Press Release: New race/largest Half Ironman pro purse
Posted Nov 09 2008 10:03pm
Centreville, VA Revolution3 will be directing its first-ever half distance triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run), The Half-Rev on June 7, 2009 at Quassy Amusement Park in beautiful Middlebury, Connecticut .
The inaugural Half-Rev will feature the largest professional purse prize of any regular season Half Event of its kind, $100,000, coupled with $20,000 in cash and prizes for our age-group athletes. As such, the Half-Rev will attract some of the biggest name professional and amateur athletes in the sport of triathlon.
"I am thrilled to be part of the new Revolution3 Triathlon. The $100,000 prize purse will attract the world's best triathletes - doesn't get better than that"
says Leanda Cave, 2007 ITU Long Distance World Champion.
Quassy Amusement Park is made up of twenty-plus acres and boasts over twenty-two rides. The venue offers a challenging scenic race course for athletes and an amazing fun-filled, active day for family members and all spectators alike.
“Our immediate goal is to make triathlons a more interactive, enjoyable experience for spectators and family members by providing fun activities for children and family
during the race. We’re about change. Change for the age grouper, change for the professional athlete, and change for the spectators,”states Heather Gollnick, Director of Sponsorship/Marketing and Pro Liaison, Revolution3.
One way Revolution3 will change triathlon racing for the spectator is by teaming up with Trakkers, a GPS technology that tracks athletes in real-time. Trakkers will change the way spectators participate in triathlon by providing real-time athlete information such as location, speed, heart rate, elevation and current pace. All of this information will be available for spectators to view at the race via computers set up in the transition area. “The sport has needed to integrate everybody into race day—and this will do it,” states Gollnick.
Revolution3 is also proud to announce our charitable partnership with ESPN’s Dick Vitale and the V Foundation. ”I strongly endorse the efforts of Heather and Todd Gollnick and Revolution3 Triathlon. They are certainly champions in the biggest game of all, THE GAME OF LIFE.
They plan on playing a vital role in helping me with my dream of raising dollars to beat the dreaded disease we know as cancer” Dick Vitale, ESPN Personality Revolution3 has plans to add two new events in 2010. The second event planned for 2010 is an Olympic distance triathlon (.9 mile swim, 24 mile bike and 6.2 mile run) followed by a Full-Rev (2.4 miles swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run) rounding out the season in 2010.
For more information about Revolution3 and the race series, visit www.rev3tri.com.