My TriFind
Login / Register
My Saved Races
Race Calendars
Find by State
Custom Search
International Races
Popular Searches
Events by Sport
Our Other Sites
News & Info
Triathlon News
History of Triathlon
Injury Information
Tips for Beginners
Triathlon Spelling
Triathlon Media
Triathlon Magazines
Triathlon Videos
Multisport Books
Race Directors
Add Your Event
Advertise on TriFind

This page presented by Endless Pools Swimming Machines

Rocketman Triathlon

Race Details

Rocketman Triathlon

: Swim 1500 Meters, Bike 24.9 Miles, Run 6.2 Miles
Race Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014
Start Time: 7:30 AM
Location: Carroll D. Hudson Recreation Area
Address: Redstone Arsenal
City/State/Zip: Huntsville, Alabama 35898
Country: USA
Race Website:

2014 Rocketman Triathlon:

The Rocketman Triathlon is a USAT Sanctioned Olympic Distance Triathlon put on by the Team Rocket Tri-Club. 2014 marks the 21st year for the Rocketman Triathlon.

The event takes place at 7:30 am on Sunday, August 24, 2014, 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.

Due to military security considerations, all online entries must be received by August 17, 2014.

Cut-Off Times: 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.

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel and receive a full refund for your registration fee if you notify the Race Director no later than August 1, 2014. After August 1st, your registration fee will be deferred for Rocketman 2015.

Aquabike (Swim/Bike): Race Participants will be seeded by Estimated Swim Time (EST) and will cover the same course as the Triathlon (Swim 1500m, Bike 40K).

Collegiate and Military Categories for Awards and Low Registration Fees.

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.

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 olds
1st Place Relay Teams (Male, Female, Mixed, and Mixed Masters). For Mixed Masters, all team members must be Age 40 or over.
1st Place Aquabike (Male and Female)
Course Information:

SWIM (1.5 kilometers)

The swim takes place in the Tennessee River. We are able to coordinate with TVA to have minimum flow released from both Guntersville and Wilson Dams.

Up to 30 men and women, with the fastest Estimated Finish Time, will begin via "Wave" start. They will be followed by a wave with Collegiate Male athletes, followed by a wave with Collegiate Female athletes.

All other participants 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 provided during registration

BIKE (40 kilometers)

The bike course is a loop course on paved asphalt. The 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 large bottles on the bicycle.

RUN (10 kilometers)

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.

Other Info:

  • Redstone Arsenal is a closed military installation.
  • Due to increased security on Redstone Arsenal from the events of 9/11, all adults must have picture ID with them while entering.
  • All vehicles entering must have vehicle registration and proof of current automobile insurance.
  • Weapons to include knives, guns, etc. are NOT ALLOWED on base.
  • You may bring your camera to photograph the event.
  • All vehicles are subject to be searched.
  • Previous Results:

    2013 Results At: besttimescct.com
    2012 Results At: besttimescct.com
    2011 Results At: besttimescct.com
    2010 Results at besttimescct.com: Age Group
    2009 Results At: besttimescct.com
    2008 Results At: besttimescct.com
    2007 Results At: besttimescct.com 
    2006 Results At: besttimescct.com
    2005 Results At doitsports.com: Age Group / Athena / Clydesdale / Military / Relay
    2004 Results At: TriFind.com
    2003 Results At doitsports.com: Age Group / Athena / Clydesdale / Military / Relay

    Race Reviews

    Be the first to add a review for this event.

    Add Your Review
    Race Photos

    No photos entered yet.

    Add Your Event Photo