All the details are set for the 2nd edition of the Rocketman Florida Triathlon in Titusville, FL. The triathlon event moves from May to October in 2014 and there will be no Half Iron in 2014. The Rocketman Florida Triathlon will take place on Columbus Day Weekend on Sunday, October 12, 2014. Home base for the event 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.
Triathlons: Rocketman Florida Triathlon
When: October 12, 2014
Where: Titusville, Florida
Divisions: International+, Classic+, Relays
Athletes will have the opportunity to compete in a Classic+, International+ and Relay divisions – with each featuring a stunning bike ride inside the secured gates of the Kennedy Space Center and around all of 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 + (7:40am start)
– Swim 1/4 mile, Bike (approx) 32 miles, Run 3.1 miles
International + (7:30am start)
– Swim .93 miles, Bike (approx) 32 miles, Run 6.2 miles
The start, finish and transition area will be adjacent to the Astronaut Hall of Fame 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!
Race registration opened on March 1st and is limited to 1,000 athletes, so register early. For more information or to register visit www.rocketmanflorida.com
The Rocketman Florida Triathlon is the only privately coordinated sporting event ever held on the Kennedy Space Center and has been permitted and approved by NASA, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the National Park Service and the City of Titusville.