Can I run the marathon if I am under 18 years old?

Yes, However, we do require your parent's permission.

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?

Yes, we now have a process that allows others to pick-up packets. If you can not make it to the Expo/Packet Pick-up during official hours a friend or family member my pick-up your packet as long as the attached card is completed.

Does the Marathon have pace groups?

Yes, This year we have pace teams. See this link for details

How do I get a refund if I cannot attend? Can I transfer my entry to someone else?

Our policy states that we do not offer refunds. New for 2018: We will be offering bib exchanges. Details coming soon.

How do I know for sure if I am registered?

Registered participants can be found here:

Is this race a Boston Qualifier?

Yes! The 2018 Rocket City Marathon is a Boston qualifier for 2020.

What is NOT allowed on the course?

Baby joggers, in-line skates, bicycles, unauthorized vehicles and unregistered runners are prohibited on the course. No pets or smoking on the course PLEASE! Any participant breaking one of these rules will be removed from the course, disqualified and will not receive finisher’s amenities. These rules are due to our insurance policy and are set by the HTC Board of Directors and are for your safety and the safety of the hundreds of other runners on the course. Check out our rules page for more information. The use of headphones is STRONGLY discouraged.

Where can we park for the races?

There is plenty of parking in downtown Huntsville. We will also have parking garage B open at no charge. The entrance to this garage is from Fountain Circle, just north of Williams St. It is about 2 blocks from the start line.