Rocket City Marathon has been a fixture for over 40 years in North Alabama. Enjoy a flat course Boston Marathon qualifier.
Come run the Rocket City Marathon, a premiere marathon of the south for over 40 years! Runners enjoy a flat, fast course that is also a Boston Marathon qualifier and scores double points on the Running Journal Grand Prix XXIX Championship Circuit.
The Huntsville Track Club proudly presents the Rocket City Marathon, a Huntsville tradition which is more than just a race, it’s an experience! The Rocket City Marathon Health and Fitness Expo promises to have something for runners and spectators alike. After visiting the expo and packet pick up join us for a guided run through Historic Downtown Huntsville. Be sure to get your tickets for the Carbo Dinner featuring Michael Wardian, award winning Marathoner and Ultra-Marathoner.
We work as hard creating exciting activities for you and your family as we do conducting a flawless race on a fast course to produce an enjoyable race that should yield your maximum performance. Whether you are looking to PR, Boston Qualify, or run your first marathon, The Rocket City Marathon is the race for you! Register today.
Race Day Temperatures:
Normal low temperature is 34 and normal high is 54.
I have always dreamed of starting and finishing a marathon. The Rocket City Marathon was a blast. Friendly volunteers, flat course and great city! Thank you for fulfilling a lifelong dream!
— A.W. Jackson
This was my 5th time to run the Rocket City Marathon and I have enjoyed it every year. Great course and awesome volunteers. Thank you for such a great race.
— John Parrish
I have run marathons all over the southeast United States and this is one of my favorite events. Great hospitality, a flat course, cool temperatures and a great host city. We will be back again.
— Carmen J. Thompson
Updated: December 8, 2017
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