Deer Creek and Maumee Bay t-shirts & finisher medals revealed

Fit Family Series_Go FastThe FIT Family Series presented by Go Fast Multisport is proud to reveal the first two race t-shirts & finisher medal designs for Deer Creek and Maumee Bay. New for 2014 is a fully sublimated tech t-shirt. This shirt will give participants a more comfortable t-shirt that will be great for training or chilling in at dinner or the movies.

About the FIT Family Series: Welcome to one of America’s longest running multisport series — the 23rd Annual FIT Family Series. Throughout the summer, the FIT Family Series visits six beautiful venues. Each venue features a Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon on Saturday followed by a mini, sprint & Olympic distance triathlon and duathlon on Sunday. So whether you’re racing for an overall title or giving multisport racing a try for the first time, the FIT Family Series is for YOU! It’s ALL ABOUT FUN!
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Deer creek tshirt printedDeer-Creek

Maumee Bay tshirt printed



The Cycling Club New Albany COP – Thursday, April 17th – 2014

The Cycling Club has partnered with C.O.P. to continue the Thursday night ride out of New Albany. The ride leaves out of the city limits of New Albany into the rolling terrain of the surrounding country communities. Our focus is on the safety of the ride, although we are focused on the safety of the ride, we enjoy pushing ourselves to improve upon our fitness. We have 3 ride groups; C-Pace, B-Pace and A-Pace, that you can ride with. A-Pace group will leave first followed by the B-Pace and then the C-Pace group.

Ride Details
Thursdays: REPEATING
Start time: 6PM WHEELS UP

New Ride Start Location (please park close to 3rd street entrance)
New Albany Methodist Church
20 3rd St
New Albany, Oh 43054

Map My Ride downloadable routes
40 Mile A-Pace
30 Mile B-Pace
18 Mile C-Pace

Week 2 Ride Map

Niagara Falls Barrelman Announced

Niagara Falls Barrelman

Our good friends up North at Multisport Canada sent HFP a note on an exciting new race at Niagara Falls. Looks to be fun for the entire family.  

Here is the official announcement:

A new epic long distance race arrives in Ontario!
The Niagara Falls Barrelman is a triathlon consisting of a 2k Swim, 90k Bike and 21.1k Run, and while it is the same distance as other 70.3 and Half Iron events we believe it will be a race that will be unrivalled in many ways. Winding its way through the Niagara Region, the race has been designed with both the athlete and spectator experience in mind and the Niagara Falls location makes it very special for a number of reasons.
The immediate area has a multitude of attractions for the entire family and the race will be taking place during the Niagara Wine Festival. It will be the only race where athletes on the run course will go past the Falls twice – this alone should make it a special day.
There will be lots more news in the coming months but so far the Barrelman: announced $5,000 in prize money with all athletes being eligible, unveiled a unique commemorative Finishers hockey jersey and awarded early bird draw prizes totalling over $3,000 with more to be awarded to all registered athletes. Entry includes a long sleeve shirt and finishers will receive a Finishers Medal and Finishers Hat. Please visit for more details and to enter.


OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason Announcement

Multi-Sport Enthusiasts,

OblenessNew_logo_2014We are excited to announce a pre-race concert on Friday, Aprils 25th as a new addition to the 2014 OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason. The concert will be held at 7:00pm at the Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium on Ohio University’s campus and will feature:

Two-time GRAMMY nominated, Dove Award-wining Sanctus Real creates compelling, authentic music, about topics that they pray will matter.  Rather than simply glossing over struggles, Sanctus Real hasn’t been afraid to shine a light on them.  And by being transparent about what they’ve been through, songs like “I’m Not Alright”, “Don’t Give Up” and “We Need Each Other” have emerged as encouraging anthems of hope and healing that listeners can cling to in trying times. You can listen to their music here:

Anthony Mossburg is a multi-award winning acoustic artist from West Virginia who is currently residing in Columbus, OH. He is known for writing moving lyrics, creating melodies which stick with you long after the songs are over, and for his deep, rich, unforgettable voice. You can listen to some of his music here:

Regular tickets are $15. If you are participating in the Race for a Reason or purchasing in blocks of ten or more tickets then tickets are $10.  In order to receive your discount you need to walk-in or call the Ohio University ticket office at (740) 593-1780 during there normal hours of operation 12-5pm Mon-Fri. In order to receive you discount race participants should provide the race confirmation code from their registration email. You can purchase regular tickets for $15 or VIP ticket (first ten rows) for $25 by visiting Note: discounted tickets cannot be purchased on line and must be called in.

Don’t have transportation to the race?  If you live is Columbus or Cincinnati you can get a round-trip ticket on GoBus for $2.50.  Just use the discount code RACE14 and you can come in on Friday late afternoon for the concert and leave on Saturday afternoon after you enjoy the post race award ceremony at Fitness Fest in TailGreat Park. Transportation of bicycles is included. Detailed instructions on how to use your GoBus discount code and listed below:

How to use your GoBus coupon code:

1.) Go to and click on “Buy ticket online through Lakefront’s ticketing system”

2.) Choose your departure and arrival points.

Enter where you are leaving from and where you are going to.

Note: This coupon is good for any GoBus stop location.

Select “Round Trip”

Enter your departure date and returning date.

Click “Continue”

3.) Select your stations.

If there are multiple stations in the cities or towns you are traveling between, please select which location you would like to use.

Click “Continue”

4.) Select your schedule(s)

Select which schedule you would like to travel.

Click “Continue”

5.) Enter the passenger information

Provide your full name and how many bags you anticipate checking.

Enter the coupon code above where it says “If you have a coupon code, enter it here”

Click “Continue”

6.) Enter payment information

Review the summary of your trip to ensure it is correct and that your coupon was applied

Questions? Please email us at

We hope to see you there!

-The Race for a Reason Team


The Cycling Club New Albany COP – Thursday, April 10th – 2014

Hello everyone -

This Thursday night April 10th 2014 will be the first COP ride in New Albany.
The Cycling Club is taking up the reins where Shannon Kurek (HFP Man) left off to keep this ride going.

Meeting point is at the:
New Albany Methodist Church
20 3rd St
New Albany, Oh 43054

Ride starts at 6pm, please show up to allow time for signing in and information before the ride.

For downloadable GPS route information for your GPS device.

A Ride gps

B Ride gps

C Ride gps

Printable Map - The Cycling Club COP Week 1

Questions contact Rick Miller at The Cycling Club:

Miami University Triathlon & Duathlon filling fast

Miami USpring is in the air and folks are finally realizing the race season is upon us. HFP is getting crushed by Miami University Tri/Du entries. Super sweet finisher medals arrived…what are you waiting for? Get ready to race on Saturday, April 12 for HFP’s official season opening event.

Join us on April 12, 2014 at 7:00am for our 9th annual Triathlon (and now duathlon) on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The race features a distance short enough for that early-season race. Take on the course alone or team up with friends as a 3-person team. A sprint triathlon is perfect for your first triathlon or just another notch on your fuel belt. [GET REGISTERED]

Here is what you get for racing at the Miami University Triathlon & Duathlon:

MU-Medal-2014All Finishers receive this handsome finisher medal


Silicone Swim Cap


Sublimated Tech T-shirt

BOOM Nutrition official energy gel of HFP Racing

BOOM-Nutrition-logoBOOM Nutrition, Inc. has signed on a the official energy gel of HFP Racing long course events. Look for Boom Energy gel at every HFP Racing long course event in 2014.

This will include the following events:
American Triple-T – May 16-18
Little Smokies Triathlon – May 18
Mohican Endurance Festival – June 22
Great Buckeye Challenge – August 31
Deer Creek Fall Challenge – September 28

About Boom Nutrition, Inc: BOOM Nutrition Inc.™ is a new company established to bring carbBOOM! Energy Gels back to the market. We will begin shipping pre-orders in spring 2014. The brand is well recognized by endurance athletes worldwide for its fruit based formulation, 9:1 complex carbs (maltodextrin) to simple sugars ratio, superior taste, and no artificial ingredients.


BOOM Nutrition Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio