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Gain insight of the REVOLUTION3 Triathlon Quassy Triathlon race with descriptive overviews of the swim, bike and run course; plus view maps, rules, regulations and other safety requirements.

It’s tough enough to physically and mentally prepare for a triathlon. We’re here to make your race day experience as positive and smooth as possible.

Swim Course

Overview:

At the sound of the gun you will jump into one of the most beautiful, and clean lakes in all of New England. Fed by over 200 springs, Lake Quassapaug will be a treat to your senses. This semi private lake boasts little boat traffic of any kind. The well staffed swim will be a triangle in shape. Quassy beach welcomes you home and sends you on a fun transition run through the Amusement Park.

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Run Course

The REV3 Quassy Triathlon course itself is challenging in spots but offers ample flat sections for proper recovery.  Whether you are enjoying the scenic view of Lake Quassapaug or the rural beauty of Middlebury, Connecticut’s Historic District this run has something for everyone.  The run course gives your family and loved ones plenty of opportunities to view you and cheer you on.  Save some energy for the run as you will need it for this course.

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Bike Course

Join us on a journey through the breathtaking Connecticut countryside. Your triathlon bike ride begins by venturing out onto the scenic rolling hills of historic Middlebury.  You will be faced with challenging climbs culminating in gorgeous hilltop views.  Long winding descents will take you through pastoral vineyards and over Thomaston dam.  This engaging triathlon bike ride will take you past Black Rock State Reservoir – a well known nesting site for Bald Eagles.  You will be welcomed into some of Connecticut’s richest farmlands, past historic Bethleham Fairgrounds.  Follow the signs and the cheering voices as you pass through Litchfield Town Center on your way back to transition and the amazing Quassy Amusement Park.

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Transition & Finish Line

Overview:

As you drive into the Quassy Amusement you will instantly see the REV3 Finish Line and Expo setup to your left.  To your right you will see the Transition Area that spans the length of the road to Quassy.  The main parking lot of to the right past Transition and overflow will be behind you, across the street.

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Course Preview Videos

The videos are indented to give you a rough preview of the course.  The course is subject to change and highly recommend you view the course maps (bike run) or turn by turn directions for more accurate navigation of the course.

USAT Rules

Welcome to this USA Triathlon sanctioned event. You are racing under the USAT Competitive Rules. In order to minimize misunderstandings on race day, please take the time to read the following summary of the Position Violations, which you know as the drafting rules.

Position Rules can be summarized to the following:

  • Ride on the right side of your lane.
  • Keep three bike lengths between yourself and the cyclist in front of you.
  • Pass on the left of the cyclist in front, never on the right.
  • Complete your pass within 15 seconds.
  • If passed, you must drop completely out of the zone, to the rear, before attempting to re-pass.

Remember you are racing in a USA Triathlon sanctioned event and there are USAT certified referees on the course to ensure fairness in the competition. There will be NO WARNINGS if you commit a foul during competition. Triathlon is an individual event and you must take personal responsibility to understand the rules and avoid penalties. At the end of the race all citations by the marshals are reviewed by the Head Referee who then decides if a penalty should be assessed. The Head Referee’s ruling is final in the case of Position Violations and there are no protests or appeals of Position penalties.

Marshals commonly cite the following violations:

  • Position– riding on the left side of the lane without passing.
  • Blocking – left side riding and impeding the forward progress of another competitor
  • Illegal Pass – passing on the right.
  • Overtaken - failing to drop back three bike lengths before re-passing
  • Drafting – following a leading cyclist closer than three bike lengths and failing to pass within 15 seconds.

Though Position Violations carry a time penalty for first offense, two citations will result in an additional penalty and if you are cited for three violations, you will be disqualified. Be sure to check the penalty sheet before you leave the race site and have a chat with the Head Referee if you have any questions.

Make sure your helmet is a CPSC approved model. All helmets legally sold in the US are CPSC approved but if you purchased your helmet in a different country it might be illegal for use in sanctioned events.

While on your bike, always have your chinstrap securely fastened – before, during and after the event! The chin strap rule is easy to follow, so don’t forget – that’s a DQ!

Wear your race numbers, don’t leave your trash on the course, and don’t carry or use any portable audio devices.

Remember to treat other athletes, volunteers, and officials with courtesy and consideration. Failure to do so is called Unsportsmanlike Conduct and you will be disqualified.

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Overview:

Quassy Amusement Park was selected in order to offer the athlete and their families a unique, safe and fun experience. Founded as an amusement park in 1908, Quassy sits on the south shore of Lake Quassapaug in Middlebury, Connecticut. On its 20 plus acres, it boasts of 22 rides including the "Yo-Yo" Super Swing, "The Big Flush Water Coaster," a four-abreast "Grand Carousel," a variety of thrill rides as well as attractions for the very young.

Venue/Location:

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Prize Purse:

  • $4,800 (Half-REV)
  • $N/A  (Olympic-REV)
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