Saturday, November 4, 2017 • Huntsville, AL • Course Map
This year’s running of the Huntsville Half Marathon will be the event’s 30th annual race, along a course that follows a mostly fast and flat out-and-back track that begins and ends at Huntsville’s Hillwood Baptist Church, with a run through the southeast portion of the city.
The race also along a two-mile section of the Aldridge Creek Greenway, a 3.5-mile paved pathway designed for runners, walkers, joggers, cyclists and strollers that runs from Mountain Gap Road to Ditto Landing in the southern part of the city.
Designed to honor the service of veterans in Iraq and Afghanistan and support those recovering from combat injuries in both conflicts, the race starts at 8:00 AM with a run around the neighborhoods around Hillwood Baptist Church for the first three miles of the race.
The remainder of the race takes runners along Huntsville’s Chicamauga Trail Southeast and through a number of twists and turns down to the intersection with Green Cove Road, where the race course winds its way to the Aldridge Creek Greenway.
After the two-mile stretch along the greenway path, runners then head back in reverse along the course they’ve just run, crossing Green Cove Road to Chaney Thompson Road and then onto Wynterhall Road, all the way back to the finish at the church.
There is a 3-hour time limit for runners in the half marathon, which is limited to the first 1,000 entrants.
Race Weather & Climate
Set in the northern part of the state, less than 20 miles from the state border with Tennessee, the city of Huntsville typically sees mild to cool weather conditions in the mid-fall season, as well as ample rainfall. In November, temperatures average between 41°F and 62°F, while rainfall totals average just over 5.2 inches for the month.
On race day (Nov. 4), the average low is 41ºF and the average high is 62ºF.
- 2016 Huntsville Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Huntsville Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Huntsville Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Huntsville Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Huntsville Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Huntsville Half Marathon Results
- $26 for the half marathon, if registered by August 15
- $36 between Aug. 16 – September 30
- $46 between Oct. 1 – November 1
To reserve your spot in the 2017 running of the Huntsville Half Marathon, register online at RunSignUp.com here.
Official Race Website
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