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 Performance Endless Pool at the REV3 Triathlon in Richmond, Virginia
A family-friendly pool for a family-friendly triathlon: while the adults and juniors used the Endless Pool to warm up, and its swim mirrors for stroke analysis, the youngest athletes used it to cool off and add to the fun at last weekend’s REV3 at the Richmond International Raceway.

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!)

A member of Team Endless Pools cycling at the REV3 Triathlon in Richmond, Virginia
Endless Pools’ own Monique Bertsch participated in last weekend’s REV3 triathlon. She even won in her age group! In addition to the glory, her victory earned her two cases of PowerBars®.

Next stop on the REV3 series: Quassy Amusement Park in beautiful Middlebury, Connecticut, this weekend, May 31 and June 1. Please join us, and be sure to bring your swimsuit!

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