planned and a future date will be determined when things have gotten back to normal.
 
ROY Series points will not be updated at this time to include the Heritage Freedom 5K. This decision was made in case it ends up being the last race in the ROY Series (if EMC doesn't happen). If that's the case, the 1 drop race would need to be factored in at that time so we are delaying the ROY points update. If you have any questions, feel free to email info@spacecoastrunners.org.

Canceled: Space Coast Classic... Run Virtually

 

On behalf of Space Coast Runners and Power of Pizza Charities, we are heartbroken to share that we have canceled this April's 34th Space Coast Classic 15K & 2 Mile. This decision was made due to the ongoing efforts to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. The physical race will not take place but you can still participate virtually. We've even designed a special 2020 Covid-19 Virus Edition race shirt for our virtual runners and walkers.

If you have already registered for the Space Coast Classic 15K, 3x5K Relay or 2 MIle, we are giving our participants several options from which to choose since our race will not take place.

  • DEFERRAL: You can defer your entry until 2021. The race date is scheduled for Sunday, April 11, 2021.
  • SWITCH TO VIRTUAL: Switch your entry to the newly added Virtual Event and receive your 2020 race swag which includes the limited-edition Space Coast Classic Covid-19 Virus Edition tech shirt and the awesome 2020 medal along with a few surprises.
  • TRANSFER TO ANOTHER RACE: You can transfer your entry to the Run Run Santa 1 Mile on December 19 in Viera or on December 20 in Vero Beach

Registered participants can take advantage of any of these 3 options until midnight, April 1, 2020. Registered participants will receive an email with detailed instructions. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email spacecoastclassic@gmail.com. Instructions can also be found at: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Melbourne/SpaceCoastClassic

Over the last 34 years we've been very fortunate to be able to donate to a wide variety of charities. The worst part of having to cancel is that our runners and charities are going to be the ones who suffer. Space Coast Runners will be making a decision on how this will effect the SCR Runner of the Year Series at their meeting next week (which will now also be held virtually). Stay tuned for more information as these decisions are made. I look forward to seeing everyone at the 2021 start line or seeing your Virtual Run posts on social media. If you do run virtually, make sure to include #spacecoastclassic.


IMPORTANT SERIES UPDATE

Downtown Melbourne 5K has been cancelled. It was Runner of the Year Series race #10. What does that mean for the 2019-2020 ROY Series?

The 2019-2020 Runner of the Year Series will drop the Downtown Melbourne 5K from its ROY points calculations. The race is now considered a mandatory drop. The ROY Series is currently in "wait and see" mode as the final two races, Space Coast Classic 15K & 2 Mile on April 19 and Eat My Crust 5K on May 3, fall outside the recommended 30 day COVID-19 cancel/postpone window for mass gatherings. They remain on the calendar as scheduled. SCR will actively be monitoring their status and make decisions in the best interest of the membership. Our biggest concern is for the safety, welfare and health of our ROY Series participants.

For now, the ROY Series will consist of 12 races with one drop race. Ran All Races has been updated on the club's website. ROY points are being processed now and will be up by Wednesday, March 18.


EYE OF THE DRAGON 10K & TAIL OF THE LIZARD 2 MILE
The next SCR Runner of the Year Series race is Sunday's Eye of the Dragon 10K & Tail of the Lizard 2 Mile. It's the 32nd annual event and one of Brevard County's most iconic road races.
 
We're still taking registrations for the 10K or the 2 Mile races. The Slay the Beast Challenge is now sold out for 2020. ๐Ÿ‰ We'll have the biggest field of challenge participants ever out there this Sunday. Online registration: http://bit.ly/2XYNGUh

ATTENTION GRADUATING SENIORS! 
Each year, Space Coast Runners awards scholarships to two high school seniors in the amount of $2,000 each; students must be a member of his or her school’s cross country and/or track team, and/or be a member of Space Coast Runners.
Applicants will be evaluated on the strength of a 250-word essay that addresses the prompt, “what skills I have obtained through running will serve me the rest of my life.” The scholarship is open to public, private, and homeschooled students.
Students can access the application at: http://bit.ly/387TeAj
 Applications are to be emailed to Marisa Flint at flint4@bellsouth.net by February 29, 2020.

EARLY REGISTRATION - 1 DAY ONLY!

2020 SPACE COAST MARATHON & HALF MARATHON online or at Running Zone

WHAT'S HAPPENING
This Saturday (1/11/20) is your one chance for guaranteed early SCR registration into the 2020 Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon. Plus, you'll receive a $7.50 race discount on Saturday.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

SCR members who have ACTIVE status will receive a coupon code in an email tomorrow. This code will allow them to register online or at Running Zone and to receive the discount. 

WHAT DOES ACTIVE STATUS MEAN?

Active simply means your SCR membership is current. If your membership has gone Inactive you can renew online. You have until end of day today, Thursday, January 9th.

WHAT IF I TRY TO REGISTER BUT AM INACTIVE?
Your registration will not go through. All registrations are checked against the active membership database. Check your registration status online at www.spacecoastrunners.org. Or, click here to renew.

ANYTHING ELSE?
Yes! You MUST register under the first name and last name as we have it listed in the SCR database. If your membership says Susie, please do not register as Susan - it will get rejected. If your last name is O'Brennan and it's in the SCR database as Obrennan, please register it the same way.

EARLY REGISTRATION EMAIL WILL BE SENT....
By noon on Friday, January 10, 2020.

EARLY REGISTRATION HOURS?
Online from 9AM to 5PM
At Running Zone from 10AM to 5PM

ENJOY
A 15% discount on Saturday on any purchase at Running Zone. You can register online Saturday morning at your house. Take a drive over to RZ later in the day and shop with your 15% discount. Don't forget...they'll have beer, snacks and the medals for your enjoyment.

*Please note: If everyone who is eligible to earn a Moonwalk or Hall of Fame Challenge medal(s) registers, the 2020 races could reach sold out status.

 


SCR TRAINING CAMP INFO

NEW! SPACE COAST RUNNERS 10 WEEK TRAINING CAMP presented by New Wave Physical Therapy 

The 2020 training camp will kick off on February 25th and run through May 3rd. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 6PM at Satellite High Track and on Sundays at 6AM at rotating locations. 

Athletes will receive:

  • Training camp t-shirt
  • Group Training atmosphere and runner education
  • Personalized 10-week training schedule
  • 20% of all New Wave services for duration of camp
  • FREE race entry into SCR ROY Series finale, Eat My Crust 5K
  • Access to closed Facebook group for questions, encouragement and accountability

โ€‹For full details, click here.

 


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

โ€‹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

โ€‹โ€‹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. 

โ€‹โ€‹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.

โ€‹โ€‹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.

โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹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


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

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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 Lakeโ€‹'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

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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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