HFP Racing November News

HFP Man_REVAs I’m writing this I’m preparing myself mentally for our first sub freezing temperatures scheduled for this Saturday as we welcome in November. Along with the cold (and rain) is the “fall” back in time giving us even less light at the end of our days to get in our workouts and other triathlon related activities. The last 5 years I’ve distracted myself during the month of October and part of November with my build up for MiamiMan but this year I decided my season was finished after completing the Deer Creek Fall Challenge. So…like most folks I’ve been preparing myself for the long hard off-season.

Many times I covet the folks that live in warmer more hospitable climates this time of the year BUT then I remember that the changing of seasons is a good time for our bodies (and minds) to shift into the off-season mode AND let’s be real here…if this Saturday called for a mid-70’s degree and sunny day we’d all be out for a long bike ride or run. Instead we must sit on our trainers and dream about spring…or lets take this time to reacquaint ourselves with our families (including our dogs) and let them know we’re not always this Type A exercise freak that can’t miss a workout. Let’s miss a workout or two and gain a few lbs so when the days get longer and the sun shines above we can tackle our workouts with unbridled enthusiasm.

The November Newsletter will provide you with some important updates and some news that will certainly help you with motivation during this long cold off-season.

Bring it!

HFP Man


 

LOOMING REGISTRATION DEADLINES

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]
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Team HFP Racing Benefits
Team members will receive numerous benefits with your membership including:
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Early Registration for the American Triple-T @ Shawnee State Park
Save $50.00 by registering for the American Triple-T by October 31 at Midnight. 

AmericanTriple-T_poweredbySOMCWhat IS the American Triple-T?  Well, it’s everything you’ve heard it to be, and more.  The event is so much more than your typical “triathlon weekend”, it’s a triathlon achievement of epic proportions for all who partake.  It is 3 consecutive days of racing, gelling together 4 races covering a total of more than 140 miles for the weekend.  You will find yourself swimming [READ MORE]


 

Fall Version of the American Triple-T to be announced on Monday, November 3rd

We’ve been searching for years for the perfect venue for a fall version of the American Triple-T and we’ve finally found that venue. I can’t wait to announce this exciting news!” Shannon Kurek, HFP Racing

Registration and lodging will open at Noon EST on Monday, November 3rd at http://www.AmericanTriple-T.com.


 

Mohican Endurance Festival moving back to June
Moves to more user friendly venue

Mohican B_02 (1)The Mohican Endurance Festival was a smashing success in 2014 and we’re looking for even more excitement surrounding the 2015 event. With much larger participation numbers predicted we knew that changes needed to be made for 2015. The venue at Mohican Lodge could barely handle the 400 participants in 2014 so with a couple hundred more expected in 2015 we needed to plan for another venue.

Changes for the 2015 Mohican Endurance Festival

  • Sunday, June 28th race date (website will reflect this today or Friday)
  • Venue moved to Pleasant Hill Lake Park (across the lake)
  • Swim start/finish at Pleasant Hill Lake beach area
  • Transition area is just steps from the swim exit (eliminated 9% grade to TA ;)
  • Awesome new bike courses that will challenge all ability levels (and bring back memories of past races at Pleasant Hill Lake Park)
  • Challenging trail run within the park for all race distances

Mohican Endurance Festival NEW Course Maps


 

Great Buckeye Challenge now part of FIT Family Series

Fit Family Series_Go FastWe’ve been getting loads of emails wanting to know what has happened to the Great Buckeye Challenge (GBC). GBC is now part of the FIT Family Series and will replace the Armco Park venue on August 1-2. The Buck Creek State Park event will feature a kids race on Saturday and a mini, sprint and olympic distance race on Sunday.  For more information on the FIT Family Series presented by Go Fast Multisport click here.
Other FIT Family Series Changes

  • All FIT Family Kidz races will start at 3:00pm & 4:15pm on Saturday
  • All Saturday registration will take place from 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Saturday course previews will be at 1:00pm on Saturday
  • Saturday swim clinics will be at 2:00pm on Saturday

Challenge New Albany rebranding and moving to August 30th

The Challenge New Albany event is going through a rebrand and will no longer be part of the Challenge Family of events. Additionally, the event will be moved to Sunday, August 30th. Stay tuned for more details on this exciting announcement which will come later in November. Registration will re-open after the announcement. Anyone that is currently registered for the event will be getting an email explaining your registration options.


 

The American Triple-T – 2015 Registration Update

2015 American Triple-T

3-days, 4-triathlons, 140+ miles, 1-epic event

Turkey Creek Lake

Welcome to the 2015 American Triple-T!

What IS the American Triple-T?  Well, it’s everything you’ve heard it to be, and more.  The event is so much more than your typical “triathlon weekend”, it’s a triathlon achievement of epic proportions for all who partake.  It is 3 consecutive days of racing, gelling together 4 races covering a total of more than 140 miles for the weekend.  You will find yourself swimming in the chilly spring-feed Turkey Creek Lake, riding the most technically challenging hills in the Shawnee State Forest region, and finishing with out-and-back runs along the fire roads climbing and descending those same hillsides.

The American Triple-T is not for the weak or faint of spirit.  It has humbled many triathletes who didn’t take it seriously, and it validates a host of others who test their “tri-mettle” at the “T” every year.  Athletes from all 50 states, and 4 continents have all sought the privilege of earning their American Triple-T finisher T-shirt.  Competitors, volunteers, and spectators all come away with a new appreciation of the sport and of the athletes who train and tame mind and body to complete this legendary event.

You’ll also come away with new-found friendships, and you’ll solidify those bonds every year you come together to face this demon.  There are even a special few who turned their initial shared experiences at the American Triple-T into a union of souls, and they came back the next year to compete as husband and wife!   While we cannot guarantee that you’ll find your soul mate at the “T”, we will guarantee an incredible, unforgettable experience unique in the triathlon world.

What folks are saying about the 2014 event:

  • “I just wanted to write to say TTThank YOU! for another amazing…I MEAN ‘EPIC’ TTT weekend! We LOVE you and your race and all the HFP Peeps! Hope you have a great season, a wonderful year and I hope you will be ready for the ‘Jersey crew’ in 2015 …’cause we are coming back and we are bringing ‘reinforcements!’
    TTTHANKS again! Take care! BIG LOVE!!”
    — Stella

  • “You guys put on a fantastic race! Thank you!”
    — Brad Scholtz

    “Great job putting on another great race. HFP does it up right!”
    — David T. Payne

    “A big thank you for such a wonderful event!”
    — Jim O’Connor

  • “Thanks for everything this past weekend. It was brutal but somehow the most enjoyable time I’ve had racing since probably the last time I did that race in 2003! You do such an amazing job it is stunning to me.”
    — Jim LaMastra

  • “What a fabulous race you all hosted! We drove down from Canada to participate and were delighted that we did, we thoroughly enjoyed it! Everyone was so helpful and friendly. What a great bunch of volunteers you managed to recruit!”
    — Genevieve Freeman

  • “I just finished the Triple T this year (did 2013, also) and wanted to tell HFP what a fantastic event the race was this year.”
    — Alexander King

  • “Thank you for an awesome race this weekend. As a first time Triple T participant, it was an amazing experience and I look forward to doing it in the future.”
    — Erich Greoezinger

So please, take your time, peruse the website, and check out all of the unique aspects of this amazing event, then reach deep down and find the courage to sign up and join us at the 2015 American Triple-T on May 15-17.  It has boasted a SOLD OUT field for the past decade, and the excitement continues to build every year. This year we are on record pace for registration.  The race is limited to just 500 brave souls.  Save $50.00 by registering before October 31st at Midnight!
Sign up now!

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

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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
Series_Points_2014_Kids_Tri
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]