NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

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 09, 2009) More than 2,500 people are expected to participate and watch the Rocket City Marathon this Saturday, December 12, 2009.  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 Marathon will begin at 8:00 am on Williams Avenue in front of the Holiday Inn Express, travel through the downtown area and then south through Southeast Huntsville, until it begins the return trip back at Green Cove Road to the downtown area.  The Marathon will end at 2:00 pm in the back parking lot of the Holiday Inn on Lowe Avenue.  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: 
 

 

 

 

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