Rocket City Marathon

huntsville / alabama

Rocket City Marathon

Saturday, Dec 14 2019


The  Huntsville Track Club is proud to present the Rocket City Marathon along with Half the Marathon, Kid's Marathon and our brand new Marathon Relay.

Run with us on December 14, 2019!


The Rocket City Marathon has been a fixture in North Alabama for over 40 years. Enjoy a flat, Boston Marathon qualifying course that runs through parts of historic Huntsville, through the Space & Rocket Center, through the Botanical Gardens, and finishes inside the Von Braun Center.

Marathon Relay

New for 2019! Each team will have 2 to 5 members with an overall focus on having fun and raising money for non-profits.

Half Marathon

Run the back half of the marathon through the Space & Rocket Center, Botanical Gardens, and finish inside the VBC. Registration opens on September 1st at noon Central Time. Entries will be limited.

Kids Marathon

K-8th graders may become "marathoners" by logging 25.2 miles leading up to  a final mile on race day that crosses the real finish line.


The Rocket City Marathon is hosted in beautiful Huntsville, Alabama. If you'd like to see what entertainment, food, and attractions Huntsville has to offer, click or tap Learn More below.


Spectator maps, cheer zone locations, and live tracking options. Click or tap Learn More below to support your competitor(s).


It takes an army of volunteers to put on the Rocket City Marathon, consider helping out!

Packet Pickup/RCM Expo

Packet pickup and final registration will be held in conjunction with a  Runner's Expo starting at 11:00 am on Friday, December 13 at the VBC South Hall.

Pre-Race Dinner

Join us for the Pre-Race Dinner at 6:00 pm on Friday, December 13 at 2019 at the Huntsville Museum of Art. Click or tap Learn More below for additional information and tickets.


Enjoy some of Huntsville’s finest hotels. Click or tap Learn More below for more information about available block rates.


New Course Maps for 2019

While these maps are generally accurate (all turns and roads are correct), the exact location of the start and mile markers may vary slightly due to certification. Click here (marathon) or here (half-marathon) for a full screen map that will offer mile or kilometer locations.


The Rocket City Marathon is extremely grateful for all our many sponsors. On behalf of all participants and from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!