Missy Kuck and Jessica Jacobs form dynamo American Triple-T team

AmericanTriple-T_poweredbySOMCA last minute entry in the 2014 American Triple-T has Missy Kuck and Jessica Jacobs forming a dynamo elite female team for the May 16-18 event.  Watch out gentlemen!

About the American Triple-T: 3-days, 4-triathlons, 140+ miles, 1-epic event. The American Triple-T in Ohio has an almost cult like following that continues to attract athletes from more than 40 states and 5 countries each year. Scheduled for the first weekend before Memorial Day each year, the American Triple-T is played out in the majestic Shawnee State Park and Forest located in Portsmouth, Ohio, just 1.5 hours by car from the Columbus, Cincinnati and the Tri State areas. The Shawnee State Park and Forest is known for its spectacular beauty, peaceful bliss and a wide variety of challenging terrain as it is nestled in the southeast corner of Ohio.

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HFP Spring Into Summer Super Sale

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HFP  Racing Springs into Summer with a 20% OFF sale!

Traditionally HFP Racing has offered an annual 25% off New Year’s Day (Jan 1-15) and 20% off Spring Super Sale (April 1-15) that gives our loyal customers a chance to save some money while planning their season AND don’t forget we added the 15% off Summer Super Sale in 2013 that was good for HFP’s August & September events.  However, this winter was just awful and the race season kind of snuck up on us. After our last snow storm of the year suddenly spring arrive and our first race less than a couple weeks later. So…while the HFP staff was down in Helen, Georgia enjoying our annual spring training camp we totally forgot to offer our traditional spring sale AND many of you let us know. Sorry :) Since spring is well on its way we decided to re-name our annual spring super sale to the “Spring into Summer Super Sale” since we’re now nearly a month into the season. The sale starts at 12:01am on April 24 and will go through Midnight on April 30.

Looking forward to seeing you at the race.

Sincerely,
Shannon Kurek
aka HFP Man

Use the code “SPRING-INTO-SUMMER-2014″ when registering for any of the below races to save 20% (sorry..discounts are not retroactive):

FIT Family Series — SERIES ENTRY 
Little Smokies Triathlon – May 18, 2014
FIT Family Series — Deer Creek State Park – May 31-June 1, 2014
FIT Family Series — Maumee Bay State Park – June 14-15, 2014
Racing for Recovery 45 Mi & 70.3 Mi Tri/Du – June 15, 2014
Mohican Endurance Festival – June 22, 2014
Mason Tri-umphant Triathlon/Duathlon, Kids Triathlon & 5k – June 29, 2014
FIT Family Series — Caesar Creek State Park – July 12-13, 2014
Challenge New Albany - New Albany, Ohio – July 26-27, 2014
FIT Family Series — Warren County Armco Park – August 2-3, 2014
SOMC Tri for your LIFE – August 9-10, 2014
FIT Family Series — Linwood Park – August 16-17, 2014
Great Buckeye Challenge – August 31, 2014
FIT Family Series — Portage Lakes State Park – September 13-14, 2014
Deer Creek Fall Challenge – September 28, 2014

American Triple-T Upgrades Bike Courses

AmericanTriple-T_poweredbySOMCRace officials from the American Triple-T announced today significant course changes to race #2, #3 and #4 bike courses.  All changes were made based on enhancing the safety and logistics of the courses. “With several major accidents on all of the courses at the same locations over the last few years I decided it was time to take a serious look at changing the courses. While addressing the safety issues for all of the bike courses we decided a 1-lap course for the signature half distance race would allow for a much more enjoyable final race from a participant perspective and provide our race team with much better logistics. We were able to keep the challenging integrity of the courses but remove some of the more dangerous descents and completely overhauled the Olympic PM course to what I believe will be a much more fun, enjoyable course for the participants.” Shannon Kurek, Race Director American Triple-T

Join Shannon Kurek and some of his staff on Saturday, April 19th to pre-ride the new 1-lap 56 mile bike course at 9:30am from the beach parking lot at Shawnee State Park.

New Course Maps and Links:
Saturday, Olympic AM Bike:
OLYMPIC AM – NEW
MapMyRide GPS

Saturday, Olympic PM Bike:
OLYMPIC PM – NEW
MapMyRide GPS

Sunday, Half Bike:
HALF – NEW
MapMyRide GPS

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!
[Get Registered Now]
Deer creek tshirt printedDeer-Creek

Maumee Bay tshirt printed

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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  http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/392622840
30 Mile B-Pace  http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/392628506
18 Mile C-Pace  http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/392631066

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 www.niagarafallstriathlon.com 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: http://bit.ly/SanctusReal

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: http://bit.ly/AnthonyMossburgRFAR

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 http://bit.ly/RFARConcert. 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 www.RideGoBus.com 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 ohioraceforareason@gmail.com

We hope to see you there!

-The Race for a Reason Team