ocket City Marathon Live Stream Watch Online HD The Huntsville Track Club proudly presents the Rocket City Marathon, one of the premiere races in the south for over 40 years. Our course winds through downtown Huntsville, past historic homes and sites, out to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and back to an exciting finish inside the Von Braun Center.
RCM serves as a Boston Marathon qualifier, scores double points on the Running Journal Grand Prix 40 Championship Circuit, and is the host marathon for this year’s RRCA State Marathon Championship.
Pre-race excitement begins the day before the marathon at the Huntsville Museum of Art where runners can pick up their race packets, visit the expo, and attend the Pre-Race Dinner (tickets required) featuring Mike Durant, American pilot, author, and subject of the movie Black Hawk Down. In addition, there will be a guided, easy run through
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WELCOME TO THE ROCKET CITY MARATHON Come run the Rocket City Marathon. For 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 and scores double points on the Running JournalGrand Prix XXIX Championship Circuit. If you have run the Rocket City Marathon in the past you know what a quality event this is. If you have never run this Huntsville tradition then this is the year to add our event to your schedule. 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 on a fast course to produce an enjoyable race that should yield your maximum performance. The carbo supper is excellent and we feed about 500 each year so be sure to give it a try. These and the other Friday activities are provided to encourage you to run your best. New Race Course route will take you through Historic Downtown Huntsville, Huntsville Botanical Gardens and the Space and Rocket Center.
Historic Downtown Huntsville.
GENTLY ROLLING & FAST: Starting from the Von Braun Center and Big Spring Park, the course embarks on a tour of downtown Huntsville that includes large antebellum homes and the historic courthouse square before heading northeast to make a 10 mile loop through scenic residential streets and the historic districts of Old Town, Dallas Mill Village and Five Points. After sweeping past the VBC for the halfway point, the course heads out again making a loop through the southwest part of town that includes running beneath rockets and the space shuttle at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and meandering through the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. The course finishes inside the VBC Arena to a celebration with live music, food, and fun. There is a total elevation gain of about 700 feet.