Rocket City Kids Marathon

Registration is now OPEN

Packet Pick-Up: Friday, December 9th

Location: Von Braun Center in the South Hall (700 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL 35801)

Date and Time: Friday, December 9th from 10AM-9PM
*No race day packet pickup*

Mileage Logs: Fleet Feet Sports will have 3 Marathon Boosters. Children participating in at least two of the Boosters, will be entered into a raffle at Fleet Feet Sports on December 1st. There will be refreshments and special discounts on store merchandise. You may turn in your child’s completed mileage log at Packet Pick-up
During Packet Pick-Up, the 3rd annual Health and Fitness Expo will be brought to you by The Huntsville Track Club and Fleet Feet Sports. Download here

-During packet pick-up, the third annual Health and Fitness Expo will be brought to you by the Huntsville Track Club, and Fleet Feet Sports.
-Fitness Clothing and Gear vendors
-Health, Fitness and Nutrition Experts
-Food and Supplement Samples galore
-Free Health Screening
-Community Health Care Providers
-Free Massages

-If you are unable to pick up your child’s packet during the packet pickup times and/or if your child is unable to participate on race day, you have 30 days to retrieve their packet, race bib,
t-shirt, and medal at: Fleet Feet Sports, 2722 Carl T. Jones, Suite 2B, Huntsville, AL 35802.

Race Day: Saturday, December 10th

Race Start Time: 8:00 AM

Start Line: On the road, in front of the Von Braun Center, on Monroe Street

One Mile Race Route: The kids will run 2 loops, on Monroe Street, in front of the Von Braun Center, before running into the Propst Arena, to finish the run.


Finish Line: Inside the Von Braun Center-Propst Arena

Finish Line and Reuniting with Child: As each child crosses the finish line, they will receive their finisher’s medal. Then, they will be escorted, by race volunteers, to the food area, underneath the Propst Arena bleachers, to pick-up water and a snack. Finally, all children will be escorted, by race volunteers, to the Kids Reunion Area, which is located next to the main entrance of the Von Braun Center-Propst Arena. Parents/Guardians will be reunited with their child/children at the Kids Reunion Area. Parents/Guardians will not be allowed to enter the Propst Arena floor, cross the finish line with their child, or have access to the food area. This ensures the safety of each race participant.

Race Bibs: Race bibs must be worn on the front of shirts, so the numbers are visible. Prior to the start of the race, parents/guardians are required to detach the claim tag off their child’s race bib. The claim tag must be presented at the Kids Reunion Area, for parents/guardians to be reunited with their child. If you have multiple children, please tear off the claim tags from all of the race bibs. Children will not be allowed to leave the Kids Reunion Area, until their parent/guardian turns in their claim tag.

Course Sentries and Pacers: There will be assigned course sentries along the course, to make sure race participants stay on the course and do not get lost. There will also be pacers running the 1 mile with the children for guidance and assistance. These volunteers will have on yellow safety vests or long sleeve, red volunteer shirts. Parents/Guardians will not be allowed on the race course, unless they are volunteering as a course sentry or pacer.

Photos: The Kids Rocket City Marathon pictures will be provided by We Run-Race Photos. A direct link to view pictures will be sent to you, shortly after the race.

Post Race Fuel:

-Water, bananas, and granola bars will be supplied by Publix, at the Post Race Food Area.

-One cupcake, per race participant, will be supplied by Smallcakes Cupcakery, at a booth next to the Kids Reunion Area.


-If you would like to help volunteer for the Kids Rocket City Marathon, there are still slots available. Any help is greatly appreciated. We’re using VolunteerSpot to organize the volunteer slots for the marathon this year.
Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Use this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot:
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

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Sponsors Include:

Fleet Feet Huntsville      huntsville-city-logo-   publix_new_logo   space and rocket center   HBG_Dogwood  Early Works-Santa's Village  Print   Smallcakes  Doctor Osborn's Magic and Balloons   dtKidsred-logo_crest-notag_rgb_flat

For more Kids Marathon information and sponsorship opportunities please contact

HEALS provides school-based medical & dental care to children at local schools.

Mission of HEALS, Inc.
HEALS_Clinic_Picture_collageIt is our mission to deliver accessible, quality, school-based, primary health care for children through collaborative efforts with the school system and the medical, dental and mental communities. By providing accessible school-based health care for eligible economically disadvantaged children, we are a real solution, right now to the health care crisis by providing them with a medical and dental home.