Where and when is the Rocket City Marathon?

Huntsville, Alabama

The Rocket City Marathon, Half the Rocket City Marathon, and the Marathon Relay all take place on the second Saturday in December every year.


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. 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. We do offer bib exchanges. You can transfer your own marathon bib to someone else as a gift (they do not pay the race fee) or for a refund (the new participant must pay the race fee when registering). You will need to contact the race directors at RocketCityMarathon@gmail.com in order to transfer your Half the Marathon race bib. We will transfer it to the next participant on the wait list for a partial refund.


Can I transfer from the Marathon to Half the Marathon or Relay? or vice versa?

You can transfer from Half the Marathon or Relay to the Marathon at any time provided there are still open spots in the marathon. To accomplish this sign in to your RunSignUp account, go to your profile, select Manage Registration, and then select Transfer. There is a small transfer fee and you will have to pay the difference in registration cost between the races.

Transfers from either the Marathon or Relay to Half the Marathon are not allowed due to the long wait list for the half.


How do I know for sure if I am registered?

Registered participants can be found here: https://runsignup.com/Race/FindARunner/?raceId=44733


Is this race a Boston Qualifier?

Yes! The 2019 Rocket City Marathon is a Boston qualifier for 2021.


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.