REV3 Rush – Richmond Wrap-up
Last weekend, the REV3 triathlon series took over the Richmond International Raceway, and the format – designed for fun-for-all, full-throttle action – was as distinctive as the location.
REV3 Rush is a dynamic, draft-legal race, consisting of a 250-meter swim, 5-mile bike, and a 1.25-mile run. With a variety of event options and a minimum of just two required, REV3 welcomes all ages and all abilities, “from the gym triathlete to the road-versatile pro,” as REV3 President Charlie Patten puts it.
The family-oriented REV3 always schedules plenty of activities to entertain non-participants. At the Raceway, the engagement level benefited from the spectator-friendly set-up: the swims were in two pools at the raceway’s center, the bikes took the track, with the runs in the infield. The eyes in the bleachers stayed sharp, even without the threat of flaming wreckage that the venue normally brandishes.
As with every U.S. REV3 event this season, we filled up the Endless Pools® Commercial Performance model and welcomed all comers. As soon as we offered warm-up swims, athletes quickly queued up; even after the extended wait time, our smooth swim current garnered a 100% approval rating! Its promise for endurance and open-water training was quickly felt by the juniors, tri-club members, and 20-something “we need a house before we can get a pool” demographic. (They can still enter our Fastlane® sweepstakes; it makes a great gift!)