REV3 Triathlon is bringing the dynamic fast draft-legal format of racing, called REV3 Rush, to the Richmond International Raceway May 24 & 25. With a variety of races and divisions including standard age groups, mixed relays, club/team relays, and youth/juniors REV3 is offering new spectator-friendly ways to experience the sport.
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 for drafting or riding in a pack, while the run will circle the infield.
“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. There was a steep learning curve but one that I am thankful for. 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 and amateurs, as well as the pros,” said Mirinda Carfrae, 3-time World Champion.
Staged in heats, athletes 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. 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.
“REV3 is thrilled to be offering this experience to all ages and all abilities,” Charlie Patten, President of Rev3 said. “This format and distance allows all abilities to race in a fun and exciting format. This type of racing will bring out the gym triathletes, those used to swimming in pools and riding spin bikes, as well as the road-versatile triathlete. It truly offers all types of athletes the multisport experience.”
Registration will open February 3rd for the 2014 REV3 Rush in Richmond. REV3 is looking at two other locations for REV3 Rush for 2014.