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Rocketman Triathlon

2 races scheduled · Sun 25th Aug 2019 · Huntsville
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About this event

Rocketman is North Alabama’s Premier Olympic Distance Race. It is put on by Team Rocket Tri Club and benefits Village of Promise and other worthy charities. Village of Promise is a local 501(c)3 in Huntsville, AL who provides services to low-income families with the goal of breaking the cycle of poverty, one family at a time, using a two generational approach.

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Awards:

1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall (Male and Female)

1st Masters, Age 40+ (Male and Female)

1st Grand Masters, Age 50+ (Male and Female)

1st, 2nd, 3rd Clydesdale and Athena

1st, 2nd, 3rd Military (Male and Female)

1st, 2nd, 3rd Collegiate (Male and Female)

1st, 2nd, 3rd 5-year age groups, starting with the 15 to 19 age group ending with 85+ year old.

1st, 2nd, 3rd Relay Teams (Male, Female, Mixed, and Mixed Masters). For Mixed Masters, all team members must be Age 40 or over.

1st, 2nd, 3rd Aquabike (Male and Female)

1st, 2nd, 3rd Cyclorun (Male and Female)

Olympic Distance
7:00am Sun 25th Aug 2019

Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km

Aquabike
7:00am Sun 25th Aug 2019

Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km

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Route description
Route description

SWIM: 1500 meters (~1640 yards)

The race features a new swim course for this year, reverting to a traditional 1500 meter swim in the Tenn River. Swim start will be adjacent to transition. All swimmers will be started in waves and swim clockwise around the buoys. Your starting place will be determined by the estimated finish time you provide when you register in imAthlete.

BIKE: 40.9 km (25.4 miles)

The bike course is an out and back (with a short lollipop on the far end) along country roads with lots of police support to control/limit traffic and ensure racer safety. The course is similar to previous year’s route except that we have figured out a way to eliminate the hard U-turn that was previously on old 431. All turns will be controlled by volunteers while major turns while be controlled by sheriff deputies / Huntsville Police.

There will be NO aid stations on the Rocketman bike course. However, our bicycle sponsor (Bicycle Cove) will be on the course providing SAG support

RUN: 10 kilometers (6.21 miles)

The Run Course is an out-and-back along a paved, partially shaded urban greenway, free from traffic hazards with 6 aid stations with water/Powerade provided by our awesome run course sponsor (Fleet Feet of Huntsville). We will have cold washclothes available at all aid stations (while supplies last). Aid stations will be at the following locations:

Mile 0.9, Mile 2.4, Mile 3.0, Mile 3.4, Mile 4.0, Mile 5.2

Note: Slight difference in the “run out” from last year. Participants will run up the sidewalk on the southern side of transition, follow sidewalk to the pavilion, head offroad around the tennis courts, then make a right turn to rejoin the previous year’s course.

Logistics and schedule

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Saturday, August 24, 2019 (Fleet Feet Huntsville)

Address: Fleet Feet Huntsville is located at 2722 Carl T Jones Dr SE B2, Huntsville, AL 35802

12:00 – 6:00 Packet Pickup

Sunday, August 25, 2019 (Ditto Landing)

Address: 293 Ditto Landing Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35803

5:00 – 6:30 Packet Pickup just north of Transition Area
6:20 – 6:45 Swim Warm-up from Swim Exit
6:45 Transition Area Closes. All Swimmers out of water
6:50 Final Instructions
7:00 Race Start
11:00 Awards Ceremony

How to get there

Ditto Landing, 293 Ditto Landing Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35803, USA

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