• HALF, OLYMPIC & KIDS
ONE TRANSITION AREA
MID-ATLANTIC AQUABIKE & LONG COURSE
HALF, OLYMPIC & KIDS TRIATHLONS
AVAILABLE AT ALL REV3 RACES!
Rev3 Pocono Mountains has been announced as the USAT 2017 Aquabike and Long Course Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship!
The recently renovated Split Rock Resort will host Olympic and Half Rev events along with a Kids Rev on the Saturday prior. Split Rock is a family friendly resort with entertainment for spectators, and support crews including the H2O000h Indoor Water Park, redemption Arcade, 8-Lanes of Cosmic Bowling, and a movie theatre just to name a few. With ample parking, over 500 rooms onsite, a single transition area and lake swim, race weekend logistics are a breeze.
All athletes will swim in the clean, clear water of Lake Harmony. The swim starts and ends at the docks/boat launch area of Split Rock Resort. A family lagoon near the start/finish area serves as both a warm-up area for athletes and relaxation area for spectators. Typical water temperature is 75-degrees. Once out of the water the run to transition is less than 200m.
Once out of the water and onto the bike athletes ride around Lake Harmony and out to the Pocono Raceway for a loop around the famous NASCAR track. Once exiting the track, the country roads of Tunkhannock Township will serve as the bulk of the Olympic Course before heading back to Split Rock Resort. The Olympic Course has only about 950ft of elevation gain over the course of the route. The back half of the Half distance course is intentionally challenging. After leaving Tunkhannock Township, Half Athletes will ride through the rolling hills of Hickory Run State Park, through the quaint town of White Haven and over the majestic Walter Dam. At the 47.5mm they will encounter the “Dam Hill”. This short (500m) steep (12%) hill provides one last test of the legs before heading back to Split Rock for the spectator friendly 13.1-mile run course. This ride is a lot of things, but never boring. Stunning views of the Raceway, farm fields, mountain sides, dams, streams and lakes will keep your spirits high as you ride through the foothills of the Pocono Mountains.
The run course is as spectator friendly as any in the country while utilizing the terrain to keep it interesting for the athletes. The signature element is a short punchy climb marking the first 200-m of each loop followed by 2-miles of net downhill and a final rise towards the finish/expo area. Olympic Rev athletes run 2-loops, Half Rev athletes 4-loops. Spectators can enjoy the rockin’ music, Rev3 Jumbotron, Kids Zone, VIP Area and the festival atmosphere of the finish line while getting to see their athlete many times over the course of the 6.2 or 13.1-mile run. The course finishes at the expo field of Split Rock Resort where you are only steps away from your room where you can shower and join the post-race party.