Half iron distance triathlon REV3 Portland will take place on Sunday 10 July 2011 – and entries are now open. According to series organiser Revolution3, athletes of all levels will compete in the half distance race.
The race consists of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and a 13.1 mile run. Pro-triathletes and amateurs alike ‘will be competing for large cash prizes.’
Revolution3 is excited to add Portland, Oregon as the sixth race venue for 2011 and the event is set to be a boost to the local economy.
"We are very excited to bring Revolution3 and its premier triathlon experience to Portland," said Oregon Sports Authority CEO Drew Mahalic.
"We anticipate a huge influx of out of town participants, who will be exposed to Oregon’s breath-taking scenery as well as our region’s special passion for the multisport lifestyle."
Rev3 not only expects over 1,200 athletes, but also anticipates 3,000 additional family and friends to visit the area during race weekend.
One of the immediate goals of the REV3 tri series is to make triathlons a more interactive, enjoyable experience for spectators by providing fun activities for children and family members during the race.
According to the series organisers, ‘Revolution3 Triathlon is about change! Change for the age grouper, change for the professional athlete, and change for the spectators.’
“Revolution 3 brings world class quality to everything they do,” added Gary Wallesen at Athletes Lounge, Portland.
“I couldn’t be more excited that they’ve chosen Portland for the sixth race in their growing series. Participation in this USAT event should be a ‘must’ for local athletes, but spectating will be just as compelling, as the deep professional field will burn up this challenging course.”
The race will begin with athletes swimming the 1.2 mile course in the Willamette River. They will start the race from the Waterfront Park in downtown Portland.
The bike portion of the race will take athletes South of Portland through the cities of Lake Oswego and West Linn and Clackamas County.
After completing the 56 mile bike portion, athletes will run 13.1 miles throughout the active and lively downtown area of Portland and witness views of Portland’s skyline and Mt Hood.
“As a destination for outdoor enthusiasts, we are thrilled the Revolution3 Triathlon is coming to Portland in 2011,” said Jeff Miller, President and CEO, Travel Portland.
“Competitors will swim, bike and run through Portland’s unique urban setting, while those travelling to support them will find tax-free shopping and culinary options to fill their stay.”