25th Annual Huntsville Half-Marathon

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For the past few  years, this race has been at full capacity which means you will need to arrive a bit early and be careful as you arrive. Parking at the church is limited so we ask you to carpool if possible and plan to arrive early to allow time for parking. Please observe and comply with the directions of the volunteers directing parking and do not park on private property or in areas that are blocked off.  We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

In keeping with the timing of this event, the Saturday closest to Veteran's Day, and to show our communities support to our veterans, a portion of the race proceeds will go to support two outstanding organizations that work with and assist our Veterans, Team Red, White, and Blue and Still Serving Vets. Click here for more info on these charities and learn about the great work they are doing.


A Huntsville Track Club Grand Prix Event

Sponsored by

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Mizuno

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Saturday, November 9th, 2013

The half-marathon starts at 8:00 AM at Hillwood Baptist Church, 300 Kohler Road, Huntsville, AL

The church is located just off South Memorial Parkway (Hwy. 231) at the intersection of Mountain Gap Road, approximately 6.6 miles south of the I-565, and Memorial Parkway intersection. 

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Huntsville, AL 35803-1560

 

Due to facility and course restrictions the race is limited to 1000 entrants. Please sigh up early to insure you have a slot in this race. You can sign up on line at www.active.com (starting July 1) or print out an application and mail it and your entry fee to secure your registration.

 

 

 

Race Fees:

Early registration until August 15, 2013 - $26

August 16 through October 1, 2013 - $36

October 2 through November 7 - $46

 

No registration on November 8 or on race day

 

Packet Pick up:   

Noon until 7 PM Friday, November 8, 2013
Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville
2722 Carl T. Jones Drive, Suite B2, Huntsville, AL  35802

Packets may also be picked up from 6:45 until 7:45 AM the day of the race at Hillwood Baptist Church.

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Please note: As this is an RRCA sanctioned race the following are not allowed during the race: strollers, baby joggers, skateboards, bicycles, animals, roller blades, headphones, unauthorized vehicles, unentered runners, etc.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.  Violators of this policy will be DISQUALIFIED (not listing in race results and no refund of entry fee)

 

Course Description: The course is a relatively flat out-and-back course that starts and finishes at the Hillwood Baptist Church.  The first part of the course is a 3.0 mile loop that circles through an adjacent neighborhood and back to the church.  The course continues through southeast Huntsville and includes a 2.0 mile section of the Aldridge Creek Greenway. Click here for a course map.  The 1/2 Marathon course is sanctioned by the Road Runners Club of America and the USATF and certified by the USATF/RRTC  (1/2 M = AL10021JD).  Please note: due to traffic control restrictions, the course will be shut down promptly at 11:00 AM and the finish line will remain open until 11:30 AM.

 

Weather conditions vary in early November so be prepared for conditions that could be warm and sunny, strong cold winds, or rain. Aid stations will be provided at the 2, 5, 7, 9, and 11 mile locations. Mile splits will be called at various locations throughout the race. A port-o-let will be located along the course near the intersection with Chaney Thompson Road.

 

Awards, Etc.: Finisher shirts provided by MIZUNO - The first 1000 Half Marathon finishers will receive a long sleeved tech shirt and a race medallion after they complete the course.

 

Awards will be presented to the first three place female and male finishers in Open, Masters and Grandmasters divisions (1st, 2nd, 3rd).  Overall winners will not be eligible for age group awards.

In addition awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be presented for each of the following age groups:
 0-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+.

 

Race Results: Race will be chip timed and results will be posted as soon as complied. Complete results will be posted on the Huntsville Track Club web site, www.HuntsvilleTrackClub.org

 

Post Race Activities Schedule:
11:20 AM  Sponsor Recognition
11:20 AM 1/2 Marathon Award Presentation
12:00  Final Comments

 

Sponsor Support: The race proceeds, in part, will support two outstanding veteran's organizations, Team Red, White, and Blue and Still Serving Veterans. In addition, Hillwood Baptist Church is once again providing the facility for our race. During the months of November and December the church Food Pantry (used to provide food for local needy families) is sometimes depleted.  We would like to ask each runner to donate one canned food item to the Hillwood Baptist Church Food Pantry to help needy families during the holiday seasons.

 

For more information Email Marty & Carol Eaton or call (256) 882-3706

Mail application to: Huntsville Half Marathon

1304 Hearthwood Circle

Huntsville, AL 35803

 

Remember to sing up early. Last year registration closed well before the last day to sign up and some runners had to be truned away. Don/t miss your opportunity to run this mostly flat, very fast coure.  Thanks to all who have registered. We look forward to having you take part in this year’s event.


Register online at Active.com
(Online registration will open on July 1)
 

Click here for a Race Application.  (HTML Format)

 

Make checks payable to the Huntsville Track Club.


Last Updated: 12 June 2013