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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Space Race 3K Walk/Run

Jan 20, 2023 07:00 PM Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex


The Space Race is back in 2023 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex! Benefiting United Way of Brevard, the Space Race is a 3K (1.86 mile) course throughout the visitor complex and registration is now open! Run or walk throughout the course, and enjoy a view of the historic Rocket Garden, the full-sized booster stack at the entrance of Space Shuttle Atlantis® and the Mercury 7 mural on Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® presented by Boeing®.

Timing and scoring is chip-determined by the Running Zone. The top men and women will be scored by age groups. Want to meet an astronaut? Winners in each category will receive their award from a veteran NASA astronaut. After the completion of the race, celebrate your accomplishment at the after party in the Rocket Garden.


2023 Space Race Entry/Registration Information


Space Race Entry Fee:

  • Early Registration (until December 31, 2022)
    • Adult: $35
    • Child (12 and under): $20
  • Registration (January 1, 2023 - January 19, 2023)
    • Adult: $40
    • Child (12 and under): $25
  • Race Day
    • Adult: $45
    • Child (12 and under): $30

* VIRTUAL: Pricing remains same for virtual with registration ending January 18, 2023


Guest Entry Fee:

Online Registration - suggested donation of $5 to United Way


Complimentary parking for this event will begin at 5:30 PM in Lots 4  and 5.


Registration Inclusions:

  • Complimentary race shirt (Guaranteed shirt if registered by December 22, 2022)
  • The walk/run guides participants through the historic Rocket Garden featuring nine authentic rockets, the booster stack that graces the entryway to Space Shuttle Atlantis® and by Heroes and Legends with a larger-than-life portrait of the Mercury 7 astronauts.
  • Enjoy a beer or wine at the after-race party
  • This family-friendly event is open to guests of runners with a suggested donation of $5


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