Welcome to Rev3 New England located in Webster, Massachusetts just over the Connecticut border. The race venue will take place at Memorial Beach on the shore of Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg or as we call it Webster Lake. Here beside a long sandy beach, you’ll find playscapes, walking paths, a track and plenty of shade to sit and read for those traveling with children. This location was also the site of a women’s sprint triathlon for a few years. This year’s sprint course will be the same as it was back then. 

Some of the things my wife and I ask as we approach a race site are where can we get food, where can we get gas and where’s the bathroom!! Webster has it all. The venue is located just off the highway. In fact, you go under Route 395 entering and exiting transition.

Webster is a fairly large town. You’ll see grocery stores, restaurants such as pizza shops, McDonalds, etc. There’s something for everyone if you’re traveling with or without family. For those staying in Worcester you’ll have a very wide variety of restaurants to choose from. Worcester also has a smaller airport that serves a couple of airlines for those who might be flying in.

 

Some attractions located near Webster are: Boston, about an hour away; Sturbridge Village, a very historical site where you can go back in time and walk through a village and see how items were made and how people dressed in days past. A very popular place for school trips. To the south of Webster is Putnam, Connecticut known for its antiques, Bradley Playhouse and restaurants. There are a variety of golf courses in the area, one being at Thompson Speedway, Mohegan Sun Casino and Foxwoods Casino are in Connecticut and Skydive Danielson for the daredevils in the family who don’t race.

It would be best to check any locations for COVID updates if you choose to extend your stay in this area after the race. This part of the country is also known as “The Last Green Valley”. A 35 town National Heritage Corridor is in eastern Connecticut and south – central Massachusetts.

Once the bike leg leaves Webster, the course will be mostly rural/country. I have personally ridden 99% of these roads, raced on some of them, used some of them for local fundraising events and just plain enjoyment.

We hope to see you on race day and make this a memorable race for you. Thank you.

Kevin Mahan

REV3 Ambassador