815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Henry Reyes
Police Chief
(256) 427-7001
Sgt. Mark Roberts
Public Information Officer
(256) 427-7197



Downtown Huntsville Welcomes the “Rudolph Races”


Huntsville, Alabama (December 18, 2008) Huntsville Police have made preparations for two different foot races through downtown Huntsville Saturday morning, December 20.  These races will involve a 5K race and a one-mile fun run from 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Many roads in the downtown area will be blocked for the runners as they traverse the downtown streets (See attached map). Huntsville Police Sergeant Mark Shahan states that some downtown businesses will be only slightly affected due to delays in traffic. Vehicles will be allowed to cross the race route between runners as directed by officers working the intersections. All drivers are cautioned to be aware of the race and pay attention to children and pedestrians in the area cheering for the runners. This event is being sponsored to raise funds for the “Blount Hospitality House” and to focus on fitness in the family and has become an annual downtown Huntsville special event.