Welcome to the inaugural REV3 Florida Triathlon in Venice, Florida.  Hope you packed your sandals, your snorkel…AND your race kit, bike, and racing flats – it’s officially race weekend!!  The unofficial water temp today is holding at 78 degrees: a sure sign it’ll be a non-wetsuit swim for the Professionals and borderline wetsuit swim for the Age Groupers.  The weather should be partly cloudy and mid80s.  We’re holding onto summer, folks!

We have some of the world’s top professional triathletes who will be competing for $75,000 in prize money in the Rev3-Half Rev and battling it out for points in the series finale.

Make sure to tune into our tweets, facebook updates, athlete and family videos and blogs over the course of the weekend- our social handle is: @Rev3Tri and our live coverage website will be at: rev3tri.com/live.  We have a ton of things planned so make sure you’re in the know and if you can not join us this weekend, we hope to bring you along through our social media so you can “feel” a part of the excitement down here in Venice, Florida!

Here’s some local information to ensure you have everything you need and you’re ready for race day! Oh yeah—and plenty of things to do with your family!!

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Local Bike Shop:

Reale Bicycles
581 U.S. 41
Venice, FL
(941) 485-3113 | realebikes.net

Grocery Stores:

Walmart Superstore
4150 Tamiami Trl S
Venice, FL
(941) 497-2523

Publix Supermarket
4173 S Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL
(941) 497-6048

Robert’s Whole Foods
593 Us Highway 41 Byp N
Venice, FL
(941) 484-2354

Best Local Coffee Shops:

Island Squeeze
4111 South Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL
(941) 497-4477

1500 US Highway 41
Venice, FL
(941) 492-3045

Dunkin Donuts
1801 Tamiami Trail South
Venice, FL
(941) 496-9581

Delish Eats:

Sharkey’s on the Pier (REV3 Triathlon hub/swim start)
1600 Harbor Drive South
Venice, FL
(941) 488-1456

Café Venice
116 West Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
(941) 484-1855

Vinnie’s Venice Avenue Pizzeria (pizza)
349 W Venice Ave
Venice, FL
(941) 488-7600


Frank Theatres
2111 South Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL
(941) 408-9237

For things to do around town : shopping, family activities, beaches, etc, the Sarasota County Sports Commission has a fantastic website:www.visitsarasota.org/sports

See you all this weekend!