Yearly Archives: 2013


By Harold Tinsley MARATHON PARTICIPATION In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, there was a major increase in the participation in road racing. The increase was directly reflected in marathons, that is, until 1983. During the period of rapid growth…

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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