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Rocket City Marathon

December 9, 2023

Huntsville, AL

Get ready to blast off in the most electrifying race of the year! The Rocket City Marathon is back, bringing you an out-of-this-world half marathon experience on December 9th, 2023, in Huntsville, AL. Prepare to launch into an adventure filled with stellar sights, meteoric camaraderie, and a finish line that's truly "out of orbit"!
Get ready to blast off in the most electrifying race of the year! The Rocket City Marathon is back, bringing you an out-of-this-world half marathon experience on December 9th, 2023, in Huntsville, AL. Prepare to launch into an adventure filled with stellar sights, meteoric camaraderie, and a finish line that's truly
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About The Rocket City Marathon

The Rocket City Marathon, held on December 9, 2023, in Huntsville, Alabama, is a highly anticipated half marathon race that promises to be a memorable experience for all participants. Organized by the Huntsville Track Club, this marathon has been a premier event in the South for over 45 years.

The race weekend kicks off with the Health and Fitness Expo and Packet Pick Up, offering a chance for runners to explore the latest running gear and fueling options. On Saturday, the lineup includes the flat, fast, and walker-friendly 10K and the scenic 5K, which winds through the captivating downtown area, showcasing vibrant building art. For young runners, the Kids Marathon offers a chance to embrace the joy of running.

Sunday morning marks the highlight of the weekend with the Front Half Marathon and Full Marathon. Starting in front of the iconic Von Braun Arena, runners will be treated to a beautiful course that encompasses Downtown, Old Town, the Medical District, and even passes by the renowned US Space and Rocket Center. The race culminates in an exciting indoor finish line celebration that includes delicious post-race food and complimentary post-race stretching.

Huntsville, often referred to as the “Rocket City,” is renowned for its rich history in space exploration and technology. It boasts attractions such as the US Space and Rocket Center, the Huntsville Botanical Gardens, and the fascinating building art that graces the downtown area.

As for the weather in December, participants can expect a normal low temperature of 34 and a normal high temperature of 54. It’s the perfect running climate that will keep runners comfortable throughout the race.

So lace up your running shoes and join us for the Rocket City Marathon where an epic medal, registration shirt, and professional photographs await you at the finish line. Don’t miss the chance to embrace the spirit of this historic event, enjoy the scenic course, and collect your well-deserved finisher gift. The Rocket City Marathon is guaranteed to be a blast!

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