Welcome to the first annual Rev3 Triathlon in Anderson, South Carolina.  It’s race week and we here at Rev3 are all gearing up to have a fantastic weekend!!  Good crb_news- awesome weather is on tap promising mid to high 70s- Friday, Saturday, and Sunday/race-day.  Perfect racing and spectating weather people!!  We’ve got a lot of racing to do this weekend in Anderson starting with the Little Rev Adventure Race, then to the PRO and AG Half Rev, and capping it off with the Olympic Rev- Collegiate SECTChamps and the AG divisions.  Whew!  We challenge you to keep up!

We’re going to do something a little different for Rev3- we’re going to introduce you to the area and hopefully be a resource for you as you plan your stay. 

So without further adieu, let’s get to know Anderson.  Noted as “The Friendliest City in South Carolina”, Anderson’s spirit and quality of life has earned national recognition as it was named an “All-American City” in 2000.  Located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Anderson is a one hour drive from the Appalachian Mountains and a hop, skip, and a jump to Clemson University. 

We’re so excited for you to join us as we have so many fun, family events throughout the weekend.  From tethered hot air balloon rides from SkyScapes of America to the city of Anderson hosting a “Taste of Anderson” on Saturday night to a BBQ tasting at the expo on Sunday- y’all are up for a real treat.  If you’re the type that likes to explore, we’ve collected some information (thank you Anderson locals) to help get yourself around town.

Grocery Stores:

Wholefoods: the closest WF’s is 30min away in Greenville, SC. 1140 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC 29607 PHONE: (864) 335-2300

Publix Grocery Store: 1611 E Greenville St, Anderson, SC PHONE: (864) 231-5240

Best Local Coffee Shop:

ECity Java. (located inside the Sullivan’s Building)  208 S Main St # 5, Anderson, SC PHONE: (864) 222-0990

Dunkin Donuts. 2907 North Main Street, Anderson PHONE: (864) 222-2993

Delish Eats:

Summa Joe’s.  127 N. Main Anderson, SC PHONE: (864) 965-9030

The Smokin’ Pig. 6630 Hwy 76 (Anderson Hwy) Pendleton, SC  PHONE: (864) 646-5150

Skins Thrashers Hotdogs. (this place is famous guys- you gotta check it out!!) 3420 Clemson Blvd Anderson, SC PHONE: (864) 226-4588

Sullivan’s Metropolitan Grill. 208 South Main Street; Anderson, SC PHONE: (864) 226-8945

Local Hotspots:

Corbett McGee’s Irish Pub. 116 W. Orr St. Anderson, SC PHONE: (864) 261 6401

The Fox British Pub. 312 S. Main St. Anderson, SC PHONE: (864)226 4369

Bike Shop / Multisport Shop:

*All3Sports will be renting out wetsuits for the weekend.

The Great Escape. 2714 North Main Street Anderson, SC PHONE: (864) 226-4579

Ride on Bicycles and Mulitsport. 1520 E. Greenville St Anderson, SC PHONE: (864) 760-0145


AmStar 14 – Anderson. 193 Civic Center Boulevard, Anderson, SC PHONE: (888) 943-4567

Family outings:

Farmer’s Market. The south’s biggest and the world’s best flea market! Since its inception in 1974, its grown to 1,500 dealers and 65 acres, attracting 30,000-60,000 people each weekend. You’ll find items from antiques to clothing to furniture to sporting goods and everything in-between. Open Saturday from 7 am – 6 pm  4530 Hwy. 29 North, Belton. PHONE: (864) 224-2027

Kid-Venture.  The playground’s design was created using ideas provided by local children. The result is a large wooden playground on an acre of land at the Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center. Kid-Venture is open daily for children to enjoy. The age limit inside the playground is 12 years old. It closes each day at dusk. 3027 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Anderson. PHONE: (864) 260-4800.

Chattooga National Wild & Scenic River. Flowing through three states, including Upstate South Carolina, the Chattooga is recognized as one of the Southeast’s premier whitewater rivers. The Chattooga offers outstanding scenery ranging from thundering falls and twisting rock-choked channels to narrow, cliff-enclosed deep pools. Dense forests and undeveloped shorelines characterize the primitive nature of the river corridor.  PHONE: (864) 638-9568.

Historic sites (dating back to the Revolutionary War!).  Check around town for monuments like the Old Stone Church, Oconee Heritage Center, Hunter’s Store, Hagood Mill, Farmer’s Hall.

Be on the lookout for our tweets, facebook updates, and blogs over the course of the weekend.  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 of our final Rev3 race of 2011.

A huge thank you to Anderson Convention and Visitors Bureau for the support they have provided.  They have been awesome to work with! 

See you all this weekend!