Rocket City Marathon 2023

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Short review

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 and post-race stretching, provided by Therapy South, 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.

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Road Running , Walk

Distance:

Half-marathon , Marathon

Organized since 2017

Short review

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 and post-race stretching, provided by Therapy South, 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.


10 Road Running races on 09 — 10 December 2023 in Huntsville

Marathon

December 14, 2019

The race starts at 07:00

42 km

from $130

RELAY

December 14, 2019

The race starts at 07:00

42 km

from $100

Marathon

December 01, 2020

The race starts at 00:01

42 km

from $85

RELAY

December 01, 2020

The race starts at 07:00

42 km

from $50

Marathon

December 11, 2021

The race starts at 07:00

42 km

from $105

RELAY

December 11, 2021

The race starts at 07:00

42 km

from $50

Half The Marathon

December 14, 2019

The race starts at 09:00

21 km

from $65

Half The Marathon

December 01, 2020

The race starts at 00:01

21 km

from $65

Half The Marathon

December 11, 2021

The race starts at 09:00

21 km

from $75

Deferred Marathon

December 01, 2020

The race starts at 07:00

from $0

Weather for Dec 09, 2023

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Wind: m/s.

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Very Good for running

Past weather

Dec 09, 2017

35.4 °F, wind 2.81m/s

Overcast throughout the day..

Dec 08, 2018

44.69 °F, wind 0.69m/s

Light rain overnight..

Dec 14, 2019

53.38 °F, wind 0.54m/s

Partly cloudy throughout the day..

Dec 01, 2020

56.88 °F, wind 6.3m/s

Partly cloudy throughout the day..

Feb 22, 2024

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