815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Henry Reyes
Police Chief
(256) 427-7001
Sgt. Mark Roberts
Public Information Officer
(256) 427-7197



Huntsville Police Prepare for Rocket City Marathon


Huntsville, Alabama (December 10, 2008) More than 2,500 people are expected to participate and watch the Rocket City Marathon this Saturday, December 13, 2008. Chief Henry Reyes said itís the largest event in the city and requires numerous officers and multiple road closings to keep runners safe. Reyes said motorists should obey all Police Officers 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 near the Holiday Inn Select. The Marathon begins at 8:00 a.m. and is expected to end at 2:00 p.m. Chief Reyes said motorists should try to avoid traveling along Airport Road and Governorís Drive near Huntsville Hospital as much as possible during these hours and use alternate routes like Weatherly Road, Drake Avenue and Bob Wallace to get to their destinations. For more specific information, citizens can access the Huntsville Track Club Rocket City Marathon route at: