Space Race 5k Fun Run

Sat May 11, 2019 Cedar City, UT 84720 US Directions
1310 E. Center Street
Cedar City, UT US 84720

Run an evening 5k in beautiful Cedar Canyon. At the end of the race, we will have a star party! Water, prizes, campfire & marshmallows, and telescopes provided. 

This race is an astronomy-themed race patterned after The Space Race. Citizens and comrades alike are welcome! 

Meet us up the canyon, Hwy-14 at the 2nd bridge, at the Southwest Wildlife Foundation parking area (across from Rusty's, 2275 UT-14, Cedar City, UT).

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Teams/groups are encouraged, and a $10 discount per registrant is given to participants that sign up in groups of 4 or more (limit 20). Since this is the Space Race, consider naming your group after a famous Space Race program/probe. There are so many options. For example:

  • Sputnik: You are fast and first to outer space! (Soyuz)
  • Explorer 1: You are the first to detect the Van Allen radiation belts! (USA)
  • Luna 3: You are the first to see the far side of the Moon! (Soyuz)
  • Explorer 6: You are the first to see Earth from Space and take a selfie! (USA)
  • Vostok 1: You have the first human spaceflight! (Soyuz)
  • Mariner 4: You are the first to fly past Mars! (USA)
  • Venera 1: You are the first to fly past Venus! (Soyuz)
  • Apollo 11: You are the first to walk on the Moon! (USA! USA! USA!)

There are so many possibilities from the actual Space Race! 

  • Race fee is $20 (or $10 per participant when 4+ people sign up) 
  • T-shirts are $15 
  • Star Party is FREE (you are welcome to come 1 hour after the race for the Star Party, which starts at 9 pm)

For our 2019 Events Listing, please see our website: 

What You Should Bring

Yourself! And your family. Your friends. Maaaaaaaybe your enemies... 

Water will be provided along the trail, snacks will be provided afterward. 

If the weather is sunny you shouldn't need a headlamp for this race. Although it is at 8 pm, the Sun won't be down until 8:30 pm and we'll have a little light left over even after that. It will be more of an 'evening run' rather than a 'night run'. If you do bring a headlamp, please be aware of the other runners' vision (please don't blind people). 


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