Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cedar Point (OH) To Host 2010 Ironman-Length Triathlon

From Cleveland.com:

"Next fall, newly founded race presenter Revolution3 will stage both full and half Ironman-length triathlons from Cedar Point amusement park, starting from Sandusky peninsula and fanning out into Erie county.

"At stake for professionals is a prize purse worth $150,000, a sum rarely seen outside the branded Ironman series. Amateur competitors are likely to be lured by distinctive family-friendly features, including special access to the park and high-tech athlete tracking.

"'It's just an amazing venue,' said Heather Gollnick, Revolution3's director of marketing and a competitive long-course triathlete. 'Everything you need is there on site. People can literally walk out the door from the hotel onto the beach.' "

Sounds like a great race venue...a Lake Erie swim, flat (though probably windy) bike and run courses, close to the Great Suburban Outback. Hmmm. Registration opens in August or September, 2009. Time to get busy!

1 comment:

M said...

goody! i was looking for a good, close (relatively) im-distance for next year - thanks for the info!!!