Revolution3 Triathlon has announced they are bringing their acclaimed triathlon race series to Branson, Missouri. On September 22, 2013, Revolution3 Branson will host Half and Olympic distance races, including a Pro race with a $60,000 prize purse. The new event will be one of 11 triathlon races under the Rev3 brand in 2013.
Triathlon: Revolution3 Branson
When: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Where: Branson, Missouri
Divisions: Professional, Age Group, Relay
Both races will start in crystal clear Lake Table Rock, with the Half distance athletes completing a 1.2 mile swim, while Olympic distance athletes will complete a 1500 meter swim. Competitors will then move onto a closed-road bike course along scenic highways with breathtaking mountain views. The challenging course features many technical ascents and descents, and will take Half and Olympic distance athletes a total of 56 miles and 25 miles, respectively. The run course will wind competitors through historic downtown Branson, completed with two loops for the 13.1 mile Half distance and one loop for the 6.2 mile Olympic distance.
"We're very happy to add Branson to our race schedule. Branson is a great location to host athletes and families alike, and we're excited to offer such a challenging and technical course," said Eric Opdyke, race director for Rev3.
The entire course features many prime viewing locations for spectators for all legs of the race, making this is a prime event for family and friends to experience the race along with the athletes they're supporting. Branson, Missouri is home to a renowned theatre district, and also boasts many family friendly activities. Area attractions include the Ripley's Odditorium, musical and comedic shows geared to all ages and outdoor activities on the water.
"We're excited to have Rev3 and their outstanding athletes come to Branson this September. Our scenic 70.3 course will be a challenging test for all participants, plus they'll get to experience all the entertainment and attractions that Branson has to offer," said Ross Summers, president of the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Registration opens January 1st , 2013, with early bird pricing for the first week of $215 for the Half distance and $125 for the Olympic. Afterward, the price goes to $250 for the Half and $150 for the Olympic. Revolution3 will share more details of the event in the coming year. Visit www.rev3tri.com for details.
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