A scene near mile 1

August 19, 2021

Good afternoon, runners —

We are disappointed to announce that there will be no Cape Canaveral Lighthouse race this year or in 2022 due to both the ongoing uncertainties of the Covid-19 situation and increased launch activity on the space base.
Anyone entered in the planned 2020 event may transfer their entry to either the October 31 Cocoa Beach 10k or either the One Giant Leap 10k or Publix 1/2 Marathon at the February 13, 2022 Publix Florida Marathon Weekend in Melbourne.
Please contact support@thefloridamarathon.com to make the transfer.

We will try to host this race in 2023 but remain subject to approval of the U.S. Space Force.

Thank you for your support.

Your Smooth Running Team

We are offering all currently registered entrants the following options:
* The donation of your entry fees to the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation
*. Transfer of your entry at no charge to the October 31st, Cocoa Beach 10k 
* Transfer of your entry at no charge to either the 10k or 1/2 Marathon at the May 7th USA Beach Running Championships in Cocoa Beach
*. Transfer of your entry to either the 10k or 1/2 Marathon of the February 22, 2022 Publix Florida Marathon Weekend in Melbourne

We are requesting all entrants to notify us of their choice by September 20 by writing to

Thank you for your support and understanding.  We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming races, which are unaffected by busing issues.

Join us for the 3rd Annual Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation Half Marathon, benefitting the 150-year-old Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. On this one-of-a-kind course,  finishing with a party and awards at the famous Cape Canaveral Lighthouse.  


Cape Canaveral
Lighthouse Foundation

Supported By:

Space Coast
Office of Tourism

Mark your calendars now for Sunday, November 8, 2020 for this run/walk past America’s space monuments — past, present and future.

Run through history and a Florida landscape nearly the same as it was almost 70 years ago when Cape Canaveral was chosen as America’s Space Base, then finish at the Lighthouse with a fabulous after race celebration!

This is a point-to-point course. All runners & spectators will be transported from the finish line party at the lighthouse to the starting area where your cars will be located. 

Register NOW!!!

The Cape Canaveral Classic salutes our space program. There will be special awards given to the Top 10 Overall military service members (active duty, reserve, retired and veterans). Military members will also will receive a significant discount to the regular race entry fee! See the Registration page for more information.

Join the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation

The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse has been in service for 150 years, and the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation (CCLF) was formed to honor the beacon’s history and to keep it perpetually shining!

The CCLF assists the 45th Space Wing in preserving, protecting, and interpreting the lighthouse and its historical significance to Florida’s Space Coast, the State of Florida, and our Nation. With support of the community, the CCLF hopes to accomplish these goals, and more.

Become a Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation Member