August 27, 2017
1.5-km swim / 40-km bike / 10-km run
Ditto Landing Huntsville, AL
Registration: Click here to Register!
The Rocketman Triathlon is a USAT Sanctioned Olympic Distance Triathlon put on by Team Rocket Tri-Club. 2017 marks the 24th year for the Rocketman Triathlon.
Proceeds from the Rocketman Triathlon are donated to the Madison County Special Olympics.
In addition to the triathlon, Rocketman has an Aquabike (Swim/Bike) and Cyclorun (Bike/Run) Category.
The event takes place at 7:00 am on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at Ditto Landing, Huntsville Alabama.
All online entries must be received by August 26, 2017.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, August 26, 2017 (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 27, 2017 (Ditto Landing)
Address: 293 Ditto Landing Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35803
5:00 – 6:30 Packet Pickup and Timing Chip pickup in the Pavilion closest to the campground
6:15 – 6:30 Sunrise Service provided by FCA Endurance
6:45 Transition Area Closes
6:45 Final Instructions Outside Transition Area
7:00 Race Start
11:30 Awards Ceremony
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Team Rocket Tri Club has a NO REFUND policy. We do not offer any refunds or discount codes for this event. We will allow athletes to convert from the full triathlon to either the aqua bike or cycle run. In addition, an athlete can defer their entry in the full triathlon to the following year by appling for a deferment and paying a $25.00 transfer fee. These changes must be fully processed NLT 14 days before the event. After that point no changes will be allowed and no refunds or credits will be given.
Expect to have cut off times enforced.
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.
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.
The Rocketman Triathlon is the Goal Race for Fleet Feet Huntsville’s Tri 201 Training Program.. The TRI 201 training program is geared towards athletes that are trying to complete their first Olympic distance triathlon or are looking to improve their current Olympic distance training. Learn more about Fleet Feet’s Tri 201 Program here http://training.fleetfeethuntsville.com/tri/tri201
The Hilton Garden Inn Huntsville South/Redstone Arsenal is our Host Hotel. Located 7.5 miles from the race venue, they have discounted for Rocketman participants. To receive the discounted rate, reservations for the Hilton must be made by August 6th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
Address: 301 Boulevard South SW, Huntsville, Alabama, 35802, USA
Other hotels can be found here http://www.huntsville.org/visitors/stay/
Camping is available at Ditto Landing. Visit their website here: http://www.dittolanding.com/DIT.land_fun.htm
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)
SWIM: 1.5 kilometers
The 1.5k swim will start in a “Wave” fashion. Waves are determined based upon the Estimated Finish Time you give when you register. You will swim in a clockwise direction, keeping the buoys to your right. Current will be insignificant, as TVA will release water from the dams at a minimum flow rate
BIKE: 40 kilometers
The bike course is an out-and-back, on rolling rural roads.
RUN: 10 kilometers
The run course takes place on the Aldridge Creek Greenway and is FLAT. When you exit the Transition Area, you will run 1 mile out and 1 mile back along the Tennessee River. After running .5 miles through Ditto landing, you will get back on the Greenway and run out approximately 1.5 miles out and 2.2 miles back to the Finish.
There is only one road leading into Ditto Landing. Spectators, family and friends, are HIGHLY encouraged to arrive with your athlete you’re supporting as entrance to Ditto Landing will close once the race begins. Bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy the festivities.
Discounts for Tri Club members
If you are a member of your local Tri Club, see your club officer for discount codes.
- 2015 Age Group Results and 2015 Overall Results | 2015 Photos
- 2014 Results (2014 Race Photos)
- 2013 Results (2013 Race Photos)
- 2012 Results (2012 Race Photos)
- 2011 Results
- 2010 Results
Marty and Carol Eaton
Rocketman Triathlon Race Directors