Rocket City Marathon

Sat December 14 - Sun December 15, 2024 Huntsville, AL 35801 US Directions

Event: Marathon

This event has a strict 1pm (time of day) cut off. If you require 6-7 hours to complete the marathon, you must be an "Early Starter" (which will require a special bib and adherence to a short list of extra rules). You will be asked to leave the course, or surrender your participant bib, if you fall behind the sweepers. Runners who do not reach the FRONT Half Finish Line by 10:05am will not be allowed to continue.
Open to ages 18+.
Event Date: Sunday December 15, 2024
Start Time: 7:00am CST
End Time: 1:00pm CST
Price: $65.00 Race Fee + $4.90 SignUp Fee
Registration: Price increases to $85.00 after March 5, 2024 at 11:59pm CST

Event: Front Half The Marathon

This event has a strict 10am (time of day) cut off. If you require 3-4 hours to complete the FRONT Half marathon, you must be an "Early Starter" (which will require a special bib and adherence to a short list of extra rules). You will be asked to leave the course, or surrender your participant bib, if you fall behind the sweepers. Runners will finish this race at Campus 805 where you will enjoy a unique post-race party. Busses will shuttle participants back to the VBC until noon. After that time you will need to find other transportation back to the VBC.
Open to ages 14+.
Event Date: Sunday December 15, 2024
Start Time: 7:00am CST
End Time: 10:00am CST
Price: $65.00 Race Fee + $4.90 SignUp Fee
Registration: Price increases to $75.00 after March 5, 2024 at 11:59pm CST

Event: Back Half The Marathon

This event has a strict four-hour time limit. You will be asked to leave the course if you are behind the cut off pace (18:19 min/mile). There is not a sweeper for the BACK Half Marathon. If the marathon sweeper catches up to you, you will need to stay with (or in front of) them. They will be running a 13:44 min/mile pace. Participants will be bussed from the VBC out to the start line at the UAH Campus.
Open to ages 14+.
Event Date: Sunday December 15, 2024
Start Time: 9:00am CST
End Time: 1:00pm CST
Price: $65.00 Race Fee + $4.90 SignUp Fee
Registration: Price increases to $75.00 after March 5, 2024 at 11:59pm CST

Event: Rocket City 10K

Flat, fast, walker-friendly event with a two-hour cutoff time. Participants who fall behind the sweeper will be asked to relinquish their participant bib if they would like to continue the route as a pedestrian.
Open to ages 10+.
Event Date: Saturday December 14, 2024
Start Time: 7:00am CST
End Time: 9:00am CST
Price: $50.00 Race Fee + $4.00 SignUp Fee
Registration: Price increases to $55.00 after March 5, 2024 at 11:59pm CST

Event: Rocket City Mural Run 5K

Walker-friendly event with a one-hour cutoff time. Participants who fall behind the sweeper will be asked to relinquish their participant bib if they would like to continue the route as a pedestrian.
Open to ages 8+.
Event Date: Saturday December 14, 2024
Start Time: 9:00am CST
End Time: 10:00am CST
Price: $40.00 Race Fee + $3.40 SignUp Fee
Registration: Price increases to $45.00 after March 5, 2024 at 11:59pm CST

Event: RELAY

Up to a five person relay team will run the full Rocket City Marathon. This event has a strict 6 hour time limit. A relay runner will be asked to leave the course if the runner is behind the cutoff pace (13:44 min/mile). Runners who do not reach the FRONT Half Marathon finish line at Campus 805 by 10:05am will not be allowed to continue. If a relay runner is removed from the course, the team will not be allowed to continue. No relay runner will be allowed to pass the Marathon leader. Any team member who gets close to the leader will be held at the exchange point. This is a safety issue related to traffic management. The first runner in the relay team may also run the full marathon if also registered as an individual. That runner will start the race wearing both the individual bib and the relay bib.
Event Date: Sunday December 15, 2024
Start Time: 7:00am CST
End Time: 1:00pm CST
Registration: Registration Opens May 1, 2024 at 12:00am CDT
Price: $60.00 Race Fee + $4.60 SignUp Fee
Registration: Registration ends December 1, 2024 at 4:00pm CST

Event: Virtual Marathon

You will need to submit your marathon time to us at VirtualRCMResults@gmail.com between 12/1/2024 and 12/31/2024. We will mail out your marathon finisher medal and marathon registration shirt in January. (You will not receive the marathon finisher gift.) There is no finishing time limit on this event. Virtual finishers are eligible for the Challenge and the Hat Trick.
Price: $125.00 Race Fee + $8.50 SignUp Fee
Registration: Registration ends December 1, 2024 at 11:59pm CST

Event: Virtual Half Marathon

You will need to submit your half marathon time to us at VirtualRCMResults@gmail.com between 12/1/2024 and 12/31/2024. We will mail out your half-the-marathon finisher medal and half-the-marathon registration shirt in January. (You will not receive the half-the-marathon finisher gift.) There is no finishing time limit on this event. Virtual finishers are eligible for the Challenge and the Hat Trick.
Price: $105.00 Race Fee + $7.30 SignUp Fee
Registration: Registration ends December 1, 2024 at 11:59pm CST

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