Half Marathons in Huntsville

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Rocket City Marathon

Whether the goal is a PR, qualifying for Boston, completing that first marathon, or striving for a personal goal, RCM is the way to achieve it.

Marathon - The Rocket City Marathon has been a fixture for over 40 years in North Alabama. Enjoy a flat, Boston Marathon qualifying course.

Half Marathon - We are proud to announce the addition of a Half Marathon!

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.

7 reviews
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Rocket City Marathon

Von Braun Center, 700 Monroe St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801, USAView event
7 reviews
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Whether the goal is a PR, qualifying for Boston, completing that first marathon, or striving for a personal goal, RCM is the way to achieve it.

Marathon - The Rocket City Marathon has been a fixture for over 40 years in North Alabama. Enjoy a flat, Boston Marathon qualifying course.

Half Marathon - We are proud to announce the addition of a Half Marathon!

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.

Reviews
  • Did the Marathon in 2018

    This was a very well organized and run marathon. Other big marathons in Alabama could learn from Rocket City. Friendly volunteers and an excellent post race venue with many food choices as well as beverages.
  • Did the Marathon in 2018

    This race was a blast. This was my first marathon, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Despite the rain and the cold, the course was filled with spectators cheering on the racers! The race staff was excellent. The pace teams were friendly and supportive. The medical team at the end of the race was spectacular. I had a small injury, and they provided expert care! Quick, professional, and caring. The medical support staff were incredible!This race was fantastic!
  • Did the Marathon in 2018

    I do not think having the half marathon event worked well. I have talked to other people who did the race, and the feeling seemed to be consistent. For people in the front of the pack, they had to deal with not knowing whether someone racing near them was competing in the same race or not. For people in the middle of the pack (like me), I spent mile 13.1-18 weaving through endless half marathon walkers, and it became very very frustrating. I understand the motivation for having this, but I feel it did not work well. Otherwise, thank you for yet another wonderful weekend!!! :) Will always be my favorite race.
$15 - $115
Rocket City Marathon

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What you need to know about Half Marathons

At 13.1 miles, a half marathon is long enough to test even the strongest runners, but short enough for almost anyone determined to conquer their next challenge. We have a jam-packed calendar of half marathons taking place up and down the country — from big ballot events to local community races and spectacular trail runs. Get involved and conquer your next challenge.

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A half marathon is a fantastic event for those new to running to really push themselves, or as a great warm up event for those ready to tackle a full marathon or even an ultramarathon

What is the distance covered in half marathon?
The half marathon is one of running`s most popular distance - a half marathon is 13.1 miles (or 21.1km).
What is an average time for a half marathon?
Breaking 2:00 (9:09 per mile pace) is a common goal, and that time is considered a respectable half marathon time among runners. The average times for half marathons in the U.S. in 2015 were 2:04:00 for males and 2:22:21 for females.
What is the half marathon world record?
The world record for men is 58:23 for men and 1:04:52 for women.
How long does it take to train for a half marathon?
If you are working with a training plan you can achieve a half marathon in 8 weeks.
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