New Course Route for the 2014 Rocket City Marathon

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Huntsville, Ala. - (WHNT) The Rocket City Marathon has been a Huntsville tradition for over 35 years. 2014 however, brings a brand new course route. "We wanted to figure out how to get people here to Huntsville to visit our town.," Huntsville Track Club President Eric Fritz said Wednesday. "So why not bring them to see the biggest attraction in Huntsville."

The 2013 Rocket City Marathon winner Josh Whitehead is excited about running a new course as well. "Being able to highlight the Rocket city, and have visitors from out of town leave with more of an understanding about the rocket heritage we have here in the area. A trip to the Space and Rocket Center, seeing the Saturn 5 Rocket, running under the space shuttle and under the external tank, it's going to be phenomenal."

Here is the week's list of events.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Rocket City Marathon Health & Fitness Expo
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Huntsville’s Von Braun Center – South Hall
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Marathon Packet Pick-up
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Kids Marathon Packet Pick-up

Friday, December 12
Rocket City Marathon Health & Fitness Expo
10-9 – Huntsville Von Braun Center – South Hall
3:30 – 4:30 PM Historic Huntsville Group Runs, 2 – 4 miles, FREE
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Marathon Packet Pick-up
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Kids Marathon Packet Pick-up
6:00 p.m. – Rocket City Marathon Race Dinner – Register Here for Dinner, Huntsville’s Space and Rocket Center, Guest Speaker, Dave McGillivray, Boston Marathon Race Director, More Information and Details for dinner


Saturday, December 13

NO SATURDAY PACKET PICK-UP & NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
7:00 AM Central Time Marathon Start
8:00 AM Kids Marathon Start
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Post Race Party with Winslow Davis
10:30 AM – 2:00 PM Post Race Party with Juice – Propst Arena (Von Braun Center)
2:30 PM Awards & Celebration