A Weekend of Activities and Events at Shawnee Inn
Revolution 3 expands their 2014 race line-up with Sept 12-14 Pocono Mountains REV3 Weekend. The weekend is nestled at the magnificent Shawnee Inn, a historic lodge established in the early 1900′s. The Shawnee Inn is entirely for Rev3 athletes and families, and T2, expo, and finish line are all on the grounds of Shawnee Inn.
“We are thrilled to expand our race series and add REV3 Pocono Mountains,” said Charlie Patten, Revolution 3 President and Founder. “This is a beautiful area at this time of the year, and will truly celebrate the fall season and outdoor multisport on the East Coast.”
The weekend will include multiple events including a Friday evening Rev3 Glow 5K, a USARA sanctioned sprint adventure race and a family adventure race on Saturday. Sunday’s highlights are an Olympic distance triathlon as well as a Half REV. The Half REV offers a professional race with a $50,000 prize purse.
Sunday’s races feature a lake swim, then a point to point bike where the athletes plunge 400 vertical feet over the first 4 miles of the bike into the scenic Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area where the scenery this time of year will be the only distraction as the balance of the bike course will be closed to traffic. The run is a hilly out and back course passing Shawnee Mtn. Ski Area and back into the National Recreation Area before coming back to finish at the Shawnee Inn Resort.
“The Pocono Mountains are proud to introduce the REV3 Triathlon and Adventure Race Series to its 2014 calendar. We believe that REV3 brings an air of challenge, rejuvenation, family bonding and fun,” said Pocono Mountains Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Vice President David Jackson. ”These are all of the ingredients that make the Pocono Mountains stand out as a proven leader in the outdoor adventure sports community and the principals we stand on when selecting sporting events. The outdoor adventure sport trend continues to grow and REV3 is one of the reasons for its continuing success.”
“We are taking over an existing race but streamlining it to give athletes and spectators convenience so they can focus on racing and not have to worry about logistics,” said Eric Opdyke, Revolution3 Race Director.