Join us for the


Saturday, October 21st, 2017 | 7:30 a.m.

Hosted by NASA Langley Exchange

This 10K route is a loop that will tour the entire center with a short stent at Langley Air Force Base.  Afterwards, participants are encouraged to stay for the Centennial Open House that opens at 9:00 with opening ceremony at the Century Tent located at the Autonomy Building 1222 Parking and Reid Picnic Area at 10:00 a.m..  This is a great opportunity to run around the center and then tour inside the buildings to learn all the great works that NASA Langley Research Center performs! Click here for more Open House information!

There is a two (2) hour cut off limit for the 10K,  which equals approximately 19 minutes per mile pace.


Not a runner, but still want to participate?

We need volunteers to hand out water, high fives and more!  You can register to volunteer at

–  USATF Certified Event  –

The NASA 10K course has been measured for USATF certification. The course certification number is VA17033RT


IDENTIFICATION: Racers will be requireed to carry their Federal Government badge or Driver’s License on their person during the run. This will be needed if you get off course during the run. An ID is not needed for any runner under the age of 16

SPECTATOR AREA: There will be a designated spectator section at the start/finish area. We ask that all spectators remain in this area until 0900 a.m.

PRIZES: All 10k participants will receive a technical shirt. Finishers will receive a medal. There will be prizes for age group winners as well. Water and light snacks will also be provided.

STROLLERS: If you are participating in the race with a stroller, we ask that you start in the back to make room for other racers.

PROHIBITED ITEMS: Please, no pets or coolers.



Friday, October 20 | 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
12080 Jefferson Ave #910
Newport News, VA 23606

Thursday, October 19 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Badge and Pass Office
01 Langley Blvd
Hampton, VA 23666


Wednesday, October 18 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
IESB Corridor Outside Cafeteria

Thursday, October 19 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
IESB Corridor Outside Cafeteria



Q: Where is the race located?

A: The event will be held at the NASA Langley Research Center

Q: Where can participants park?

A: Parking for runners and spectators is at the Langley Speedway (3165 N Armistead Ave, Hampton, VA 23666) across the street from NASA Langley Research Center. Runners and spectators will walk from the speedway to the start/finish line. It’s about a ¾ mile walk from the Speedway parking to the start area so please allow at least 15 extra minutes for the walk.

Parking will be available on center for guests with special needs or handicapped parking placards.

Participants and spectators with a valid NASA employee badge may also park on center.

Q: What are the event start times:

A: Saturday, October 21, 2017

7:30AM             NASA 10K START

9:15AM             AWARDS CEREMONY


Q: What do I receive for my race entry fee?

A: All registrants will receive an event t-shirt, customized race bib, commemorative race bag. Finishers will receive a commemorative finisher medal.

Q: Can you describe the course?

A: The 10K is a loop course around the NASA Langley Research Center with a short section on Langley Air Force Base. The entire course is paved. Along the way you will enjoy a comprehensive tour of the center property.

Q: Where is the start/finish line located?

A: The race has a shared start/finish line. It is located along Lindbergh Way near the NASA Hanger.

Q: Is the race timed?

A: Yes, the race will be chip timed using B-tag timing devices. Timing will be provided by J&A Racing.

Q: Are baby strollers allowed during the race?

A: Yes, strollers are allowed during the race. We ask those running with strollers to start in the back of the start chute. We also ask that you take extra precaution for your safety, your child’s safety and the safety of the runners around you.

Pets, bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates, etc… are NOT permitted.

Q: Is the race walker friendly?

A: Yes, however, you have a 2 hour time limit to complete the race (19:30 pace)

Q: If I am unable to attend, can I transfer my race entry or defer to a future year?

A: Transfers are not allowed for this event. Deferrals are not allowed either as it is not certain that this event will take place in 2018.

Q: Where can I pick up my race packet?

A: Participants must pick up their packet at one of the following locations:

Wednesday, October 18- 10AM-2PM

NASA Building 2101 (outside cafeteria) for NASA employees ONLY

Thursday, October 19- 10AM-12PM

NASA Building 2101 (outside cafeteria) for NASA employees ONLY

Thursday, October 19, 1PM-430PM

NASA Badge and Pass Office (1 Langley Blvd) OPEN TO ALL PARTICIPANTS

Friday, October 20- 10AM-7PM

Point 2 Running Company (12080 Jefferson Ave) OPEN TO ALL PARTICIPANTS


You may have someone else pick up your packet for you. To receive your packet they must bring this completed AUTHORIZATION FORM with them.

Q: Will there be awards to top finishers?

A: Yes! There will be overall awards for the top 3 male/female finishers, and the top 3 male/female masters finishers (40+). Age group awards will be given to the top 3 male/females in the following categories: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.

There will be no “double-dipping”, so overall winners will not be eligible for age group awards. Also, if a master runner finishes in the overall top 3, they will be removed from the overall master category.

Q: Will there be food or water at the finish line?

A: Yes, water and light snacks will be provided to finishing runners. There will also be food vendors on center with food items available for purchase during the open house.

Q: Is there a gear check?

A: Yes! Gear check will be located right at the start/finish area. A clear bag will be provided to all participants to use for checking personal items. YOU MUST USE THIS CLEAR BAG. ALL OTHER BAGS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  Items may be retrieved after you finish your race.

Q: Will there be water stations along the course?

A: Yes, there are two water stations on the route located approx. every two miles. The water stations will only include water, so if you prefer an electrolyte fluid please plan to carry your own.

Q: Will there be restrooms available?

A: Yes. There will be portable restrooms located at the start/finish area. There will also be portable restrooms located along the racecourse. They are also being used for the open house, so are not located directly where the water stations are going to be, but are close by. There are some located just before Mile 2, and approx. Mile 4.5.

NASA employees sponsoring family members or guests are responsible for informing them that in accordance with NPR 1600.1A, “Unauthorized introduction of weapons or dangerous materials is prohibited. Unless specifically authorized by NASA, you may not carry, transport, introduce, store, or use firearms or other dangerous weapons, explosives or other incendiary devices, or other dangerous instrument or material likely to produce substantial injury or damage to persons or property.” Refer to NPR 1620.3A for a list of prohibited items.