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REV3 Rush Brings New Race Format to Series

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Jan 22, 2014
  • Updated Mar 13, 2014 at 9:16 PM UTC

REV3 Rush features amateur and youth racing, relays and a professional event

REV3 Triathlon is bringing the dynamic fast draft-legal format of racing, called REV3 Rush, to the Richmond International Raceway May 24-25. REV3 Rush will feature racing for amateurs in a variety of divisions–standard age groups, mixed relays, club/team relays and youth/juniors.

REV3 Rush is a triathlon distance of 250-meter swim, 5-mile bike, and a 1.25-mile run. The swim will be in two, 25 meter pools in the center of the raceway. The bike will go along the track and allows drafting or riding in a pack.  The run will circle the infield. Each athlete will race a minimum of two races and a maximum of six races, with various races through the preliminary heats. The fastest times will then move on to a semi or final heat. In addition, each athlete has the option of racing in a mixed team relay which will be included in the athlete’s entry fee.  On Sunday, the fastest age groupers will compete against each other to determine the overall champion.

“When I started triathlons in 2001 I was fortunate enough to be able to compete in the super sprint series that was being run in Australia at the time, and there was a steep learning curve but one that I am thankful for,” said reigning Ironman world champion Mirinda Carfrae. The skill set you gain from the fast and furious sprint racing is invaluable, and I am excited that Rev3 is offering these same experiences for juniors as well as the pros.”

The dynamic style of this distance of racing is engaging and centered in an arena to be spectator friendly. Once the heat exits the pool, and is onto the bike, the next heat goes off. The action will be high and the energy full throttle.

“REV3 is thrilled to be offering this experience to all ages and all abilities,” said Charlie Patten, President of Rev3. “The distances and racing format offer a unique multisport experience to all athletes of all abilities, from the gym triathlete used to swimming in a pool and riding a spin bike to the road-versatile pro. We are excited to bring Rush to the active Richmond community.”

The professional race will feature a swim-bike-run-swim-bike-run format, which is the new format for USA Triathlon’s super sprint distance.

“The Greater Richmond area is known for its active lifestyle, and we look forward to partnering with Revolution 3 on this new and unique event at Richmond International Raceway (RIR),” said Dennis Bickmeier, President of Richmond International Raceway. “Being active and having fun with family and friends are key elements of this event, and when you blend that with RIR as the backdrop, this will be one of those must attend, or must try, events.  This will be a great addition to an already very busy 2014 event schedule at RIR.”

Registration will open February 3 for the 2014 REV3 Rush in Richmond. REV3 is looking at two other locations for REV3 Rush for 2014.

Source: Rev3 press release

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