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The 2020 Space Walk of Fame 8K Run, 2 Mile Run, 8 K Walk and 2 Mile Walk will be a Virtual Run only event.
In accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the Florida Department of Health to limit the potential community spread from Coronavirus, we have decided to ‘ cancel' the Space Walk of Fame 8K and 2 M scheduled for Saturday, April 4. We have two options that we are considering. We can reschedule the SWOF to sometime in late June, July or August. Obviously this will be in the heat of the summer and the threat of hurricanes and/or rain. We would hate to cancel a second time. We also do not know when we will get the all clear with the Coronavirus. We could consider a date in September, October or November but this is the peak of the autumn racing season and will be difficult to come up with a date that does not conflict with races that have a relatively long history. Our other option is to keep the race date of April 4 and change it to a virtual run. Participants can run virtually anytime and anywhere from Saturday, March 21 through Sunday, April 5th. All we would need is an email confirmation from you that you ran or walked the 8K or 2 Miler. Upon your confirmation we will mail you an Apollo 13 commemorative t-shirt along with an Apollo 13 commemorative Finisher medal. We already have the large commemorative Apollo 13 award medals. Since we won’t be tracking your times we will also mail you an award medal but it will not have 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finisher on the award. We understand that, impart, runners and walkers signup for races for the social aspect and for official results, this we cannot get around.
Our preference is to go with the virtual run option but we don’t want to do this if it means this will greatly upset our sponsors and the major portion of our participants. We heard back from all our sponsors. They all agree and occur that the virtual race option is the best course of action.
Bottom line is we will go with the virtual run option. There is nothing you need to do with the exception of sending us your email confirmation. Please let us know if you have major headache about this decision.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR VIRTUAL RUN ONLY
Join IAP (Ingenuity and Purpose), our 2020 Title Sponsor and run the 42nd Annual Space Walk of Fame 8K and 2 Mile Run and Walk on April 4, 2020. This years event will be honoring Project Apollo and the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13 safe splashdown (Astronauts James Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise safe return to Earth following the oxygen tank explosion on the Service Module). Commemorative T-shirts finisher medals and awards will be Apollo 13 themed.
Shuttle Astronaut Bob Springer, STS-29 aboard Discovery and STS-38 aboard Atlantis will be present to take pictures with, sign autographs and present awards at the 8K and 2M awards ceremony's.
The Space Walk of Fame 8K run will be held at Space View Park in Titusville. The 8K course is USA Track & Field Certified (FL14001TY). The course runs through old, mostly shaded, residential Titusville along the indian River. The 8K course is a double loop course. Loop 1 is a 2 mile loop and Loop 2 is a 3 mile loop. The 2 mile course is the first loop of the 8K.
All 4 races, the 8K Run, 8K Walk, 2 Mile Run and 2 Mile Walk start concurrently.
Space Walk of Fame Finisher medals honoring Apollo 13 and will be presented to all finishers in 8K Run & Walk, the 2 Mile Run & Walk and Virtual Run.
A $5.00 discount is offered to Space Coast Runner members for early registration (through March 28, 2020)
Awards wll be presented to the top 3 Overall males and Females, the top male and female Masters, Grand Masters and Senior Grand Masters. The top 3 male and females in the following age groups: 8 & Under, 9-11, 12-14, and 5 year age groups starting with 15-19 through 80+, and the top 3 Clydesdale (195+ lbs) and top 3 Fillies (165+ lbs).
Awards will be presented to the top 5 males and females in the 8K Walk, 2 Mile Run and 2 Mile Walk.
Results will be posted at the race site and on RunSignUp
The Little Astronaut Fun runs,1/4 Mile and 1/2 Mile, will start at 9:15 near the award ceremony site. Parents must sign a waiver at the race site. Participation awards will be presented to all children participating in the run/s.
FREE admission to the American Space Museum (Space Walk of Fame Foundation) during the month of April. Just show your Space Walk of Fame race bib. Children under 12 are always FREE. The museum is located at 308 Pine Street, Titusville (on the corner of US 1 South and Pine St).
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8K split times at all mile marks. Aid stations near the 1, 2, and 4 mile marks.
Flat, double loop course. First loop is 2 miles and second loop is 3 miles. The course follows the Indian River and is mostly shaded. USAT&F Cerification: FL14001TY
Distance: 2 miles
First loop of the 8K course. The 8K and 2 mile runs and walks will start together.
Per the Road Runners Club of America, for safety reasons, roller blades, roller skates, skateboards, bicycles, baby joggers and animals are PROHIBITED. Also, portions of Indian River Ave and Riverside has a fair amount of broken/cracked roads. This makes the course unsafe for the above mentioned wheeled vehicles.
Early packet Pick-up is encouraged and will be available at Space View Park, Friday, April 3, from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Late registration will be available during this time
Day of Race Packet pickup and registration will be at the Space View Park on Broad Street from 6:30 am to 7:45 am. SHIRT SIZE ONLY GUARANTEED TO THOSE WHO REGISTERED PRIOR TO 3/31/2019
All 8K, 2 Mile runners and walkers and Virtual finishers will receive a Space Walk of Fame Finishers Medal honoring Project Apollo
The Space Walk of Fame 8K Course is USATF certified. Set the certified course record this year in the following catagories and receive a cash award:
1st place Overall Male & Female, $100; 1st place Master Male & Female, $75; 1st place Grand Master Male & Female$50; 1st place Sr Grand Master Male & Female, $25.
8K Run - Top 3 Overall - Male & Female; Top Master (40+) - Male & Female; Top Grand Master (50+) - Male & Female; Senior Grand Master (60+) - Male & Female
Top 3 Males and Female Age Group Awards: 8 & Under, 9-11, 12-14, 15-19 & 5 Year Age Groups through 80+
Top 3 Finishers age group - Male & Female; Top 3 Clydesdale (195 lbs) Top 3 Fillies (165 lbs)
8K Walk - Top 5 Male & Female
2 Mile Run - Top 5 Male & Female
2 Mile Walk - Top 5 Male & Female
SHIRT SIZE ONLY GUARANTEED TO THOSE WHO REGISTER PRIOR TO 3/31/2019
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