6th Annual Ron Jon Cocoa Beach Half Marathon
Run by the sea and through the most storied beach history on the Space Coast as you head up coastal A1A from Patrick Air Force Base and into Cocoa Beach. From there, you will continue up A1A passing by our title sponsor’s World Famous Ron Jon Surf Shop and looping through a tree-lined neighborhood before entering an access where you will begin your low-tide, 2.9 mile run on the flat and hard-packed sands of Cocoa Beach.
Off the coast you are very likely to see fishing boats, giant cruise ships, porpoises and diving birds. Once off the beach, you will head back onto A1A and a fabulous finish on I Dream of Jeannie Lane!
The race features the individual 13.1 miles marathon distance and a 1/2 marathon relay whereby two member teams run 6.55 miles each to share the glory. There is also a Genie costume division specifically for those who run in their favorite Genie apparel and a Major Anthony Nelson division for those running in military uniform! There is a HARD 3.5 hour time limit for all entrants.
Amenities will include a few musical acts along the course, tech shirts to all pre-registered runners, custom Genie Bottle embroidered running caps and a one-of-a-kind custom made and hand-painted Genie Bottle medal for all individual and relay member finishers!!
The after party and awards ceremony will be on “I Dream of Jeannie Lane” at Lori Wilson Park and feature more live music, draft beer, lots of food and an “I Dream of Jeannie” Genie costume and look alike contest!
DUE TO COVID-19 GUIDELINES AND SAFETY, THIS RACE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO A 10K IN ORDER TO KEEP THE EVENT RUNNING. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND CONTINUED SUPPORT
The pandemic, however, has forced us to adjust our race distance to being only a 10-k for this year.
Given social distancing and CDC recommended bus protocols of just one person per row on a bus, it is neither efficient nor safe to place each of our athletes on a bus for transport 7 miles to the traditional starting line as we have done in the past.
So, for this year, we are changing both the Half Marathon and Half relay to one 10-k race course with both the start and finish line near the historic finish line at Lori Wilson Park (I Dream of Jeannie Lane) in Cocoa Beach.
We intend to implement and meet or exceed all USA Track & Field, local and state Covid safety protocols for the race itself.
All currently registered Half Relay entrants will be moved over to the 10k race.