Team HFP Racing Registration Opens September 29th

Tri-SuitTeam HFP Racing is an official USA Triathlon sanctioned club and is open to the public. Team HFP will serve as a place where HFP Athletes can encourage and challenge each other on the course, while building friendships off it. The cost to join is $50.00 per year. Registration opens on Monday, September 29 and closes on November 1, 2014. Uniforms will be available in early January, 2015.

[GET REGISTERED FOR THE TEAM]
[ORDER 2015 UNIFORM]

Team HFP Racing Benefits

Team members will receive numerous benefits with your membership including:

  • Discounts on Top-notch, Super sweet, Custom-made Safetti/Team HFP apparel & gear [Click here to view 2015 uniforms]
  • Minimum 25% discount on select HFP owned events
  • Discounts on more cool stuff from participating sponsors (Go Fast Multisport, Safetti, and Infinit Nutrition)

As with any team, your membership comes with certain benefits and certain expectations. Below we have outlined the expectations to be on the team. We have a pretty simple philosophy: do more — get more. We have team members that have been racing with us for 2 decades or more and no longer pay to race because they go well beyond the call of duty for HFP Racing. Others have been on the team just as long but choose to do just the minimum to continue to get their standard benefits — both are OK.

EXPECTATIONS OF TEAM HFP MEMBERS:

  • Always follow USA Triathlon & USA Cycling rules and exhibit the highest of all sportsmanlike conduct
  • Purchase a minimum of at least one 2015 tri top & one tri bottom per season
  • Race all 2015 events (HFP or others — minus Team USA events) in official 2015 Team HFP apparel
  • Don’t race in pre-2015 uniforms (feel free to train in them) — we’re back with longtime apparel sponsor (Safetti) and thus require ALL team members to race in 2015 uniforms.
  • Race a minimum of 3 HFP Racing events
  • Volunteer at a minimum of 1 HFP Racing event per year that you will NOT be racing at
  • Distribute HFP Racing promotional materials in your local area workout facilities, bike/triathlon shops, nutrition stores, etc.…
  • Encourage and cheer on finishers after you’re done racing
  • All members are encouraged to warm-up and cool down with non team members
  • Have a huge impact on the sport by being a great steward of multisport
  • Introduce at least 3 people to the sport and get them to an HFP event
  • You must be or become a yearly USAT Member before receiving any Team benefits.

Deer Creek Fall Challenge – FINAL CONFIRMATION

DeerCreeksmallTHIS IS IT…THE LAST CHANCE TO RACE AN OHIO TRIATHLON UNTIL 2015! We’re expecting over 750 participants in this season ending event. Come join this end of the season multisport party.  [GET REGISTERED NOW]. Online registration closes Friday, September 26th at Noon.

UPDATED weather forecast is looking AWESOME for race weekend. A high of 80 degrees and a low of 55 degrees for this weekend is predicted. Water temperature is still in the low 70’s. This is what we call perfect race conditions.

Participants, family, and friends will enjoy the spectator-friendly bike and run courses that are built for serious speed. Don’t miss the last official multisport event of the year on September 28, 2014 — the Deer Creek Fall Challenge. A distance for all ability levels; whether you’re getting ready for a fall half Ironman distance race or looking for a great course for your first triathlon, is the race for you. Deer Creek State Park is located just 20 miles southwest of Columbus off I-71 at the Mount Sterling exit.

Join us in the last weekend of September at the Deer Creek Fall Challenge! End your racing season on a high note at this outstanding athlete-friendly event.

Located in the heart of Ohio’s agricultural country, Deer Creek State Park is one of central Ohio’s vacation showplaces. A collage of meadows and woodlands surround the scenic reservoir. This 2,337-acre resort park features a modern lodge, cottages, campground, golf course, swimming beach and boating for outdoor enthusiasts.

[GET REGISTERED NOW]

EVENT SCHEDULE

Sunday, September 28 — Deer Creek Fall Challenge

  • Mini: 250y Swim (2mi Run) — 7mi Bike — 2mi Run
  • Sprint: 750m Swim (5k Run) — 20k Bike — 5k Run
  • Olympic: 1500m Swim (5k Run) — 40k Bike — 10k Run
  • Half: 1.2mi Swim (5k Run) — 56mi Bike — 13.1mi Run

START TIMES

SUNDAY START TIMES*
MINI TRIATHLON WAVES
8:30am —ALL women in Mini Triathlon
(two at a time based on estimated swim time)
8:40am – All men in the Mini Triathlon
(two at a time based on estimated swim time)

DUATHLON START
8:45am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint, Olympic & Half)
SPRINT TRIATHLON WAVES
8:45am — Sprint Triathlon Elite Men, Men 29 & under
8:47am — Sprint Triathlon Men 30-39, Clydesdale
8:49am — Sprint Triathlon Men 40-49
8:51am — Sprint Triathlon Elite Women, Women 39 & under
8:53am — Sprint Triathlon Women 40+, Athena, Aquabike Women
8:56am — Sprint Triathlon Men 50+, Sprint Relay Team, Aquabike Men
OLYMPIC TRIATHLON WAVES
9:00am — Olympic Triathlon Elite Men, Men 29 & under
9:02am — Olympic Triathlon Men 30-39, Clydesdale
9:04am — Olympic Triathlon Men 40-49
9:06am — Olympic Triathlon Elite Women, Women 39 & under
9:08am — Olympic Triathlon Women 40+, Athena, Aquabike Women
9:10am — Olympic Triathlon Men 50+, Sprint Relay Team, Aquabike Men
HALF TRIATHLON WAVES
9:12am — Half Triathlon Elite Men, Men 29 & under
9:14am — Half Triathlon Men 30-39, Clydesdale
9:16am — Half Triathlon Men 40-49
9:18am — Half Triathlon Elite Women, Women 39 & under
9:20am — Half Triathlon Women 40+, Athena, Aquabike Women
9:22am — Half Triathlon Men 50+, Sprint Relay Team, Aquabike Men

**Your Age Group wave is your USA Triathlon age based on 12/31/14

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Deer Creek State Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, September 27 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, September 28 from 7:00am–8:30am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

DIVISIONS

USA Triathlon Rule 3.2a. All age group athletes must participate and compete in the age group division corresponding to the athlete’s age on December 31 of the year of the event.

  • Age Group — 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
  • Elite Open* — Amateur 15-39 years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Elite Master* — Amateur 40-49 years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Elite Grand Master* — Amateur 50+ years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Clydesdale — Males racing weight groups in two age groups:
    • under 40 & 200+lbs
    • over 40 & 200+lbs
  • Athena — Females racing weights group, not age group — 150lbs+
  • Aquabike — racing only the swim and bike portions only (no running)

*The elite divisions are only for the sprint, Olympic & half distance triathlon or duathlon participants. Those competing in these divisions are not eligible for age group awards.

RELAYS

For those who prefer to race one element of the triathlon or duathlon we offer a relay division for our sprint, Olympic and half distance triathlons and duathlons. Relay teams consist of three (3) members (1 swimmer, 1 biker, 1 runner); each member will complete one segment of the race (2 members for duathlon teams). Each team member will exchange their timing chip bracelet at their assigned bike rack. There are NO age groups in this division.

AWARDS

All finishers will receive a handsome finisher medal and the top three in each division will receive custom awards (including relay teams).

Aid stations

At the end of the bike lap there will be bike bottles of Infinit Nutrition and Water along with BOOM Energy Gel, Bananas, Granola Bars and Pretzels. Additionally, there will be tables set up for neutral aid for participants special needs.  On the run the same products will be available as you leave transition, at .5mi, 1.2mi, 2.4mi and 3.27mi of the out and back course(s).

COURSE MAPS

Swim Course Map
Bike Course Map
Run Course Map

[GET REGISTERED NOW]

OPEN WATER TECHNIQUE & TRAINING / Deer Creek Fall Challenge
The Official Swim Partner of HFP Racingwww.hfpracing.com

Learn energy saving techniques that will have you swimming faster, more comfortably and are guaranteed to better prepare you for your race!Liquid Lifestyles Swimming has partnered with HFP Racing to bring you venue-specific training clinics designed to maximize your success and racing experience at each of their open water and pool events! Both beginner and advanced swimmers will benefit from the specialized swim instruction and detailed course preview. Triathlon specific skills such as sighting and navigational techniques, pack swimming, drafting techniques, buoy turns, entry and exit strategies, tempo training and stroke mechanics will be covered! Q&A will follow. Create lasting improvements in your technique, performance and satisfaction this season with Liquid Lifestyles Premier Swim Instruction!

All participants should be proficient at swimming 200 yds. continuously and comfortable in deep water

Where: Deer Creek State Park – Mt. Sterling, OH

Schedule: Saturday, September 27: 2:00-3:00pm (Prior to the HFP Course Preview)Registration Waiver: PDF

QUESTIONS??
Contact us @ 440.935.1097 or info@LiquidLifestyles.com


OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:

WHERE IS DEER CREEK STATE PARK?http://www.hfpracing.com/events/signature/dcfc/directions.htm

OTHER QUESTIONS?????
Go to http://www.hfpracing.com/faq.htm for most of the important questions pertaining to the event.

FIRST TIMER OR JUST UNFAMILIAR WITH THE USA TRIATHLON RULES?
Go to http://www.hfpracing.com/race-rules.htm for more information.

ALSO CHECK OUT THIS LINK FOR A HANDY CHECKLIST
http://www.hfpracing.com/checklist.htm

GOOD LUCK AND SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND.

Sincerely,

Shannon Kurek, Race Director
HFP Racing

HFP Man_REV

FIT Family Series Champions Crowned

Series C.M. 2014 TOPAfter a long season of racing for the Chase to the Championship, the final standings for the FIT Family Series presented by Go Fast Multisport are now available. The top 3 in each division are recognized with the all Series Champions being rewarded with the coveted “2014 Series Champion” singlet.  Additionally, the top three will be awarded custom medals for Series Champion, Series Runner-Up and Third Place Series. All Series Champions please send your singlet size (male, female or junior) to customerservice@hfpracing.com with the subject “Series Champion Singlet Size” by October 15th to receive their singlet. Sizing chart can be found here. Series Champion singlets will be sent out either before Christmas or after the New Year depending on how long the order takes to be processed. Award medals will be sent out in late October.

FINAL POINTS STANDINGS
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Series_Points_2014_Kids_Du
Series_Points_2014_Mini_Tri
Series_Points_2014_Mini_Du
Series_Points_2014_Sprint_Tri
Series_Points_2014_Sprint_Du
Series_Points_2014_Olympic_Tri
Series_Points_2014_Olympic_Du

Send any questions regarding the points tabulation to Don Cain (doncain1@aol.com).  All other questions should be sent to customerservice@hfpracing.com.

Deer Creek Fall Challenge – SELL OUT ALERT

Deer Creek Fall Challenge – LESS THAN 75 SPOTS REMAIN

Less than 75 spots remain for this last opportunity to race a multisport event in Ohio for 2014!  We’re expecting over 750 participants in this season ending event. Come join this end of the season multisport party.  [GET REGISTERED NOW].

Weather forecast is looking good for race weekend. High 70’s and low 50’s for next weekend is predicted. That is what we call perfect race conditions.

Participants, family, and friends will enjoy the spectator-friendly bike and run courses that are built for serious speed. Don’t miss the last official multisport event of the year on September 28, 2014 — the Deer Creek Fall Challenge. A distance for all ability levels; whether you’re getting ready for a fall half Ironman distance race or looking for a great course for your first triathlon, is the race for you. Deer Creek State Park is located just 20 miles southwest of Columbus off I-71 at the Mount Sterling exit.

Join us in the last weekend of September at the Deer Creek Fall Challenge! End your racing season on a high note at this outstanding athlete-friendly event.

Located in the heart of Ohio’s agricultural country, Deer Creek State Park is one of central Ohio’s vacation showplaces. A collage of meadows and woodlands surround the scenic reservoir. This 2,337-acre resort park features a modern lodge, cottages, campground, golf course, swimming beach and boating for outdoor enthusiasts.

[GET REGISTERED NOW]

EVENT SCHEDULE

Sunday, September 28 — Deer Creek Fall Challenge

  • Mini: 250y Swim (2mi Run) — 7mi Bike — 2mi Run
  • Sprint: 750m Swim (5k Run) — 20k Bike — 5k Run
  • Olympic: 1500m Swim (5k Run) — 40k Bike — 10k Run
  • Half: 1.2mi Swim (5k Run) — 56mi Bike — 13.1mi Run

START TIMES

Sunday

  • 8:30am — Women’s Mini Triathlon
  • 8:40am — Men’s Mini Triathlon
  • 8:50am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint, Olympic, Half)
  • 8:50am — Sprint Triathlon Waves
  • 9:00am — Olympic Triathlon Waves
  • 9:10am — Half Triathlon

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Deer Creek State Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, September 27 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, September 28 from 7:00am–8:30am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

DIVISIONS

USA Triathlon Rule 3.2a. All age group athletes must participate and compete in the age group division corresponding to the athlete’s age on December 31 of the year of the event.

  • Age Group — 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
  • Elite Open* — Amateur 15-39 years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Elite Master* — Amateur 40-49 years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Elite Grand Master* — Amateur 50+ years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Clydesdale — Males racing weight groups in two age groups:
    • under 40 & 200+lbs
    • over 40 & 200+lbs
  • Athena — Females racing weights group, not age group — 150lbs+
  • Aquabike — racing only the swim and bike portions only (no running)

*The elite divisions are only for the sprint, Olympic & half distance triathlon or duathlon participants. Those competing in these divisions are not eligible for age group awards.

RELAYS

For those who prefer to race one element of the triathlon or duathlon we offer a relay division for our sprint, Olympic and half distance triathlons and duathlons. Relay teams consist of three (3) members (1 swimmer, 1 biker, 1 runner); each member will complete one segment of the race (2 members for duathlon teams). Each team member will exchange their timing chip bracelet at their assigned bike rack. There are NO age groups in this division.

AWARDS

All finishers will receive a handsome finisher medal and the top three in each division will receive custom awards (including relay teams).

[GET REGISTERED NOW]

Deer Creek Fall Challenge Registration Special – TODAY ONLY

Deer Creek Fall Challenge Special Registration Offer

Special registration offer for HFP’s last event of 2014 season. No excuses…get signed up for this last opportunity to race a multisport event in Ohio for 2014! Save 20% off your registration TODAY ONLY. Use the code “DCFC2014″ and sign up online before Midnight today. We’re expecting over 750 participants in this season ending event. Come join this end of the season multisport party.  [GET REGISTERED NOW].

 

Participants, family, and friends will enjoy the spectator-friendly bike and run courses that are built for serious speed. Don’t miss the last official multisport event of the year on September 28, 2014 — the Deer Creek Fall Challenge. A distance for all ability levels; whether you’re getting ready for a fall half Ironman distance race or looking for a great course for your first triathlon, is the race for you. Deer Creek State Park is located just 20 miles southwest of Columbus off I-71 at the Mount Sterling exit.

Join us in the last weekend of September at the Deer Creek Fall Challenge! End your racing season on a high note at this outstanding athlete-friendly event.

Located in the heart of Ohio’s agricultural country, Deer Creek State Park is one of central Ohio’s vacation showplaces. A collage of meadows and woodlands surround the scenic reservoir. This 2,337-acre resort park features a modern lodge, cottages, campground, golf course, swimming beach and boating for outdoor enthusiasts.

[GET REGISTERED NOW]

EVENT SCHEDULE

Sunday, September 28 — Deer Creek Fall Challenge

  • Mini: 250y Swim (2mi Run) — 7mi Bike — 2mi Run
  • Sprint: 750m Swim (5k Run) — 20k Bike — 5k Run
  • Olympic: 1500m Swim (5k Run) — 40k Bike — 10k Run
  • Half: 1.2mi Swim (5k Run) — 56mi Bike — 13.1mi Run

START TIMES

Sunday

  • 8:30am — Women’s Mini Triathlon
  • 8:40am — Men’s Mini Triathlon
  • 8:50am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint, Olympic, Half)
  • 8:50am — Sprint Triathlon Waves
  • 9:00am — Olympic Triathlon Waves
  • 9:10am — Half Triathlon

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Deer Creek State Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, September 27 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, September 28 from 7:00am–8:30am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

DIVISIONS

USA Triathlon Rule 3.2a. All age group athletes must participate and compete in the age group division corresponding to the athlete’s age on December 31 of the year of the event.

  • Age Group — 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
  • Elite Open* — Amateur 15-39 years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Elite Master* — Amateur 40-49 years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Elite Grand Master* — Amateur 50+ years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Clydesdale — Males racing weight groups in two age groups:
    • under 40 & 200+lbs
    • over 40 & 200+lbs
  • Athena — Females racing weights group, not age group — 150lbs+
  • Aquabike — racing only the swim and bike portions only (no running)

*The elite divisions are only for the sprint, Olympic & half distance triathlon or duathlon participants. Those competing in these divisions are not eligible for age group awards.

RELAYS

For those who prefer to race one element of the triathlon or duathlon we offer a relay division for our sprint, Olympic and half distance triathlons and duathlons. Relay teams consist of three (3) members (1 swimmer, 1 biker, 1 runner); each member will complete one segment of the race (2 members for duathlon teams). Each team member will exchange their timing chip bracelet at their assigned bike rack. There are NO age groups in this division.

AWARDS

All finishers will receive a handsome finisher medal and the top three in each division will receive custom awards (including relay teams).

[GET REGISTERED NOW]

FIT Family Series @ Portage Lakes State Park FINAL Confirmation

FIT Family Series @ Portage Lakes State Park 

Online registration ends September 11th at NOON [GET REGISTERED NOW].

This race serves as the championship race for the FIT Family Series. The triathlon starts off with a beautiful swim courses in Turkeyfoot Lake along the beach. Duathletes start off with a 5k out and back run within the park. The bike courses loop through the country roads surrounding the park. Both events finish with a run through the park with the finish line overlooking Portage Lakes. More Information

Online registration ends September 11th at NOON [GET REGISTERED NOW].

KIDZ TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

Race weekend kicks off with this super fun event that offers kids up to 15 years old a fun swimming, biking and running event. What kid does not like to swim, bike and run? The Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon features a kid friendly point-to-point swim courses (or opening runs for duathletes) in waist deep water along the beach followed by either a 5k or 10k (2-laps) bike courses and finishing with a cross country run within the park.

Online registration ends September 11th at NOON [GET REGISTERED NOW].

MINI TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

The mini distance triathlon will start off with a 250 yard point-to-point swim (in waist deep water along the beach), followed by a 7 mile loop course through the countryside and finishing with 2 mile out and back run within the park. Duathletes will start off with a 2 mile run.

Online registration ends September 11th at NOON [GET REGISTERED NOW].

SPRINT TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

The sprint distance triathlon features a 750 meter counter clockwise rectangle swim along the beach, while the duathletes are running an out & back 5k run within the park, followed by a single loop 22k bike course through the countryside surrounding the park and finishing with an out & back 5k run within the park before returning for a grand finish overlooking Turkeyfoot Lake.

Online registration ends September 11th at NOON [GET REGISTERED NOW].

OLYMPIC TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

The Olympic distance triathlon features a 1500 meter 2-lap counter clockwise rectangle swim along the beach, while the duathletes are running an out & back 5k within the park, followed by a double loop 40k bike course through the countryside surrounding the park and finishing with a two lap out & back 10k run within the park before returning for a grand finish overlooking Turkeyfoot Lake.

Online registration ends September 11th at NOON [GET REGISTERED NOW].

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, September 13 — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon*

  • (Age 10 & under) 100y Swim — 5k Bike — ½mi Run
  • (Ages 11–15) 200y Swim — 10k Bike — 1mi Run

*Duathlon starts with a ¼mi Run (Age 10 & under) or a ½mi Run (Ages 11–15)

Saturday, September 13HFP Course Talk and Preview

Sunday, September 14 — Portage Lakes Triathlon & Duathlon

  • Mini: 250y Swim (2mi Run) — 7mi Bike — 2mi Run
  • Sprint: 750m Swim (5k Run) — 22k Bike — 5k Run
  • Olympic: 1500m Swim (5k Run) — 40k Bike — 10k Run

START TIMES

Saturday

  • 8:00am — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon (Ages 11–15)
  • 9:15am — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon (Age 10 & under)

Sunday

  • 7:30am — Mini Women’s start
  • 7:40am — Mini Men’s start
  • 7:50am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint and Olympic)
  • 7:50am — Sprint Triathlon Waves
  • 8:00am — Olympic Triathlon Waves

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Portage Lakes State Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, September 13 from 7:00am–9:00am (Kidz Only)
  • Saturday, September 13 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, September 14 from 6:00am–7:30am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

Online registration ends September 11th at NOON [GET REGISTERED NOW].

OPEN WATER TECHNIQUE & TRAINING / Portage Lakes Triathlon
The Official Swim Partner of HFP Racingwww.hfpracing.com

Learn energy saving techniques that will have you swimming faster, more comfortably and are guaranteed to better prepare you for your race!

Liquid Lifestyles Swimming has partnered with HFP Racing to bring you venue-specific training clinics designed to maximize your success and racing experience at each of their open water and pool events! Both beginner and advanced swimmers will benefit from the specialized swim instruction and detailed course preview. Triathlon specific skills such as sighting and navigational techniques, pack swimming, drafting techniques, buoy turns, entry and exit strategies, tempo training and stroke mechanics will be covered! Q&A will follow. Create lasting improvements in your technique, performance and satisfaction this season with Liquid Lifestyles Premier Swim Instruction!

All participants should be proficient at swimming 200 yds. continuously and comfortable in deep water

Where: Portage Lakes State Park – Akron, OH (map)
Schedule: Saturday, September 13: 2:00-3:00pm (Prior to the HFP Course Preview)

Registration Waiver: PDF

QUESTIONS??
Contact us @ 440.935.1097 or info@LiquidLifestyles.com


OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:

WHERE IS PORTAGE LAKES STATE PARK?http://www.hfpracing.com/events/fit/portagelakes/directions.htm

OTHER QUESTIONS?????
Go to http://www.hfpracing.com/faq.htm for most of the important questions pertaining to the event.

FIRST TIMER OR JUST UNFAMILIAR WITH THE USA TRIATHLON RULES?
Go to http://www.hfpracing.com/race-rules.htm for more information.

ALSO CHECK OUT THIS LINK FOR A HANDY CHECKLIST
http://www.hfpracing.com/checklist.htm

GOOD LUCK AND SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND.

Sincerely,

Shannon Kurek, Race Director
HFP Racing

HFP Man_REV