The Event

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Rocketman Florida Triathlon
Sunday, October 12, 2014
7:20AM START (Sunrise 7:22am)

Total event capped at 1,000
Limited to 250 in the Half Distance

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The 2014 Rocketman Florida Triathlon takes place on Columbus Day Weekend on Sunday, October 12, 2014. Home base of the event is moved about 5 miles south of that of last year’s event and will be located adjacent to the Astronaut Hall of Fame on State Road 405 in Titusville. The event’s bike ride will be a few miles shorter but otherwise almost identical to that of the inaugural event and will have cyclists passing within yards of all of the Kennedy Space Center’s iconic space structures! The Swim will be in the pristine waters of the Indian River, and the Run will take athletes past the vintage aircraft of the Valiant Air Command Museum creating a race that embraces the history of aeronautics from the World War I era all the way through the current space program!

Click the video below to view the course.
(Includes some elements of last year’s course – i.e. the Max Brewer Causeway.)

Rocketman Florida Triathlon Race Distances

The Rocketman Florida Tri athletes will compete in a Classic +, International +, Half distance and relay divisions – with each featuring a stunning bike ride inside the secured gates of the Kennedy Space Center and around America’s major space program landmarks. The KSC portion of the bike ride, within the secured gates of KSC, is more than 20 miles long, with the remainder of the course adjacent to the equally beautiful scenery of the Canaveral National Seashore and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

The “+” aspect of the Classic and International distance rides is due to the extra bicycle distance necessary to get all triathletes out and around the two Space Shuttle launch pads. Rather than the standard 19-mile and 24.8 mile bike distances, those athletes will instead both ride a bike course of approximately 32 miles.

  • Classic +
    Swim 1/4 mile, Bike (approx) 29 miles, Run 3.5 miles
  • International +
    Swim .93 miles, Bike (approx) 29 miles, Run 6.2 miles
  • Half Distance Triathlon
    Swim 1.2 miles, BIke 56 miles, Run 13.1 miles

The start, finish and transition area will be adjacent to the Astronaut Hall of Fame in Titusville.

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Athletes riding past launch pad 39-A

Another shot of racers at launch pad 39-A

Racer passing the Vehicle Assembly Building

141--Participant in the Rocketman Triathlon at Kennedy Space Center, FL

Participants entering the water

Hundreds of Triathletes line up for the start of the swim portion of Sunday mornings Rocketman Florida Triathlon held at Space View Park Titusville .CRAIG RUBADOUX FLORIDA TODAY

Swimmer preparing to start

Hundreds of Triathletes get ready to start the swim portion of Sunday mornings Rocketman Florida Triathlon held at Space View Park Titusville .CRAIG RUBADOUX FLORIDA TODAY

Gorgeous weather during the race

Bike past the VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building)