Cedar Point Press Release
On Sunday, Sept, 12, Cedar Point will host the first-ever REVOLUTION3 Triathlon.
The REVOLUTION3 Triathlon will consist of two events: a full distance (140.6-mile) triathlon and a half-distance (70.3-mile) triathlon. It will be the first time Cedar Point has hosted a triathlon and the first time a triathlon has ever been held in Sandusky and Erie County, Ohio.
More than 1,100 participants are expected to compete. There will be more than 350 people competing in the full triathlon while almost 800 participants have entered the half-triathlon.
The REVLUTION3 Triathlon will be the final leg of a three-race competition. Other triathlons in the series include the Knoxville Olympic (May) and Quassy Half-Marathon at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury, Conn (June). Both races were held earlier this summer.
The full triathlon course (140.6 miles) consists of:
-Swimming 2.4 miles off the Cedar Point Beach;
-Biking 112 miles to and from Cedar Point along the rural roadways of Erie County; and
-Running 26.2 miles from Cedar Point to downtown Sandusky and back to Cedar Point (twice).
The half triathlon course (70.3 miles) consists of:
-Swimming 1.2 miles off the Cedar Point Beach;
-Biking 56 miles to and from Cedar Point along the rural roadways of Erie County; and
-Running 13.1 miles from Cedar Point to downtown Sandusky and back to Cedar Point.
Both races will start and end at Cedar Point. The swimming course begins and finishes on the Cedar Point Beach. At the end of the running course, the finish line is near the Extreme Sports Stadium on the Cedar Point midway.
Although contestants in the REVOLUTION3 Triathlon are coming from across the country, many of the competitors are from Ohio and the Great Lakes region. Members of several running clubs in western Ohio are expected to participate. Each has a story to tell.
Pastor John C. Adams is new to triathlons. At 56, he did not even enter his first 5K until May of last year. He also had a fear of water. But Pastor John fully embraced the challenge.
Since May, he has already competed in his first two triathlons. The first, the Rev3 in Knoxville, Tenn., was the first time he swam in open water.
Besides working as a full-time pastor for the New Life Church in Sandusky, Adams is also the Chaplain for the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and the National Director for the Multisport Ministries chaplaincy program.
Adams is only one of the many participants who has an interesting story to tell. There are many others.
More than 1,100 participants have already entered the race. The competitors will vary in age, background and experience. The field will also consist of several professional athletes.
On Sunday, Sept. 12, the schedule for the race will be:
-Full Rev Pro Swim: 6:50 a.m.
-Full Rev Swim: 7:05 a.m.
-Half Rev Swim: 8:30 a.m.
The Full Rev Swim will begin on the Cedar Point Beach near the Sandcastle Suites Hotel. The Half-Rev Swim will begin near the Soak City waterpark. Both swimming events will end on the Cedar Point Beach near the Hotel Breakers.
The finish line for both events will be near the Extreme Sports Stadium on the Cedar Point midway. The first finishers are expected to complete the course shortly after noon. The finish line will remain open until midnight.