Calling all College age young ladies that are active triathletes! In January 2014, the NCAA overwhelmingly approved triathlon as the next Emerging Sport for Women for NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III member institutions. As an Emerging Sport for Women, triathlon embarks on the journey to become a full-fledged NCAA Championship Sport, allowing female triathletes the opportunity to be official NCAA student-athletes and participate in competitive draft-legal racing.
Transylvania University in Lexington, KY is actively recruiting for their fall 2018 program.
Congratulations to all the 2017 FIT Family Series Champions. All “Champions” of the FIT Family Series will be awarded a “Series Champion” Tri Top. Orders have been placed this week and if all goes well will be in the hands of the Champions before Christmas.
About the FIT Family Series:
Welcome to one of America’s longest running multisport series — the 27th Annual FIT Family Series. Throughout the summer, the FIT Family Series visits seven 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!
2018 LODGING SELL OUT ALERT – Nearly all cabins and rooms at Shawnee Lodge and Conference Center are sold. To get your room reserved contact Jennifer Kurek at firstname.lastname@example.org. A triathlon achievement of epic proportions!
Experience 3 consecutive days of racing, gelling together 4 races covering a total of more than 70+ or 140+ miles for the weekend. You will find yourself swimming in the chilly spring-fed lakes, riding the most technically challenging hills in Ohio, and finishing with breathtaking runs along the trail systems climbing and descending those same hillsides.
Welcome to the 2018 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 70 miles (SPRINT ST) or 140 miles (XTREME XT) for the weekend. You will find yourself swimming in the chilly spring-fed lakes, riding the most technically challenging hills in Ohio, and finishing with out-and-back runs along the trail systems 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 newfound 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. So please, take your time, peruse the website, and check out all of the unique aspects of this amazing weekend event, then reach deep down and find the courage to sign up and join us at the 2018 American Triple-T on June 1-3.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to race in one of the most unique events in triathlon. Register before December 31 at Midnight to avoid a $50.00 price increase for both distances.
A season of racing has finally come to an end and over 75 athletes were crowned 2017 FIT Family Series Champions along with another 35 athletes finishing in the runner-up and third place positions.
All series champions please send your tri top size and your shipping address before October 15 to email@example.com. Series champion tri tops will be mailed out in late December or early January. Anyone that placed in the top 3 will receive a “champion”, “runnerup” or “third place” medal in the mail in the next couple of weeks.
ABOUT THE FIT FAMILY SERIES & ALL OHIO – POINTS SYSTEM
HFP uses a sophisticated algorithm that was developed by TriRegistration.com to determine the champions from HFP’s FIT Family Series. This algorithm is also used to determine ALL OHIO rankings which rank athletes participating in all HFP events regardless of distance.
FIT Series Awards are grouped by race distance, thus separate series awards will be given for Mini Tri, Mini Du, Sprint Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Tri, and so on, anyone racing at least 3 races in the FIT series of the same distance (and in the same category) to qualified for a series award.
NOTE: Anyone that raced in the FIT Family Series Championship at Portage Lakes State Park was awarded 25% points bonus when determining the final series points.
Overall Series Awards
The top three (first, second, third places) in all divisions and all races* competing in the series points championship will receive custom FIT Family Series award (mailed out in the next couple of weeks). The first place winners (Series Champions) of the series points championship of each division in each race will also receive a FIT Family Series Champion race singlet in December.
HFP ALL OHIO rankings are only divided by sport (triathlon and duathlon), so all races count towards your overall ranking regardless of distance. It is separated by sport and category though.
Congratulations to overall ALL OHIO Triathletes Adam Rosen & Kara Andersson and ALL OHIO Duathletes Chris Lattcovich & Lynn StreetzHallum. Check all the ALL OHIO rankings here.
Portage Lakes State Park in Akron, Ohio 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.
Welcome to the American Triple-T Ohio, America’s ONLY Triathlon Tour. You’re in for something special. Shawnee State Park & Forest is the proud host of the American Triple-T Ohio and looks forward to showcasing their beautiful and challenging terrain within their park which makes this event so unique. Shawnee State Park & Forest is located in the Appalachian foothills near the banks of the Ohio River. Shawnee State Park is nestled in the 63,000 acre Shawnee State Forest, once the hunting grounds of the Shawnee Indians.
Regardless of your chosen distance (Sprint ST or Xtreme XT) the American Triple-T Ohio will provide you with one of the most challenging weekends of your life – count on it. HFP Racing is proud to be the producers of this event and find it a privilege to serve you.
If you missed out on HFP’s annual January Super Sale then April 19-21 is the next best time to get yourself registered for the 2017 season. After enduring the off-season of unpredictable weather now it’s time to get your season of racing planned out…race season is right around the corner and this week we’ll be racing at Ohio University at the season opening triathlon and duathlon. There’s no better way to get your season started than by saving some money. The sale starts at 12:01am on April 19 will go through Midnight on April 21.
Looking forward to seeing you at a race soon.
aka HFP Man
Use the code “SPRING-SUPER-SALE-2017″ when registering for any of the below races to save 15% (sorry..discounts are not retroactive):