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Sat December 8, 2018 Huntsville, AL US 35801 Directions
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RRCA Alabama Marathon Championship Race


$115 7:00AM CST - 1:00PM CST
247 spots left. Registration ends December 7, 2018 at 6:59pm CST
LIMITED Entries! Sponsor: Southern Marketing Associates

Half The Marathon

$65 9:00AM CST - 1:00PM CST
Sorry! This event is full.
Join the Waiting List Registration ends November 24, 2018 at 11:59pm CST

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 and scores double points on the Running Journal Grand Prix Championship Circuit. It has also been designated as the RRCA Alabama State Marathon Championship Race. Special Championship medals will be given for the male and female overall, Masters, Grand Masters, and Senior Grand Masters winners.

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. If you haven't then this is the year to add our event to your schedule.

NEW in 2018! If you aren't ready to run the full marathon, join us for Half the Marathon, sponsored by David Hall of Southern Marketing Associates. We are excited to announce the opportunity to run the back half of the marathon course. At 9am registered participants will merge onto the marathon course to 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 available starting September 1st at NOON! 

Join us the Friday afternoon before the race for traditional Historic Huntsville Group Runs--free for the whole family. 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. This year the guest speaker is Mike Durant. These and the other Friday activities are provided to encourage you to run your best.

While you are running the race, there are activities the whole family can enjoy. For starters, there's a Kids Marathon that starts at 7:45am. Kids will log 25.2 miles leading up to race day and then have a grand finish in the VBC, collecting a medal for their hard work! There are spirit stations all along the course as well as a spectator map and guide that will help visitors navigate the course without actually driving in the path of runners. For the more fair-weathered fans, there will be activities planned inside the VBC with live coverage of the race on screens throughout the arena.

After the race is over, while runners are enjoying the post race food, families can enjoy concessions and cafe food at the Bud Light Cafe. 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.

Von Braun Center
700 Monroe Stree SW
Huntsville, AL US 35801
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Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Rocket City Marathon.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Rocket City Marathon is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
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