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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 Eat My Crust 5K)


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.

what's up

  • The Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon Early Registration event was an overall success. Everything appeared to run smoothly with the event taking place online this year. If you have any feedback, share it with us. Email info@spacecoastrunners.org.
  • SCR 40th Anniversary Shirts & Hats -- Your next opportunity to purchase them will be at the Tooth Trot on 1/27/18 at the SCR tent. Cash or check only. $16 for shirts. $12 for hats.
  • The Tuesday night Iron Post Fun Run is no longer taking place in downtown Melbourne.
  • Eye of the Dragon 10K is looking for volunteers. If you can help out race week or race day, sign up here: 

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.

  • Fight Child Hunger 5K on 1/13/18 - Congratulations to Matt Mahoney for third overall (21:35), Mike Acosta for Men's Masters (21:59), Jeff Cook 1st AG 55-59 (22:58), Ted Amgott 1st AG 60-64 (23:51), Ray Brown 1st AG 70-74 (28:25), Frank Webbe 3rd AG 70-74 (30:47), Tammy Shelley 1st AG 45-49 (28:24), Jill Mimbs 2nd AG 50-54 (28:27), Jodi Noe 1st AG 55-59 (27:30), Brenda Nelson 3rd AG 55-59 (31:45), Marion Oswald 1st AG 60-64 (29:01), Melodie Esposito 2nd AG 60-64 (31:24), Mary Ramba 1st AG 70-74 (33:37), Mary June Joseph 3rd AG (55:48)
  • Shark Bite Half Marathon on 1/14/18 in New Smyrna Beach, FL -- SCR had great representation at this event. Kudos to those who placed at the event - Shane Streufert for Male Masters (1:18:48), John Wall 1st AG 45-49 (1:19:58), Keith Snodgrass 1st AG 50-54 (1:25:18), Sal Farino 1st AG 60-64 (1:36:36), Micah Vanatta 3rd AG 50-54 (1:39:04), Ilse Berube 2nd AG 50-54 (1:47:45), Marie Thomas 3rd AG 50-54 (1:48:06), Shelley Christian 2nd AG 60-64 (2:02:33).

calendar

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

  • Tooth Trot 5K - 1/27/18 in Melbourne
  • Eye of the Dragon 10K & Tail of the Lizard 2 Mile (Slay the Beast Challenge = both races) - 2/18/18 in Melbourne
  • Downtown Melbourne 5K - on 3/24/18 in Melbourne (Women run first this year followed by the men)
  • Space Walk of Fame 8K - on 4/7/18 in Titusville
  • Eat My Crust 5K - 5/6/18 in Viera

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.

  • Up & Running Race Management put on the Run the Tide Beach 5K on Saturday, July 15th. The overall sandy win went to Marc William Corpuz in 19:39. For the women, Sarah Simonetti finished first in 21:05. Mike Walker (20:30) and Lori Kruger (24:24) captured the Masters titles.
  • No results could be found for Sunday's Ahoy for Pinoy 5K that was held at Paradise Beach.

What's the Next Events?

  • We see an awesome run in the very near future! Come take part in the SCR Prediction Fun Run on Wednesday, August 2nd at Wickham Park. Fun run starts at 7PM. It's free and there will be lots of food, pasta cups and Italian ice from Viera Pizza. You predict the time you'll cover the course in without the help of your watch and/or any other technology, people or support. Winner receives the coveted crystal ball! Details are on our Facebook event page. Click here.
  • The Runner's Nutrition Night presented by Health First for SCR members is almost completely full. We have a limited number of spots still available. Sign up now for this exclusive, members-only event. 
  • Running on Island Time 5K will kickoff the start of the SCR Runner of the Year Series in August. Make sure to register for this great race in Merritt Island. Yes, it will be hot but you still can score ROY points. The food afterwards is always stellar. Register at RunningZone.com and make sure your SCR membership is active at the start of the new racing season to be eligible to score point.

Keeping up with SCR:

Instagram:  http://instagram.com/spacecoastrunners
Twitter:  http://twitter.com/SpaceCstRunners
Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/SpaceCoastRunners/

Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/spacecoastrunners/


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

Space Coast Runners would like to thank our 2016/2017 Sponsors for their super support:  Virtual Strides, Viera Pizza, Blue Lightning Development

SCR Awards Night:

  • Vote this week for the SCR People's Choice Awards. The ballot will arrive in your email inbox tomorrow morning!
  • We've sold a good amount of Awards Night tickets. Get yours today. Adults $15 and Children under 12 are $5. Purchase online at: https://goo.gl/TqQLiN
  • Nancy Foresteire now has over 40+ items for the new Silent Auction! Get ready to bid. We'll take cash, check or credit card if you're the winner of one of the fabulous offerings.
  • Tickets are not guaranteed at the door. Make sure you purchase your Awards Night ticket by the end of the month.

Scoops

  • If you didn't notice it this weekend,  it does feel like the heat and humidity has once again found Brevard County.
  • Have you voted yet for the 2017/2018 SCR Board? Please take the time to complete your ballot! Voting is open until May 26th.
  • If you would like to donate an item to the Silent Auction at Awards Night please contact Nancy at info@spacecoastrunners.org.
  • The Battle of Brevard 2017 will be held on June 21, 2017 at Viera Regional Community Center.

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.

  • A team consisting of some Space Coast Runners made a statement in the Florida Keys on Saturday. Running as Serenity Now!, John & Holly Davis, Scott Larson, Sara Trane, Chris Reesh and Tom Bruno captured first place in the Keys 100 Six Runner 100 Mile Team Relay with their time of 10:08:31. That's a 6:05 pace for the 100 mile trek from Key Largo to Key West.
  • Way up in North Dakota, SCR was represented in the Fargo Marathon by Micah Vanatta (3:38:12) and Ilse Berube (3:49:57). Berube's time was a personal best and a Boston qualifier.

2017/2018 ROY Series

  • The ROY race committee has been meeting to plan out the upcoming series for 2017/2018. Stay tuned!
  • To see your 2016/2017 results click on: ROY SERIES > RUNNER OF THE YEAR SERIES RESULTS

Summer Training?

  • Are you looking to train for a specific distance this summer? What would you like to see SCR offer its members? We want to hear your feedback on how SCR can help meet your training needs. Email info@spacecoastrunners.org and share your ideas.

Keeping up with SCR:

Instagram:  http://instagram.com/spacecoastrunners
Twitter:  http://twitter.com/SpaceCstRunners
Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/SpaceCoastRunners/

Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/spacecoastrunners/

 


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

Space Coast Runners would like to thank our 2016/2017 Sponsors for their super support:  Virtual Strides, Viera Pizza, Blue Lightning Development

SCR Awards Night:

  • Nominations are open for the SCR People's Choice Awards. We've emailed the link for you to nominate. It's also posted on the SCR Facebook page. Nominate your favorites this week. You have until Friday at midnight to get them in.
  • Tickets are on sale now! Adults $15 and Children under 12 are $5. Purchase online at: https://goo.gl/TqQLiN
  • The Silent Auction is going to be great! Nancy Foresteire has secured 35+ items as of this weekend. We'll take cash, check or credit card if you're the winning bidder.
  • Tickets are not guaranteed at the door. Make sure you purchase your Awards Night ticket by the end of the month.

Scoops

  • The 2017/2018 SCR Board elections ballot will go out on Tuesday, May 16. Please take the time to complete your ballot!
  • Tonight (Monday, 5/15) is the monthly board meeting. It will be held at ProHealth Viera in the conference room at 7pm. All members are welcome to attend.
  • Voting for the SCR People's Choice awards will begin next week. 
  • The Battle of Brevard 2017 will be held on June 21, 2017 at Viera Regional Community Center.

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.

  • At the Run for Gecko 5K SCR had a great showing. Holly Davis (17:39.9) won the overall women's title and was followed in by Alison Nolan (18:42.7). John Davis (16:31.3) took second overall in the race while Julie Hannah ( 20:16.2) and Shane Streufert (17:24.4) won the Masters division. The SCR Racing Team took 4th in the team division.
  • Out on the West Coast at Disneyland, SCR was represented in the Tinkerbell Half Marathon by Arlene Allen-Buono (3:08:04), Kelley Lake (3:08:12) and Elizabeth Smith (3:20:28). 
  • Keith Snodgrass finished in second overall (1:08:01) at the Full Moon 10 Miler at Seminole State Park in Eustis, Florida. 

2017/2018 ROY Series

  • The ROY race committee has been meeting to plan out the upcoming series for 2017/2018. Stay tuned!
  • To see your 2016/2017 results click on: ROY SERIES > RUNNER OF THE YEAR SERIES RESULTS

Summer Training

  • Are you looking to train for a specific distance this summer? What would you like to see SCR offer its members? We want to hear your feedback on how SCR can help meet your training needs. Email info@spacecoastrunners.org and share your ideas.

Keeping up with SCR:

Instagram:  http://instagram.com/spacecoastrunners
Twitter:  http://twitter.com/SpaceCstRunners
Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/SpaceCoastRunners/

Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/spacecoastrunners/


SCR AWARDS NIGHT

Tickets on sale now: https://goo.gl/TqQLiN

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. 


Excellent Day for Excalibur 10 Miler

On Sunday, 2,000+ runners were greeted with mild temperatures at the annual Excalibur 10 Miler & Dragon Slayer 2 Mile presented by Running Zone. As soon as the horn sounded to start the 10 mile race, Rockledge's Troy Smith unleashed a fast pace that quickly put a gap between himself and all the other runners. The 16-year old, who had celebrated his birthday the day before, took the field by storm by clocking 16:52 at the 5K split and barely slowing as he ran through the 10K in 34:10. Smith was able to keep up his pace to finish in 54:53 which set a new course record by a jaw dropping 3 minutes and forty seconds, earning him the Excalibur crown. His record beat Steve Hedgespeth's time of 58:33 which was run in the race's inaugural event in 2014.

Space Coast Runners were well represented in all three of the day's racing events which included the 10 miler, the relay and the two mile. In 10 mile action, Shane Streufert, 44, captured second place running his fastest Excalibur to date in 58:46. He was joined by returning SCR member, Tracy Dutra who also finished second in the women's division with her time of 1:09:50. 

There were three divisions in the relay which included co-ed, all male and all female. The team of Sal Farino and Molly Kirk took third in the co-ed relay, running as The Lone Wolf & One Black Sheep. The All Male division saw the nine and ten-year old Girard brothers finish in second place.

In the Dragon Slayer 2 Mile, Oveido's Robert Velasco ran uncontested to an overall victory in 10:59 while 14-year old Daria Cuellar from Orlando won for the ladies in 13:43. SCR members made it to the stage by placing second and third in the women's division - Madden Lorraine (14:33) and Brittany Streufert (14:35) and Keith Kowalske (13:40) ran in third for the men. Melbourne's Elaine Feriola was awarded the women's Masters award for her 16:08 finish.

SCR Age Group awards were given in the 10 Miler to: Eric Montes (1st AG 25-29), Joe Lento (1st AG 45-49), Joel Kinnunen (1st AG 50-54), Keith Snodgrass (2nd AG 50-54), Kenny Brodrick (3rd AG 50-54), Art Anderson (1st AG 55-59), Jeff Cook (3rd AG 55-59), Matt Mahoney (2nd AG 60-64), Michael Miller (3rd AG 60-64), Ray Brown (2nd AG 65-69), Thomas Stokes (3rd AG 65-69), Anthony Cantanese (2nd AG 75-79), Paige Murrill (3rd AG 1-14), Caroline Agid (2nd AG 20-24), Paula Shenbaum (2nd AG 40-44), Robin Potter (3rd AG 40-44), Ilse Berube (2nd AG 50-54), Tricia Tezel (3rd AG 50-54), Janet Erlacher (3rd AG 55-59), Debra Stokes (2nd AG 60-64), Lori Jones (3rd AG 60-64).

SCR Age Group awards were given in the 2 Mile to: Michael Shenbaum (1st AG 15-19), Joel Oguete (3rd AG 55-59), Bruce Snyder (2nd AG 65-69), Michael Petrillo (1st AG 70-74), Gabriela Shenbaum (2nd AG 9-11), Kailyn Lake (1st AG 15-19), Beth Walker (3rd AG 60-64), Lorraine Petersen (1st AG 65-69), Suzanne Johnson (2nd AG 70-74), Mary Joseph (3rd AG 70-74), Dodie Johnson (1st AG 75-79), Roberta Osterling (1st AG 80+).  


Move Your Mutt 2 Miler Has New Top Dog

Derek Beckett and his Shiba Inu, Gnar made their debut at the third annual Move Your Mutt 2 Miler in Satellite Beach on Saturday. The dynamic duo claimed their first overall win by running the morning's fastest time of 11:40. The twenty four-year-old led Gnar, who competes in the small dog category, around the double loop course at a 5:50 pace. The next fastest canine couple was clocked by Cade Oas and his dog, Bear (12:28). They were followed by Kai and his owner, Jorge Del Valle who crossed the finish line in 13:13. Amy Fuller and her dog, Pogy recorded the fastest female runner/dog two mile with their 13:36 finish.

Make sure to stay up-to-date on all the local races. The SCR local race calendar is updated by Matt Mahoney.


NEW VENUE ALERT: Old Dowtown Melbourne

The 35th running of the very special Downtown Melbourne 5K will be taking place in downtown Eau Gallie with the afterparty at the Eau Gallie Civic Center. The men's and women's races will remain separate but you'll get the chance to run this 5K on a course that has never been run on for this event. Course records will be up for grabs. Come to run and secure those highly needed Runner of the Year series points. Full details: http://www.runningzone.com/events/downtown-melbourne-5k-2/

SCR Runners Take 5K + 10K Titles This Weekend

This weekend we saw two events run in Viera. The Fight Child Hunger 5K took to the streets on Saturday with 301 participants finishing the inaugural race put on by Health First. Space Coast Runners' members, Matt Mahoney, 61 and Michele Longstreet, 45 took top honors with their times of 21:12 and 23:35.

On Sunday, runners and walkers gathered outside World of Beer at The Avenue Viera for their 6th annual Tap It & Run 5K & 10K race. Again, SCR members took the top overall spots. In the 5K, Joel Kinnunen, 50 became the oldest winner of the 5K in its six year history. Kinnunen, who is known for competing in Ironman events, ran 18:32. He was followed by Aubree Piepmeier, 24 who finished second overall and led the ladies with her time of 19:23. 282 finished the race. 

In the 10K, SCR's Shane Streufert bested the competition by running 38:17 which was a full four minutes ahead of second place. Meredith Luther, 37 won for the women with a finishing time of 46:06. The 10K field drew 144 finishers. If you're looking to run this weekend there's a bevy of interesting races starting Friday evening at the space center, followed by trail race in Titusville on Saturday, and the annual 5K featuring runners with their dogs on Sunday. Make sure to check out our local race calendar which is updated by Matt Mahoney.


Don't be left out in 2017!

Are you ever left disappointed because a race you totally had planned to run sold out? Florida Today's Lyn Dowling tackles this topic in her latest article: Register Early for Popular Foot Races. One huge advantage to being a Space Coast Runner is the exclusive benefit of early registration into the Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon. Our members will get to register for the 2017 event on Saturday, January 14th if they have reserved a time slot and are of "active" member status. But wait there's more...Running Zone will be extending a special 15% discount on Saturday, 1/14 to club members. Now you can get into one of your favorite races and then purchase apparel, shoes or running accessories at a discount.

In addition to the early registration benefit, SCR members receive discounts on dozens of local races throughou

SCR Club News

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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