Balloons & Athletes converge on Anderson this weekend
ANDERSON — Anderson is going to be to be the center of two major events this weekend.
The Rev3 Triathlon returns October 11-13th, 2013 in conjunction with the Balloons over Anderson Festival. Visitors can see world class & amateur athletes’ race while beautiful hot air balloons fill the sky.
The events start with a kick off concert on the balloon fields at the Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center on Friday and continue through the weekend with tethered balloon rides, vendors and great food. On the Triathlon side, the expo kicks off on Saturday at 10am with a Glow Run 5k that evening. During the Glow Run the hot air balloonist will be doing their beautiful evening glow. The triathlon race starts bright and early Sunday morning and continues throughout the day. A full schedule of the weekend’s events can be found on www.rev3tri.com or www.balloonsoveranderson.org.
“We are so excited to have these two events on the same weekend this year” said Jennifer Norman, Executive Director of the Anderson CVB, “Both organizations bring tourism dollars to our community.” “Participants and spectators stay in local lodging, they eat out and shop and some visit our local attractions. All of this adds up to a significant impact on our community”.
About Anderson Convention & Visitors Bureau- The Anderson CVB was established to market and promote Anderson as a destination for tourist and events. The Visitors Center at 110 Federal Street welcomes thousands of visitors each year with maps, travel brochures and current event information. CVB staff work to recruit tourist, sporting events, group meetings and family reunions to the Anderson area. For more information visit www.visitanderson.com or www.facebook.com/visitandersonsc
About REV3 Triathlon- The REVOLUTION3 Triathlon race series was created to change the way athletes, family members, and spectators view and participate in triathlons of all distances. Their immediate goal is to make triathlons a more interactive, enjoyable experience for spectators by providing fun activities for children and family members during the race. REVOLUTION3 Triathlon is about change! Change for the age grouper, change for the professional athlete, and change for the spectators. For more information visit www.rev3tri.com
About Balloons over Anderson- A group of local balloonist and volunteers are dedicated to continuing the balloon festival tradition in Anderson, SC. Balloons Over Anderson is a 501.c.3 non-profit corporation that chose the Education category to inspire young people to consider a career in aviation and to sponsor and conduct various events and festivals related to hot air balloons and other air sport related activities for the benefit of the greater Anderson County area. To enhance the educational aspect of the festival, we are working with our local Civil Air Patrol to help fund their education. We are also hoping to develop a scholarship fund with Tri-County Tech. Of course the money raised will help pay for this program. For more information visit www.balloonsoveranderson.org
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