The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF) and REVOLUTION3 (Rev3) Triathlon have announced a new, multifaceted partnership that establishes UCF’s TEAM FIGHT as the official national charity beneficiary of the Rev3 Triathlon Series. In addition, Rev3 has agreed to become an official partner of UCF’s annual Half Full Triathlon, donating its time and resources to help promote and produce the event. Half Full Triathlon will become an official race in the Rev3 Triathlon Series.
Half Full Triathlon will take place on Oct. 7, 2012, at Centennial Park in Howard County, Md. Rev3 owns and produces nine triathlons in locations from Costa Rica to Portland, Ore., and is known for making triathlons a more interactive, enjoyable experience for spectators by providing fun activities for children and family members during the race.
The agreement marks the culmination of a three-year relationship between the organizations. Rev3 began working with UCF in 2009 in an advisory capacity for the creation of Half Full. In 2010 and 2011, Rev3 increased its involvement by providing limited pro-bono logistical and production support for the race. In 2012 and beyond, Rev3 will become an official partner, helping to produce and promote the race at no cost to UCF.
Overall, it’s estimated that the donation of time and resources from Rev3 could amount to $250,000 or more annually.
“We understand and support the important work of the Ulman Cancer Fund,” Charlie Patten, owner of Rev3 Triathlon, said. “That is why we are giving them the benefit of our race production expertise. By allowing UCF to not worry about the production logistics of Half Full, we help them help a greater number of young people affected by cancer. It’s just a wonderful opportunity for us to give back to the community.”
“Our organization exists to help improve the lives of young adults affected by cancer,” said UCF Executive Director Brock Yetso. “Rev3’s involvement in Half Full will allow us to focus more directly on the heart of our mission: to provide direct patient navigation services to young adults and families facing cancer and to create opportunities for individuals to become active in the fight against cancer. Everything about this partnership helps us better serve those in need. We can’t thank Rev3 enough.”
Registration for the Half Full Triathlon opens Tuesday Jan. 17, at 9 a.m. EST. Register at www.halffulltri.org/registration. Cost for the Olympic 40-mile distance is $140 for an individual and $220 for a relay. For the Half 70-mile distance, the cost is $220 for an individual and $320 for a relay. Receive a $20 discount by registering with the code 2012EARLY through Jan. 27, 2012.