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Race Reports for Rev3 Florida - Half Rev

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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: This was my first Rev3 event and it was great. So well run and smooth, just like any Ironman event I have done. However it was so much more family friendly, and just being able to cross the finish line with my kids made it worthwhile. I am already seeing how I can do a couple Rev3 events next year as I am a fan of their product and will probably avoid Ironman races going forward.
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  • Comments: I first REV3 I did a year ago was pretty good - other than some volunteer decided to pack up my transition for me while I was out on the bike. ??? WHY would you do that? THIS one was ridiculous from start to finish. the day of the "mandatory" but not mandatory bike check, the REV3 folks were going a trivia contest giving away goodies. every single trivia question was along the lines of "where did my boss go to college?" "where does my other boss live?" "where does the CEO have a house?" ..and this attitude of you are being allowed to race and pay $250+ for the privilege of racing with us was pervasive. I got really tired of hearing IM dissed, while acting like this exclusive club. ... that treated the outsiders as lesser than those people who apparently are part of the club -- although it is unclear how to gain entrance. I doubt I will ever do another REV3 as they clearly have an attitude of being 'better' than IM, without actually being better.
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  • Organised?Yes
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  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Other than the cancelled swim (which was due to reasons not under their control) this was an awesome race and we plan on doing it again next year. From the Little Rev Adventure race the day before to the swag bag which consisted of a long sleeve Tshirt, a Headsweats REV3 Florida visor, a pair of Blue Seventy goggles and more. All that and killer awards if your good enough to place in your age group. Not to mention the food afterwards was provided by Sharkys and it was awesome. Grilled Mahi, dirty rice tossed with andoulli sausage and grilled chicken, ceasar salad, cajun style bbq pulled pork and garlic bread.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

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  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Had a great time. Rev3 puts on a nice race.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: This race was great! I love that they allow family members to run down the finishing chute with athletes. Their AG awards are awesome! Medals that mesh with your finishing medal, GC to the store, box of energy chews and a fuel belt! I will definitely be doing another Rev3 race in the future.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

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  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: The course difficulty was fine, it was the wind that made this super tough for me. I can't really rate the race, since without the swim I did not get the experience I was looking for. I know this is not the organizers fault and I think they did a great job otherwise. Also, since I was feeling terrible I had no chance to enjoy the post-race activities so it it hard for me to assess those as well.
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  • Comments: OK - I'm partial to Rev3 races in general (given the fact that I'm on the AG team), and this race certainly lived up to the Rev3 promise! The venue was beautiful, the volunteers were absolutely amazing, and perhaps surprising, the locals were totally in to the race as well! I saw lots of folks out in their yards watching us go by on the bike. People cheered us on from their car. Sharky's at the Pier was a great restaurant with an outstanding vibe. Rev3 certainly couldn't control the weather - but they did their absolute best to make the best out of the conditions. This race will absolutely be on my race calendar again next year.
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  • Comments: I heard that one of the men pros commented that the conditions of the race made it the hardest race he had ever done. I agree with him. This was Rev3's first time putting on a race in Florida. It had to compete with Miami 70.3 which was the same day; a long time running oly in the same area; and MiamiMan which is in 2 weeks. As a result, there were just under 500 competitors. I was worried that with that few people, the course would be lonely. It wasn't. The volunteers were all great. I've never been cheered for so much. A lot of locals came out of their houses and cheered us on too. As I was running and starting to break down, I thought, why am I doing this? I am not cut out for this kind of distance. Now that it is over, I'm starting to think I need to go back next year and try this race in better conditions!
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Average
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  • Comments: Great race, will do next year again. USAT Rank 63.68078 USAT 2012 Rank 11637/25018 67.9387 AG 2653/3355
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