Revolution3 Brings the World of Triathlon to Anderson, South Carolina
Revolution3 is hosting an Olympic Rev triathlon and a Half Rev triathlon on October 8th and 9th, 2011
Revolution3 is proud to announce its two inaugural triathlons in Anderson, South Carolina. The Olympic Rev will take place Saturday, October 8, 2011 and the Half Rev will take place Sunday, October 9, 2011. Athletes of all levels will compete in either the Olympic distance race or the half distance race. The Olympic consists of a .9 mile swim, 24 mile bike and a 6.2 mile run. The half distance is a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and a 13.1 mile run. Over 1,500 athletes from all over the globe are expected to compete in Anderson next October. Pro-triathletes and amateurs alike will be competing for large cash prizes and both have the opportunity to earn points towards the series cash bonus!
The REVOLUTION3 Triathlon race series was created to change the way athletes, family members, and spectators view and participate in triathlons of all distances. “Coming to Anderson, South Carolina was a no brainer for us! This community is awesome, the courses are beautiful and the venue will provide something for everyone. Very rarely do we find communities that are so welcoming!” states Eric Opdyke, Rev3 Race Director for Anderson, South Carolina.
“We are absolutely delighted that the Revolution 3 Triathlon has decided to make Anderson County a site. We look forward to working with them in any way possible to enhance and solidify Anderson County as a sports oriented community.” Says Rusty Burns – County Administrator
Rev3 not only expects over 1,500 athletes, but also anticipates 4,000 additional family and friends to visit the area during race weekend.
Anderson, SC is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the shores of beautiful Lake Hartwell in an area commonly known as “The Upstate”. Anderson is within a two hour drive of two major metropolitan areas – Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC.
Lake Hartwell, the location for the swims is one of the largest and most popular recreation lakes in the southeast, and is home to a number of state parks, public campgrounds, boat ramps and marinas. Anderson County has it all, history, heritage, cultural attractions, agri-tourism, outdoor and adventure. Whatever your interests are – you will be able to experience them in the quaint charm of a historic towns surrounded by true “Southern Hospitality”.
“This is very exciting news as a triathlete, but even more so as a resident of Anderson. Having our community associated with such a great company as REV3 will do wonders for the community of athletes as well as the area as a whole. Their attention to detail and their overwhelming commitment to customer service make this whole weekend of races something for everyone to enjoy. Rev3 is a family oriented company and parlays this into a weekend event that the whole family can enjoy. They obviously have recognized the wonderful and welcoming people of this area as well as some of the most beautiful swimming, biking, and running venues to be found anywhere. This is a huge opportunity to share our beautiful home with the rest of the nation” – G. Fred Tolley III – Trathlete
Kathy Benson, Executive Director of the Anderson Convention and Visitors Bureau, had this to say. “Anderson County is very excited to be part of Revolution 3 Triathlon. Their emphasis on family fits well within our community spirit and goals. This is wonderful opportunity for us to showcase our beautiful lake, country side and charm. We look forward to welcoming all of Rev3’s staff, participants and athletes to our area and feel confident that once they experience our “Southern Hospitality” they will return to this “Signature” event year after year! This is a fabulous way to boost our tourism and it will create a definite impact on our local economy and community.”
If the beautiful venue isn’t enough, than wait until you see the course! The swim will start from the shores of Darwin Wright Park on Lake Hartwell. The bike course is more than fair and will take bikers through the lightly traveled Anderson roads. Athletes on the bike will be greeted with some rolling terrain and some fun, short climbs that will test their leg strength! The run will start from the Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center and will highlight downtown Anderson! The run will be slightly rolling and can easily produce some fast times for the well prepared athlete!
* Registration opens October 15th, 2010.
* Course Information and maps will be released prior to registration opening.