The Rocketman Triathlon is a USAT Sanctioned Olympic Distance Triathlon put on by the Team Rocket Tri-Club.
2013 marks the 20th year for the Rocketman Triathlon in memory of John Masterson.
The event takes place at 7:30 am on Sunday, August 25, 2013, 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 18, 2013.
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.
You may cancel and receive a full refund for your registration fee if you notify the Race Director no later than August 1, 2013.
After August 1st, you will be given a comp for Rocketman 2014.
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.
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
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
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.