Update 2/20/12 – Revolution3 Triathlon is excited to announce a brand new race for the 2012 season! The weekend of October 27 and 28, Rev3 will take over Venice Beach, Florida for a brand new Half Distance event. The Half distance will comprise a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 run.
Known for its beautiful coastline and white sands, the swim will take place in the crystal blue waters of Venice Beach at the world Famous Sharky’s On the Pier. A short run from the swim finish will take athletes to the transition area. From there, athletes will start on the one loop bike course, which will take athletes through both Sarasota and Charlotte county while passing through the worlds famous Manasota Key. The run course is a two loop out and back course that takes you past the beach before heading onto the Venetian Waterway trail. After that, athletes will cross the finish line adjacent to Sharky’s On the Pier.
Venice Beach is located on the Southwest coast of Florida and is famous for being the prehistoric shark tooth capital of the world. Venice is a year round destination for families and hosts numerous arts, culture and music festivals. Relax on the white sand beaches or visit any of the local art museums, shopping districts or some of the best preserved natural lands in Florida at the Myakka River State Park.
Venice Florida is also a perfectly bikeable community with one end of Sarasota County’s Legacy Trail for walkers and bicycling from the historic Venice Train Depot north to Sarasota at Palmer Ranch, or south on the Venetian Waterway Trail along the Intracoastal Waterway to Caspersen Beach.
“We are excited to bring a Rev3 race to Florida. Our goal was to be on the gulf coast in the fall and we found a great destination in Venice, Sarasota and Charlotte Counties… This is a beautiful area and a great place to host our season ending Rev3 race.” - Charlie Patten, President of Rev3.
“The City of Venice and Sarasota County
are very excited to have Rev 3 and its participants come to our beautiful destination. We offer white sand beaches, top rated dining options and a variety of attractions that the participants and their supporters will truly enjoy. We realize the positive economic impact this event will have on our community and we will do everything it takes to host a successful event.”
– Jason Puckett
Sarasota County Sports Commission
- Venice / Sarasota County – www.sarasotafl.org/venice
- Sharky’s on The Pier – www.sharkysonthepier.com
- REV3 Florida Event Page – rev3tri.com/florida/florida-news
About REV3 Triathlon
Revolution3 Triathlon believes that the triathlon race experience should provide a quality experience the whole family, and tailors its races to ensure a superior race day event. Rev3 races are weekend-long events, often featuring concerts or outdoor movies and athlete and offer family only admission to the theme parks prior to the race. Revolution3 has also gained a reputation for attracting many of the top pros in the sport, and often offers spectators the opportunity to see them up close and on the course.