About

The Race

On this one-of-a-kind course, you’ll wind through historic and iconic rocket launch complexes, finishing with a party and awards at the famous Cape Canaveral Lighthouse.

Our “Space Race on a Space Base” is open to runners and walkers.

However, there is a hard 3 hour, 30 minute time limit on the course. Any entrants still on the course at this time will be picked up by a support vehicle and taken to the finish line area.

The post-race festivities will end by 11:00 a.m. and all runners bused back to pre-race staging areas by this time.

It 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.

Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation

The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation (CCLF) is dedicated to promoting access to the lighthouse and providing the public with the knowledge and history of what is certainly one of the most unique lighthouses in the United States.

The Foundation is in the process of finalizing plans for rebuilding the three Keepers’ Cottages to complete the historical integrity of the original configuration of buildings which surrounded the lighthouse.

The lighthouse was built in 1868 and is owned and maintained by the 45th Space Wing at Patrick AFB.

Become a Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation Member

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

The CCAFS comprises over 17,000 acres of land, is America’s original space base, and ground zero for testing missiles since 1949, when President Harry S. Truman established the Joint Long Range Proving Ground at Cape Canaveral.

Cape Canaveral was selected for this purpose as it was lightly populated, allowed for launches out over the Atlantic Ocean, and enables easy access to equatorial orbit.

 

NASA Deputy Administrator Robert Seamans and Dr. Wernher von Braun explain the Saturn launch system to President John F. Kennedy at Cape Canaveral, Florida, November 16, 1963.