Rocket City Marathon Coming Up on Dec. 9

11/01/2017 - 09:09

rcm.jpgThere's still time to register for the Rocket City Marathon, one of the premier marathons in the south for more than 40 years. This year's race will take place on Dec. 9, starting and finishing in downtown Huntsville, AL.

The scenic course takes runners through many of Huntsville's attractions, including running under the rockets at the Space and Rocket Center and a tour of the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. The flat course is a great chance to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Runners finish inside the Von Braun Center arena with music and lots of food.

An expo is held on Friday before the race with a pre-race dinner on Friday evening. This year's guest speaker at the dinner is renowned marathoner and ultra-runner Michael Wardian.

The marathon is part of the Running Journal Grand Prix and the only marathon on the series.

The marathon is offering a $10 discount for those registering by Nov. 15. To get this discount, use the code: RCM17.

Registration is available at:

For more information on the Rocket City Marathon, see the race website:

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