A scene near mile 1

September 11, 2020

Good afternoon, runners —

It is with great disappointment that we are announcing the postponement of this year’s Cape Canaveral Classic 10-Miler & 10k races to November 7, 2021 due to bussing safety concerns.

Our race course behind the secured gates of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station requires us to bus entrants from the parking area to the start line and then back from the finish line to the parking area after the race — for a total of more than 30 minutes of being on a bus.

Given the ongoing pandemic and on the recommendation of our partners and government and health authorities, we collectively agree that it would be difficult to impossible to safely move our athletes, staff and volunteers in such a mass means of transport; particularly after the race when runners will be perspiring and tired.

Safety is paramount in all our events, and we cannot guarantee a safe environment given the circumstances of our race.

We are offering all currently registered entrants the following options:

*. Deferral to the 2021 Cape Canaveral 10-Miler or 10k 
*. Race entry fee refund less service charges.
* The donation of your entry fees to the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation
*. Transfer of your entry at no charge to the October 11, Cocoa Beach 10k 
* Transfer of your entry at no charge to either the 10k or 1/2 Marathon at the November 22 USA Beach Running Championships in Cocoa Beach
*. Transfer of your entry to either the 10k or 1/2 Marathon of the February 7, 2021 Publix Florida Marathon Weekend in Melbourne

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

Requests for entry fee refunds will be processed by October 1.

If we have not heard from entrants by September 20, we will automatically roll your entry into the November 2021 race.

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