New Rocketman Florida course maps will be posted for 2014.
With water depths of 3-13ft, the swim will be in the protected waters of the Indian River which is North America’s most diverse estuary with more than 2,200 different species of animals and 2,100 species of plants. It serves as a spawning and nursery ground for many different species of oceanic and lagoon fish and shellfish. The lagoon also has one of the most diverse bird populations anywhere in America. Nearly 1/3 of the nation’s manatee population lives here or migrates through the lagoon seasonally. In addition, its ocean beaches provide one of the densest sea turtle nesting areas found in the Western Hemisphere.
The bike portion will be near the Canaveral National Seashore, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and on the Kennedy Space Center, past launch pads, the Vehicle Assembly Building and other space program monuments.
The run will take athletes west from the Astronaut Hall of Fame, through landscaped and shaded areas before passing historic aircraft at the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum and returning back to finish.
Classic + does a 5K run.
International + does a looping 10K run (5K course twice).
See images of the course on the Course Scenery page.