Rocket City Marathon, Half Marathon, and Relay
Come run the Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville, Alabama. 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.
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. If you have run the Rocket City Marathon in the past you know what a quality event this is. Despite COVID 19 shaking up our entire world, the plan is for the 2021 Rocket City Marathon to be the same excellent event it’s always been.
If you aren’t ready to run the full marathon, join us for Half the Marathon. At 9am registered participants will merge onto the marathon course and run the back half of the course. They will run out to the Space and Rocket Center and Botanical Gardens with the marathoners before returning to the same exciting finish line inside the VBC. There will be very limited entries for Half the Marathon available starting September 1st at NOON!
Or, maybe you’d rather gather a friend (or a few of them) and run a RELAY! In 2019, we added the option to run the full marathon as a team with up to five members. Relay teams will receive one finish time for the full distance. Teams will NOT compete based on finish times. Registration opens on July 1st.
Join us the Friday afternoon before the race for traditional Historic Huntsville Group Runs–free for the whole family.
Speaking of the family, we also have a Kids Marathon! Kids will log 25.2 miles leading up to race day and then have a grand finish running their FINAL MILE on Friday evening. On-site child care is provided on Saturday from 6am until 2pm by KidTowne Inc.
And be sure to purchase tickets to Friday night’s Pre-Race Dinner held at the Huntsville Museum of Art. There are food options for all types of diets; it’s not just a “carb dinner” anymore. These and the other Friday activities are provided to encourage you to run your best.
After the race is over, while runners are enjoying the post-race food, families can enjoy concessions offered in the South Hall. Be sure to stay for the awards ceremonies to be eligible for some excellent door prizes! Then spend a night out on the town, taking advantage of all Huntsville has to offer!
Race Day Temperatures:
Normal low temperature is 34 and normal high is 54.
Huntsville, AL US 35801
Additional race information can be found at http://rocketcitymarathon.run.