Monday, June 29, 2009

Rev3 Announces Full Iron Distance Event - 09/12/2010

Rev3 Full Distance Event takes place September 12, 2010 -- Cedar Point, Sandusky, OH

Revolution3 officially announced that Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH will serve as the host venue for its newest event, a full distance triathlon in September, 2010. Taking place on September 12, 2010, the event will consist of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike and a 26.2-mile run.

The inaugural full distance Rev3 will take place within the Cedar Point Park and will include access to the park for family members and friends. In addition, a professional prize purse of $150,000 will be offered as well as prizes for top age group finishers. Registration for the event is available at beginning September 1, 2009.

I get a lot of questions about what I am going to do after IM FL ... well, this looks very interesting! I have heard nothing but AMAZING things about this amusement park (voted best in the world! 11 years in a row) and it is going to be a Trakkers event.

More about the park and the race (from the Rev3 website):

With 75 diverse rides, including 17 roller coasters; a huge outdoor water park (Soak City); four resort hotels; a luxury RV campground with cottages and cabins; two large marinas; outdoor entertainment complex featuring go-karts, miniature golf and more (Challenge Park); award-winning live shows; gift shops; delicious eateries; four giant kids’ areas and more, it’s easy to see why Cedar Point has been voted the “Best Amusement Park in the World” for an unmatched 11 years in a row!

The swim will be held on the beautiful Lake Erie, with athletes entering the water inside the park from the beach of Hotel Breakers, which serves as the host hotel for the Rev3 event and is located within 100 yards from the swim start. Following the swim, the scenic bike course will take athletes on a 112 mile ride through the country side of Erie County. The run will consist of a two loop course through downtown Sandusky on what is considered to be a generally flat run. The finish line will be positioned at Cedar Point and is sure to be one of the most spectacular finish line experiences around!

“Our immediate goal is to make triathlons a more interactive, enjoyable experience for spectators and family members by providing fun activities for children and family members during the race. We’re about change. Change for the age grouper, change for the professional athlete, and change for the spectators,” claims Todd Gollnick, Rev3 Race Director.

"We are honored and excited to be the host for the Revolution3 event. It's world class athletes competing at a world class facility. Sandusky welcomes each of the athletes and their families with open arms," stated Matt Kline, City Manager, Sandusky, Ohio.

Anyone care to join me in Ohio??? My kids will love this!

1 comment:

IronBob said...

I used to go to Cedar Point as a kid to my Dad's company picnics. It is a great park. Your kids will definitely love it. Given the finances of it all, my once a year race will probably continue to be IMFL (unless I get into Kona lottery).