Thank you to the athletes, spectators, volunteers and City of Titusville for making the inaugural Rocketman Florida Triathlon a successful event! We will let you know via email and Facebook when we have news on next’s year’s event.
The Inaugural Rocketman Florida Triathlon
Kennedy Space Center
Sunday, May 5, 2013 – First wave at 6:45am
MAKE HISTORY and join us for the Rocketman Florida Triathlon on May 5, 2013. This iconic triathlon will be competed on Central Florida’s Space Coast and marks the first time in history that Kennedy Space Center’s secured gates have been opened for a privately coordinated public sporting event. Click the video below to view the course.
Rocketman Florida Triathlon Race Distances
The Rocketman Florida Tri offers three separate race distances – Classic +, International + and Half Iron – 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 is more than 15 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 34 miles. Competitors in the Half distance race, will ride the usual 56-mile route.
- Classic + (7:30am start)
Swim 1/4 mile, Bike 33 miles, Run 3.1 miles
- International + (7:15am start)
Swim .93 miles, Bike 33 miles, Run 6.2 miles
- Half Iron (6:30am start)
Swim 1.2 miles, Bike 56 miles, Run 13.1 miles
The start, finish and transition area will be in downtown Titusville at the riverfront Space View Park.
While space is infinite, the space in our race is limited to 800 athletes in each individual race. Entry opens on September 1 through www.smoothrunning.org.
Photos from the Ron Jon Cocoa Beach Triathlon – a short drive from Kennedy Space Center.