Runners take to the streets for the Annual Rocket City Marathon

There was a happy ending at the finish line for one local couple.

Posted: Dec 9, 2017 8:36 PM
Updated: Dec 11, 2017 11:01 AM

Thousands of runners participated in the 41st Annual Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville.
The marathon route went through downtown and traveled as far as the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, along with the Botanical Gardens.

The purpose of the run is to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of North Alabama.

The marathon also serves as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.

"For some people, it's one of those bucket list things. You want to run a marathon and check it off your list. Running is very addicting, it makes you feel good about yourself. Builds up self esteem. These people today are accomplishing something huge," said Suzanne Taylor, a Rocket City Marathon participant.

30 different states were represented at the marathon.

Although everyone couldn't win the first place prize, Jordan Smith, of Florence, won Kelsey Davis' hand in marriage.

Once Davis finished the run, Smith, along with their family, waited for her at the finish line.

Davis says the proposal was very surprising but of course, she said yes!

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