Event Details
Payload Blog

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

Jan 19, 2024 07:00 PM Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex


The Space Race is back in 2024 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.


Registration Inclusions:

  • Complimentary race shirt (Guaranteed shirt if registered by December 17, 2023)
  • Race medal for the first 1000 registrants
  • 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 at the after-race party
  • This family-friendly event is open to guests of runners with a suggested donation of $5

2024 Space Race Entry Fees

Early Registration
(until Dec 31, 2023)
(Jan 1, 2024 - Jan 18, 2024)
Race Day Registration
(Jan 19, 2024)
Adult $35 $40 $45
Child (12 and under) $20 $25 $30

Guest Entry Fee

Online Registration - Suggested donation of $5 to United Way


To learn more about this event and event schedule, please click below:


Official logo of Space Race 2024 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex with Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex as the background

January 19, 2024 | Space Race 2024