August 25, 2013
1.5-km swim / 40-km bike / 10-km run
Carrol D. Hudson Recreation Area
Redstone Arsenal, AL
Welcome to the 20th Annual Rocketman Triathlon!
The Rocketman Triathlon is a USAT Sanctioned Olympic Distance Triathlon put on by the Team Rocket Tri-Club. 2013 marks the 20th year for the Rocketman Triathlon in memory of John Masterson. Included is an Aquabike event, which covers the same distances for the Swim and Bike. The event takes place at 7:30 am on Sunday, August 25, 2013, at the Carroll D. Hudson Recreation Area on Redstone Arsenal.
This race benefits the USMCR Toys for Tots Program. All participants and spectators are URGED to bring a new toy to the race. Toys can be turned in at packet pickup.
The race is limited to 500 competitors. Due to military security considerations, all online entries must be received by August 18, 2013.
All participants must complete the event in under 4 hour 30 minutes. The swim must be completed in no more than 1 hour from the time the participant started. The bike must be completed in no more than 3 hours from the time the participant started. Event officials reserve the right to pull a participant off the course if it appears as though that participant will not be able to meet the above time requirements.
You may cancel and receive a full refund for your registration fee if you notify the Race Director no later than August 1, 2013. After August 1st, you will be given a comp for Rocketman 2014.
Collegiate: Must be a Full Time Student
Military: Currently Serving Uniformed Personnel (Active, Guard, Reserve). Does not apply to Military Retirees, spouses or children of Active or Retired Military Personnel.
Visit the IMAthlete Rocketman Registration page.
Southeast Triathlon Championship Series
The Rocketman Triathlon is one of seven events in the Southeast Triathlon Championship Series. Events in the series include:
May 4 - Lake Guntersville Olympic Triathlon (Guntersville, AL)
June 1 - Mach Tenn Triathlon (Tullahoma, TN)
June 15 - Monster Triathlon (Pulaski, TN)
July 20 - Wet Dog Triathlon (Decatur, AL)
Aug 25 - Rocketman Triathlon (Redstone Arsenal, AL)
Sept 7 - Frantic Frog Triathlon (Scottsboro, AL)
Oct 13 - Goosepond Island Half Distance Triathlon (Scottsboro, AL)
|Rocketman Individual / Aquabike (Early Bird Special)||$50.00||10/1/2012 - 12/31/2012|
|Rocketman Individual / Aquabike (Early Registration)||$65.00||1/1/2013 - 4/30/2013|
|Rocketman Individual / Aquabike (Standard Registration)||$80.00||5/1/2013 - 7/31/2013|
|Rocketman Individual / Aquabike (Late Registration)||$100.00||8/1/2013 - 8/18/2013|
|Rocketman 2 and 3 Person Relay Team (Eary Bird Registration)||$90.00||10/1/2012 - 12/31/2012|
|Rocketman 2 and 3 Person Relay Team (Early Registration)||$120.00||1/1/2013 - 4/30/2013|
|Rocketman 2 and 3 Person Relay Team (Standard Registration)||$150.00||5/1/2013 - 7/31/2013|
|Rocketman 2 and 3 Person Relay Team (Late Registration)||$180.00||8/1/2013 - 8/18/2013|
|Rocketman Collegiate / Military (Standard Registration)||$40.00||10/1/2012 - 7/31/2013|
|Rocketman Collegiate / Military (Late Registration)||$60.00||8/1/2013 - 8/18/2013|
Swim: The swim takes place in the Tennessee River. Swimmers will enter the water in a time trial format, two at a time with a 3-5 second interval. Swimmers will be seeded based upon the estimated swim time you provide during registration.
Transition: Please note the flow through the transition area.
Bike: 40 kilometers The bike course has a couple of rolling hills, but is primarily flat and fast. There is no water on the bike course. It is recommended that you carry two bottles on the bicycle.
Run: 10-km course. The run course takes place on a combination of asphalt roads, gravel roads, and smooth gravel trail. The run will be challenging due to heat and several gradual hills. Please stay hydrated!!!
Schedule of Events
Saturday, August 24, 2013 (Monaco Theater)
The Monaco Theater is located at 370 The Bridge Street, NW, approximately one mile north of Redstone Arsenal Gate 9 at Research Park Blvd and Old Madison Pike.
|12:00 - 6:00||Expo, Packet Pickup and Toys for Tots Drop-Off|
|1:00 - 2:00||Race Briefing in Theater (TBD)|
50% Discounted Lunch at the Scene Restaurant for Athletes
Sunday, August 25, 2012 (Carroll D. Hudson Recreation Area, Redstone Arsenal)
|5:30 - 7:15||Packet Pickup, Timing Chip Pickup, Body Marking, and Toys for Tots Drop-Off|
|6:45 - 7:00||Sunrise Service provided by FCA Endurance|
|7:00 - 7:15||Race Overview at Transition Area|
|7:15||Pre Race Instructions at Finish Line Area|
|7:25||Final Instructions at Race Start Point|
Due to increased security on Redstone Arsenal from the events of September 11 you are reminded that all adults must have picture ID with them while entering. Also, all cars entering must have vehicle registration and proof of current automobile insurance. Weapons to include knives, guns, etc. are NOT ALLOWED on base. All vehicles are subject to be searched.
All who do not possess a DOD/CAC ID card for access to the arsenal MUST enter through Gate 9.
Gate 9 (Research Park Blvd/Rideout Road); As you enter Gate 9, Research Park Blvd becomes Rideout Rd. Take Rideout Rd south for approximately 3.2 miles to the traffic signal at Martin Rd. Turn left on Martin Rd going east for 2.3 miles to Patton Rd. Turn right on Patton Rd going south for 4.5 miles to Rayford Rd. Turn left onto Rayford Rd and continue east for 0.8 mile as it will take you straight to the Col Hudson Recreation Area.
Gate 8 (Goss Rd East); Gate 8 opens at 0530 on weekends to those with DOD and CAC ID only.
The Westin at Bridge Street Town Centre is the Host Hotel for the Rocketman.
They have 30 rooms reserved for a rate of $119 plus tax (15 rooms have a King and 15 rooms have 2 double beds). Reservations must be made by 5 pm August 2, 2013. Location is very convenient, as the Expo/Packet Pick-Up will be at the Monaco Theater right beside the Hotel and less than a mile from Gate 9.
For additional informtion about lodging, go the Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau website at http://www.huntsville.org/visitors/stay/.
1st Place Aquabike (Male and Female)
Contact Race Director
Rocketman Triathlon Race Director