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Athlete Guide 2014

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REV3 Welcome

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Revolution3 Welcome’s you to Knoxville, Tennessee the Volunteer State and our first race of the 2014 triathlon season.

Welcome triathletes, volunteers, spectators, family, and friends to Knoxville! You will notice the Sunsphere as the backdrop to the weekend’s festivities. The Sunsphere was a symbol of the 1982 World’s Fair which was one of the most successful in US history. Where the fair took place is our expo for the weekend, World’s Fair Park!

Knoxville is also home to the University of Tennessee Volunteers, you will see a lot of Orange around town considering our race and expo is within a couple of miles from campus.  You can visit the University of Tennessee campus or check out the many restaurants on “the strip” aka Cumberland Avenue.  You can also go to Market Square which is walking distance from the expo. This is a great spot for a pre or post race meal.  For information and directions to all of these restaurants visit us at the information tent in the Rev3 Expo and we will have maps for everyone.

Revolution3 is excited to be back to Knoxville for our fifth year with our Olympic and Half distance triathlon on Sunday May 18, 2014. This year Knoxville, Tennessee is the venue for our inaugural Revolution3 Series Championship! We will have over 50 professional athletes competing for a prize purse of $75,000 and a Series payout of $100,000. The Professionals aren’t the only ones taking home some cold hard cash. All Age Group athletes who qualified and are competing in the Championship will be award cash prizes if they finish top three in their age group! We are thrilled to be returning to Knoxville, Tennessee for another great year and some fast racing!

Thank you for choosing Rev3!

Our goal at Revolution3 is to maximize the enjoyment for everyone at the race! So weather you are competing, volunteering, or spectating we intend to make it a memorable experience.

There is much going on though out the World’s Fair Park and the Rev3 Outdoor and Family Expo. Be sure to read our enclosed Schedule of Events that includes practice swims, course overviews, expo details, kid’s activities, and ALL the important race day information.

On behalf of the Revolution3 Team enjoy Knoxville and thanks again for adding Revolution3 to your race calendar.

Happy and Safe Racing-

The REVOLUTION3 Triathlon Team

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Pilot/Flying J Welcome

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pilot flying j web logo Pilot/Flying J WelcomeOn behalf of the over 20,000 Pilot Flying J employees in the USA and Canada, I welcome you to the City of Knoxville, Knox County and the State of Tennessee! Knoxville is the hometown of Pilot Flying J (for over 50 years) and we are excited to welcome the Rev3 Family. I am confident you will find the people of Knoxville and all of East Tennessee to be hospitable, open and friendly. The natural beauty of this area makes for a superior backdrop for your triathlon and I hope you are able to enjoy the vistas and the impressions, even as you compete. When Pilot Flying J was considering our sponsorship for the 2012 season, we were excited about your brand loyalty. Rev3 Cedar Point and Rev3 Anderson champion Andy Starykowicz told us that in thanks for our sponsorship, he decided to fuel and stop only at Pilot Flying J as he drove back and forth across the country. We hope that you will make the same decision as Andy and patronize our Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J Travel Plazas across the United States and Canada. Here are some ways you can do that:

SIGN UP FOR OUR PREFERRED CUSTOMER MYREWARDS CARD

Follow the directions at myrewards.pilotflyingj.com to register your card you received in your registration packet. If you did not receive one, you may pick one up at any participating Pilot or Flying J location. If you own an RV, be sure to sign up for that program, which has some great benefits for the RV traveler. Registering enables you to receive all of our exclusive deals and rewards! pilot flying j my rewards cards 600x237 Pilot/Flying J Welcome

DOWLOAD THE MYPILOT APP

We have invested in this app which we hope you will find very useful as you travel throughout the year. Plan your route, plan your stops and get lots of information to improve your experience.

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Locations: Get a bird’s eye view of the Pilot Flying J locations in your area. Use the Trip Planner to see them from point A to point B.

mypilot iphone app loyalty Pilot/Flying J WelcomeLoyalty: Get instant stats from your Pilot Flying J loyalty account to see your total points, shower credits, balances and rewards. mypilot android app fuelprices Pilot/Flying J WelcomeFuel Prices: Find the cheapest fill-up from anywhere! Check and compare prices between locations and fuel grades. mypilot iphone app more Pilot/Flying J WelcomeMore: All the information you need at your fingertips, including customer service, social media, settings and more.

SWIPE YOUR CARD:

Once you have registered your card, be intentional about swiping those cards when you fuel, and about scanning that card for instore purchases! We really hope to learn a lot about our Rev3 customers, where you come from, where you go, what you buy. This will help us tailor special deals and opportunities to improve your experiences throughout the 2012 season. We are eager to compete to earn your loyalty with the same passion for excellence that you possess in competing in these events. Once again, thank you for making Pilot Flying J your travel stop on your way to Rev3 events, on your business or family travels, and even on your daily commutes. We are deeply appreciative of your support and are delighted to support Rev3 and the sport of Triathlons.

Jimmy Haslam
Chief Executive Officer
Pilot Flying J

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Schedule 2014

This race weekend schedule is subject to change…

Worlds Fair Park
1600 Worlds Fair Park Drive 
Knoxville, TN 37916
 

Friday May 16, 2014

Event
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Race Expo OpenWorlds Fair Park 3:00-8:00pm
Bike Mechanics Available Rev3 Expo3:00-7:00pm
Packet Pick Up for TriathlonRev3 Expo3:00-7:00pm
Packet Pick Up for Glow Run 5K and 1 Mile Fun RunRev3 Expo 4:00pm-8:00pm
Glow Run Pre Run PartyRev3 Stage7:30pm
Glow Run Start TimeWorld's Fair Park 8:30pm
1 Mile Start TimeWorlds Fair Park8:38pm
Post Run Glow PartyWorld's Fair Park8:55pm
Movie Under the StarsRev3 Expo9:15pm

Saturday May 17, 2014

Event
Location
Time
Knoxville Kicker Adventure Race Check InRev3 Expo- Adventure Tent7:00am-8:15am
Knoxville Kicker Adventure Race Athlete BreifingRev3 Stage8:15am
Knoxville Kicker Adventure Race START TIME8:30am
Rev3 Expo OpensWorlds Fair Park10:00am-6:00pm
Bike Mechanics AvailableRev3 Expo- Retail Tent10:00am-6:00pm
Packet Pick UpRev3 Expo10:00am-6:00pm
Little Rev RegistrationRev3 Expo-Kids Zone10:00am-2:30pm
Tyke Bike Chute RaceRev3 Finish Line in the Expo10:00am- 11:00am
Transition Opens for Mandatory Bike Check In11:00am
Practice SwimLady Vols Boat House 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Knoxville Kicker Adventure Race AwardsRev3 Stage1:00pm
Pro Q&ARev3 Stage1:30pm
1st Opportunity for Mandatory Athlete MeetingRev3 Stage2:00pm
Little Rev Adventure RaceRev3 Expo2:45pm
2nd Opportunity for Mandatory Athlete MeetingRev3 Stage4:00pm
Transition ClosesG10 Parking Garage6:30pm

Sunday May 18, 2014

Event
Location
Time
Transition Opens5:15am
Bike Mechanical Support AvailableIn Transition 5:15am-7:30am
Transition Closes for Half & Championship Athletes6:40am
First Wave of Championship- Pro MenCalhoun's Dock6:50am
Second Wave of Championship- Pro WomenCalhoun's Dock6:53am
Age Group Championship- All MenCalhoun's Dock7:00am
Age Group Championship- All WomenCalhoun's Dock7:05am
First Wave of Age Group HALFCalhoun's Dock7:20am
Transition Closes for the Oly7:45am
First Wave of Age Group OLYCalhoun's Dock7:50am
Expo Opens9:00am-3:00pm
Olympic Awards CeremonyRev3 Stage12:30pm
Championship Award Ceremony (Pros + Age Group)Rev3 Stage1:30pm
Half Award CeremonyRev3 Stage3:00pm
All Bikes Need to be Removed from Transition5:30pm

 

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Local Sponsors

Revolution3 wants to extend a special THANK YOU to our local sponsors, without their help we could not have such a great event in Knoxville, Tennessee! Please support the sponsors who support Revolution3 and YOU!

 

AASC Local Sponsors

VisitKnoxville Local Sponsors

 

Tennova Local Sponsors

Harper Local SponsorscedarBluff Local Sponsors

Calhouns Local Sponsors

earthFare Local Sponsors

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Packet Pickup

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Step 1:

There will be a board next to the Registration Tent that will have everyone’s name and bib number on it. You will need to look up your bib number before getting your packet.

Step 2:

Once you have your bib number you can get in line at the registration tent to pick up your packet.

Athlete check in and packet pick up will be on:

  • Friday May 16, 2014 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Saturday May  17, 2014 from 10:00am – 6:00pm

There will be NO race day check in.

Please be sure to bring photo identification with you to receive your packets.  Please bring your USAT card to show proof of current USAT membership or $12 to purchase a one-day license. If you are a USAT member and forget your card you will be required to sign the USAT wavier and purchase a one-day license. If you are a professional athlete you are required to submit proof of professional status at check-in.

**All Relays** You MUST check in as a team. You will not be allowed to check in for other members of your relay. This is to ensure the entire team fills out the correct waivers.

If you do not check in during the designated hours you will not be able to race.

At Check In you will receive the following:

  • Athlete Wristband
  • Race Number Stickers and Bib
  • Swim Cap
  • Course Maps
  • Race Number Tattoo

Step 3:

You will then need to go to the TIMING TRAILER to pick up your timing chip and verify all of your athlete information. If you do not have a chip you will not be able to race.

Step 4:

You will go to the retail tent to pick up your SWAG Bag. In your SWAG bag you will find you participant shirt and other goodies from our sponsors.

If you have any questions about this process please e-mail info@rev3tri.com

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REV3 Welcome

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Pilot/Flying J Welcome

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Schedule 2014

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Local Sponsors

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Packet Pickup

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