REVOLUTION3 Triathlon is proud to announce our partnership with the city of Knoxville Tennessee. This dynamic venue will serve as the “Kickoff” event for our 2010 Race Series. Our “Feature” race in Knoxville will be our Olympic Distance Rev. Within this race Professional Athletes will compete for $50,000 in prize money and our Age-Group Athletes will race for a slew of fabulous prizes from our great Sponsors. Both Professional Athletes and Age-Groupers will also have the ability to earn Series Points at each of our “Featured” events. REV3 will also offer athletes a Half Distance Rev that same weekend. Age-Group Athletes competing in the Half Rev will also be racing for some great prizes but will not earn “series points” for this race. Registration for the Event is available at www.rev3tri.com beginning August 1st 2009.
On Race Day athletes will experience the vitality of Knoxville’s downtown, featuring Volunteer Landing, The University of Tennessee and a fabulous finish in the heart of downtowns famed World’s Fair Park.
“We are thrilled to have yet another world class sporting event come to Knoxville. The opportunity for the best in world to race along side of athletes of all ages and abilities in our beautiful city will make this event unique for Knoxville.”
Bill Haslam – Mayor, Knoxville, TN
Athletes will begin their day entering the Tennessee River via Volunteer Landing adjacent to the very popular Calhoun’s Restaurant. Family and Spectators will have the opportunity to enjoy watching the swim from one of Calhoun’s expansive decks facing the River along with the option of a buffet breakfast set up especially for the REV3 Triathlon. Athletes will exit the water across from famed Neyland Stadium and begin their bike ride out of the city and into the beautiful rural countryside. Those competing in the Half Rev will venture out toward the base of the Smokey Mountains. Athletes will return to the city of Knoxville and transition onto their respective runs through the University of Tennessee and adjacent neighborhoods culminating with a spectacular finish in the heart of World’s Fair Park.
“The Revolution 3 triathlon race is a natural fit for Knoxville. We are a hotbed of elite athletes and many fitness conscious adults of all ages. The sport of triathlon is a great opportunity to race for your health!”
Missy Kane 1984 Olympian, Track – Fitness Expert, Covenant HealthCare
Race weekend will undoubtedly bring a festival like atmosphere featuring a world class expo, REV3 worship concert Friday afternoon in the World’s Fair Park Amphitheater, as well as a “Movie Under the Stars” Friday evening for kids on our huge stadium screen adjacent to the Finish Line in World’s Fair Park. The amphitheater will also play host to our Pro Press Conference and Pro Athlete meet and greet Saturday afternoon. AT REV3, 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!!. Get ready Knoxville for a World Class Event.
“We are ecstatic to have the REVOLUTION3 Triathlon in Knoxville in May 2010! We look forward to hosting the athletes and providing new experiences for the spectators and families to enjoy while their loved ones are competing,” said Gloria Ray, Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation president and CEO.
For more information about REVOLUTION3 Triathlon and the race series, click here. For more information about The Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation visit www.knoxville.org. For information about The City of Knoxville visit www.ci.knoxville.tn.us
REV3 Olympic Distance Event takes place May 8-9, 2010; Knoxville, Tennessee.