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Rotary Pineapple Man Triathlon ~ Results

Race Details

Pineapple Man Sprint Triathlon

: Swim 0.34 Mile, Bike 15.4 Miles, Run 3.4 Miles
Race Date: Sunday, June 1, 2014
Start Time: 7:00 AM
Entry Fee: $80
Location: The Town of Melbourne Beach
Address: 509 Ocean Avenue
City/State/Zip: Melbourne, Florida 32951
Country: USA
Race Website:

2014 Rotary Pineapple Man Triathlon (MULTIRACE TIMED EVENT)

Twenty-Eight years ago members of the Melbourne Beach Rotary Club put together the first triathlon in this part of Florida. The race 0.34 mile swim, 15.4 miles bike and 3.4 miles run put Central Florida on the triathlon map.

What began as an innovative idea for charitable fund raising has become a tradition in our community. Hundreds of endurance athletes from around the state and across the nation look forward to racing on our courses each year. We are expecting a record 750 registrations in 2014.

This charity fund raising event is the oldest continually run sprint triathlon in Florida and supports community projects and humanitarian projects locally, nationally and internationally.

One of the many international projects Polio Plus was started in 1985 with the goal of wiping polio from the face of the earth. And, the good news is that there two countries still at risk. The World is very close to being polio-free.

Race proceeds also allow Rotary to contribute significantly to national programs and our local community by supporting various programs that make a difference such as Odyssey of the Mind teams, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Melbourne Beach town projects, Gemini Elementary School and Friends of Melbourne Beach Library.

Year after year, the Rotary Pineapple Man Triathlon makes a difference in our world.

EVENT DATE: June 1, 2014
Online Registration List: http://www.Multirace.com/
Wait List Registration EMAIL: RDpineappleman@cfl.rr.com
Race Website: http://www.pineapple-man-tri.com

Race Day Schedule:

 Packet Pickup {Arriving after 6:30 a.m. may cause you to miss the race}
Body Marking: In front of Historic Ryckman House next to TRANSITION AREA entry
Timing Chip Pickup: Between Body Marking Area and TRANSITION AREA entry

5:05 AM Transition Area Opens: Race Number & Body Marked REQUIRED for Transition Area entry
7:00 AM First Wave Starts: 3 minute intervals between waves
8:30 AM Free Breakfast: Community Center Racers & Volunteers Only
Prizes and Giveaways begin when all Tri-athletes have finished.
Awards presentation immediately after results have been finalized.
Course Information:

Swim - 0.34 milesBike - 15.4 miles / Run - 3.4 miles

  • The 0.34 mile swim takes place in the Indian River Lagoon at the historic Melbourne Beach Pier next to Ryckman Park on Ocean Avenue.
  • Athletes will enter the water in waves, and from a standing start, swim the triangle course around the end of the pier.
  • Participants will then advance from the pier to the transition area in Ryckman Park.
  • Swim Course Map

  • The 15.4 mile bike course begins as participants exit the east end of the transition area and proceed through the neighboring residential area to a 5.5 mile long, straight, flat, and fast out and back segment south on A1A along ocean-side parks, nature preserves and the beach where Europeans first set foot on the place they would call "La Florida".
  • Riders will u-turn (police supervised) at the southern end point, Indian Landings, and retrace the course north returning to the Ryckman Park transition area.
  • Bike Course Map

  • The 3.4 mile run begins with exiting the west end of the transition area to start the course which takes runners north beside the Indian River Lagoon and then loops through quiet, residential neighborhoods.
  • Run Course Map

  • The finish is on Ocean Avenue, Melbourne Beach in front of the transition area and the historic Ryckman House.

  • Directions:

    Melbourne Beach, Florida is on Highway A1A - (east coast of Central Florida)
    Southeast of Orlando
    South of Cocoa Beach
    North of Vero Beach.

    Take I-95 to 192 exit (Melbourne). Go East across Indian River to Hwy. A1A. 
    Turn south and go several blocks to the next stop light where you will turn right, west on Ocean Avenue. 
    The transition area will be in Ryckman Park next to the Indian River Lagoon just west of the Melbourne Beach Town Complex Community Center at 509 Ocean Avenue. 

     Map & Directions 

    Other Info:
    Race Categories:

    Please note that you can only be registered under one of the categories below. For example, you cannot register for Clydesdale and age group at the same time. Participants must select their category when they register.   Changes cannot be made to categories once the race starts. It would not be fair to other participants if we let people change groups once the results have been posted and they had a chance to see in which category would result in a higher standing.

    Elite Male & Female
    Age groups for both male and female start at 10-14 and go in 5 year increments to 80+  (10-14, 15-19, 20-24,., 70-74, 75-79, 80+).  By USAT rules, athletes age groups are determined by their age on December 31st of that year.  This is so that you dont change age groups in the middle of the year.

    Clydesdale & Athena Category
    Clydesdale 185 Under 40 (Men under 40 years old weighing 185 to 199 lbs.),
    Clydesdale 185 40+ (Men 40 years old and over weighing 185 to 199 lbs.),
    Clydesdale 200 Under 40 (Men under 40 years old weighing 200 to 224 lbs.),
    Clydesdale 200 40+ (Men 40 years old and over weighing 200 to 224 lbs.),
    Clydesdale 225 Under 40 (Men under 40 years old weighing 225 lbs. and more),
    Clydesdale 225 40+ (Men 40 years old and over weighing 225 lbs. and more),
    Athena  Under 40 (Women over 150 lbs.)
    Athena  40+ (Women over 150 lbs.)
    Fat Tire:  This category is for those competing on bikes with wide tires and is intended for beginners who have not yet made the investment in a competition bike.
    There are Male Fat Tire and Female Fat Tire categories.
    Relay (2 or 3 person teams):  Male Relay, Female Relay, Coed Relay
    Packet Pickup:
    We recommend that you pick up your packets before Sunday to avoid lines on race day.


    Tuesday, May 27 thru Thursday, May 29  Packet Pickup 10:00 am until 5:00pm 
    Friday May 30  10:00 am until 2:00 pm 

    Address for Pickup: RUNNING ZONE, 3680 N Wickham Rd , Melbourne,  FL 32935 { located between Post Road and Parkway Road just south of the King Center }

    To view a video of a past event go to link below:

    http://myendurosport.com/pineapple-man-2013/     and scroll down to the video window:         


    SeaGlass Inn Bed & Breakfast    514 Ocean Avenue, Melbourne Beach http://SeaGlassInn.com/  (321) 725-7558        Directly across the street from the race transition area.  Brand New luxury B & B.    First built in 1915, the SeaGlass Inn was originally a boarding house.  Travelers from Melbourne came by ferry to the Melbourne Beach pier, boarded a small rail car, and traveled the lengtht of Ocean Avenue (the main pathway) to the beach.

    Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront  (special offer for entrants)      3003  North A1A Indialantic, FL 32903     ( 6 miles north of the event)    321-777-5000    

    Port D Hiver  Seaside B&B retreat just east up the street from race finish line.    201 Ocean Avenue, Melbourne Beach, 32951    http://www.portdhiver.com/  (866) 621-7678

    Tuckaway Shores Resort  Small beachfront hotel about a mile north from the event site. http://www.tuckawayshores.com/  (800) 820-1441

    Radisson Suites Hotel Oceanfront  http://www.radisson.com/melbourne-hotel-fl-32903/melbourn(800) 967-9033

    2014 Results:

  • 2014 Results at: multirace.com 
  • Previous Results:
    Race With History

    500 Year Celebration Ponce de Leons 1513 voyage to Florida

    Back in 1985 members of the Melbourne Beach Rotary Club put together the first sprint triathlon on the Space Coast of Florida. This event helped put Central Florida on the triathlon map.

    What began as an innovative and fun idea for charitable fund raising has become a tradition in the oldest beach-side town in Brevard County, FL. Hundreds of endurance athletes from all parts of the United States look forward to racing the scenic courses each year. The event has consistently sold out over the last several years at the event limit of 750 entrants.

    For over two decades, the Pineapple Man has allowed the Rotary Club of Melbourne Beach to make meaningful contributions to community and humanitarian projects at the local, national and international levels.

  • 2013 Results at: multirace.com 
  • 2012 Results at: multirace.com
  • 2011 Results at: multirace.com
  • 2010 Results at: multirace.com
  • 2009 Results at: multirace.com
  • 2008 Results at: multirace.com
  • 2007 Results at: multirace.com
  • 2006 Results at: multirace.com
  • 2005 Results at: multirace.com
  • 2004 Results at: Alta Vista Sports
  • 2003 Results at: Alta Vista Sports / allsportrunning.com
  • 2002 Results at: altavistasports.com 
  • 2001 Results at: TriFind.com 

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