Is Rev3 Rush draft legal?

Yes!  That is the component that makes the Rush format different then any race you have done before.  However, if you are not comfortable drafting, it is not a requirement.  For those athletes, you should treat this event just like the typical non-draft legal triathlons that you may have participated in the past.

What kind of bike do I need?

Tri bikes will not be allowed.  Specifically, you may not have bar end shifters and your aero bars may not protrude beyond your brake hoods.    See ITU competition rules – 5.2. subsection b

Can I use a disc wheel?

No.  Disc wheels will not be allowed.

Can I clip my shoes into my pedals?

Yes.  However, we strongly suggest perfecting this technique prior to race day.  This is a skill that involves a bit of practice to get perfect!  If you are not 100% comfortable with this technique, we highly recommend placing your shoes in the container we provide.

Do I need to count my laps on the bike?

Yes.  We will be keeping track of how many laps you complete via our timing system.  However, we will not communicate that to you during the race.  Counting your bike laps is YOUR responsibility.  If you accidentally mis- count your laps, you will be dis-qualified from that round and you will have the opportunity to race in the next round, if applicable.

What happens if I get lapped on the bike?

With the exception of elite categories- Nothing!  For age group athletes the instances may be rare, but if you get lapped, just keep pedaling.  Don’t get caught up in others races, and be sure to keep an accurate count of YOUR laps. Elite races will have a lap-out rule in effect for finals. 

Will you have bike handlers?

Yes! When you come into transition on your last lap, bike handlers will be there to grab your bike from you at the bike dismount line.  Pass your bike to a handler and move onto transition.  Do not try to re-rack your bike in transition.

Will bike mechanics be available?

Yes.  Bike mechanics will be available inside the bike pit area.

Can I draft off of any athlete?

Yes! There are no restrictions on who you may draft off.  Please keep safety as your number 1 priority and keep in mind that not all athletes may have the same level of comfort as you.

Can I pre-ride the course?

You will not be allowed to pre ride the course.  However, we will be scheduling course tours for the Friday before the event.  A Rev3 staff member will walk groups of athletes through the entire process.

When is bike check in?

  • Friday from 4:00 – 6:45pm
  • Saturday from 7:15 – 8:00am
  • Sunday from 7:15 – 8:00am

What happens if there’s a crash?

If you crash there will be a safety crew with a Yellow flag alerting fellow racers of your position while you are cared to. You will be waved around the accident.  If needed a Red Flag will be issued, the races will be halted and affected heats will be re-run.


Course Preview



REV3 Rush is a triathlon distance of 250-meter swim, 5-mile bike, and a 1.5-mile run. The swim is in a 25-meter pool constructed specifically for this event on the infield of the raceway. The bike is on the NASCAR track and allows for drafting or riding in a pack. The run circles the infield making the entire race incredibly spectator friendly. Each athlete can race a minimum of two races and a maximum of six races, with various races through the preliminary heats and relays. The fastest times will move on to a semi or final heat. Each athlete has the option of racing in a relay which is included in the athlete’s entry fee. The Elite Category finals will consist of an exciting swim/bike/run/swim/bike/run event. “When I started triathlons in 2001 I was fortunate enough to be able to compete in the super sprint series that was being run in Australia at the time, there was a steep learning curve but one that I am thankful for. The skill set you gain from the fast and furious sprint racing is invaluable, and I am excited that Rev3 is offering these same experiences for juniors as well as the pros.” ~ Mirinda Carfrae, 3x World Champion <read more>


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