FIT Family Series @ Linwood Park FINAL Confirmation

logo_linwoodparkThis fantastic venue provides triathletes with spectacular swim courses along the spectacular Linwood Park beach. The Duathlete’s opening run is out and back featuring a run through the Lagoons and downtown Vermilion. The bike courses are demanding, featuring two Vermilion River gorge crossings. The race finishes with an out-and-back run through the Lagoons and downtown Vermilion with breathtaking shoreline views of Lake Erie for the entire course. This race is a must do for northern Ohio multisport athletes.

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES Thursday, August 14th at Noon.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE - This race starts 30 minutes earlier than all other FIT Family Series.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 16 — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon*

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

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

Saturday, August 16 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

  • (3:30pm–4:30pm) for Sunday courses and races

Sunday, August 17 — Vermilion Harbour Triathlon & Duathlon

  • 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

START TIMES

Saturday

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

Sunday

  • 7:00am — Mini Women’s start
  • 7:10am — Mini Men’s start
  • 7:20am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint and Olympic)
  • 7:20am — Sprint Triathlon Waves
  • 7:30am — Olympic Triathlon Waves

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Linwood Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, August 16 from 6:00am–9:00am (Kidz Only)
  • Saturday, August 16 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, August 17 from 5:30am–7:00am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

SUNDAY START TIMES*
MINI TRIATHLON WAVES
7:00am —ALL women in Mini Triathlon
(two at a time based on estimated swim time)
7:10am—All men in the Mini Triathlon
(two at a time based on estimated swim time)

DUATHLON START
7:15am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint and Olympic)

SPRINT TRIATHLON WAVES
7:15am — Sprint Triathlon Elite Men, Men 29 & under
7:17am — Sprint Triathlon Men 30-39, Clydesdale
7:19am — Sprint Triathlon Men 40-49
7:21am — Sprint Triathlon Elite Women, Women 39 & under
7:23am — Sprint Triathlon Women 40+, Athena, Aquabike Women
7:25am — Sprint Triathlon Men 50+, Sprint Relay Team, Aquabike Men

OLYMPIC TRIATHLON WAVES
7:30am — Olympic Triathlon Elite Men, Men 29 & under
7:32am — Olympic Triathlon Men 30-39, Clydesdale
7:34am — Olympic Triathlon Men 40-49
7:36am — Olympic Triathlon Elite Women, Women 39 & under
7:38am — Olympic Triathlon Women 40+, Athena, Aquabike Women
7:40am — Olympic Triathlon Men 50+, Sprint Relay Team, Aquabike Men
**Your Age Group wave is your USA Triathlon age based on 12/31/13


Linwood Park Bridge Fix Trial Run

The City of Vermilion recently conducted a test run on their bridge with the proposed fix to test it to make sure it was safe for all participants of the race. Below you can see the photos of Vermilion’s Daniel Smith riding over the dangerous bridge join in the aero bars. No longer will this be a concern for participants!!!

Bridge Fix Trial 8-6-14(2)
Bridge Fix Trial 8-6-14
Bridge Fix Trial 8-6-14 (3)
Bridge Fix Trial 8-6-14 (4)
Bridge Fix Trial 8-6-14 (5)
OPEN WATER TECHNIQUE & TRAINING / Linwood Park
Liquid Lifestyles Swimming – The Official Swim Partner of HFP Racing / www.LiquidLifestyles.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 open water swim clinics designed to maximize your success and racing experience! 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:  Linwood Park – Vermillion, OH (map)
Schedule: Saturday, August 16: 2:00-3:00pm (Prior to the HFP Course Preview)
Registration / Cost: $20/person. Online payment and registration HERE or drop-in registration on the day of the event at the Liquid Lifestyles expo tent
Waiver: 

Please bring your completed Registration Waiver to the clinic.
WHAT TO BRING:
· Swim Suit / Wetsuit (optional)
· Goggles - We carry the Finis line of Open Water Goggles, designed specifically for optimal sighting in Triathlon. Available for purchase directly on site: HD Amber ($20) or Polarized Open Water Goggles ($40)
· Swim Caps will be provided - All participants will be given a Green Liquid Lifestyles Swim Cap to wear during the clinic to confirm registration status and improve visibility
· Registration Waiver
 
* We will have a variety of swim-related products and self-help tools available for purchase. Acceptable forms of payment include cash or check, payable to Liquid Lifestyles

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

Leah Nyikes
Liquid Lifestyles, Inc.
Founder / Head Coach 

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:
Make sure to go to http://www.hfpracing.com/events/fit/linwood/course.htm and print off a course map if you need one.  There will be NO course map copies at the race site.

WHERE IS LINWOOD PARK?
http://www.hfpracing.com/events/fit/linwood/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
aka HFP Man
HFP Man_REV

FIT Family Series @ Armco Park FINAL Confirmation

logo_armcoArmco Park had long been the private recreation area for the workers and employees of AK Steel. The park had been closed to public use since its inception until the grand re-opening on Saturday, March 28, 2009 when Warren County Armco Park was opened to the public.

Warren County Armco Park is nestled among the rolling hills of Warren County, located less than 4 miles of the City of Lebanon near the Warren County Airport in Turtlecreek Township — Lebanon, OH. Warren County Armco Park is situated on historic property originally occupied by the Shaker religious community and located between Shaker Run Golf Course and Otterbein Community.

This 311-acre park was acquired through a cooperative effort involving the Warren County Commissioners, Warren County Park District, Turtlecreek Township, Otterbein Community and assisted by a grant from ODNR for public recreation.

The park offers an executive 18-hole golf course, an adult softball complex, access to a 110-acre lake for fishing and boating, rental pavilion (enclosed with seating accommodations of over 200) tennis, basketball and sand volleyball courts, horse shoe pits, corn hole, natural area, shelters, restrooms, concession stand, picnic tables and grills.

Warren County Armco Park provides triathletes a swim in the Armco Lake while duathletes are treated to a flat and fast run through the park. The bike courses feature the rolling hills of Warren County before heading back to the park for a closing run on the roads within the park.

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT NOON ON JULY 31

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 2 — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon*

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

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

Saturday, August 2 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

  • (3:30pm–4:30pm) for Sunday courses and races

Sunday, August 3 — Warren County Armco Park Triathlon & Duathlon

  • 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

START TIMES

Saturday

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

Warren County Armco Park (Pavilion Area)

  • Saturday, August 2 from 6:00am–9:00am (Kidz Only)
  • Saturday, August 2 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, August 3 from 6:00am–7:30am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:
Make sure to go to http://www.hfpracing.com/events/fit/armco/course.htm and print off a course map if you need one. Check out the new swim course map too. There will be NO course map copies at the race site. We will only have the maps on our race results monitors at the registration area.

WHERE IS WARREN COUNTY ARMCO PARK?

http://www.hfpracing.com/events/fit/armco/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
aka HFP Man
HFP Man_REV

HFP Racing annual Super Summer Sale

HFP  Racing annual Super Summer Sale

SuperSummerSaleTraditionally, HFP Racing has offered three annual sales each season with the year starting off with the New Year’s Super Sale, followed by the Spring Super Sale and finally our Super Summer Sale. These sales are offered to give our loyal customers a chance to save some money while planning their season. To help you plan for the second half of the summer and fall racing season we are offer the Super Summer Sale for 15% off any races in August and September. The sale starts at 12:01am on July 27 and will go through Midnight on July 31.

Use the code “SUPERSUMMER2014″ when registering for any of the below races:

FIT Family Series @ Linwood Park Registration Alert

FIT Linwood ParkNEWOnline registration ends on August 14th at NOON [GET REGISTERED NOW].

FINAL CONFIRMATION INFORMATION

Linwood Park is located on the shores of Lake Erie in Vermilion, Ohio, “A small town on a great lake.”

Also known to mid-west boating enthusiasts as “A great place to drop Anchor.”

The Linwood Park Company was formed in 1883, by a group of Germans inspired by the Methodist Sunday School Assembly at Chautauqua, New York. Land was procured in Linwood Grove, a former picnic grove.

The first year twelve cottages were built, with the superintendent authorized to grant 99-year leases on the lots.

The summer of 1884 saw the completion of the Tabernacle, the Chapel, the superintendent’s house, and a horse shed. The first 4th of July celebration was held and the summer fun began with families and friends vacationing there ever since.

Now home to a few year-round residents, most cottages are still summer vacation homes; some are occasionally available for rent by owners. The Linwood Park Cottage Owners Association is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that supports the Park Company in its mission to “…purchase and hold land for the purpose of holding religious meetings on the same.”

This fantastic venue provides triathletes with spectacular swim courses along the spectacular Linwood Park beach. The Duathlete’s opening run is out and back featuring a run through the Lagoons and downtown Vermilion. The bike courses are demanding, featuring two Vermilion River gorge crossings. The race finishes with an out-and-back run through the Lagoons and downtown Vermilion with breathtaking shoreline views of Lake Erie for the entire course. This race is a must do for northern Ohio multisport athletes. More Information

Course News:

Nov 19/13: Vermilion addresses dangerous bridge crossing

Online registration ends on August 14th at NOON [GET REGISTERED NOW].

FIT Family Series @ Caesar Creek FINAL Confirmation

logo_caesarcreek-2014The third stop on the FIT Family Series presented by Go Fast Multisport is at the beautiful Caesar Creek State Park on July 12-13. Triathletes will be treated to swim courses in the beautiful Caesar Creek Lake. Duathletes will start off with a fast out and back run within the park. The bike courses are described as rolling on mostly winding country roads surrounding the park. The final run is an out and back run that features a long section across the old dam levy on gravel roads. [GET REGISTERED]

Online registration closes at Noon on July 10th.

Water Quality Advisory Alert – Just as in 2013, the beach is OPEN but an advisory has been posted for those Children and Elderly as of July 3rd, 2014. This advisory WILL NOT change the July 13 Caesar Creek Triathlon in anyway. However, if the advisory is not lifted the July 12 Kidz Triathlon will be changed to a duathlon. We’ll have any updates on our Facebook page.

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:

Make sure to go to http://www.hfpracing.com/events/fit/caesarcreek/course.htm and print off a course map if you need one. There will be NO course map copies at the race site. We will only have the maps on our race results monitors at the registration area.

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
aka HFP Man
HFP Man_REV

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, July 12 — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon*

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

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

Saturday, July 12 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

  • (3:30pm–4:30pm) for Sunday courses and races

Sunday, July 13 — Caesar Creek Triathlon & Duathlon

  • 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

START TIMES

Saturday

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

Caesar Creek State Park Beach Area

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

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

OPEN WATER TECHNIQUE & TRAINING / Caesar Creek State Park
Liquid Lifestyles Swimming – The Official Swim Partner of HFP Racing / www.LiquidLifestyles.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: Caesar Creek State Park – Waynesville, OH (map) / Clinic will begin at the official HFP swim start location
Schedule: Saturday, July 12: 2:00-3:00pm (Prior to the HFP Course Preview)
Registration / Cost: $20/person. Online payment and registration HERE or drop-in registration on the day of the event at the Liquid Lifestyles expo tent
Waiver:

Please bring your completed Registration Waiver to the clinic.
WHAT TO BRING:
· Swim Suit / Wetsuit (optional)
· Goggles - We carry the Finis line of Open Water Goggles, designed specifically for optimal sighting in Triathlon. Available for purchase directly on site: HD Amber ($20) or Polarized Open Water Goggles ($40)
· Swim Caps will be provided - All participants will be given a Green Liquid Lifestyles Swim Cap to wear during the clinic to confirm registration status and improve visibility
· Registration Waiver
 
* We will have a variety of swim-related products and self-help tools available for purchase. Acceptable forms of payment include cash or check, payable to Liquid Lifestyles

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

Leah Nyikes
Liquid Lifestyles, Inc.
Founder / Head Coach 

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Challenge New Albany Registration Alert

Register before June 30th at Midnight to save $10.00 – $25.00 on your registration.

Challenge NA Logo NO DATE_REV

About Challenge New Albany: Challenge New Albany is the third U.S. event of the globally expanding Challenge Family series of events. Challenge New Albany has an entire weekend of racing for the entire family. The race weekend gets started on Saturday, July 26 with a Junior Challenge Kidz TriathlonChallenge Women’s Triathlon and the Challenge Men’s Triathlon all in downtown New Albany, Ohio. The Challenge New Albany weekend culminates with Sunday’s Half and Olympic distance triathlons featuring a unique point-to-point course that starts at Alum Creek State Park and finishes in downtown New Albany.

[GET REGISTERED TODAY]

Mason Tri-umphant FINAL Confirmation

logo_masonThe Mason Parks & Recreation Foundation welcomes you to the Mason Tri-umphant Triathlon weekend. This event is a perfect fit for the newbie wanting to get their feet wet in the sport of triathlon. The ladies will get things started on race day with the Women’s Only Triathlon and Duathlon at 7:30am featuring a 400 meter pool swim or a 5k run, followed by a 20k bike through the beautiful streets of Warren County and Mason, closing with a 5k run in Corwin M. Nixon Park. A Men’s Triathlon and Duathlon featuring the same distances starts at 9:00am and a Kids Triathlon will begin at 11:00am. The 5k run and walk will begin at 8:00am.

Online registration is NOW CLOSED – you may register in person on Saturday from Noon to 5:00pm at Corwin M. Nixon Park.

This event benefits:
COMMON GROUND PLAYGROUND

The Mason Parks & Recreation Foundation has been diligently working toward the building of an inclusive playground in Mason, called Common Ground. This playground will be the first of its kind in the area in both size and scope and will meet the needs of children and adults with all mobility, sensory, sight, hearing, and social challenges. All playgrounds are not created equal, and EVERYONE belongs in a unique, engaging and inclusive recreational environment created through COMMON GROUND.

IMPORTANT RACE WEEKEND LINKS:
Course Maps
Directions
Where to Stay
Things to do when in Mason

EVENT SCHEDULE

Sunday, June 29

  • Women’s Only Triathlon/Duathlon:
    400y Swim (5k Run) — 20k Bike — 5k Run
  • Men’s Only Triathlon/Duathlon:
    400y Swim (5k Run) — 20k Bike — 5k Run
  • 5k Run
  • Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon*:
    (Age 10 & under) 100y Swim — 5k Bike — ½mi Run
    (Ages 11–15) 200y Swim — 10k Bike — 1mi Run

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

START TIMES

  • 7:30am — Women’s Only Triathlon/Duathlon
  • 8:00am — 5k Run
  • 9:00am — Men’s Only Triathlon/Duathlon
  • 11:00am — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon (Ages 11–15)
  • 11:30am — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon (Age 10 & under)

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Corwin Nixon Park

  • Saturday, June 28 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, June 29 from 6:00am–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.

  • Kids Age Groups — 7 & under, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
  • 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 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. 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.