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Racin' the Station Duathlon

Racin' the Station Duathlon (w/ Youth portion)
Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:30 AM

Join Team Rocket Tri Club for the 2nd "Racin' the Station" Duathlon!

"Racin' the Station" Duathlon is non-sanctioned USAT Run/Bike/Run event where the participants will "race" the International Space Station (ISS) as it completes one Earth orbit. The ISS completes an orbit every 91 minutes 12 seconds. We will track the starting location of the ISS at the race start time and see who "beats" the space station by completing the event by the 91 minute 12 second mark.


The event will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), which is on Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. The race will begin at 8:30 am.

We again will have a "Youth long" and a "Youth short" course!

Race Distance

The distances are in three "translations":
Run pi (km) / Bike e^pi (km) / Run pi (km)
Run 3.14 km / Bike 23 km / Run 3.14 km
Run 1.95 miles / Bike 14.3 miles / Run 1.95 miles

The run course is very flat (same for both legs) and the bike course has a few small hills, but is overall very flat as well.

Youth Courses

For the youth, the normal duathlon order of Run-Bike-Run is reversed, or called an "anti-duathlon", if you will.  Similar to matter and anti-matter having opposite charges ("Dork!" as my wife would say to me).  Anywho... the youth will be BIKE-RUN-BIKE.  (the youth event is cheaper than main event)

Starting AFTER the main event (around 10:45-11:00), the youth portions will begin together.

The long and short will be on the course together, but "long course" will start first followed by "short course"... they will all start 2 or 3 at a time to reduce chaos and improve safety (no worries about timing... they will be chip timed!)

For the Youth Courses, pick based off ability, but possible age groups are in parenthesis below:

Youth short (6-8):  BIKE 2 miles - RUN 0.5 miles - BIKE - 2 miles

Youth long (9-13):  BIKE 4 miles - RUN 1 mile - BIKE - 4 miles

 

Results

Race Location & Directions

Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)on Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL. Building 4316 Activities Center.

Directions

You must come in gate 9 of Redstone Arsenal (this is exit off I-565). Research Park Blvd turns into Rideout Road once you go through the gate.

Must have valid driver's license, up-to-date tag receipt and up-to-date insurance card. No weapons allowed on the Arsenal. For more info: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/pdf/220300main_redstone_access.pdf

Additional Information

Race shirts are gender specific tech shirts! (kids get one too)

Registration

You must be a US Citizen!  Click link right below to be redirected to imATHLETE.

Registration is open on imATHLETE.com!

Registration will be capped @ 400 racers at this time.

  Registration Type Fee Online Registration Dates  

Must be between the ages of 10 and 95 years old on event day.
$35.00 3/5/2014 - 5/5/2014  
N/A
Must be between the ages of 10 and 95 years old on event day.
$45.00 5/5/2014 - 9/8/2014  
N/A
Must be between the ages of 10 and 95 years old on event day.
$55.00 9/9/2014 - 9/23/2014  
N/A
Must be between the ages of 10 and 95 years old on event day.
$55.00 9/23/2014 - 9/25/2014  

Must be between the ages of 10 and 95 years old on event day.
$60.00 3/5/2014 - 5/5/2014  
N/A
Must be between the ages of 10 and 95 years old on event day.
$80.00 5/6/2014 - 9/8/2014  
N/A
Must be between the ages of 10 and 95 years old on event day.
$95.00 9/9/2014 - 9/23/2014  
N/A
Must be between the ages of 10 and 95 years old on event day.
$95.00 9/23/2014 - 9/25/2014  

Must be between the ages of 4 and 13 years old on event day.
$25.00 3/5/2014 - 8/11/2014  
N/A
Must be between the ages of 4 and 13 years old on event day.
$35.00 8/12/2014 - 9/23/2014  
N/A
Must be between the ages of 4 and 13 years old on event day.
$35.00 9/23/2014 - 9/25/2014

 

See imATHLETE for all registration fees. Those without Redstone Arsenal access will be permitted to register only if you are a US Citizen.
Also, those without access will be not permitted to register after September 23, 2014.

 

Course

At a glance
Getting There & Buildings
 
BIke (yellow) and Run (red) Courses
 
Run Course
 
Bike Course
 

Youth Courses

Schedule

Day/Time Activity

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 11 AM - 6 PM
Fleet Feet Sports
2722 Carl T. Jones Suite B2
Huntsville, AL 35802

Packet Pickup
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 6:30 - 7:45 AM
MSFC 4316 Activities Center
Huntsville, AL

Race Day Packet Pickup

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 8:00 - 8:20 AM
MSFC 4316 Activities Center
Huntsville, AL
Opening Ceremonies
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 8:30 AM

Main event Race Start

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013

10:45 AM or 11:00 AM

Youth Long and Short Start

Race Director

Kenneth Criswell
issduathlon@gmail.com

Sponsors

Fleet Feet Sports
 
 


Comments

amanda cutright's picture

Can you register for the racin the station duathlon?

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