Holiday Fun Runs


Taylor Bean, Contributer

Are you looking to get in shape this holiday season? Especially after Thanksgiving, I am sure you are stuffed with all the turkey and pies. Fun runs and marathons take place all throughout the year and they are fun to do with friends and families. They help you get in shape and get outside. There are many runs and events taking place in the next month in the Huntsville area. 

Fleet Feet is hosting many runs this holiday season. There are runs for all ages and something for everyone to do. The Rocket City Kids Marathon is taking place on December 10th and The Rocket City Marathon 2021 is taking place the next day on the 11th. If you are looking for something easy and fun to complete, the Rudolph Run 5k 2021 is on the 18th of December with just one mile to run. There is also one at the end of the year on the 31st called the Recovery From the Holidays 50K 2021.

These are just a few runs taking place in the Huntsville area. There are many others that were not listed. A survey took place to ask students about fun runs. 40% of 33 students were interested and would participate in a fun run this year, and 70% of students have participated in fun runs in the past. Fun runs are a great way to spend some quality time with your friends and family and work out at the same time!

If you don’t feel that you’re ready for a fun run, you could use an app like Couch25k to train for one. You can also participate in No Boundaries training at Fleet Feet. It’s also completely ok to walk in most of these events, either when you feel like you’re overdoing it or even for the whole course.