Jan 2nd, 2013 – Revolution3 Triathlon is excited to announce they are bringing their acclaimed race series to Branson, Missouri. On September 22, 2013, Revolution3 will hold Half and Olympic distance races, including a Pro race with a $50,000 prize purse.
Both races will start in crystal clear Lake Table Rock, with the Half distance athletes completing a 1.2 mile swim, while Olympic distance athletes will complete a 1500 meter swim. Competitors will then move onto a closed-road bike course along scenic highways with breathtaking mountain views. The challenging course features many technical ascents and descents, and will take Half and Olympic distance athletes a total of 56 miles and 25 miles, respectively. The run course will wind competitors through historic downtown Branson, completed with two loops for the 13.1 mile Half distance and one loop for the 6.2 mile Olympic distance.
“We’re very happy to add Branson to our race schedule. Branson is a great location to host athletes and families alike, and we’re excited to offer such a challenging and technical course,” said Eric Opdyke, race director for Rev3.
The entire course features many prime viewing locations for spectators for all legs of the race, making this is a perfect event for family and friends to experience the race along with the athletes they’re supporting. Branson, Missouri is home to a renowned theatre district, and also boasts many family friendly activities. Area attractions include: The Branson Landing features 120-foot water geysers and fire cannons blasting, all choreographed to light and music; the Titanic Museum, Silver Dollar City roller coasters and water rides including the Branson Belle boat cruise, a 40-mile roundtrip scenic train ride thru the Ozark foothills; the Ripley’s Odditorium; musical and comedic shows; outdoor activities on the water - and much more – geared for all ages.
“We’re excited to have Rev3 and their outstanding athletes come to Branson this September. Our scenic 70.3 mile HalfREV course will be a challenging test for all participants, plus they’ll get to experience all the entertainment and attractions that Branson has to offer,”
President of the Branson/Lakes Area
Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau
Registration opens January 1st , 2013, with early bird pricing for the first week of $215 for the Half distance and $125 for the Olympic. Afterward, the price goes to $250 for the Half and $150 for the Olympic. Revolution3 will share more details of the event in the coming year.
Revolution3 provides a triathlon race experience for the whole family, and tailors its races to ensure a superior race day event. Races are weekend-long events, often featuring concerts or outdoor movies and other attractions. Revolution3 has a reputation for attracting many of the top pros in the sport, and often offers spectators the rare opportunity to meet and mingle with some of their favorite triathletes.
Visit Rev3Tri.com to learn more about Revolution3 and to see photos and videos from other events. Since its inception, Revolution3 Triathlon has grown to include both national and international races, Olympic, 70.3 and 140.6 distances and encourages family, friends and spectators to experience the race along with the athletes who are competing.
About Revolution 3 Triathlon
The REVOLUTION3 Triathlon race series was created to change the way athletes, family members, and spectators view and participate in triathlons of all distances. One of our immediate goals is to make triathlons a more interactive, enjoyable experience for spectators by providing fun activities for children and family members during the race. REVOLUTION3 Triathlon is about change! Change for the age grouper, change for the professional athlete, and change for the spectators. For more information or to register for a Rev3 event, please visit www.rev3tri.com. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.