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General Questions:

Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 7:30 a.m.
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, FL
Registration for the Inaugural Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler opens on May 4, 2022 and closes on November 1, 2022.
Participants must be 10 years or older on event day.
Packet pick-up is held at the Packet Pick-Up on Friday, December 9th from 11:00 am-8:00 pm at the Sands History Museum. Each runner is required to show a valid U.S. State-Issued ID and know their bib number in order to pick up their bib and participant items. See the Packet Pick-Up page for details.
If you are unable to attend the Packet Pick-Up yourself, you must make arrangements for a representative to pick up your bib for you. You must fill out and sign the Bib Pick-Up Authorization Form, and your representative must present the completed form, a copy of your valid U.S. State-Issued ID (can be a hard or digital copy), and their own valid U.S. State-Issued ID (hard copies). Representatives who do not have these three things will not be able to pick up your bib. No exceptions.
Check out the parking & directions page for more information.
There will be no participant drop off available. Check out the parking & directions page for more information.
Yes! The time limit for the 10 mile event is 3:00 hours. You must maintain a pace of 16:00 minutes/mile to complete the event within the 3:00 hour time limit.
Yes, you may wear a hydration backpack or rucksack during your race. Please note all bags will be inspected at the security checkpoint before you are admitted onto event grounds. If you choose to bring a rucksack or other non-clear bag, please allow for extra time at the security checkpoint.
Every individual who crosses the finish line within the time limit will receive a finisher's medal.
All races will take place rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, routes may be altered. Races will be cancelled only if absolutely necessary for the safety of participants, volunteers and event staff. In this case, there will be no refunds of race entry fees. Each athlete accepts any such risk during registration. We encourage you to check our website, app, and social media throughout the weekend for the latest information.

Registration Questions:

Yes, you may defer your registration to the following year. The deferral window opens on August 15 and the last day to defer is October 15. See our registration policies page for details.
No, person-to-person transfers are not permitted. If you have already registered and can no longer run, you may defer your registration to the following year (see above).
Registration for the Inaugural Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler opens on May 4, 2022 and closes on November 1, 2022.
No, we do not allow race registration or race bib pick up on Saturday for the 10 mile event. All participants are required to pick up their race bib, official race shirt, and goodie bag at the Packet Pick-Up on December 9, 2022.
Registration fees are non-refundable, even in the event of race cancellation. The only exception is for official military deployment (CED Orders). Refunds will NOT be given for TDY or PCS orders. See our registration policies page for more details.
Participants can choose to run or walk their 10 mile race solo or with their own Space Crew. Space Crew teams are made up of 6 crew members that each run 10 miles to collectively reach the edge of outer space together (outer space is roughly 60 miles away)!

To create a team you will go to the main registration page and click on the "Create a Team" button. You can then type in the team name that you would like to create and click submit. Then you will go into your participant dashboard and there's a team's box where you can add yourself to the team that you created. Everyone else on the team will only need to go into their participant dashboard and add themselves to the team.

If you do not have 6 members for your team by the race date, your registration will be treated as an individual participant.

Course Questions:

The time limit for the 10 mile event is 3:20 hours (updated as of Nov 1). You must maintain a pace of 20:00 minutes/mile to complete the event within the 3:20 hour time limit.
Yes, there will be medical stations on the course. Medical support for this event will consist of primarily volunteer medical personnel prepared to administer first aid-style assistance along the race course and at the finish line.
The 10 mile course will be measured by the USA Track and Field Association standards but not certified.

Military Questions:

Refunds will be given to individuals who have deployment orders that will prevent them from participating. Refunds will NOT be given for TDY or PCS orders. The following are the requirements for a refund due to a deployment:
- Copy of deployment orders (CED Orders)
- Refund needs to be requested via email (usaf.marathon@us.af.mil) before the end of December.

Volunteer Questions:

Yes! More than 500 volunteer slots are filled each year, and each volunteer is necessary in order to put on a successful Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler race weekend. For more information, see the Volunteer page.

Don’t see your question here?

Contact us at usaf.marathon@us.af.mil or 1-800-467-1823 to learn more!