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Rocketman Triathlon ~ Results

Race Details

Rocketman Triathlon

: Swim 1500 Meters, Bike 24.9 Miles, Run 6.2 Miles
Race Date: Sunday, August 26, 2012
Start Time: 7:30 AM
Location: Redstone Arsenal - Col. Hudson Recreation Area
Address: Rayford Rd
City/State/Zip: Huntsville, Alabama 35898
Country: USA
Race Website:

2012 Rocketman Triathlon:

The Rocketman Triathlon is a USAT Sanctioned Olympic Distance Triathlon put on by the Team Rocket Tri-Club. 2012 marks the 19th year for the Rocketman Triathlon in memory of John Masterson.

The event takes place at 7:30 am on Sunday, August 26, 2012, 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.

The race is limited to 500 competitors.

Due to military security considerations, all online entries must be received by August 19, 2012.

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. To receive a refund, notify the Race Director no later than August 19, 2012.

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)

1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall (male and female)1st, 2nd, 3rd Masters, Age 40+ (male and female)1st, 2nd, 3rd Clydesdale Age 39 and Under 1st, 2nd, 3rd Athena Age 39 and Under 1st, 2nd, 3rd Clydesdale Age 40+1st, 2nd, 3rd Athena Age 40+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, 2nd, 3rd Relay Teams (male, female, mixed Age 39 and Under & mixed Age 40+)

Course Information:


1.5 kilometers

The swim takes place in the Tennessee River. Swimmers 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 (yes, you can edit your swim time before the race by clicking the "Edit Registration" link on the top of this page).


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.


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.


Gate 1 From Memorial Parkway (US 231/431); go west on Martin Rd. to Gate 1. From Gate 1, go 1.6 miles to Patton Rd. Go south on Patton Rd for 4.5 miles to Rayford Rd. Turn left onto Rayford Rd and continue east for 0.8 miles as it will take you straight to Col Hudson Recreation Area.

Gate 9 (Research Park Blvd/Rideout Road); As you enter Gate 9, Research Park Blvd becomes Rideout Rd. Take Rideout Rd south for approximately 3.2 miles to the traffic signal at Martin Rd. Turn left on Martin Rd going east for 2.3 miles to Patton Rd. Turn right on Patton Rd going south for 4.5 miles to Rayford Rd. Turn left onto Rayford Rd and continue east for 0.8 mile as it will take you straight to the Col Hudson Recreation Area.

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