BREAKING NEWS President Trump commutes Roger Stone prison sentence Full Story

Cold weather and rain didn't affect runners in The Rocket City Marathon

The marathon was scheduled as a planned and the cold weather wasn't too much of a bother.

Posted: Dec 8, 2018 6:04 PM
Updated: Dec 8, 2018 6:41 PM

Despite the miserably cold weather and rain, runners from the Rocket City Marathon still made it to the finish line. This is the first year the race allowed runners to participate in a half marathon. The Rocket City Marathon Director said though today's weather might seem too cold and wet for people to be outside, it's pretty close to what's considered the perfect running weather.

"It was raining from the start when we entered out of the building and got going," said Nathan Rozell.

The rain wasn't the only issue runners were worried about last night.

"We were more concerned about the wind to be honest with you. If you get a head wind, it slows you down more. We were concerned with a down pour, but unfortunately that didn't happen," Rozell said.

"It wasn't that bad. We were prepared for a lot worse, so this was easy," said Rhonda Curls.

The full marathon is 26 miles and the half marathon is 13 miles. This race serves as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon in April. The majority of the winners who qualified are from the Huntsville area.

Runnes explained to WAAY 31 that they've been training for a few months for this race. For some, this was a memorable marathon.

"Running through the Space Center, that was probably the best part and running through all the rockets. My mom worked with Von Braun growing up, so running through that was awesome.

Though some runners were really cold after the race, everyone made it to the finish line just fine.

Volunteers made sure to give them food and blankets to keep them warm.

Huntsville
Few Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 96°
Florence
Clear
90° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 99°
Fayetteville
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 84°
Decatur
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 94°
Scottsboro
Scattered Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 100°
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 49892

Reported Deaths: 1077
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson6030162
Mobile4418137
Montgomery4339109
Tuscaloosa254448
Madison19078
Marshall186611
Shelby150924
Lee149437
Morgan12205
Baldwin111410
Walker105127
Elmore98919
Dallas9639
Franklin92216
Etowah88214
DeKalb8416
Chambers65727
Russell6570
Autauga65313
Butler64328
Tallapoosa61669
Unassigned58626
Limestone5741
Houston5526
Cullman5395
Lauderdale5376
Lowndes48022
St. Clair4692
Colbert4656
Pike4595
Escambia4528
Calhoun4365
Coffee4074
Covington39911
Jackson3742
Bullock37010
Barbour3672
Dale3621
Talladega3497
Hale33722
Marengo33011
Wilcox2968
Clarke2946
Winston2893
Chilton2872
Sumter28512
Blount2731
Pickens2556
Monroe2492
Marion24514
Randolph2449
Conecuh2277
Perry2091
Bibb2081
Macon2069
Choctaw20212
Greene1928
Henry1433
Crenshaw1273
Washington1277
Lawrence1170
Cherokee1127
Geneva920
Lamar811
Fayette781
Clay742
Coosa621
Cleburne411
Out of AL00

Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 57591

Reported Deaths: 710
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Shelby12842214
Davidson12549138
Rutherford332638
Hamilton308837
Sumner180256
Williamson159115
Trousdale15055
Knox14719
Out of TN125610
Wilson109917
Putnam9897
Bradley8894
Robertson88213
Sevier8633
Unassigned8372
Lake6970
Tipton6746
Montgomery6587
Bledsoe6251
Bedford5959
Macon5466
Hamblen4224
Maury4203
Hardeman3814
Fayette3463
Madison3402
Loudon3081
Rhea2940
Blount2803
Dyer2743
McMinn25718
Cheatham2522
Dickson2430
Washington2120
Lawrence2026
Cumberland1964
Anderson1782
Sullivan1782
Lauderdale1723
Gibson1581
Jefferson1571
Monroe1466
Smith1392
Coffee1340
Cocke1260
Greene1232
Hardin1207
Obion1182
Haywood1112
Warren1060
Franklin1043
Marshall1042
Wayne990
Hickman980
McNairy911
Marion904
Giles801
Lincoln800
White803
Hawkins792
Carter771
DeKalb760
Roane750
Weakley691
Overton681
Campbell651
Grundy652
Henderson620
Claiborne610
Unicoi560
Chester530
Carroll511
Polk510
Grainger500
Crockett483
Henry480
Cannon450
Johnson440
Sequatchie430
Jackson410
Humphreys382
Meigs350
Perry350
Morgan291
Decatur280
Stewart260
Fentress250
Scott220
Union200
Houston190
Clay180
Moore170
Benton151
Hancock100
Lewis100
Pickett70
Van Buren70

 

 

Community Events