Tri For Ole Glory
July 4, 2015
Team Rocket Tri Club has partnered with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center to produce a reverse order Off Road Triathlon to showcase the property surrounding the USSRC and The Huntsville Botanical Garden. Huntsville’s growing need for a family friendly mountain bike/running trail located near UAH and close to town, makes this a perfect venue. This annual event will provide charitable funds for the U.S. Space and Rocket Center Space Camp Scholarship Fund.
As a reverse order Sprint Distance Triathlon, this fun race begins with a 3.1 mile run that is on a mix of dirt, gravel and pavement surfaces. Racers will transition to an 8 mile mountain bike course that slips through a wide variety of hardwoods, cedar and pine groves. You will get to see numerous airplanes, rockets and space equipment as you wind though a course that looks flat but will fool you with climbs and twists, creek crossings and jumps. Finally racers will be able to cool off with a 200 meter swim in the Aviation Challege swim area. Never deeper than 4 feet, tired swimmers have the ability to stand up and catch their breath if needed. This swim venue is considered beginner friendly. Awards will follow the race in the shade of the covered pavilion, affectionally known as the Bubble at the USSRC.
Depending on registration numbers, racers may be seeded by their 5K run time. You will provide this information during the registration process.
For those of you that haven’t raced single track, please be courteous. If someone comes up from behind and asks to pass on your left, look for a suitable spot and let them by.
Tri for Ole Glory is Huntsville’s first reverse order, off road, sprint distance triathlon.
3.1 mile run / 8 mile mountain bike / 200 meter swim
Race Location & Directions
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
One Tranquility Base
Huntsville, AL 35805
Bring a chair, there will be plenty of great views of the race and opportunities to visit two of Huntsville’s best attractions;. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center and The Huntsville Botanical Garden. Awards and refreshments will be in the shade of the Aviation Challange Pavilion.
- Mike Tyler
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