Aloha! We welcome you to our Cliff Rigsbee TINMAN TRIATHLON.
Cliff Rigsbee, an outstanding age group triathlete for 35 years, died June 16 from injuries he sustained during a rescue watercraft training accident near Diamond Head, Oahu on June 14, 2016.
Rigsbee, 63, a 21-year veteran of the Honolulu Fire Department, was on a sled being towed by a jet ski operated by a fellow member of Engine Company 7 in rough surf about 10:45 AM Tuesday, June 14.
Cliff was riding behind the watercraft when the two men hit a big wave at a surf break known as Suicides. After the wave passed, the operator of the watercraft looked back and saw Rigsbee floating unconscious in the water.
Rigsbee was brought to shore by firefighters and Ocean Safety personnel. He was treated on shore by paramedics and taken to Straub Medical Center in critical condition where he died late Thursday night, June 16, 2016.
Cliff meant a lot to the running and triathlon community as an outstanding athlete as well as a great coach. He was an integral part in organizing this event for many years and we wish to honor him in a special way. thus this Tinman Triathlon is now named after him.
We continue to take pride in nurturing and presenting Honolulu's people's triathlon.
Divisions: Elite / Age Group / Physically Challenged/ Team (Male or Female or Co Ed)/ Clydesdale or Athena
Elite: Athlete must submit official documentation that he/she will be able to complete the entire race within 2 hours for men and 2 hours and 20 minutes for women.
Team Divisions: Male, Female, Co-Ed, Military - must have 3 participants per team to qualify for division awards.
Sub-division: Physically Challenged athletes should notify race officials upon registration and should check with race officials to coordinate support and safety issues. Thank you.
Sub-division: Clydesdale/Athena: Males 220 pounds and above, Female 160 pounds and above will be eligible. Weigh in on packet pick up day.
Event details and schedule
Olympic Distance Bike/Run, and Sprint Distance Swim: 750 meters swim, 40K bike, 10K run
Packet pick up will be held at The Bike Shop from July 15 until July 22. All race information will be in the race packet. For your safety, have your bicycle checked out as early as possible at your favorite bike shops.
Check-in begins on race morning at 4:00 am at Kapiolani Park; check-in closes at 5:20 am.
5:45 am start of first of 5 swim waves at Queen's Beach.
6:40 am - Swim Finish Chute shutdown / 8:45 am - Bike Finish Chute shutdown / 10:30 am - Run Finish Chute shutdown.
9:00 am - Bike Pickup starts at Bike Corral. No exception; please plan your schedule accordingly.
9:30 am - Tinman Triathlon Awards Ceremony
Cliff Rigsbee Tinman Triathlon