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Space Coast Runners Mom breaks Guinness World Record

Kaitlin Donner and son Mikey race to record Fastest Mile while Pushing a Stroller by a female Friday night in Viera while family and friends cheer.

VIERA, FL, April 21, 2024:  – With hundreds of people on hand to witness the record-breaking attempt, Kaitlin Donner, 34, did not disappoint. Despite facing higher than average temperatures, Donner pushed her son, Mikey (18 months) around the Viera High School track on Friday night to shatter the Guinness World Record for fastest mile pushing a stroller.

Kaitlin and Mikey broke the record for running that one mile by clocking a time of 5 minutes, 11 seconds.

The event, hosted by Space Coast Runners, was a testament to Donner’s exceptional athleticism and determination. The former professional Team USA triathlete, mom and local business owner celebrated her record setting performance with a huge smile and hugs from her husband, Ed and sons Chris and Mikey.

“It was a lot more fun than I expected it to be going after the mile”, said Kaitlin. I didn’t expect so many people to show up to watch and cheer. I think that speaks volumes about our amazing running community here in Brevard County.” She went on to add, “I also didn’t realize how much it (the record attempt) would resonate with women. I hope it inspires parents, moms and the athletic community.”

Space Coast Runners organized the remarkable event on Friday night, April 19th, at the Viera High School’s Acosta-Streufert track, where history was made by 13 seconds. The Donner duo’s accomplishment will undoubtedly be remembered for a show in athletic excellence but also in a true showing of community support.

The previous record was 5 minutes, 24 seconds. Record pending ratification.


Congratulations to our Space Coast Runners Team at the Brevard Corporate 5K. Not only did they win the Fastest Club title but the team placed 2nd for Overall Fastest Company. Incredible! View results here:

Top 4 SCR members scoring for the team:

  1. 18:53 Thomas Boggs
  2. 19:35 Lee Kolias
  3. 24:24 Patti Spoerle
  4. 25:30 Sharon Sander

Golden Shoe Award & Hall of Fame Nominations 

GOLDEN SHOE AWARD: Nominations are now being accepted. Please click here to review Golden Shoe Characteristics

Nomination Due Date: April 17, 2024
Submit to:

SCR HALL OF FAME: Put on your thinking caps and ponder who you think would be an excellent choice as  SCR's next Hall of Fame inductee. The intent is to honor a Space Coast Runners member’s athletic accomplishments as a runner, as well as in the SCR ROY Series, and/or their contributions, leadership or efforts on behalf of the Space Coast Runners Club. 

Any member of SCR may submit a candidate along with written rationale. It should include the candidate's name, the number of years they have been a member of SCR and their accomplishments. An individual may only win the award one time. A candidate should be or has been a member of Space Coast Runners. Please click here to review Hall of Fame guidelines.

Nomination Due Date: April 17, 2024
Submit to:

Board of Director Elections: Coming Soon

SCR is seeking members who would like to serve as an at-large member of the SCR Board.  Board members meeting monthly on the third Monday from 6:30 - 8:30PM.  In addition, Board Members select a service role such as volunteer coordinator, newsletter contributor, or membership on the race or social committees.  These duties may require supporting our socials, fun runs or other SCR events as well.  

We have 10 at-large positions on the Board of Directors. Are you willing to serve?  You must be 18 years old and a SCR member to qualify.  At-large Members can move up to nomination for a Board Leadership position after serving for at least 1 full year.  

Please email Club President, Terry Ryan at if you are interested in serving on the Board by April 14, 2024. Please provide a short summary about yourself and why you would like to serve on the SCR Board along with a photograph.  The information and picture will be used on the ballot.   SCR elections will be held in May.  

Scholarship Application period now open thru 2/29. 

Space Coast Runners Christian Lake Memorial Scholarship 2024: SCR awards two scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to Brevard County seniors who are members of their school’s cross country and/or track team, and/or they are members of Space Coast Runners. Students are selected based on the strength of a 250-word essay; this year, the prompt is “How have I been positively impacted by running?"

To apply, please click link for the application.

Applications are due on Thursday, Feb. 29th. Questions, please contact Marisa Flint at 

No Water on Sunday, January 14 on River Road

Due to the club's Winter Social at Oars & Paddles on Sunday, 1/14, the Hydration Crew will not be putting out water along River Road South. Please joing us from a beautiful run down Tropical Trail in Indian Harbour Beach. And! Be on the lookout of The Golden Egg. If you find it, return it to the SCR tent at Oars & Paddles to win a prize.

SCR Winter Social on 1/14/24 at 8AM

Everyone's invited. Not a member of SCR? No problem...come enjoy free food and drink as we kick off 2024 by celebrating our running community. Enjoy a run down Tropical Trail before the Winter Social. Find The Golden Egg out on the run!

Set-up around 7:30/7:45am
Social kicks off 8:00am with a Group Photo at 8:10am

SCR will provide a tasty morning breakfast and drink for everyone! Come, mingle & meet SCR members you might not know, find new run partners to join you as you reach for your 2024 goals…

You'll be able to:
* Sign up or Renew your SCR Membership and save $5
* Register for the SCR Spring Training Camp that starts on 1/16/24
* Purchase SCR retail items
* Win stellar raffle prizes 

Join SCR at Stumpy's Hatchet House to Throw Axes & Hangout

Join us at Stumpy's Cocoa Village for the Space Coast Runners Holiday Social and enjoy a night of fun, laughs, and axe throwing!

Ready to Trade Treadmills for Timber? It's a Runner's Holiday Throwdown!

Calling all pavement pounders, trail trekkers, and park patrollers! This holiday season, ditch the dusty gym bags and join us for a social gathering like no other: The Space Coast Runner's Holiday Social at Stumpy's Cocoa Village!

- Sharpen your axes, not your spikes: Trade in your PRs for bullseyes at the ultimate axe-throwing competition. Friendly rivalries welcome!
- Swap war stories (and running tips): Mingle with your fellow runners, share your training tales (and maybe some post-race horror stories), and discover new trails to conquer in the new year.
- Leave the pavement dust behind: Ditch the treadmill monotony and celebrate your passion for running in a totally unique way.
- Family friendly: Kids 12+ welcome until 8:00PM

Date: Thursday December 28
Time: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Location: Stumpy's Hatchet House Cocoa Village 210 King St. Cocoa
Cost: $20/person, includes 1 free drink

Happy Hour Friday Night at Dirty Oar Beer Co.

Come hang out with SCR for a happy hour meetup at Dirty Oar Beer Co. No running involved...but there may be some drinking. Dirty Oar offers 21 taps of beer, wine & hard seltzer. There are food trucks on Friday night. Indoor/outdoor.

If you have any Space Coast Runners apparel wear it this Friday night to Happy Hour! It will make easy to spot the SCR folks...and we'll make it even happier...those wearing something SCR will receive a $2 discount off their first drink! 

New Nomination Criteria for Club's Hall of Fame Unveiled

Space Coast Runners' prestigious Hall of Fame, established in 2001, stands as a testament to the outstanding athletes and individuals who have left an indelible mark on Space Coast Runners and our running community. With a rich history of honoring legendary local figures in our sport, the Hall of Fame has grown in significance over the years.

We are excited to announce that the club's Board of Directors has recently approved updated criteria to ensure the continued recognition of future athletes who embody excellence and dedication. You can find detailed information on the new nomination guidelines on our website. We’re looking forward to accepting new nominations in Spring 2024, as we celebrate the incredible achievements and contributions of those who shape our running legacy right here in Brevard County.


🏅✨ A Big High-Five to Our Young Athletes! 🖐️👟SCR Youth Series race #2 at Cocoa High School this morning was a blast, and all our young runners were absolute champions! The energy & enthusiasm lit up the track. 🌞✨Check out all the awesome pics here: 📸

Remember! If your child has run 2 races they are on the way to win the Ran All Races Challenge. Kids that complete all 6 races & are SCR members will receive the special Challenge Jacket at the end of the season.


When SCR said get ready...the kids were listening!🌟Our inaugural Youth Series race saw an overwhelming turnout of young champions ready to race the track & create memories that'll last a lifetime. We had 188 runners today - the most we've ever seen come out. To all the parents, volunteers, & young athletes – thank you for making this event truly spectacular. Let's keep it going all series long! 🌟

We'll have finisher prizes for every child that didn't get one after we ran out. We're replenishing and prepping for BIGGER and BETTER when we hit the track again on 9/23 at Cocoa HS. 📷 Photo link will be posted as soon as we have it. Questions? Email Youth Series coordinator, Donna at


Congratulations to Palm Bay for winning the blue ribbons at the 9th annual Battle of Brevard Fun Run held on Wednesday, August 2nd in West Melbourne. It was Palm Bay's first win by a south county city/town and the first time the fun run has been held in the southern part of Brevard. 63 participants, all wearing black to represent ran or walked the 3 mile course at Field of Dreams park. 

Second place went to West Melbourne with Melbourne and Titusville following. There were a total of 159 participants who enjoyed fresh pizza and Cold Yeti's after the run. Battle of Brevard coordinator, Vishwa Ramachadran reported, "The event went swimmingly. After some fickle evening weather over the past few days, I was ecstatic that it wasn't an issue tonight." SCR member, Keith Snodgrass was on hand taking photos. You can view the free photos by clicking here

SCR Fall Training Camp: Registration Open

16-Week Fall Training Camp will kickoff on Tuesday, August 8th with Coach Kaitlin Donner. Camp is open to both members and non-members who are looking to increase speed, mileage, accomplish goals and to meet other runners and run/walkers. The camp is designed for all ages and paces. Check out all the details by clicking here.


Wednesday, July 19th! Please join The Lake Family for the 6th Annual Christian Lake Memorial Run in honor of their son & former SCR member, Christian Lake at The Dirty Oar Beer Co. in Cocoa Village. We will gather joyfully to commemorate Christian’s life and his passion for running everywhere in Brevard County and beyond. Light food & drink for everyone after the run. Run starts at 6:15PM.

  • Bring a new pair of socks to donate to local sharing/homeless shelters.
  • Sales of the Christian Lake Memorial Fun Run shirt and glasses will benefit the SCR Christian Lake Memorial Scholarship Fund that's awarded annually.
  • Not able to attend? Donate online ( or purchase merchandise online (




Thanks to all SCR members who took part in voting in the May board election for the club!

The elections this year had 139 votes cast. Fourteen candidates ran for the fourteen open positions on the board of directors. The results confirmed the executive and board member seats.

  • Terry Ryan, President
  • Galyn Schenk, Vice President
  • Kelly Kervin, Secretary
  • Paul Boucher, Treasurer
  • Donna Arnister
  • Stephen Bernstein
  • Nicole Cash-Iannello
  • Danielle Grose
  • Steve Hebert
  • Chris Kelly
  • Alex Lipford
  • Vishwa Ramachadran
  • Johanna Ramirez
  • Bambi Sweeney

Congratulations to all. Welcome to new board members Alex, Nicole and Vishwa. Thank you to all candidates for your time, passion and willingness to serve the SCR Board of Directors.


Need water? Sunday water stops on River Road are NORTH now (even though our emails have said otherwise). Want to check out some awesome Blue Jean Mile pics? You can find photos by Keith Snodgrass from the May19th event here:


Get ready for Celebration Night! It's on Sunday, June 4 at 4:00pm at the Regional Pavilion in Wickham Park. Mix, mingle and celebrate with SCR members from all over Brevard County or simply stop by to pickup your award and winnings.Tickets are now on sale for $10 per person. Purchase yours today:


Join us at Runner of the Year Series race #9 on Sunday, April 16. It's the Space Coast Classic 15K & 2 Mile. Not only is the Classic 15K the original 15K race in Brevard County but it's the ONLY time this year you can locally race a 15K. Do it just to do it! Not ready for the 9.3 miles yet? No problem, come race the 2 Mile for a fast and fun race. Register here:


Come celebrate the history of Space Coast Runners at the 45th Anniversary Party on 3/18. From races to fundraisers, from 4 founding members to 900 members will be a great way to look back on literally miles of memories.

Join us at Intracoastal Brewing Company from 1pm to 4pm.


Local graduating seniors wanting to apply for the 2023 SCR Christian Lake Memorial Scholarship Fund must have their essay application in by end of day on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Details can be found on the website by clicking here.

Early Registration for the 2023
Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon

Join us online THIS WEEKEND for SCR's Member Exclusive early registration event and race discount! Happening on two days this year...Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29 2023. Here's the scoop on how things will work.
#1 Your Club Account Information MUST Match Your Registration & Be Active Status
Your club account membership must match how you register for the race. Your first name, last name, date of birth and email address must be exactly the same. Otherwise, your registration will not be accepted. You have until midnight, Thursday, January 26, 2023 to update your membership info or renew your membership at 

#2 Register Online on Saturday, January 28 or Sunday, January 29, 2023.
Online registration will open to SCR Members exclusively on Saturday, 1/28 and will remain open until 11:59PM on Sunday, 1/29.  You can register ONLINE for the race of your choice. We'll send the online coupon code to use in an email this Friday at all ACTIVE SCR members.

Additionally, SCR Members enjoy special savings all weekend at Running Zone. Members will receive a 15% shopping discount, as well as an additional 20% off clearance items. There will NOT be online registration available in-store. You must register online from the convenience of your home, workplace or phone.
#3 Select the Space Coast Marathon or your choice of either Half Marathon
Select the race you would like to run. Please note: SCR Runner of the Year Series race is the North Half Marathon. This means SCR members can score Runner of the Year Series points in 2023's Space Coast Marathon or the North Side Half Marathon. If a member selects to run the South side no ROY points will be awarded but it will count towards "Ran All Races". Virtual race options will be available. Virtual races count towards Ran All Races.

#4 Enter Your Exclusive SCR Savings Coupon
Fill out your registration. You will be asked to enter a coupon code during the process which will SAVE YOU 10% on race registration fees and allow your registration to process. This is the BIGGEST discount SCR members have received in recent years so take advantage of it. It only happens once a year.

Enter the coupon code that will be emailed to ACTIVE members on Friday, 1/27. Enter payment and complete your online registration.

#5 You're Finished!
You will receive an email confirming your registration for the 2023 race you selected.


Come join us for a run beginning at 6AM, you choose the distance, then at 8AM enjoy breakfast snacks & coffee and some really cool raffle prizes! Try to find the Golden Egg on your run to win a special prize!


We're in need of Sunday Hydration Crew volunteers for River Road. Several past volunteers have moved out of the area and we're desperately in need of new help. Please email Cyndi Bergs if you could help:


Please note there will be no SCR hydration stations put out on Sunday, 12/25 or on Sunday, 1/1 due to the Sunday falling on a holiday. 

***Sunday water is SOUTH on 10/30***

Please be advised that space Coast runners will be putting water out on the southside of River Road this Sunday. There is a century ride happening at 8 AM so please be aware of cyclists on the road and make sure to always be single file if a car or cyclist is approaching. #ShareTheRoad


Throughout the years with Gary Castner and Ray Brown

These two gentlemen have been ROY Series stalwarts for decades as well as an integral part of the Space Coast Runners Runner of the Year Series behind the scenes. From the early days of ROY points scoring to the Race Committee selection process, find out from Gary and Ray how things have and still do happen. Click here to watch the video on YouTube.

IMPORTANT! Sunday's long run is moving SOUTH for 10/2. River Road north has flooded areas. Water & Gatorade will be out South side at approximately miles 2 & 4. South side is ok until mile 5. Please share with your run friends!

ROY Series Results Updated

2022-2023 Runner of the Year Series results are updated for the I Love My Island 5K. Overall and Age Graded links are ready for viewing at or in the ROY Series drop down box. You can also check Ran All Races Challenge participation there too. Questions or edits, please email

Next race is Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the Running Wild 5K. The race is at 7:30am at Wickham Park.

Personal Safety Class on Thursday

SCR is hosting a Personal Safety Class this Thursday at Addison Village Clubhouse in conjunction with Space Coast Sole Sisters. Speakers from Femme Fatale Arms and Brevard County Sheriff's Department will be on hand. The FREE class will be from 6 - 8 PM on 9/22/22.

Battle of Brevard 2022

The results for the 2022 Battle of Brevard Fun Run are in! This year’s event was held at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach. The run was dedicated in memory of SCR member, Rick Foresteire and was a grand celebration. Participants had the option of running on the beach or sidewalk. Weather was perfectly hot for an August evening and everyone had a great time.

Merritt Island was declared the winner for 2022. Wearing white, 41 participants came out to represent their little island. This makes 3 Battle of Brevard titles for MI, having won in 2017, 2018 and now 2022.  

Thank you to our run leader, Terry Ryan who coordinated the Battle and to all the volunteers who helped make it a success. There were a total of 191 participants representing 15 of Brevard County’s city/towns.

  • Cape Canaveral – 14
  • Cocoa – 8
  • Cocoa Beach - 23
  • Grant – 1
  • Indian Harbour Beach – 3
  • Melbourne – 34
  • *Merritt Island – 41
  • Palm Bay – 4
  • Port St John - 6
  • Rockledge – 18
  • Satellite Beach – 6
  • Sharpes - 1
  • Suntree - 1
  • Titusville – 13
  • Viera - 18


MAX BREWER BRIDGE RUN IN TITUSVILLE | We've changed up this Saturday's run! The Moccasin Trail run was originally scheduled for this Saturday but it has been CANCELLED. Instead our next stop on the Hot & Humid Summer Run Schedule is in Titusville. Join SCR for a Saturday morning bridge run on the beautiful A. Max Brewer Bridge at 7AM.

The incline of the bridge makes this a moderately challenging run or walk. The distance is minimal — it's about 1.3 miles over the bridge and back again. If you want to add some distance to your walk or run, start at the west end of Sand Point Park and do the park loop before crossing the bridge. Your run leader will be Paul. We'll meet at the pavilion by the restrooms on the the side of the bridge. Restrooms are open.
Address: A. Max Brewer Memorial Pkwy, Titusville, FL 32796
Time: 7:00 AM

Do these jeans make my butt look fat?

Admit it. You've asked yourself the same question. The new question should be "does this pair help me run fast"? We're talking about the pants - not jeggings - that you're going to wear to THIS Friday evening's Blue Jean Mile kicking off at the Satellite High School track at 6pm.

This fun, FREE and definitely quirky race is part of the Hot & Humid Summer run schedule sponsored by SCR (Space Coast Runners) and open to everbody - member or not. "It's part of our effort to keep people active during the summer," said Brittany Streufert, Operations Director for SCR. "The schedule offers a variety of terrains and places and attendance will help give us an idea of what people like."

Almost unbelievably, there is actual history to this event. It came about in 2017 when Citius Magazine writer, Paul Snyder, penned a quip wondering how fast someone could run a mile wearing jeans. Of course, there are always people will to try and soon Citius was offering $1,000 for the person who could break four minutes.

So far, their coffers have remained safe as the current world record for the BJM is 4:06:25 set by Asics team runner Johnny Gregorek in May, 2020. Gregorek used the event to draw attention to and raise money for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) in memory of his brother who had died the year before. He raised $36,000 and Asics began sponsoring a yearly virtual BJM to support NAMI.

How will you fare Friday? We are pretty sure that no one reading this can break four-minutes - with or without jeans - but how 'bout six or nine or 13 minutes? So whip out your full length denim - five holes max, you sneaky devils - grab your sense of humor and come join the fun!

Runners will go off in heats based on their own paces. And smile - Brittany and Coach Kaitlin Donner will be posting live on the SCR Facebook page!

Race Registration here! You can register to run at the event. Registration opens at 5:30pm. Hot and Humid Summer Race Schedule Here (Isn't that an awesome logo?)

June 4 Cocoa Beach Run Canceled

Due to pending bad weather tomorrow in our area, we're canceling the Saturday Cocoa Beach Run that was scheduled for 6am. Next beach run will be in July. Check the Hot & Humid Summer Run Schedule for all the SCR running opportunities.

Summer Social: Sunday, June 5th at Intracoastal Brewing Co.

Come join Space Coast Runners and hang out at our first Summer Social since 2019. It's been awhile but we're getting back on track. The club social will be held at the excellent Intracoastal Brewing Co in the Eau Gallie district in Melbourne. 

The Summer Social is THIS Sunday from 1pm to 3pm. The first drink is on us...and it doesn't have to be a cold beer! We'll have drink tickets for beer, wine, lemonade and bottle water. Plus, the first 90 attendees will score a "Classic" pint glass courtesy of the Space Coast Classic 15K & 2 Mile. All you have to do one is wear one of our "Hello My Name is..." name tags so new members or folks just checking things out will feel welcome.

  • First drink on SCR
  • Lots of Craft beers to choose from Intracoastal Brewing Company
  • SCR pint glass giveaway
  • $5 savings on New Club Memberships & renewals 
  • Register for the All-In-One ROY Series Special (cash or check only)
  • Learn about the upcoming Fall SCR Training Camp that starts in August! Coach Kaitlin will be there to answer any questions you might have. You can also register. (cash or check only)
  • Purchase from the SCR Retail Store (order online, select pickup & we'll have your purchase ready for you)
  • Drop off your gently worn sneakers in the SHOE BIN!

If you haven't received your Runner of the Year award for 2021/2022, it will be available for pickup on Sunday. The fun starts at 1pm. We will be downstairs and upstairs at Intracoastal. Look for the SCR table to check in and get your name tag, pint glass and drink ticket. Questions? Email

SCR at National Senior Games

Congratulations to Dave Farrall, National Senior Games Power Walk. He placed 7th today in the Men's 70 - 74 age group and received an award! Dave is also featured as a Humana Game Changer at this year's event.

Space Coast Classic Seeking New Race Director

Space Coast Runners is soliciting applications for experienced leadership for the oldest 15k race in Brevard County. This race has a long history with a variety of locations and calendar dates. Power of Pizza Charities provided outstanding leadership of this race for several years growing the field and turning this event into a highly competitive, but family friendly event for our community. This race is a part of the SCR Runner of the Year Series each year.

Applicants must be prepared to hold an annual 15k/2m race in Brevard County with the 2023 race on April 16, 2023 to meet the SCR ROY Series schedule. The current race director will support selected applicant team for the 2023 race to provide guidance and assistance navigating requirements for a race of this caliber.

Other requirements are as follows:

  • Applicants must demonstrate the experience to safely coordinate large events including the development of sponsors commiserate with the fundraising goals.
  • Applicant must demonstrate the experience to amass the required volunteer support necessary to conduct a race of this size.
  • Applicants must demonstrate digital marketing skills to effectively communicate information about the race and inspire participation of the levels seen in previous years.
  • Applicants must be aligned with a non-profit entity and all proceeds outside of the agreed upon split with Space Coast Runners must go to the charity of choice.
  • Applicants must be prepared to provide turn-key race management services including registration, timing, course preparation, civil permitting, medical, and all other services necessary to produce a safe and financially successful 15k race.
  • Applicants must agree to provide a financial statement outlining all revenue and expenses for each race.

The 2022 Race Director will be available to help for the 2023 SCC Race Planning.

Interested parties should participate in a pre-application teleconference to be held on Monday, May 23rd at 6PM. Please email to register your interest in applying to this notice.

Club Specials, Registrations & Team Links

Take advantage of the SCR Runner of the Year Series All-In-One Special! Register for 9 of the 10 races at one time and save. You save time, money and life becomes so much easier. Click here for details:

SCR 16-Week Fall Training Camp with Coach Kaitlin Donner | Registration is now open. Get all the info and details here:

Apply Now! Applications are being accepted for the SCR Racing Team and the NEW Ambassador Team and the NEW Youth Racing Team. All applications must be end of day on 5/27/22. You can learn more by clicking here:

Purchase Tickets for Celebration Night

Tickets are now on sale online for Celebration Night 2022. The event is being held at Wickham Park, Pavilion #1 on Sunday, May 1 at 4PM. $10 per individual which includes dinner, non-alcoholic beverage and dessert. Purchase here:

Nominate Today!

Nominees Needed for the 2022 Golden Shoe Award! The award's intent is to recognize an individual for the work they have done in support of the running community. Submit nominations by 4/10/22 to Here's the recipient guidelines.

  • An individual may only win the award once
  • Any member of SCR may submit a candidate along with written rationale as to why they should be a Golden Shoe recipient
  • Previous recipients will sit in committee to review and select the winner
  • A candidate does not need to be a member of Space Coast Runners

SCR Self Defense Class

Join Space Coast Runners for FREE instruction on Self Defense presented by Brevard County Sheriff Department. The R.E.A.D.Y program (respond early and defend yourself) instruction will be held at Addison Village Club's large community room in Viera.

Fifteen (15) spots are available for the class on Thursday, March 24. Class will begin at 5:30pm. You must register online to reserve your spot. Registration link:

Neighborhood Fun Runs: West Melbourne

Are you looking for a fun and easy challenge and a way to safely explore different areas throughout the county with fellow runners?  Come join us as we run/walk the neighborhoods of Brevard County! The 8th neighborhood run will take place in West Melbourne. We'll take a 3 mile tour from the Sawgrass Lakes Estates clubhouse (778 Shallow Creek Blvd, West Melbourne, FL 32904) on one or all of the following dates:


March 7 @ 6:00PM 

March 12 @ 7:30AM

March 14 @ 6:00PM

March 19 @ 7:30AM

ROY Series Results Updated

Runner of the Year Series points have been updated for ROY Overall & Age Groups to include the Tooth Trot 5K race results. You can check them out here:

We're working on the Age Graded results and will have them up next. #spacecoastrunners


Mark January 16, 2022 on your calendar as that's the date the club will gather for its annual Winter Social. It will be held at Oars & Paddles under the pavilion. The festivities will start with an early morning run that should have you finish around 8am. At 8am we'll have eats, drinks, fun surprises and lots of raffles to win. The Winter Social is open to all so invited a friend or family member. Renew your membership and save $5 at the social too. More info to come. If you would like to be a social volunteer that morning, please email Brittany at


Space Coast Runners - will you be 50 years old or older by December 10th?  Would you like to represent SCR at the Florida Senior Games in Miramar on 12/10-12?    There is Track and Field, Power Walk and Race Walk.  More information and schedule can be found here:   Field Events are 12/11 and Track Events are 12/12.  

SCR will have the SCR Tent at the Games and will be cheering you on.  However, you must register by November 15, 2021!  First event is $25 and additional events are $8 each.  
Come join us for a fun day of running!


The 50th anniversary of the Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon will take place over Thanksgiving weekend. As co-owners of the race with Running Zone, this is the club's single biggest fundraiser of the year. We would love to see our club members support the race by running, volunteering and promoting it on social media. Every little bit helps!

Here's what you need to know:

  • Both Half Marathons are SOLD OUT (includes virtual). 
  • 43 Full Marathon spots remain open (includes virtual). You can register here.

Runner of the Year Series:

  • Full marathon and North side Half Marathon are the first points races for the 2021-2022 season in the series.
  • South Half Marathon receives Ran All Races credit.
  • Make sure your membership is active status. Login to your account at to check or email and we'll check for you.


  • Need volunteers for SCR Tent at the Expo. 3 shifts are available. First shift is only 1 hour and is helping setup the tent and display. Click here to view.
  • Need volunteers for packet pickup at the Race Expo on Saturday, 11/27. 2 shifts are available. Sign up here.


Happy Halloween!  I hope that your training for the 50th Space Coast Marathon/Half-Marathon Weekend is going well.  With only a month to go, the excitement is building.  We still need many volunteers for the SCR expo, so please hop over to the SCR website at and sign up!  This race is co-owned with Running Zone and our largest fundraiser - we need you to make it a success!

As some of you may know, we have been having issues with our River Road North water stops being vandalized.  We have also had reports of runners being harassed verbally by someone in a truck and on a bike.  On October 17, we were able to get a photograph of the individual knocking over the water at the 4 mile location.  This past weekend, the Brevard County Sheriff provided increased presence hoping to catch this person and provide some corrective action.  Our vandal didn’t make an appearance.  We have 1 more weekend of hydration support on the North side before we switch to South on November 7th.  So, I’m asking you to do a few things to keep everyone safe out there ...
  1. The bicycle in this picture appears to have the large sand tires and this is the same type reported in a direct verbal/abusive encounter with several of our members.  If you encounter this person, please DO NOT take any action, just note the location, date, time and any characteristics that could help us identify the person and email them to me at
  2. Consider Carrying your own hydration, just in case.  You can refill it at the water stops.  We have been stashing a spare cooler to be able to resupply quickly - if you see the coolers dumped, please text me at 321-432-5513 and I can coordinate a resupply as quickly as possible.  
  3. Wear your lights - it will be dark next Sunday until at least 7:15A - be visible and move to the side when approached by vehicles/bicycles.
  4. Of course, if you feel threatened at any time, dial 911 and report it immediately.  
Thank you everyone!

ROY Series Updated: Ran All Races

We've added the participation credit for Running Wild 5K for both in-person and virtual participants for ROY Ran All Races. Please check your listing to make sure your standings look correct. If there's an issue, please email with your name and missing race.

Saturday Trail Run at Malabar Scrub Sancturay

Join us Saturday, October 23rd 7:30am at the Malabar Scrub Sanctuary Mountain Bike Trails. We'll have 3 mile and 3+ mile group run options available. Robin will be the run leader. Park at the bathrooms.

Fall Nutrition Workshop with Danielle Aran on 10/24/21

Join us for a Nutrition Workshop with Danielle Aran at 1pm Wickham Park. This workshop is no cost to SCR Fall Training Camp participants. If you're not a part of camp, we are accepting reservations for a limited number of seats! Cost is only $10 for non-registered campers. Face coverings are optional. Register here.

No day of registrations will be taken. 

Danielle Aran is a Registered Dietitian and avid runner from West Melbourne, FL. She has been an athlete for most of her life, focusing mainly on running since she was a freshman in high school. She then went on to run competitively for The College of New Jersey, where she focused on cross country, the 5K, and 3K. Throughout her college running career, she began to feel how the ebbs and flows of nutrition impact performance, sparking her interest in dietetics, and guiding her to pursue a career in dietetics. She entered Drexel University in 2014 where she studied Human Nutrition, and then completed her dietetic internship through Oregon State University before passing her RD exam in 2018. 

Danielle is super passionate about empowering athletes and active individuals to nourish and fuel their bodies for optimal athletic performance, while also helping them live a healthy, but full life.

SCR Meetup at Carib Brewery Scheduled

Join SCR on Monday, September 13 at 6:30 PM for Carib Brewery Fun Run! New and old members who live in the North Brevard area, this is a great opportunity to meet fellow SCR members, do a little running and drink a beer or two.
If you don't live in North Brevard, no problem! Now's your chance to explore new territory. Don't feel like running? Stop by to hangout. The night will have some goodies and giveaways. Don't miss out!

Corporate 5K: Run for Space Coast Runners

Join the Space Coast Runners team at the Corporate 5K on Thursday, September 23. It's being held at the Melbourne Orlando International Airport. Be one of the first 20 members to join the team and you'll save 50%. Register here and use code SCRCORP2020.

All-In-One Series Special Ends Monday Night!

Last Chance to Register for 9 of the 10 SCR Runner of the Year Series races. All-In-One Special ends tonight. Don't miss out on the savings of time and money!


Neighborhood Fun Run August Dates Announced

The second month of Neighborhood Runs will take place in Titusville with everyone meeting at Sand Point Park to start. Join neighborhood lead, Paul Boucher for a tour around Titusville or a run over the Max Brewer Bridge on one or all of the following dates:


  • August 6 @ 6:30 am
  • August 12 @ 6:30 pm
  • August 24 @ 6:30 pm
  • August 29 @ 6:30 am

​For complete information on registering or taking part in the 2021-2022 Neighborhood Fun Runs, click here.

Beach Run Meetup on August 14

Join us for a beach run at low tide in Cocoa Beach. We'll be meeting at the Ron Jon parking lot/Shepard Park area and will then head down to the beach to do an out and back run starting at 7am. All paces welcome. It's a beautiful way to start the morning...Florida-style!

Registration for 16 Week Fall Training Camp is Open!

Join the SCR Fall Training Camp. It starts up August 9th with RRCA certified coach, Kaitlin Donner. If you're targeting the 2021 Space Coast Marathon or Half Marathon or any fall race, come get plugged in and train with a group group of like minded runners. We even have run/walkers so it's for all paces. You can register online by clicking here or register in-person at the Tuesday Satellite High Track workout on 7/27. Here's the Fall Training Camp registration form. All the details can be found on our training camp page:

Special Sunday Long Run South on 8/8: Save the Rockledge Drive Oaks

Join us for a special SOUTH RIVER ROAD long run on Sunday, August 8th. We'll be running to show support to save the Rockledge Drive oak trees that are scheduled to be removed and/or trimmed back in mid-August.
SCR will have water & Accelerade setup on South River Road at approximately miles 2, 4 & 6.
Additionally, there will be a group picture to show support at 7am. This picture will take place at the home address: 2005 Rockledge Drive.
The group picture location is 4.9 miles from Cocoa Village so time your run accordingly if you're parking there. Don't need to run that far? Park at Riverwalk Park at the south end of Rockledge Drive on US1. It's a 2 mile run from there.
We encourage you to take your own pics during your morning run with one of the trees or signs and post using #savetheoaksRR
Shirts will be available to purchase that morning for a donation of $12.50 or more. More shirt info coming soon. 

SCR Renames Annual Scholarship in Memory of Christian Lake

Even though he was young in years, Christian Lake made a lasting impression on those who knew him, not only as a talented runner but as a guy with a very giving heart, a caring will to help others and a big, bright smile. That's why the SCR Board of Directors unanimously decided to rename SCR Student Scholarship in Christian's honor and memory. 

"I am very honored to announce that Space Coast Runners will be naming our Student Scholarship Program in memory of Christian Lake.", said Debbie Wells, Club President.  "With the support of the Lake family (Les, Kelley, Nick & Kailyn), this program will now be known as the SCR Christian Lake Memorial Scholarship."

Christian was a SCR member with his family and an outstanding runner in high school and collegiately at Florida Institute of Technology. Sadly, he was lost 4 years ago in a tragic car accident at the age of 21.  He left his family and friends with so many warm memories that inspire them every day.  

Much like Christian did in his life, the scholarship is making a difference. Designed to assist two local Brevard high school seniors, the annual $2,000 awards recognizes those lives that have benefited in some way from running for their school's cross country or track program or have family members that run, which in turn has impacted their lives.

"We were very touched and honored by this tribute.", said his mother, Kelley Lake. "It came as quite a surprise and we know how this would have made Christian so proud." 

The 2021-2022 scholarship application process opens to all Brevard graduating seniors in January 2022.

Neighborhood Fun Run July Dates Announced

The first neighborhood run will take place in Viera/Suntree. Join neighborhood lead, Rachel Weeks for a tour around Viera (3 or 5.49 miles) on one or all of the following dates:

  • July 5 @ 6PM
  • July 15 @ 6PM
  • July 25 @ 7:30AM
  • July 31 @ 7:30AM

​For complete information on registering or taking part in the 2021-2022 Neighborhood Fun Runs, click here.

Beach Run Meetup on July 17

Join us for a beach run at low tide in Cocoa Beach. We'll be meeting at the Ron Jon parking lot/Shepard Park area and will then head down to the beach to do an out and back run starting at 7am. All paces welcome. It's a beautiful way to start the morning...Florida-style!

Celebration Night Raffle Winners!

And the winners are? Check your Celebration Night raffle tickets against our prize list to see if you are holding a winning ticket! If you have a winning ticket, we'll work on coordinating a pickup.

Location Change Due to Fire at Wickham for Celebration Night

On Thursday afternoon there was a wildfire at Wickham Park. SCR was just informed by the park that the City of Melbourne Fire Department has advised to close the park. We are no longer able to hold our event at Wickham Park.

Celebration Night will now be held at the Eau Gallie Square Park from 5pm - 8pm. This is the little park that was used a few years back when Downtown Melbourne 5K had to move locations. The address is: 1453 Highland Ave, Melbourne FL 32901. Do not park at Eau Gallie Civice Center as they have a prom. Please try to park on the side streets, the library, etc. Sorry for the change but it was out of our hands. See you tonight at Eau Gallie Square Park.

Runner of the Year Series All-In-One Special

Take advantage of the 2021-2022 Runner of the Year Series All-In-One Special. The ROY special is now open until August 8, 2021. It allows you to register for 9 of the 10 ROY Series races all at one time. You save time and money. Click here to register online today or click here to download the registration form and mail so that we receive it no later than August 8th. Special includes entry into these 9 races:

  • Running on Island Time 2 Mile
  • Turtle Krawl 5K
  • Running Wild 5K
  • Run Run Santa 1 Mile
  • Tooth Trot 5K
  • Eye of the Dragon 10K or Tail of the Lizard 2 Mile or Slay the Beast Challenge
  • Chuck Wagon 5K
  • Downtown Melbourne 5K
  • Space Coast Classic 15K or 2 Mile

Join us for the SCR Celebration Night on Friday, June 11 at 5:00pm at Pavilion #1 in Wickham Park. Mix, mingle and celebrate with SCR members from all over Brevard County or simply drive thru to pickup your award and winnings.

Celebration Night is an event where runners and walkers of all ages, fitness levels, and team affiliations join together to celebrate what makes our local running scene truly special: the camaraderie, the diversity, the competition, and the chance to strive together. It's a night to honor the top individuals of the 2020/2021 SCR "Runner of the Year" racing season. 

The People's Choice Awards are back! We'll be announcing your picks for these fun awards and we'll be recognizing those who gave it their all for Volunteer of the Year. The SCR Racing Team will also be announced during the evening.

Tickets are limited, so be sure to get yours today! Click here for tickets.
$6 meal ticket per individual - choice of barbecue pork, chicken or a Greek salad for vegetarians.

And here's the deal...we need a good head count to plan everything from how we spread things out to remain socially distanced to bringing in food. Please purchase your tickets online or send a check to the club's PO Box no later than 6/4/21. We will not be selling meal tickets the night of the event. It makes things a tad bit more complicated when we're having to guess how many people are going to show up. Help us put on the best Celebration Night ever!

Look forward to...


We plan to have tables for...

  • Ask about Age Grading?
  • Runner of the Year Series 2021-2022
  • SCR Retail Store with a Celebration Night specials
  • New Youth Series
  • ROY and Ran All Races awards
  • Fall Training Camp
  • Battle of Brevard
  • Summer Fun Run Schedule

​Click here to purchase a dinner ticket.

Global Running Day

On June 2, join SCR for some early morning miles on Global Running Day. We will also be celebrating the life of SCR member, Junious Gavin Dimond who passed away in January. His love of running on the Space Coast will be well represented by your presence.
We'll have 2 meet times and a variety of distances to choose from. Plus, as our running gift to you, you'll receive the really cool Space Coast Runners water bottle to make it worth your while.
Start 1: 5:00 AM
Welcome & celebration. Plus, we'll answer any questions on the routes you might have. Take a quick picture.
Start 2: 5:30 AM
Welcome & celebration. Plus, we'll answer any questions on the routes you might have. Take a quick picture.
Routes - we'll be posting maps for the following distances
2 Mile: Out & back course
3 Mile: Small loop course
4 Mile: Medium loop course
5 Mile: Large loop course
6 or 8 Mile: Out & back course
Please bring a safety light and wear bright, reflective clothing. Plan to be finished with your morning miles no later than 7AM.

Need New Board Members

Join the SCR Board of Directors! We have 6 open board seats so NOW is the time to get involved. Help shape and make SCR an even better running club. No experience is necessary to run in May's election.

If interested, please contact SCR President, Debbie Wells via email at and provide the following information by May 2, 2021:
1. Short bio with a picture of yourself
2. Why you would like to serve on the SCR board

ROY Series Points Updated!

The preliminary results are in for the 2020-2021 SCR Runner of the Year Series. Members please review your standings. If there are any corrections or disputes, you must contact by Sunday, May 2, 2021. This is for the ROY Series ONLY which includes Overall, Age Group and Age Graded standings.
Ran All Races is still running and will conclude with the grand finale race in this year's series, the Eat My Crust 5K on Sunday, 5/2.


2021-2022 will be the 7th year for the fantastic Space Coast Runners Racing Team. The team embodies runners and walkers of all ages, paces and abilities. Now's your chance to be a part of the team. 

Our team's mission is to promote running among the club membership and bring increased visibility of SCR to the local running scene. We provide an atmosphere for team members to share running knowledge and simply enjoy running together as well as competing against other local races. We have fun volunteering at SCR ROY Series races and other club events. 

Benefits of joining the team include: 

  • Run, support and compete with your fellow team members
  • Be a part of team building and training events
  • Opportunity to represent Space Coast Runners at local races
  • Promote an active lifestyle in the Brevard County community
  • Share personal experience and knowledge with the running community

​The application process is now open for 2021-2022. Download application here.
Deadline for application is Sunday, April 18, 2021. If you have any questions, please email

Youth Series Race #3: 2/27/21

9am on Saturday, February 27 at Space Coast Junior/Senior High School 
Address: 6150 Banyan St, Cocoa, FL 32927
Youth Series Race #3 - FREE for children
Age Groups for fun runs:
4 & under – 1/8 mile (200 meters)
5 & 6 years old – 1/8 mile
7 & 8 years old – 1/4 mile (400 meters)
9 & 10 years old – 1/4 mile
11 to 12 years old – 1/2 mile (800 meters)
Running in a youth fun run can be a great experience for kids. The SCR Youth Series is designed to encourage kids of all ages to experience running and try their best. The fun runs are non-competitive while providing motivation for kids to stay active and fit. 

It's Membership Week!

Save $5 this week when you join SCR or renew your current membership. Use code SAVE2021 online. SCR will be at the Superhero 1 Mile & 5K race this Saturday so you can stop by the tent to register and save. And, you can renew or join at this Sunday's Winter Social in Cocoa Village at 8am.
If you want to take advantage of the SCR member benefit: Early Registration & Discount for the 2021 Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathi, you must have an active membership status by end of day this Thursday, January 28, 2021. No exceptions. Early Registration & Discount is on Saturday, Jan 30th - all day online or during store hours at Running Zone. Credit card only.

Group Run Calendar Updated
We've updated the fun run calendar with the most recent information on area group runs. Tonight is the kickoff of a new fun run in Merritt Island. It's called the #Route3FunRun and it's at 6pm at Route 3 Crossfit. Click here to see the updated schedule.

Winter Social is on Sunday, 1/31 in Cocoa Village

Everyone's invited. Not a member of SCR? No problem...come enjoy free food and drink as we kick off 2021 by celebrating our running community. Save $5 on new memberships and renewals. Shop our SCR apparel.
  • Enjoy a run down River Road before the Winter Social.
  • Set-up around 7:30/7:45am
  • Social kicks off 8:00 am
SCR will provide a tasty morning breakfast and drink for everyone! Come, mingle & meet SCR members you might not know, find new run partners to join you as you reach for your 2021 goals.

SCR Student Scholarship: Apply Now

Space Coast Runners will award scholarships to two high school seniors in the amount of $2,000 each; students must be a member of their school’s cross country and/or track team and/or a member of Space Coast Runners. Applicants will be evaluated on the strength of a 250-word essay that addresses the prompt, “what skills obtained through running will best serve in college.”

Students can access the application at: or Download file.

Applications should be emailed along with the essay to Marisa Flint at no later than February 28, 2021. Scholarship winners will be notified in mid-March. Winners are expected to attend the SCR dinner in June and read the winning essays (this year, instead of a dinner there may be virtual presentations and social media posts, depending on pandemic restrictions.)

ROY Series Results are Updated

The Runner of the Year Series results have been updated on the site to include points from Saturday's Reindeer Run 5K in Cape Canaveral. This was the second race in the six event series. Active members earn ROY points at every race and will be eligible to win series awards. Next up is the Superhero 1 Mile race on Saturday, January 30th in Viera.

Next Youth Series Race Dates Announced

The final two track races of the 2020-2021 Youth Series have been scheduled. Race #3 will take place at Space Coast High School on Saturday, February 27, 2021 and Race #4 will be held at Eau Gallie High School on Saturday, April 17, 2021. These races are free for any child 12 years of age and under. To be included in the Ran All Races part of the Youth Series, the child must be an active SCR member. If you have any questions regarding the Youth Series or would like to volunteer, please contact Rebecca Acosta who is coordinating the series at

Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon Panel with Q&A

Join us for an exciting afternoon THIS Sunday at 1pm at Wickham Park, Pavilion #14! The SCR Fall Training Camp is pleased to announce our first Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon Panel with Q&A. It's your chance to participate in great discussion on the upcoming Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon with a group of incredible runners.

Marathon Panel:

  • Bill Vanos, Chicago Marathon Male Masters champion 2015 and running coach
  • Steve Chin, esteemed marathon and half marathon pacer, accomplished runner on the roads and trails
  • Heather Schulz, former Track Shack series champion, world marathoner & running influencer
  • Alison Sukolsky, former SCR Runner of the Year series champion, accomplished Boston Marathoner
  • Tony Bils, Grandma's Marathon favorite, fantastic pacer

Our panel will share their thoughts on running big races and how they've found success with our moderators, Kaitlin Donner and Brittany Streufert. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and find out the secrets to preparing mentally before a race and keeping it together during the race. Space is limited so register today. Registe:

Youth Series Race #1: Saturday at 9am in Viera

Celebration Night Festivities: Friday, 8/21

We're doing a fun-filled, drive-by Celebration Night & SCR Fun Run! Event kicks off at 4PM and the drive-by will be open until 8PM on Friday, August 21. If you're ok with getting out of your car and would like to do some sweaty miles, we'll be hosting a fun run that starts at 6pm from the Calvary Chapel Viera parking lot where everything is taking place.

We're looking for volunteers:


Battle of Brevard 2020

The results for the 2020 Battle of Brevard virtual fun run have been calculated! The winner is now the most winning City/Town in our history...drum roll's VIERA! Viera took the win with a 22.7% participation rate. This gives them back-to-back wins and a total of 3 Battle of Brevard titles.

Viera had the lead from the start. At midday, Merritt Island was a close second. Evening runners gave Titusville and Rockledge a final push but it wasn't enough. Viera kept the participation points coming in steady to secure the top position.

Mims 0.6%
Port St John 0.6%
Melbourne Beach 1.8%
Suntree 1.8%
Grant 2.5%
Satellite Beach 2.5%
Indialantic 2.5%
Cocoa 3.7%
Indian Harbour Beach 3.7%
Cocoa Beach 4.3%
West Melbourne 4.3%
Melbourne 6.7%
Palm Bay 8.0%
Merritt Island 9.8%
Titusville 10.4%
Rockledge 14.1%
Viera 22.7%

Thank you to everyone who participated! Viera participants, look for the blue ribbon in your mailbox in the very near future.


Celebration Night Festivities: Friday, 8/21
We're doing a fun-filled, drive-by Celebration Night & SCR Fun Run! Event kicks off at 4PM and the drive-by will be open until 8PM on Friday, August 21. 
  • HOW DOES IT WORK? SCR will be setup in the Calvary Chapel Viera Parking lot with different stations for you to drive up to receive your Runner of the Year Awards, Ran All Races Jackets, or SCR Racing Team Uniforms. You don't even have to get out of your car! Volunteers will hand you everything and our photographer will be on hand to capture the moment.
  • BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE! Every person receiving an award will drive up to the Viera Pizza tent to receive a 16" cheese or pepperoni pizza to-go. That's right! We're sending you on your way with a delicious pizza dinner.
  • I DIDN'T GET AN AWARD! That's ok! Come and join us at 6PM for a SCR Fun Run. We'll be running a loop around Viera for some socially distanced evening miles. Course map will be posted the week of the event.
  • MEMBERSHIP DEALS FOR EVERYONE! Renew your membership on Friday, 8/21 and you'll save $5. Not a member? Register to become part of the SCR family and save $5. 
  • ANYTHING ELSE?The brand new SCR singlet will be offered for a one-day only special price of $10. You can pre-order the singlet and we'll have it ready for pickup or you can purchase at the tent.
  • READY FOR A RAFFLE?You can purchase raffle tickets to win some fabulous running related items. We're doing the raffle instead of the Silent Auction. Tickets will be $5 each or 3 for $10.
  • BUT WAIT THERE'S STILL MORE! Everyone...yes Everyone will receive a special Celebration SCR Swag bag filled with surprise swag just for coming out. 

So that's this year's Celebration Night event. Join us as we celebrate pandemic style. It will be a blast. If you or your business would like to donate an item to the raffle please email or message us.

Saturday Run on the Beach in Cocoa Beach

Meet to run at 6:30am
Parking lot near Ron Jon's in Cocoa Beach
Questions? Email

It's low tide this weekend which makes it a potentially great time to run on the beach. Come meet SCR in Cocoa Beach this Saturday morning for a casual run. We'll meet near Ron Jon's in the parking lot by the showers & gazebo. This parking lot is across from the paid parking lot. Howard Kanner will be our meetup coordinator for the fun run.

Looking at winds, you can run north or south. We'll do an out & back along the water. Distance is up to you. Plan to finish around 7:30am. Low tide is 7:31am for Cocoa Beach.

Monday (June 15) is the SCR Annual Meeting

Join us online or over the phone THIS Monday at 7PM for the club's annual meeting. The meeting is designed to give you an excellent recap of what SCR's been doing over the past year and what we plan to do.  

This will be the final meeting for our current Board of Directors. Thank you to outgoing board members - Bob Rall, Lindsey Henits, & Jessica Frank. Your service and dedication has meant a ton to SCR. We will miss you!

Water, Gatorade and fun runs will be popping up more & more in the coming days!

Here's what we know:

SCR: Will have both Water & Gatorade out now on Sunday on River Road (north side)
Up & Running: Will be putting water out on Tropical Trail on Sunday
Running Zone: Fun runs are back, bring your own fluids, however they will have some available

  • Sunday at Oars and Paddles Park 6:30 AM
  • Monday @ Pizza Gallery 6 PM
  • Tuesday @ Hell 'n Blazes 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday @ Eau Gallie Library 6 AM
  • Thursday @ Running Zone 6PM

Don't forget to please continue to practice social distancing!


On June 3, join SCR for some early morning miles on Global Running Day. We'll have 2 meet times and a variety of distances to choose from. Plus, as our running gift to you, you'll receive the really cool Space Coast Runners water bottle to make it worth your while. (FACEBOOK EVENT:

Start 1: 5:00 AM
Quick welcome & we'll answer any questions on the routes you might have. Take a quick picture

Start 2: 5:30 AM
Quick welcome & we'll answer any questions on the routes you might have. Take a quick picture.

Routes - we'll be posting maps for the following distances
2 Mile: Out & back course
3 Mile: Small loop course
4 Mile: Medium loop course
5 Mile: Large loop course
6 or 8 Mile: Out & back course

Please bring a safety light and wear bright, reflective clothing. Plan to be finished with your morning miles no later than 7AM.

SCR Summer 10 Week Training Program with Coach Kaitlin & Coach Jen

June 23rd - August 29th

You asked for it! The new SCR Summer 10 Week Training Program is open for registration!

  • Designed by New Wave Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation to help new and newly returning runners learn to train and complete a 5K race in a fun, social and energetic atmosphere.
  • Have a few miles under your belt? We have training for seasoned runners too! 

Our goal is to educate, train effectively and build upon your active lifestyle. The summer program will begin on June 23, 2020 and run through August 29, 2020. Group runs will help participants stay accountable and motivated by others going through a similar experience.  

  • Group training and runs will be held on Tuesday at 6PM at the Satellite Beach South Housing Loop.
  • Wednesdays will be an open early 5:30AM morning meetup at rotation locations.
  • Sunday runs will be held at 6AM at different locations around Brevard. 
  • Target race is Running on Island Time 5K on Saturday, August 29. If this race is not held, we will host an exclusive SCR Camp 5K time trial.

The summer training session includes:

  • SCR training singlet for hot weather running.
  • Additionally, you can choose to include 10 New Wave strength classes for $60 (usually $200).* 
  • 20% off all New Wave services during the duration of the camp.
  • Access to closed Facebook group for questions, encouragement and accountability.

*Group classes are one-hour long and designed to target running specific muscle groups to develop injury resilience and overall strenth/power to have you racing at your best! Classes are time-based instead of repetition-based to keep everyone working out together and classes will be periodized over 10 weeks to coincide with the 10 week SCR running camp.



Click Here to Register


Today we'll be sending out the 2020-2021 SCR Board of Directors election ballot via email to active members. Before you vote, learn more about our 13 candidates:


With the Eat My Crust 5K going to a virtual race, the SCR Runner of the Year Series is now finished. ROY Points and Ran All Races participation will compiled with the last race of the series being the Heritage Freedom 5K which was held on 3/7/20. We'll have the series updates and winners announced in the coming days.

We still encourage everyone to support EMC. Their fundraising goals are still the same and they've always been a great series finale race.


The 2020-2021 SCR Racing Team application is open. Members have until May 15, 2020 to submit their application to represent SCR as a club/team ambassador. Our team's mission is to promote running among the club membership and bring increased visibility of SCR to the local running scene. We provide an atmosphere in which runners of all abilities can meet each other, share running knowledge and simply enjoy running together as well as compete against other local teams.

Want to join?

The SCR Board of Directors has decided that the Space Coast Classic 15K & 2 Mile cancellation will result in its removal from the 2019-2020 ROY Series. The ROY Series will now consist of 11 races and 1 drop with the last race being the Eat My Crust 5K Run/Walk now scheduled for June 7, 2020. Given the uncertainty of any set dates, the board will re-evaluate the Covid-19 status at the April 20th meeting. Celebration Night will not happen on 5/31 as planned and a future date will be determined when things have gotten back to normal.
ROY Series points will not be updated at this time to include the Heritage Freedom 5K. This decision was made in case it ends up being the last race in the ROY Series (if EMC doesn't happen). If that's the case, the 1 drop race would need to be factored in at that time so we are delaying the ROY points update. If you have any questions, feel free to email

Canceled: Space Coast Classic... Run Virtually


On behalf of Space Coast Runners and Power of Pizza Charities, we are heartbroken to share that we have canceled this April's 34th Space Coast Classic 15K & 2 Mile. This decision was made due to the ongoing efforts to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. The physical race will not take place but you can still participate virtually. We've even designed a special 2020 Covid-19 Virus Edition race shirt for our virtual runners and walkers.

If you have already registered for the Space Coast Classic 15K, 3x5K Relay or 2 MIle, we are giving our participants several options from which to choose since our race will not take place.

  • DEFERRAL: You can defer your entry until 2021. The race date is scheduled for Sunday, April 11, 2021.
  • SWITCH TO VIRTUAL: Switch your entry to the newly added Virtual Event and receive your 2020 race swag which includes the limited-edition Space Coast Classic Covid-19 Virus Edition tech shirt and the awesome 2020 medal along with a few surprises.
  • TRANSFER TO ANOTHER RACE: You can transfer your entry to the Run Run Santa 1 Mile on December 19 in Viera or on December 20 in Vero Beach

Registered participants can take advantage of any of these 3 options until midnight, April 1, 2020. Registered participants will receive an email with detailed instructions. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Instructions can also be found at:

Over the last 34 years we've been very fortunate to be able to donate to a wide variety of charities. The worst part of having to cancel is that our runners and charities are going to be the ones who suffer. Space Coast Runners will be making a decision on how this will effect the SCR Runner of the Year Series at their meeting next week (which will now also be held virtually). Stay tuned for more information as these decisions are made. I look forward to seeing everyone at the 2021 start line or seeing your Virtual Run posts on social media. If you do run virtually, make sure to include #spacecoastclassic.


Downtown Melbourne 5K has been cancelled. It was Runner of the Year Series race #10. What does that mean for the 2019-2020 ROY Series?

The 2019-2020 Runner of the Year Series will drop the Downtown Melbourne 5K from its ROY points calculations. The race is now considered a mandatory drop. The ROY Series is currently in "wait and see" mode as the final two races, Space Coast Classic 15K & 2 Mile on April 19 and Eat My Crust 5K on May 3, fall outside the recommended 30 day COVID-19 cancel/postpone window for mass gatherings. They remain on the calendar as scheduled. SCR will actively be monitoring their status and make decisions in the best interest of the membership. Our biggest concern is for the safety, welfare and health of our ROY Series participants.

For now, the ROY Series will consist of 12 races with one drop race. Ran All Races has been updated on the club's website. ROY points are being processed now and will be up by Wednesday, March 18.

The next SCR Runner of the Year Series race is Sunday's Eye of the Dragon 10K & Tail of the Lizard 2 Mile. It's the 32nd annual event and one of Brevard County's most iconic road races.
We're still taking registrations for the 10K or the 2 Mile races. The Slay the Beast Challenge is now sold out for 2020. 🐉 We'll have the biggest field of challenge participants ever out there this Sunday. Online registration:

Each year, Space Coast Runners awards scholarships to two high school seniors in the amount of $2,000 each; students must be a member of his or her school’s cross country and/or track team, and/or be a member of Space Coast Runners.
Applicants will be evaluated on the strength of a 250-word essay that addresses the prompt, “what skills I have obtained through running will serve me the rest of my life.” The scholarship is open to public, private, and homeschooled students.
Students can access the application at:
 Applications are to be emailed to Marisa Flint at by February 29, 2020.


2020 SPACE COAST MARATHON & HALF MARATHON online or at Running Zone

This Saturday (1/11/20) is your one chance for guaranteed early SCR registration into the 2020 Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon. Plus, you'll receive a $7.50 race discount on Saturday.


SCR members who have ACTIVE status will receive a coupon code in an email tomorrow. This code will allow them to register online or at Running Zone and to receive the discount. 


Active simply means your SCR membership is current. If your membership has gone Inactive you can renew online. You have until end of day today, Thursday, January 9th.

Your registration will not go through. All registrations are checked against the active membership database. Check your registration status online at Or, click here to renew.

Yes! You MUST register under the first name and last name as we have it listed in the SCR database. If your membership says Susie, please do not register as Susan - it will get rejected. If your last name is O'Brennan and it's in the SCR database as Obrennan, please register it the same way.

By noon on Friday, January 10, 2020.

Online from 9AM to 5PM
At Running Zone from 10AM to 5PM

A 15% discount on Saturday on any purchase at Running Zone. You can register online Saturday morning at your house. Take a drive over to RZ later in the day and shop with your 15% discount. Don't forget...they'll have beer, snacks and the medals for your enjoyment.

*Please note: If everyone who is eligible to earn a Moonwalk or Hall of Fame Challenge medal(s) registers, the 2020 races could reach sold out status.



NEW! SPACE COAST RUNNERS 10 WEEK TRAINING CAMP presented by New Wave Physical Therapy 

The 2020 training camp will kick off on February 25th and run through May 3rd. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 6PM at Satellite High Track and on Sundays at 6AM at rotating locations. 

Athletes will receive:

  • Training camp t-shirt
  • Group Training atmosphere and runner education
  • Personalized 10-week training schedule
  • 20% of all New Wave services for duration of camp
  • FREE race entry into SCR ROY Series finale, Eat My Crust 5K
  • Access to closed Facebook group for questions, encouragement and accountability

​For full details, click here.


Special Sunday Long Run with Ragnar 

Come run Sunday morning on December 15th with SCR and learn about Ragnar! A special Ragnar Ambassador will be joining us on the group run that will start at 6:30am. Post run (around 8:00am) we'll have a some food, a special Ragnar 101 session and lots of Ragnar swag and giveaways.

If you've ever wanted to learn about Ragnar or the upcoming Ragnar Sunset Miami 2020, Ragnar Trail Florida 2020 and Ragnar Trail Atlanta 2020 races....this is a super opportunity! Mark your calendar for Sunday, December 15th at 6:30 AM. We've set up a Facebook event here. Questions? Email

SCR Meetup at Florida Beer Company Fun Run

Join us on Monday, November 25 at 6:30 PM for Florida Beer Company Taproom Fun Run! New and old members who live in the North Brevard area, this is a great opportunity to meet fellow SCR members, do a little running and drink a beer or two.
If you don't live in North Brevard, no problem! Now's your chance to explore new territory. Don't feel like running? Stop by to hangout. The night will have some goodies and giveaways. Don't miss out!

Address: Florida Beer Company, 200 Imperial Blvd, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920


Registration opens for one of SCR's most iconic road races this morning. At 10AM, runners and walkers will be able to sign up for the 10K, the 2 Mile or the Slay the Beast Challenge which has participants covering both distances. 2020 is the 5th anniversary of the Slay the Beast Challenge and there will be 250 spots available on a first come, first serve basis.

Space Coast Runners receive discounts on each of the races so please make sure your membership is active. Register by clicking here


Would you like to give your input as to what races and how many races are in the 2020-2021 ROY Race Series? If you answered yes, come to the first meeting of the new year on Monday, September 9th. The committee meets at the little cafe inside ProHealth Viera. Meeting starts at 6PM and lasts about an hour. 

We'll discuss the two races that have taken place so far in the 2019-2020 series and have discussion on races and the series in general. We'll also listed to feedback we've received when this year's series was announced. All active SCR members are welcome to attend. Come check it out!


Join us at the race known to be the largest 5K in Brevard County on Saturday, September 14th. It's the 3rd race in the 2019 - 2020 SCR Runner of the Year Series. If you've never run the Turtle Krawl 5K before don't miss out. First 2,300 registrants will receive one of the beautiful TK tech shirts. You can even purchase the optional Finisher Medal if you're into medals, turtles or both!

Here's some other great race highlights that you should know about:

  • Stunning sea turtle medals to the Top 3 in each Age Group along with Masters, Grandmasters, Senior Grandmasters, the Top 5 Competitive Walkers and more!
  • Team Division - sign up to be on the Space Coast Runners team
  • Walking Division - to participate you must sign up and ONLY walk
  • Free SCR Youth Series Run for the Kids after the 5K
  • Free breakfast and massages
  • Register online now through 9/12
  • Register on Friday the 13th at Running Zone (cash or check only)
  • Register race morning from 6:00 am - 7:15 am
  • Not running or walking? Would you like to volunteer? Click here.
  • Check out the course map here.


Brevard County had representation from 15+ of its beautiful cities and towns at Wednesday night's Battle of Brevard Fun Run. The city/town that brought out the most participants was declared the winner and this year it was Viera.

Wearing kelly green, Viera took home the blue ribbons for their high attendance. This is the second time that Viera has claimed the title and it wasn't easy. They had to surpass a strong showing by Merritt Island who were the reigning back-to-back champions. Cape Canaveral placed third which was their first showing in the top three.

In addition to the top three, participants came from all over: Malabar, Palm Bay, Suntree, Indian Harbour Beach, Cocoa, Sharpes, Titusville, Satellite Beach, Melbourne Village, Melbourne, Rockledge, West Melbourne, Port St John. Everyone enjoyed free slices from Viera Pizza and Mr. J's Ice Cream brought out original Bomb Pops to cool the runners and walkers.

Many thanks to Nancy Foresteire who organized the event for Space Coast Runners. Nancy and Brittany Streufert were interviewed by Space Coast Daily at the start of the fun run/walk. Fun run pictures have been uploaded to the club's Facebook page. Up next...SCR's Runner of the Year Series race on 08/24/19 - the Running on Island Time 5K. Sign up for this terrific race today.



Get ready to represent your City/Town at the 5th annual Battle of Brevard Fun Run. Merritt Island is a the reigning, 2x Champion. Will another city/town bring enough participants to win the blue ribbons? We shall see! Here's the Battle Colors list so you can see what color you should wear...



Join Space Coast Runners for a little fun, some cold beer, good eats & more at our annual Summer Social.

2261 Town Center Ave, Melbourne, FL 32940
Next to LOFT at The Avenue Viera (yes, this means we'll be in air conditioning again)

The Orlando runner and top male master's finisher in the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be in attendance to talk about all the aspects of successful Masters running. Bill will present at 2pm.

We'll have lots of race information, giveaways and a look at the Club's awesome progress over the past 41 years.

Plus, RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP and SAVE $5 OFF YOUR ANNUAL DUES. But wait there's more...Bring a friend and they’ll receive the $5 discount if they join too! (cash or check only)

  • Lots of great appetizers
  • Craft beer from brewmaster & member, Joshua Williams
  • Yummy dessert
  • SCR giveaways just for attending
  • Lots of ROY Series race info will be available
  • SCR new logo and vintage logo shirts will be available for purchase (cash or check only)

If you haven't received your Runner of the Year award for 2018/2019, it will be available for pickup on Sunday at the social. The fun starts at 1pm.


Tonight's Annual Club Meeting will be held at ProHealth Merritt Island at 7PM. All members are welcome. New SCR board members will be present as well as the 2018-2019 board.


There were 5 People's Choice awards presented at the Club's Celebration Night. We had one new category which was Best Local Race Shirt. SCR members did all the nominating and all the voting. Here's what happened when the envelopes were opened... 

Best Local Race Shirt: 

We're quite lucky to have such a variety of great races right here in Brevard County. And with great races come fantastic race shirts! The five races nominated in the new Best Local Race Shirt category showcase spectacular inspiration and design that makes every participant want to wear the shirt, year after year. The nominees for Best Local Race Shirt were:

  • Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon - race director, Denise Piercy
  • Eat My Crust 5K*, race directors Brittany Streufert & Mike Acosta
  • Eye of the Dragon 10K & Tail of the Lizard 2 Mile - race directors, Brittany Streufert & Mike Acosta
  • Turtle Krawl 5K, race director, Vickie Openshaw
  • Running on Island Time 5K, race director, Christine Black

Winner: Turtle Krawl 5K

Best Legs Female & Male: 

These awards celebrate the legs you see out there training on the roads and running hard in the races. This year's nominees range from the strongest to the longest, some sporting toned calves, others killer quads. The nominees for Best Female Legs were:

  • Holly Davis
  • Mary Hofmeister
  • Hazel McNees
  • Lisa Petrillo
  • Bambi Sweeney

​Winner: Holly Davis

For the guys, last year's winner, Ed Donner had the chance to repeat in this category. Everyone held their breath as the nominees for Best Male Legs were announced:

  • Art Anderson
  • Steve Chin
  • Ed Donner
  • Aaron Fournier
  • Joe Lento

​​Winner: Ed Donner (2x champion)

Most Improved Runner: 

Our first nominee, Jen Absher is no stranger to this category, she was nominated for Most Improved last year. For the second straight year she has ran consistently and improved her times over a range of distances which included a sub-3 hour PR at this year’s Boston Marathon. 

It's always interesting to see new faces finish near the front and if you were watching you were bound to see Aaron Fournier's this season. Having joined SCR in the fall of 2017, Aaron ran in a handful of ROY races last series. In 2018/2019 he stepped it up. Aaron not only ran all 9 ROY Series races, but he delivered fast times with marked improvement. Plus, he delivered a clutch performance at the series finale, the Eat My Crust 5K, where he finished as the top SCR runner in the points race.

Next up we have young runner, Gabriel Good. At the beginning of the Brevard 2018-19 running season, Gabriel ran the Firecracker 5K in 22:11.9. Months later he finished the Downtown Melbourne 5K with an awesome time of 17:38.8 / 5:41 pace. Additionally, he improved his half marathon time and ran very consistent throughout the season. 

Bambi Sweeney was nominated for the improvement in her times over the past season and for winning the SCR-ROY female title. She ran notable PRs in the Space Coast half marathon, Eye of the Dragon 10K, and Excalibur 10 miler while having great improvements in the other distances! 

And finally, we have Katie Wilson. Katie trained for her first marathon and her race times improved in all distances. She started running more frequently and adding in workouts which led to PR’s in the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon. Last August she ran 33:05 at the Running on Island Time 5K and this spring finished the No Place Like Home 5K in 30:22. 

Great performances like this and all the others from our 5 nominees made this category the most hotly contested for a People’s Choice award this year. 

​​Winner: Bambi Sweeney

Most Inspirational Athlete: 

We have five fantastic nominees this year!

Our first nominee, Dave Farrell, has been an asset to Space Coast Runner for almost 3 decades. Always inspiring other runners to do their best and cheer them on. He has "been there, done that" and keeps on going.

Next we have Mike McNees. Mike was leading the Senior Grand Masters division for the first few races of the 2018/2019 season. but in November, Mike had a serious heart procedure 5 days before the Space Coast Half Marathon. He had a stint put in and was told by his cardiologist to not run for six months. Mike still showed up to the SCR ROY races and even walked the remaining races on the schedule, all while encouraging others along the way.

Lisa Petrillo was our next nominee. She's had quite a year. She came back from injury to run an ultra 50K in January where she won overall female. Last month she ran a 25K and won it too. Despite divorce and the loss of her beloved dog, Cooper, Lisa has persevered over life's ups and downs and her running has thrived!

You might remember the next nominee from last year. Tom Stokes, he keeps on inspiring. Last year, we learned Tom had had a liver transplant in July 2017. His recovery was not easy, but he made it look easy. It's been a true pleasure to watch Tom's comeback and how he has become a true organ transplant ambassador. Plus, he's a really great guy who supports others in the running and triathlon communities with his kudos on Strava to the kind words he offers at races and other social events. Tom is definitely making great use of the organ transplant that he waited over 2 years to receive! He'll be representing the US at the World Transplant Games in the United Kingdom this August in his new age group.

And finally we have Katie Wilson. Katie conquered the marathon in a time just over 5 hours. She is a stay at home mom who also home schools her children, yet she finds time to train. She worked on her cadence, and she PR'd every single distance this season with significant margins. She puts her heart and soul into all she does.

​​Winner: Tom Stokes

Best Finish Line Photo: 

The 5 pictures nominated for Best Finish Line Photo delivered captivating race images filled with emotion, joy, determination, and so much more. 

  • We saw Kelley Lake finish the 2018 New York City Marathon with excitement and the uplifting spirit of her son, Christian.
  • Next, Phil Sweeney and Alex Quintana share a moment of running camaraderie coming through the finish at a local race.
  • Little Henry Dennis is seen getting some air at the 2018 Firecracker 5K’s finish line.
  • And, James Chriavalle pushes through the Firecracker 5K in full patriotic gear with a very zen Henry Dennis.
  • At the 2019 Space Coast Classic 15K, Gabriel Good finishes lightening fast while catching some air.
  • Finally, spectators witnessed the fab finish of James Chapman at the 2019 Eat My Crust 5K fully dressed as a Viera Pizza delivery man as he participated in the Pizza Delivery Challenge.

​​​Winner: Kelley Lake


Nominate your favorites for the 2019 SCR People's Choice Awards! We're accepting nominations now through Tuesday, 5/21. To nominate your favorites go to:

This year's categories are:
NEW! Best Local Race Shirt
Best Legs Male & Female (nominate for either sex)
Most Inspirational Athlete
Most Improved Runner
Best Finish Line Photo

You can email in your Best Finish Line Photo to Voting for the nominees will begin on Friday, May 24, 2019 and will close on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

37th Runner of the Year Series Announced

We're pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Runner of the Year Series! The 37th ROY Series has 13 races from June 2019 to May 2020. This Wednesday, 5/8 at 10AM, we'll open up the All-In-One ROY Special offer to SCR members. The special does not include registration for the Space Coast Marathon or Half Marathon.

You can register for 12 of the 13 races (Space Coast Marathon/Half is not included) for 1 special price. Plus, the first 30 people to register will get an additional $25 savings!

We've posted the updated ROY calendar here and you can review all the ROY Rules here. For 2019 - 2020 there will be one drop race. The schedule and rules is decided by the Space Coast Runners Race Series Committee. They've met once a month for the past 6 months to bring you this fantastic series. We thank them for the time and efforts!

SCR Board Election: Cast Your Vote Now
Check your inbox. All active SCR members were emailed the 2019/2020 Space Coast Runners Board of Directors ballot. Voting will only take a few minutes. We have 11 candidates on this year's election ballot. Vote by end of day on Sunday, May 12, 2019.
Board of Directors Expectations
* Support SCR's mission, purposes, goals, policies and programs.
* Attend activities and events sponsored by SCR whenever possible. 
* Prepare for and participate in monthly board meetings and committee meetings.
* Serve actively on committees.
* Serve SCR as whole rather than any special interest group or constituency.

Results will be announced on June 2, 2019 at the SCR Celebration Night. Join us for a great evening of fun. Tickets will go on sale online Friday, May 10th.

Board Member Elections May 2019
We Need New SCR Board Candidates! Space Coast Runners is accepting applications for members who would like the opportunity to help guide SCR's future in the running community. It's an opportunity to network with other members and to learn more about the club.

We have several current board members "retiring" so NOW is the time to get involved. No experience is necessary. If interested, please contact SCR Secretary, Nancy Wingo via email at org and provide the following information by April 30, 2019:

Board of Directors Expectations

Deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 30th. 

SCR Racing Team: Now Accepting 2019-2020 Applications

You've seen them in the SCR red singlets at is your chance to be on the team!

The SCR Racing Team is accepting applications for the 2019/2020 season. Applications are due by 4/15/19. To find out all the information and requirements visit: . If you have any questions, email or contact current co-captains, Mike McNees and Debbie Wells.

Join SCR at Brevard's Largest Office Party!

Held exclusively for the corporate community; businesses and non-profit organizations, the SAVE 50%!  

Space Coast Runners has put together a team to compete in the Non Profit and Co-Ed team divisions. You're invited to be on the team! Check out all the perks.

The Florida Today Corporate 5K features:

Register for the 5K by clicking SCRCORP19 to receive the discount.  Questions? Ask Team Captain, Jeff Gleacher. You can email him at

Be a part of this fun event on 4/18/19.

Eye of the Dragon 10K & Tail of the Lizard 2 Mile is SCR Runner of the Year Series Race #6. It's happening this Sunday, February 17th. Join us for the 31st running of this iconic Brevard County race. You can run the 10K, the 2 Mile or do both in the Slay the Beast Challenge. The STB Challenge is currently 75% filled.

  • Fierce Dragon Medals for EVERY finisher
  • Slay the Beast Challenge finishers get a total of 3 medals
  • Unique dragon logo t-shirts for participants
  • 31st Celebration with Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi
  • Music by Race DJ, lots of post race food & drink
  • Free beer samples from Intracoastal Brewing Company (21 years of age or older)
  • Benefits the Space Coast Runners Scholarship Fund
  • Tons of prize giveaways
  • Awesome race awards for Overall, Masters, Grand Masters, Senior Grand Masters winners and top 3 in Age Groups

SCR Early Registration for Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon - SCR members who would like to take advantage of Early Registration for the 2019 Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon (which is an exclusive member benefit) will have 1-Day Only opportunity on Saturday, January 12th.

This year we'll be doing the Early Registration event ONLINE and at RUNNING ZONE. Active members will be given an exclusive coupon code to use which will be checked against the SCR membership database before your registration will be accepted. SCR members receive a $7.50 discount on either race.

If you register at Running Zone on 1/12, you'll be eligible for a special 15% shopping discount, snacks, beers, giveaways. The race medals will also be on display. Got a question? They'll answer it.

North Half Marathon – $99
Start: 6:00 am Capacity: 3,000 registrants
Faster than the speed of light: Under 3:30 expected finishing time
RRCA State Championship Event

South Half Marathon – $99
Start: 6:00 am Capacity: 4,000 registrants
Pluto’s Orbit: No time requirement / 7 hour time limit

Full Marathon – $105
Start: 6:00 am Capacity: 1,000 registrants
Course Time Limit: 7 hours
RRCA State Championship Event

Your SCR membership must be Active as of 1/10/19. You can check your membership status by logging in to your account at . If you are not listed as Active, your early registration will be rejected.

If you do not know your login, please email for assistance.

Winter Social is Sunday, January 6th After all of your hard training, running and racing in 2018, SCR wants to reward your efforts at the club's Winter Social! Join us for a run on the beautiful Tropical Trail before the event. We'll have a fabulous breakfast with lots of treats and drink waiting for you beginning at 8:30 am.

The Winter Social is free and is open to everyone. Invite your friends and family to come out. We'll have the Space Coast Runners tent setup with information on the club. Plus, we'll offer a $5 discount on new memberships and renewals (cash or check only). We'll be giving away prizes and unveiling the newly updated SCR logo!

Purchase the incredibly cool "Vintage Logo" shirt for $16 (cash or check only) which we're offering in Capri Blue and Storm Gray in both men's and women's sizes.

If you have any questions or need more information, shoot us an email at

Volunteers are still needed for Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon. Come join the fun and get some feel-good volunteering done at the same time. Sign up online:

We're also looking for 1:30PM - 3:00PM at the Pizza Tent. SCR is in charge of supplying volunteers to dish out the pizza. It's a good time. Sign up online:

Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization wants your input. Share your thoughts on Brevard's Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities. They are currently in the process of developing the 2018 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (BPMP).

The purpose of this plan is to create a connected system of bicycling and pedestrian facilities that serve the needs of Brevard County’s residents and visitors. Help them understand the bicycle, pedestrian, and trail needs of our county. Access the brief survey here:

Important Sunday Morning Update! Water is moving SOUTH on Sunday. That's right. This SUNDAY water will now be located on the South side of River Road at approximately miles 2 & 4.
Thanks to our Hydration Crew for making this happen each week.

Volunteer! SCR Gives Back.

Each week on Thursday, The Children's Hunger Project packs weekend meals for elementary school children that teachers know are coming to school hungry on Monday mornings. These children carry the much needed food home for the weekend in their backpack. It's a way to fight childhood hunger and malnutrition during the school year right here in Brevard County.

Space Coast Runners will be providing the volunteers to pack meals on Thursday, November 1st from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. We need 20 to 25 members to volunteer to make this night a success. If you participated back in April, you know this is a fun, worthwhile event to be a part of.

Will you join us in this special SCR Gives Back outreach?

We'll be packing at The Children's Hunger Project facility which is located in Cocoa on 520 (1855 W King St, Cocoa, FL 32926). Volunteers should be 12 years of age or older. To register online,

It's Turtle Krawl 5K Time

Join Space Coast Runners and its members at Brevard County's largest 5K. The event includes a race around beachside favorite, Indialantic and a massive post-race party. The SCR Youth Series will once again be FREE to children up to age 12 who sign up at the SCR tent. We'll have two teams participating in the race's team competition division: SCR Racing Team and Space Coast Runners. It's sure to be an exciting event. 

Looking Ahead to the Running On Island Time 5K 

Whether your goal is to run all 9 of the Runner of the Year Series races to earn the new, exclusive jacket or to increase your fitness or score ROY points, there's no better place to start than at the Running on Island Time 5K on August 25.

The 13th annual race takes place at Divine Mercy Catholic Academy at 7AM. You can expect hot, steamy weather but the fun and excitement before, during and after the race more than offsets the Florida temps we all know so well. We're looking forward to seeing the Hawaiian dancers, eating the popular Oreo banana treats and seeing all the teams compete in this year's team division.

Early registration ends on August 16th so get registered! Defending ROIT champions are William Maltin (16:13.9) and Jennifer Absher (19:59.1). See you in Merritt Island!

Terrific Turnout for 4th Battle of Brevard
It happened in a sunny slice of weather between an afternoon downpour and an evening thunderstorm on Wednesday, August 1 at Viera Regional Park. The 4th annual Battle of Brevard Fun Run set a record for participation with 255 people taking part in the free community event.

Merritt Island took their 2017 title seriously and campaigned hard for residents to turnout for this year's fun run. Their efforts clearly showed as they were the first Brevard County city/town to score back-to-back titles. Merritt Island's 60 participants once again went home with the blue ribbons scoring their victory over Rockledge and Viera who tied for second with 40 participants a piece. 

Great food and refreshments were provided by

What's this battle all about? PARTICIPATION! It's simple. Awards will be given to the town/city with the most participants. Gather all your neighbors, family members or friends that live in your town/city and encourage them to come run or walk at this fun event. Town/City with the most participants (points) wins the battle.

Why You Should Participate
1. The winning town/city's pride will be at an all-time high. They'll have you to thank.
2. For fun runners this could be "the most rewarding run" of your entire week.

How Do I Participate?
1. Each participant will count as 1 point. To be counted, participant must sign-in at the SCR tent prior to running or walking.
2. OPTIONAL: Participant may wear something with their town/city name on it or their town/city's designated color (see list below) to the event to show town/city pride and to coordinate with other town/city resident participants.
3. Get your picture taken after the run with all your town/city's participants. 

1. Sign-up will open for the Battle of Brevard fun run at 5:30 pm and will close at 6:25 pm. You must sign-up prior to your run/walk to be counted.
2. You may physically sign-in one time and under one name only.
4. You may only sign yourself up and/or children under 10 years of age.
3. Be courteous to runners and those around you during the run, including cyclists, cars, trucks and vans.
4. Have fun.

Town/City Designated Color (wear a shirt, shorts, hat, shoes, whatever!)
Barefoot Bay - light pink
Cape Canaveral - turquoise
Cocoa - yellow
Cocoa Beach - red
Grant - beige
Indialantic - lime green
Indian Harbour Beach - navy blue
Malabar - pink
Melbourne - royal blue
Melbourne Beach - burgundy
Melbourne Village - light purple
Merritt Island - white
Micco - gold
Mims - dark gray
Palm Bay - black
Palm Shores - brown
Port St John - teal
Rockledge - heather gray
Satellite Beach - orange
Sharpes - hot pink
Suntree - natural/sand
Titusville - purple
Valkaria - army green
Viera - green
West Melbourne - light blue

Choose your distance. Fluids will be provided .

Battle of Brevard Past Winners
2015 - Rockledge
2016 - Viera
2017 - Merritt Island

Summer Social + 40th Anniversary Party

You see Space Coast Runners all the time in running clothes (pictured above). Now's your chance to hang out IN regular attire, IN air conditioning WITH lots of food and drink. It's happening THIS Saturday from 1pm - 3pm at the Avenue Viera, Chamber of Commerce which is located right next door to LOFT. 

Look forward to...

2261 Town Center Ave, Melbourne, FL 32940
Next to LOFT at The Avenue Viera

If you haven't received your Runner of the Year award for 2017/2018, it will be available for pickup on Saturday. The fun starts at 1pm. Questions? Email

All-In-One Runner of the Year Special

Get ready for the 36th Runner of the Year Series by signing up for our All-In-One ROY Special. You get 8 races at a special savings and only 1 online registration fee. It saves you time & money! 

Apply to be on the 2018/2019 SCR Racing Team
The club is now accepting applications for the upcoming 2018/2019 SCR Racing Team. Fill out the application and return it no later than Sunday, June 17th.  

SCR Celebration Night Tickets are now on sale!
Join us on Sunday, June 3 at 4:30pm at the Cocoa Civic Center. Mix, mingle and celebrate another great year with your fellow members from all over Brevard County. Plus, it's SCR's 40th anniversary. Tickets for the dinner are only $15 for adult and $5 for kids (12 & under). 

We'll have a Silent Auction kicking the night off at 4:30 PM with the night's program starting at 5:30 PM. Dress is casual. We'll also honor the top individuals in the 2017/2018 SCR "Runner of the Year" racing season. 

So trade in your running shoes and race bibs for a night of fun. Purchase your tickets online at:

We Need New SCR Board Candidates!
Space Coast Runners is accepting applications for members who would like the opportunity to help guide SCR's future in the running community. It's an opportunity to network with other members and to learn more about the club.

We have several current board members "retiring" so NOW is the time to get involved. No experience is necessary. If interested, please contact SCR Secretary, Nancy Wingo via email at and provide the following information by April 30, 2018:

All candidates will be put on the electronic ballot which will be sent to all active members for voting. Results will be announced in June.

Board of Directors Expectations

Deadline to apply is Monday, April 30th. 

Space Coast Runners: Hall of Fame & Golden Shoe Award Nominees Needed

We are currently looking for nominations for the SCR Hall of Fame. Written nominations can be made by any active SCR member and submitted by April 15th to the Hall of Fame nomination committee. 

From the SCR Guidelines: The nomination must include the candidate's name, number of years he or she has been a member, the year or years he or she has been a member, the year or years the candidate is being recognized, and the candidate's accomplishments. The nomination must include justification on why the candidate is being nominated and contain sufficient detail to allow the committee to make an objective decision. If available, a photo would be appreciated.

Past recipients include: John Davis, Steve Hedgespeth, Willy Moolenaar, Pat Dixon, Doug Butler, Art Anderson, Mary Ramba, Gary Castner, Susie Koontz, Carol Ball, Henry Campbell, Bill Dillard, Don Dore, Terry Hayden, Jack Kenworthy, Bob Lawton, Rebecca Sparks, Harold Tucker, Marlene White, Dick White, Marty Winkel, Tom Hoffman and Bernie Sher.

Also, we are accepting nominations for the annual Golden Shoe Award

The recipient does not have to be a member of Space Coast Runners. The only requirement to be selected as the recipient of the Golden Shoe Award is that the individual has a positive influence on the sport of running based on his/her contributions to the community. Final choice is that of the current SCR President.

Past recipeints include: Lisa Hamelin, Brittany Streufert, Doug Carroll, Bob Rall, Matt Mahoney, Patti Sponsler, Marty Winkel, Dave Farrall, Barbara Linton, Carol Ball, Dave Hernandez, Linda Cowart, Dick White, Loran Serwin, Barry Jones, Marlene White, Ross Clarico, Linda Thompson, John Chioma, Ken Winn, Gary Harbison, Harold Tucker, Rhonda Butler, Bill Dillard, George Revels, Henry Campbell and Terry Hayden. 

Please email your nominations in by April 15, 2018. Nominations can be sent to

SCR Training Program launching in March!


Headed up by Coach Doug Butler, program participants will be introduced to the four phases of training: Base phase, Lactic threshold phase, Max Vo2 phase, and peaking phase.

Coach Butler will take you through an 8-week cycle with specific workouts designed for each phase. He will also cover the mental side on running, racing and how the mind controls our    success, not our training. Running is not a competition of me against you, running is a pure sport that is me against myself from yesterday.  

Registration will open January 15, 2018 and will run thru February 28, 2018. There is no limit on participants. We’ll have the registration form available online at

The new Training Program starts on Thursday, March 8th with a 2 mile time trial at Satellite High School. Training team runs will be Tuesday's 6pm @ Satellite HS and Sunday's 6 am (locations will vary). Goal race is Runner of the Year Series finale — Eat My Crust 5K on May 6, 2018. Questions? Email Bob Alexander at

SCR MEMBER’S PRICE — $65 (includes registration to

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Space Coast Runners would like to thank our 2017/2018 SCR Racing Team Sponsors for their super support:

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If you have any results you would like to share with us, email your name, race, date, place and time to us at


Full race calendar is located under "Racing" on the website. Here's the remaining schedule for the Runner of the Year Series events.

UPDATE: Early Registration for the 2018 Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon (an exclusive SCR member benefit).

Get ready for this event by checking the your personal information in your SCR Club Member account. You can do this by clicking Login (top right corner of the club's website) and then clicking on MY PROFILE. Once logged in, please verify that your FIRST name, LAST name, DATE OF BIRTH and EMAIL is exactly what you will be using to register for the Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon. Take the time to look for typos.

Example of a potential problem: Club account says "Jon Smith, Jan-01 1985" but you like to register for races as "Jonathan". You will need to update your FIRST name to Jonathan in your profile.

Your SCR membership must be Active as of 1/11/18 so please check that as well. If you are not listed as Active, your information will not be in the database and will be rejected. If you do not know your login, please email for assistance.

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Space Coast Runners with this special-edition tee. Cut from soft, lightweight fabric, it features a run-inspired graphic that showcases club pride. 

We’re taking pre-orders now. Simply email your name, address and shirt size to Shirts will be available to purchase for $15+ tax at the Space Coast Marathon Expo. 

Available sizing: Men: S M L XL 2XL | Women: S M L XL

Join SCR on Wednesday, Aug. 2nd for the 2nd annual guess-fest known as the Prediction Fun Run!  You don’t have to be the FASTEST to win this one! Run starts at 7pm at Wickham Park. Come early to fill in your predicted finish time and to sign the waiver.

Surprise course distance - you’ll find out when you get there! The course will be between 2.5 - 4 miles.

The Prediction
Participants will sign up at the SCR registration tent and write down next to their name how long it will take them to complete the fun run course.

The Rules
No one is allowed to wear, carry, or have in their possession watches, Garmins, FitBits, timing devices, sun dials, measuring devices, phones, headphones, etc. 

Last year’s winner was Greg Griffin. We'll have Viera Pizza on hand with cold pasta cups, lots of pizza and Italian ice for your enjoyment. Everything is free!

Many of you have asked about the services for Christian Lake. A Farewell Run for Christian will be held this Saturday at 7am in Cocoa Village. Let's show the Lake family the loving support of our running community by participating.

Additional info on Christian's services:
Viewing: Thursday, July 27th at 6PM-8PM.  American Burial on US1 in Rockledge (the old Wiley-Baxter Funeral Home near Wuesthoff Hospital)
Services will be Friday, July 28th at 11am at St. Mary’s Church in Rockledge.  Reception to immediately follow at the St Mary’s Parish Hall. Please wear running or casual attire. No formal attire. Wear what you would be most comfortable in.

At both St. Mary's and at the Farewell Run donations of gently worn shoes and running clothes will be taken. These will be donated in Christian's memory.

If you're out of town or unable to attend and would like to make a contribution in Christian Lake​'s memory, please consider donating to the Rockledge High School Cross Country Team. Donations can be sent to:

RHS Cross Country Boosters
C/o Mary Ward
3370 Canaveral Groves Blvd, Cocoa, Fl 32926

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Space Coast Runners would like to thank our 2017/2018 SCR Racing Team Sponsors for their super support:  Rall Capital Management and Imagine Believe Realize, LLC.

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