Rocket City Marathon
Venue: South Hall & Propst Arena
Friday, December 8
10am – 7pm – RCM Health and Fitness Expo, FREE and Open to Public (VBC South Hall)
10am – 9pm – RCM Packet Pick-up
10am – 9pm – Kids Marathon Packet Pick-up
3:30pm – 4:30pm – Historic Huntsville Group Runs, 2 – 4 miles, FREE
6pm – RCM Race Dinner with guest speaker, Michael Wardian
Saturday, December 9
NO SATURDAY PACKET PICK-UP & NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
7:00 AM Central Time Marathon Start
8:00 AM Kids Marathon Start
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM Post Race Party with DJ Jake
10:30 AM – 2:00 PM Post Race Party with Winslow Davis (Von Braun Center)
12:00 PM Awards & Celebration
Welcome to the Rocket City Marathon
Rocket City Marathon has been a fixture for over 40 years in North Alabama. Enjoy a flat course Boston Marathon qualifier.
Come run the Rocket City Marathon. For over 40 years the Rocket City Marathon has been a premiere marathon event in the South. The Rocket City Marathon is conducted by the Huntsville Track Club and scores double points on the Running Journal Grand Prix XXIX Championship Circuit. If you have run the Rocket City Marathon in the past you know what a quality event this is. If you have never run this Huntsville tradition then this is the year to add our event to your schedule.
The Rocket City Marathon is more than just a race. It is an “event” built around the race. We work just as hard creating exciting activities to make your trip to the Rocket City fun as we do conducting a flawless race on a fast course to produce an enjoyable race that should yield your maximum performance. The carbo supper is excellent and we feed about 200 each year so be sure to give it a try. These and the other Friday activities are provided to encourage you to run your best.
Race Day Temperatures:
Normal low temperature is 34 and normal high is 54.
3rd Annual Huntsville Health & Fitness Expo
When: Friday, December 9, from 10am – 7pm
Where: Von Braun Center
* Held in conjunction with the Rocket City Marathon and Kid’s Marathon packet pickup (Note: packet pickup ends at 9pm)
* An estimated 3,000 runners, friends, and family will pass through
* Many local and national health and fitness-related businesses and organizations will take part
* The Von Braun Center South Hall is a venue in the heart of downtown Huntsville
* This is a free event, and open to the public