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General Questions

How Can I Qualify for Finals as an Age Grouper?

The top 8 in each age group will qualify for finals. You will have three chances to qualify for finals. We will take your best time out of all three of your races and the top 8 best times in each age group will race in the finals. Athletes can race in one, two, or all three rounds in attempts to better their qualifying time.

What is the Elite Development Race Prize Purse Breakdown?

Prize Money will be awarded to the top 5 Males and Females in the Elite Development Race

  • 1st Place: $1,000
  • 2nd Place: $700
  • 3rd Place: $400
  • 4th Place: $250
  • 5th Place: $150

Can I set up a 10×10 tent inside the track?

Yes! We encourage athletes and their teams / clubs and family members to set up your tents and hang out with us all day long!  This event is as much about the team camaraderie as it is the racing.

Can my family run down the finish shoot with me?

While this event is about as family friendly as they come, we will not permit participants to cross the finish line with anybody but themselves.  This is due to the quantity of athletes finishing and the pace at which they will be moving when they do.

 Will there be any aid stations on the course?

 There will be no aid stations during the event, however, when you cross the finish line, Gatorade and water will be available.

 Will my supporters be able to watch my entire race?

Yes!  That is the entire concept of the Rev3 Rush experience.  Your supporters will be able to stay in one spot and watch your entire race unfold right before their eyes!

 Are there other activities available outside of the racing?

Yes!  While the races are in full swing, we will have a host of other activities taking place throughout the expo.  Expect things like live music, silly games and fun activities for the kids.  The expo activities is a large part of the entire experience

 Do I have to be at the race site all weekend?

While we do encourage you to stay and enjoy the entire experience, it’s also understandable that you may have other weekend activities to tend to.  While you are not racing, feel free to leave the venue.  However, we do ask that you return in time to prepare for your next heat.

 Does Rev3 Rush qualify for the age group championship event?

Yes.  Rev3 Rush will qualify you for the 2014 Age Group Series.

 What is the time between heats?

Each heat will be separated by no less then 10 minutes.  So if the heat in front of you completes the swim in 6 minutes, you would have 4 minutes before the start of our heat.

 How do I know when my heat starts?

 The Thursday prior to each Rush event, we will send out a heat sheet and post the heat start times online.  The first heat is all we can schedule to start the weekend.  After that, heat start times will be posted within 45 minutes from the time the last person in your heat finished.

 How do I know who is in my age group?

The heat start times and roster will be e-mailed to you and posted online the Thursday prior to the event.

 If I am unable to finish my heat, will I be able to race again?

 If for some reason you are unable to finish your race, you will be placed at the end of your age group in the next round.  If for some reason you are unable to finish in round 2, we will be hosting a Last Chance Qualifier round on Sunday morning.  That will be your final chance to qualify for the finals on Sunday.

 How many times do I get to race?

 Each athlete is guaranteed at least 2 races on the weekend and a maximum of 6 races if you choose to participate in the relay formats.

 What’s included in the cost of registration?

 Included in your race entry fee is a race T-shirt, custom tote, blueseventy swim cap, race tattoos and the opportunity to race up to 6 times on the weekend.  We will be offering prizes for the top 3 in each age group.  Additionally, you will get space to set up a 10×10 tent as well as all of the race weekend entertainment you can handle within the expo.  Be prepared for T-Shirt cannons!

 What are the racing categories?

We will have the same race categories as most traditional triathlons.  However, we will NOT have Athena, Clydesdale or Aquabike.

 How deep do the awards go in each racing category?

We will be providing great awards and prizes for the top 3 finishers in each age group.

 When do I need to check in?

We recommend that you arrive at least one hour and thirty minutes prior to your race start time.  Earlier is always better!  This format of racing will be new to most athletes, and wouldn’t hurt to get to the venue even earlier.

 When is packet pick up?

Packet pick up will be held on Friday evening, as well as Saturday morning.  Packet pick up will close at 10:00 am on Saturday morning (Subject to Change)

 Will there be onsite registration?

Yes, but it will be very limited.  Because we have to issue the heat start times on Thursday, we will not be able to change those start times from that point forward.  Therefore, the only way athletes can sign up on site, is if an empty pool lane is available in their age group.  We HIGHLY recommend signing up online to guarantee a spot in the race.

 Will there be post-race food?

No.  We will not offer a full post-race meal at the Rush events.  Having said that, we will offer water and Gatorade at the finish line.  We will also have small snacks and fruit available for athletes.  Vendors will be on site to make sure you don’t go hungry!

 What happens in the case of severe weather?

Just like at any outdoor pool, we will be required to close the water for at least 30 minutes from when we hear thunder.  We will re-open the pool after 30 min and continue racing where we left off.

 Is this event USAT sanctioned?

 Yes.  You will have to be an annual member or a 1 day license holder in order to compete in Rev3 Rush.

 How do I advance to the finals?

If you place in the top 5 of your first round, then you automatically advance to the finals.  If you place top 5 in your second round, then you advance to the finals.  Lastly, if you place top two in the “Last Chance Qualifier” round, then you will advance to the finals.

 Can I mount a camera on my bike?

Yes!  By all means do so!  Just be sure that the camera is secure and that it won’t harm your fellow competitors.

 Are head phones allowed during the race?

 No.  USAT rules still apply.  We will have speakers along the course though!

 Is there a minimum age requirement?

The minimum age requirement is 7 years old.  Exceptions can be made on a case by case basis.

 What are the distances?

Distances will vary slightly by age groups and format, but the standard age group distance will be a 250 meter swim, 5 mile bike and a 1.25 mile run.

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Overview

REV3 Rush is a triathlon distance of 250-meter swim, 5-mile bike, and a 1.25-mile run. The swim will be in two, 25 meter pools in the center of the raceway. The bike will go along the track and allows drafting or riding in a pack. The run will circle the infield. Each athlete will race a minimum of two races and a maximum of six races, with various races through the preliminary heats. The fastest times will then move on to a semi or final heat. In addition, each athlete has the option of racing in a mixed team relay which will be included in the athlete’s entry fee. On Sunday, the fastest age groupers will compete against each other to determine the overall champion. “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>

Venue/Location

Richmond International Raceway, Virginia - www.rir.com
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