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: Health Establishments at Local Schools


HEALS, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Huntsville, Alabama dedicated to providing accessible quality, school-based primary health care for children through collaborative efforts with the Huntsville City/Madison County school systems and the medical community.

By providing on-site medical and dental care, mental health counseling, and social services at our participating schools, HEALS, Inc. makes an immediate difference in the lives of many children.

The HEALS Mission
It is our mission to keep children healthy and optimize their opportunities for success in school and society.

Tracking Mileage
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!

Packet Pickup Information:
Location: The South Hall in the Von Braun Center
Dates and Times: Thursday, December 11th from 10AM-6PM
Friday, December 12th from 10AM-9PM

During packet pickup times there is also a FREE two day Health and Fitness Expo at the South Hall in the Von Braun Center. This FREE event is presented by the Huntsville Track Club, Fleet Feet Sports, and Nike for your kids and family to check out during packet pickup.

The following activities will be offered:
-Health and fitness seminars
-Weight loss clinics
-Fitness demonstrations
-Community health care providers
-Children’s activities and education

If your company is interested in sponsoring the Rocket City Kids Marathon or would like to participate in the Health and Fitness Expo contact Jill Hadley at For additional details, please visit here.

Race Day Information:
Date and Time: Saturday, December 13th at 8AM
Start Location: In front of the Von Braun Center
Finish Line Location: Official RCM finish line inside the VBC arena

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.