Sat December 10 - Tue December 13, 2022 Huntsville, AL 35801 US Directions
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Presented by Huntsville Sports Commission

Marathon

$105 12/11 7:00AM CST - 1:00PM CST Price increases after October 31, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT
Open to ages 16+.
Presented by SportsMED

Front Half The Marathon

$85 12/11 7:00AM CST - 10:00AM CST Price increases after October 31, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT
Presented by SportsMED

Back Half The Marathon

$85 12/11 9:00AM CST - 1:00PM CST
199 spots left. Price increases after October 31, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT
Open to ages 11+.

Rocket City 10K

$55 12/10 7:00AM CST - 9:00AM CST Price increases after December 2, 2022 at 11:59pm CST

Rocket City Mural Run 5K

$45 12/10 9:00AM CST - 10:00AM CST Price increases after December 2, 2022 at 11:59pm CST

RELAY

$50 12/11 7:00AM CST - 1:00PM CST Registration ends December 9, 2022 at 10:00am CST

Virtual Marathon

$90 Registration ends December 9, 2022 at 11:59pm CST

Virtual Half Marathon

$80 Registration ends December 9, 2022 at 11:59pm CST
Description

Come run the Rocket City Race Weekend in Huntsville, Alabama. For over 40 years the Rocket City Marathon, conducted by the Huntsville Track Club, has been a premiere marathon event in the South. 

The Rocket City Race Weekend is more than just a series of races, it is an “event” built around the races. We work just as hard creating exciting activities to make your trip to the Rocket City fun as we do conducting flawless races. If you have run the Rocket City Marathon in the past you know what a quality event it has been. In 2022 we are expanding to a full slate of races for all ages and abilities!

Kicking off the weekend is the Health and Fitness Expo and Packet Pick Up which opens at 11am on Friday, running through Saturday evening at 8pm. At 7am on Saturday is the walker-friendly 10K. It starts in front of the Von Braun Center on Monroe Street, and gives the participants a tiny taste of what Huntsville has to offer in Old Town, finishing at the exciting indoor finish line RCM has been known for the last several years. Two hours later, the walker-friendly 5K (AKA the "Mural Run) will start. It winds past most of the wonderful "building art" that graces our downtown, finishing at the same finish line. The Kids Marathon will be held later that same day (time TBD).

Sunday morning the Front Half Marathon and Full Marathon will start from Monroe Street in front of the Von Braun Arena at 7am (with the exception of the early starters who require 6-7 hours for the Full Marathon or 3-4 hours for the FRONT Half Marathon, who will have started their races at 6am). The course takes runners through Downtown, Old Town, the Medical District, Blossomwood, past Maple Hill Cemetary, through the old Train Depot, by the Veteran's Memorial and past Campus 805, where the Front Half will have a fun finish party! The Full Marathoners will continue their quest and be joined at the University of Alabama at Huntsville Campus with the Back Half Marathon runners. The back half of the course takes runners over to the US Space and Rocket Center, through the Botanical Gardens, past Gold Sprint Coffee and Lowe Mill, back to the VBC to the indoor finish line where runners will enjoy delicious post-race food and complimentary post-race stretching provided by Therapy South. Maybe you'd rather gather a friend (or a few of them) and run a Marathon RELAY! Teams will NOT compete based on finish times, but will have the option to compete in the Corporate Cup. 

All registered participants will receive a registration shirt, an epic medal, post-race food, and professional photographs. Marathoners and Half the Marathoners will also receive a finisher gift. First-time Marathoners and Half the Marathoners will receive a First Timer gift. Runners who register for any two races will receive a special "Challenge" gift. If you register for three events (AKA "the Hat Trick") you will receive the coveted RCM hat. Each child who runs the one mile RCKM will receive a registration shirt and epic medal. Kids who opt to complete 26.2 miles (running their final mile at the Kids Marathon) will receive a special 26.2 pin. 

Join us Friday afternoon for traditional Historic Huntsville Group Runs--free for the whole family.

(We are not sure at this time if we will continue to have the Pre-Race Dinner. We are talking with local restaurants to see if we can work out details for some viable other options that will allow participants to have guaranteed seating in a space that will encourage mingling with other participants!)

Race Day Temperatures:
Normal low temperature is 34 and normal high is 54.

Place
700 Monroe Street
Huntsville, AL US 35801
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Additional race information can be found at http://rocketcitymarathon.run.

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