Racin’ the Station Duathlon

Racin’ the Station Duathlon
Saturday, September 28, 2019 8:15 AM

Join Team Rocket Tri Club “Racin’ the Station” Duathlon!


“Racin’ the Station” Duathlon is a 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 28, 2019 at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), which is on Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. The race will begin at 8:15 am (opening ceremony at 7:50am)

No youth only course this year.  Below are previous year promo videos to get a “feel” and  drone footage from 2018.

2018 Drone Video

2015 Promo Video

Race Distance

The distances are in three “translations”:
geek speak: Run pi (km) / Bike e^pi (km) / Run pi (km)
global speak: Run 3.14 km / Bike 23 km / Run 3.14 km
old school ‘Merica only: 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.


Race Location & Directions

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


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.

Only US Citizen.  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

Miscellaneous Info

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, 2019

Those without Redstone Arsenal access must provide SSN if they do not get escorted by someone with access. (directions during registration process)

Race shirts are unisex tech shirts! (first come first serve on sizes)


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

Registration is open on imATHLETE.com!

or go to www.imathlete.com and search for “Racin’ the Station”

Registration will be capped @ 500 racers at this time.


Getting There & Buildings

BIke (yellow) and Run (red) Courses

Run Course


Day/Time Activity
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 11:30 AM – 6 PM
Fleet Feet Sports
2722 Carl T. Jones Suite B2
Huntsville, AL 35802
Packet Pickup
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 6:45 – 7:30 AM
MSFC 4316 Activities Center
Huntsville, AL
Race Day Packet Pickup
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019  7:50 – 8:10 AM
MSFC 4316 Activities Center
Huntsville, AL
Opening Ceremonies
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 8:15 AM Main event Race Start

Race Director

Kenneth Criswell


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