NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

 

Henry Reyes                              Wendell Johnson

    Chief of Police                    Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  
 

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
         (256) 427-7157               (256) 746-4111           (256) 427-5461     (256) 213-4503

 

 

 

Huntsville Police Prepare for Rocket City Marathon

 

Huntsville, Alabama (December 7, 2007) More than 2000 people are expected to participate and watch the Rocket City Marathon this Saturday, December 8, 2007. Spokesman Wendell Johnson said itís the largest event in the city that requires multiple road closings to allow runners a safe venue to compete. Johnson said motorists should obey all Police and Public Safety Aides who will direct traffic at intersections along the route. Because of the length of the route, there will only be a few posted barricades. The course consists of a downtown loop approximately two and a half miles circling through portions of the business district and the two historic districts ending at Lowe Avenue close to the Holiday Inn Select. The Marathon begins at 8:00 a.m. and is expected to end at 2:00 p.m. Johnson said motorists should avoid traveling along Airport Road and Governorís Drive near Huntsville Hospital and use alternate routes like Weatherly Road, Drake Avenue and Bob Wallace. For more specific information, citizens can access the Huntsville Track Club Rocket City Marathon route at: 

http://www.runrocketcity.com/images/Mileage_MAP.pdf