815 Wheeler Avenue      Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Mark Hudson
Interim Chief of Police
(256) 427-7001
Harry Hobbs
Communications Relations Officer
(256) 427-7043


Huntsville Police Prepare for Rocket City Marathon


Huntsville, Alabama (December 07, 2010) More than 2,500 people are expected to participate and watch the Rocket City Marathon this Saturday, December 11, 2010.  This race is the largest event in the city and requires numerous officers and multiple road closings to keep runners safe.  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 north from 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.  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 such as 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: