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The Rocket City Microthon is the most (the only?) prestigious event for the least elite non-athletes. Put on your numbered bib (just like the real racers!) and run, walk, crawl, skip, roll - whatever it takes to get across the 0.12K Butler Green at Campus 805 and claim your coveted Finisher's Medal (aka bottle opener) and oval "0.12K" sticker to let other drivers know "Hey I'm better than you." Don't let all the fun tents with cool stuff along the course distract you from your goal - visit them on your way to redeem your golden ticket at a participating Campus 805 brewery or restaurant! Maybe put on your race T-shirt first so everyone will be impressed with your non-athletic prowess.
You did it last year and think "whew, now I can cross Microthon off my bucket list"? Not so fast buster. This year's event is going to be even bigger, even better than last year. Remember the joy you felt when the Merrimack dancer put that finisher's medal around your neck and signed your bib? You can have that again. Last year you did it for the challenge, just to see if you could. Now you know you can, so the stress is off - enjoy the race, or better yet, buy the slackers package. You can still join in on the dance circle.
One golden ticket not enough? Add our Golden Ticket package and get two MORE golden tickets (be sure to download the Uber or Lyft app before you come). Hopefully you'll figure out that this package is tickets ONLY, not race registration and all the accompanying swag. Feel free to just buy this if you just want to consume while watching the race. You will be presented with the option to buy 2 more golden tickets when you register for the race or the Slacker's Package. Buy the extra tickets! Tickets can be used at Straight to Ale, Yellowhammer, Earth & Stone Wood Fired Pizza, Hops & Guac, and Offbeat Coffee Studio (maybe we'll sweet-talk more vendors into taking the tickets) and are worth $6 each, and valid on the day of the event only (2pm-6pm).
0.12K too much for you? Would you consider 383 feet? No? Oh well, then the Slacker's Package is for you. You get all the swag and none of the sweat. Sure, it's double the price but if I know you, you'll pay anything not to have to run. Hit that Donate button again if the price isn't high enough to assuage your guilt.
Think you're not ready for an 0.12K? Then plan to like our Facebook page for our "Recliner to 0.12K" ('cause that 'other word for sofa to 5K' is copyrighted and they are a snippy bunch) training program led by Huntsville Adventure Boot Camp coach Joe Martin. RSVP to our event and share it on your own page - everyone will be impressed with your athletic ability (especially those who never learned their metric system). https://www.facebook.com/RocketCityMicrothon You can also check out our training videos at our YouTube page here (we suggest you follow the link, instead of searching YouTube for "Microthon", as just one more letter in there gets you videos having to do with people not wearing a lot of underwear): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwPo3NTV3_ZOjtkW-rdYDdA
What's the point of all this? Do you NEED a point to enjoy a fall Sunday afternoon of festivities and beer at Campus 805? Fine, then check out the Merrimack Hall section below - all funds from the event go to provide arts education (dance, drama, creative writing, visual arts, arts summer camp, yoga, etc.) to special needs children, youth, and adults. There's a LOT of awesomeness going on at Merrimack. Why not hit the "donate" button above and add a little somepin somepin?
Interested in sponsoring or helping out or know someone who has a lot of money they want to give us? Check out those sections below as well.
You only fit into ONE T-shirt size and it's not XL? Register by September 9 to ensure you get the T-shirt size you order. It takes 10 days to get shirts made people!
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Thank you 2019 Microthon sponsors. And we are still adding more! Your business's logo could be here too!
Interested in sponsoring The Rocket City Microthon (and who wouldn't be)? We really need you 'cause $25 doesn't actually cover t-shirts, bottle openers, and vanity stickers. There are opportunities to have your logo on our frequently-appearing-in-everyone's-clothes-rotation T-shirts, or perhaps across the top of one of the sure to be oft-visited tents along the course (sponsor our silliness, or set up your own demo/display/sales), or whatever awesome idea you may have. Sponsor the Finishers Medal, and and every time a finisher opens a cold beverage they'll see your logo! (aww too bad Canvas already took this option) For a mere $100 you can have a personalized sign somewhere along the "length" of the course - encourage your favorite non-athlete in their great endeavor to complete the Microthon. Got an even better idea? Contact Lesley Burnette at email@example.com.
Want to help hand out Finisher's Medals to the amazing non-athletes as they struggle, gasping, across the finish line? Are you good at video production and would document the event? Maybe you'd like to dress up like a naughty nurse and staff the first aid tent, or you've got an idea for another sort of fun R&R tent? Or you're just DYING to pick up trash after a 300 person event? Then we can help. We can give you that "I did something good for someone" feeling and it won't cost you a THING (but maybe 4 hours of your time). Please contact Contact Lesley Burnette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All money raised by The Rocket City Microthon will directly benefit children, youth, and adults with special needs through Merrimack Hall. Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Huntsville, Alabama. Their mission is to provide visual and performing arts education, and cultural activities, to children and adults with special needs and to provide quality professional entertainment to the community. Merrimack Hall’s Arts Program provides year-round, comprehensive arts education and social and cultural opportunities to children, teens and adults with a range of physical and intellectual disabilities.