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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Revolution3 Triathlon Hosts Triathlon Weekend at Old Orchard Beach

August 19, 2016 – Rev3 Triathlon arrives in Old Orchard Beach and the surrounding area for another exciting races on August 28.  Due to the triathlon races on Sunday, the public should expect traffic delays in the areas and times noted (see below). Vehicular Traffic is encouraged to bypass these areas.

Sunday, August 28 features an Olympic distance race, consisting of a .9 mile swim, 24.8 mile bike and 6.2 mile run and a Half Distance race, with a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run.

The swim will take place at Old Orchard Beach, with the swim exit near Old Orchard Pier. Athletes will then transition to the bike portion of the race, The bike course starts out flat and fast before taking riders into a series of rolling hills, giving them the chance to experience the beauty of the surrounding Maine farmland and countryside The course winds through Saco, Dayton, Lyman, Waterboro, Hollis, and Old Orchard Beach. The run course is an out-and-back, giving athletes the chance to finish out the race on a flat and fast course that includes sweeping views of the Scarborough Marsh and over a portion of the storied Eastern Trail.  Athletes will cross the finish line in downtown Old Orchard Beach.

The following roads will be impacted on Sunday August 28th, in Old Orchard Beach, Saco and Scarborough:

Delays will be from approximately 7:00 AM until 11:30 AM:

Portland Ave (OOB)

Staples Street (OOB)

Cascade Road (OOB)

ROUTE 1 (Saco)

Flag Pond Road (Saco)

Jenkins Road (Saco)

Buxton Road (Saco)

Pine Point Road (Scarborough) from 9:30 AM until 1:00 PM

 Alternatives for leaving OOB 

 South of Cascade Road:

- Saco Ave / Route 5 towards 195

- Ross Road to Route 1

- West Grand Ave to Ocean Park Road

 North of Cascade Road:

- Ross Road to Pine Point Road (before 10 AM)

- East Grand to Pine Point Road (before 10 AM)

- Portland Ave to Old Blue Point Road (before 9:00 AM)

- East Grand to West Grand to Ocean Park Road

 For complete course maps to see where the entire route is, go here


The Portland Intercity
Bus Route for
Sunday August 28th will be as follows:
The Portland I/C Bus will NOT be coming into Old Orchard Beach via Pine Point Road and East Grand or from Bidd/Saco instead will be traveling to and from the Saco Train Station via Rte 1 Saco .At 3pm the Portland I/C Bus will resume its normal schedule leaving OOB

The Portland Intercity
Bus Schedule PICKUPS for
Friday August 26th and Saturday August 27th
will be at the
Corner of Staples and First  
instead of the
Chamber of Commerce in
Old Orchard Beach
The Old Orchard Beach Trolleys will be running a limited schedule on Sunday August 28th

All trolleys will start at 3pm
and continue till 10pm

The stop for the Chamber in OOB will be at Corner of Staples and First  
The Local Tri-City
Bus Schedule PICKUPS for
Sunday August 28th
will be at the
Corner of Heath and First
(Instead of the OOB Chamber)
and then will travel Heath turning Left onto Saco Ave then to Saco
(we will not be able to travel to Radleys/Cascade Plaza
until after 1 pm)   

The Camp Ellis Trolley will be running a normal schedule on Friday and Saturday (Aug 26 &27) with one exception instead of Picking up at the OOB Chamber the Trolley will be stopping at Heath and 1st, then will proceed up Heath to Saco Ave, Right to Staples then pick up at Staples and 1st and return to its normal route to Camp Ellis Beach

On Sunday August 28th Instead of Picking up at the OOB Chamber the Trolley will be stopping at  Heath and 1st, then will proceed up to Heath to Saco Ave, Left on Saco Ave , left on Atlantic to West Grand and return to its normal route to Camp Ellis Beach

The Local Tri-City
Bus Schedule PICKUPS for
Friday August 26th and Saturday August 27th
will be at the
Corner of Heath and First  
instead of the
Chamber of Commerce in
Old Orchard Beach


 With over 1,000 athletes racing, motorists can expect to experience delays throughout the racecourse. To ensure both athletes and motorists remain safe, Police will be on-hand to direct traffic and keep people moving as efficiently as possible. 

 “We’re fortunate to be able to host these events that can take advantage of such a fabulous location with so many natural landmarks,” says Charlie Patten, CEO of Rev3. “The beauty of Old Orchard Beach and its surrounding areas offers local as well as national athletes a chance to race in such a unique location, and experience the region for all it has to offer.”

 Activities for the whole family start Saturday with the race expo, which runs throughout the weekend.

 Rev3 also partners with local charities to help give back to the host community, donating almost $10,000 to these groups.

 No race can happen without dedicated volunteers.  “Our races can only happen because of the volunteers who give their time to help us make every event a success,” says Jay Peluso, Rev3 Race Director.  Interested volunteers should contact volunteer@rev3tri.com.

 Rev 3 invites the media to come and share in the activities offered during event weekend.  Inquiries and requests should be sent to Peluso@rev3tri.com



Thanks for visiting our Town’s website.  Whether you are a resident, a vacationer or visitor traveling through Maine’s Premier Family Beach Resort community, we would like to extend a warm welcome to you and wishes for a peaceful stay or visit here.  Old Orchard Beach with 9,000 year-round residents includes the community of Ocean Park and is proud of its downtown and exciting commercial developments along the ocean, as well as all the amenities that can only be offered by a small beach town with tremendous civic pride and caring residents.  “It’s A Shore Thing”!

Our seaside community boasts a diverse and large population of up to 75,000 in the summer as it hosts vacationers from all over the United States but primarily from New England and the mid-Atlantic states, Canada and Europe looking to enjoy our miles-long stretch of fine beach, clean ocean water and all the attractions that both Old Orchard Beach and the surrounding City of Portland have to offer.  We are blessed with a multitude of restaurants, cultural offerings, special events, music venues, art museums & galleries, antiques, quaint shops and countless outdoor recreational amenities.  This is a special place and we know that you’ll enjoy it here.

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