Rocket City Kids Marathon

Rocket City Kids Marathon

Last Marathon Mile Race Day: December 13, 2014

The Rocket City Kids Marathon running/walking program is designed for children kindergarten through 8th grade. Children will run the distance of a full marathon (26.2 miles) over the course of 13 weeks. To achieve this goal, kids must train for the last mile of their marathon by running a total of 25.2 miles in 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, 3/4 mile or 1 mile increments between September 2014 through December 12, 2014 to qualify for race day participation. There are NO official winners, but the event will be timed so your child can chart their progress from the beginning of their training in September until race day. Our goal is to get kids healthy and active.

Registration Fee $15 – Register Online HERE!
-Each child will receive a special Rocket City Kids Marathon Shirt within their race packets
-Each child will receive a finisher’s medal as they cross the finish line.
-The Rocket City Kids Marathon finish line is the same as the official Rocket City Marathon finish line

Race Beneficiary: TBD

All registered participants will receive their training log to track their mileage on Tuesday, September 2nd. Kids must be registered for training logs to be valid to participate in the events leading up to race day and participation in the Rocket City Kids Marathon. This training is an honest based system where the children will be running at home, school, etc. Parents, guardians, and physical education teachers will be able to sign off on the kid’s training log. The idea behind the program is to just get kids moving while having fun!

Kick Off Information:
The Rocket City Kids Marathon will be kicking off on September 18th! Your child/children are welcome to participate in Huntsville Hospital’s 1 Mile Autumn Chase to earn their first mile!

Date and Time: September 18, 2014 starting at 3 PM
Location: Huntsville Jaycees Building
Huntsville Hospital’s 1 Mile Autumn Chase website:

Packet Pickup Information:
Coming Soon!

Race Day Information:
Coming Soon!

Final Race Instructions:
During the week of the race, registered participants will receive final instructions via email regarding all of the race day details such as how and where you will be reunited with your children after the race. Kids will receive a shirt within their packets and a medal upon the completion of the marathon distance of 26.2 miles. Due to safety reasons, only registered participants will be able to participate in the run.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities please visit HERE or contact  Jill Hadley at or call 256-650-7063.