On Sunday, June 23, 2013, from 8am to 4pm, Revolution3 will hold a Half and Olympic Distance race in the Williamsburg area. Approximately 1,400 athletes from forty-nine states and six countries (Mexico, Finland, England, Canada, Australia and Afghanistan) will participate.
The half distance consists of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run, while the Olympic distance consists of a .9 mile swim, 24 mile bike and a 6.2 mile run. The swim will take place in the James River, near Jamestown Island; then the bike portion of the race is an out and back course through James City County that finishes on the campus of the College of William and Mary. From there, the run course loops around the City of Williamsburg and back through the college campus, with the finish at William and Mary. (Download Course Route here)
Police will direct traffic and facilitate movement of people and vehicles. The event will affect the following streets in the City (Download flyer here):
- Motor vehicles should exercise caution on Richmond Road from Brooks Street to James Blair Drive as the road will be divided into (3) three lanes, (1) one for the runners and the others for vehicles.
- Motor vehicles should also exercise caution on Jamestown Road from Burns Lane to Mill Neck Road as the road will be divided into (3) three lanes, (1) one for the runners and the others for vehicles.
- Mill Neck Road will be closed to westbound traffic and will be divided into a lane for runners and the other for eastbound traffic.
- The eastbound lane of Monticello Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic from 8 a.m. through 12 noon. The westbound lane of Monticello Avenue will remain open for traffic. Eastbound traffic can detour on northbound Ironbound Road to Richmond Road.
Detailed information about the College of William & Mary route and closures is available online.
About Revolution 3 Triathlon
Revolution3 has a reputation for attracting many of the top pros in the sport, and often offers spectators the rare opportunity to meet and mingle with some of their favorite triathletes. The REVOLUTION3 Triathlon race series was created to change the way athletes, family members, and spectators view and participate in triathlons of all distances. One of their immediate goals is to make triathlons a more interactive, enjoyable experience for spectators by providing fun activities for children and family members during the race. Visit Rev3Tri.com to learn more about Revolution3 and to see photos and videos from other events.