All finishers of both the half marathon and half relay will receive the blue “Blue Djinn” Jeannie bottle medal. Also pictured are the I Dream of Jeannie show’s previous year’s medals


2018 Runners crossing the finish line



5th Annual Ron Jon Cocoa Beach Half Marathon

Sunday, October 20, 2019
7 a.m. Start time
Hangar’s Beach (745, S Atlantic Ave, Patrick AFB, FL 32925)


The Cocoa Beach Challenge is back!

Register Here

More info on how to receive the gorgeous sand dollar, click HERE

NOTICE: Effective October 1st, 2018 we are allowing transfers to the 2018 virtual race* with no charge. The last day to switch without a fee is until October 6th at 11:59 pm. Starting October 7th at 12:00 am, We will be charging a $15 fee to transfer to the virtual race.

$35 fee will be charged to Defer from this year’s race to next year’s event. With insurance, timing and sanction fees already being paid, it is necessary to apply this charge. Head over to our registration page to find out more. 

Deferments + Virtual transfers PAST 7:00AM ON OCTOBER 14, 2018 (race start) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. As our policy states when registering, We do not issue refunds. Transfers and deferments ONLY accepted prior to race day start.

*Please note that virtual runs DO NOT receive an event shirt.

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 4 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!

Check out our Genie Bottle medal to the left! It is 4″ tall and shaped like a genie bottle. Hand painted and one of the heaviest and certainly most unique finisher medals ever! Race Day – Sunday, October 14, 2018


  • Tech shirts to all registered runners
  • Custom embroidered event running cap to all registered runners
  • Awesome Jeannie Bottle finisher medals to all — 1/2 relay runners, included
  • Actual hand-painted Jeannie Bottles to overall male and female winners, male & female Masters runners & Jeannie division female and female Masters winners.
  • Overall Male + Female winner receive a Ron Jon Surfboard!
  • Chartered bus from Cocoa Beach to starting line area
  • Live Music on the course
  • 8 water/Gatorade/ice stations on the course
  • Clif bars and banana stations
  • Live music on stage at finish line
  • Discount coupons to Ron Jon Surf Shop
  • Massages and medical support at the finish area
  • Pizza at finish line
  • Water, Gatorade, Cocoa-Cola and FLORIDA BEER at the finish line
  • Amazing Volunteers
  • Fun in beautiful Cocoa Beach!


Runners closing in towards the finish line on the beautiful Cocoa Beach

2018 Enthusiastic runners starting the race