2018 American Triple-T and Little Smokies Registration Opens 10-16-17

ABOUT THE AMERICAN TRIPLE-T

The 2018 event will take place on June 1-3. [GET REGISTERED NOW]

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 customerservice@hfpracing.com.

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.

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What our participants said about the 2017 American Triple-T:
“I also want to say thank you for a great race. It was so well organized, course was marked well with very little to no traffic and staff/volunteers were so courteous!! I loved how everyone was in same top that ties you to your race. It increased the atmosphere of “we are in it together” and made it easy to know if you were with your right tribe 🙂
Job well done! Will keep coming back for your races — top notch!”“So grateful for ice on courses and oranges at water stations!”

— S. Buchalski, TTT Finisher

“I am not sure I received or saw a feedback survey but wanted you to know it was my first experience racing with you all and I was EXTREMELY impressed with your organization, friendliness and just overall had a great time because of you and your volunteers. The course was RIDICULOUSLY challenging for me but just what I needed in this part of the year with my training. Seeing all of the smiling faces and encouragement from other racers was really great. Thank you for providing us with a wonderful racing experience. I am not one to usually comment and especially usually find things I did not like, but not this time! THANK YOU!”

— Jen Roussillon, 1st time Triple ST finisher & VERY proud of the title 🙂

“I really enjoyed helping and was honored to just be there. I love the volunteers when I race and now have true understanding of how hard they work. How much there is to do. I will see you soon at some races, where I’ll be actually racing. I thank you again.”

— Chris Hale, injured athlete that turned volunteer as Swim Starter and finish back up timing for all 2017 Triple T races

“Thank you all — was one of the best experiences of my racing life. I was truly honored to be a part of this event. Thank you,”

— Mango

“Thanks for a memorable experience”

— D. Buran

“I have to say I really had an amazing time at American Triple T. Great location and venue loved the low-key, relaxed vibe of the whole weekend. Race organizers and volunteers and intersection officers were all so helpful and professional, course well-marked, great to have the food & the social atmosphere, and loved the challenge of it all…. Fantastic event. So glad I got to race it with y’all this year, and if schedules & plans allow it again sometime in the future, I’d definitely enjoy another weekend of Triple T with y’all someday.”

— 2017 TTT finisher, L. Malcolm

 

“Thank you for an incredible event. How you guys did it, I am amazed at the organization. It was my first time racing the event and happy to say I am also a first time finisher for the Xtreme and had a blast. Best part of being at the transition and finish line area? The music!!!!!!! Fantastic choices in music. Thank you for not using the usual manby pamby poppy music.”

— 2017 TTT finisher, M Yoneyama

“I’m hoping this gets to all the right people. I wanted to thank everyone at hfp for a wonderful weekend. I’ve raced several of your events and wanted to let you know what a great job you do with the organization and safety for all your races. I had a great weekend — did better than I thought — and was challenged (always a good thing!). Wonderful venue, excellent service and support. Kudos to everyone at hfp!!”

— Ellen

 

“Thank you so much for putting on such a great race! Was my first year participating and I’m certain I’ll be back in the future.”

— 2017 TTT finisher, H. Low

“Can’t begin to tell you what an epic event it truly was. I hope to be back next year. Thanks, ”

— Karen Lane

“First, I want to thank you all for a great race this weekend! Triple-T is my favorite event of the year and I definitely plan on coming back in 2018 for a 5th time! Thank you for having plenty of ice on the run course! That saved my day. I’ve been to so many races that ran out of ice on hot days, so I’m very thankful that didn’t happen this weekend.”

— 2017 TTT finisher N. Ogrosso

 

“What a fantastic weekend! You guys are the best.”

— 2017 TTT finisher B. Forrester

“Congratulations on another successful TTT weekend. I had a lot of fun interacting with the athletes and volunteers/crew. 4 shifts of volunteer work this year and I hope to be joining the fun next year in the TTT sprint races. See you in August at Vermilion.”

— Karen Rosinski

“Awesome event, and crazy hard. All great changes proposed for next year. Thanks for putting on such a fantastic event at such a reasonable price. We had an absolute blast. What a beautiful part of the country!”

— 2017 TTT finisher, Carrie Hughston
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FIT Family Series Award Winners and All Ohio Athletes Recognized

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 customerservice@hfpracing.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.

 

Perfect weather conditions for FIT Family Series Championship @ Portage Lakes

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.

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Event Information

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, September 16 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

  • (2:00pm) for Sunday courses and races

Saturday, September 16 — P.R. Multisport & Swim Clinic

Saturday, September 16 — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon*

Age on December 31st of this year

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

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

Sunday, September 17 — Portage Lakes Triathlon & Duathlon

  • Mini: 250y Swim (2mi Run) — 7mi Bike — 2mi Run
  • Sprint: 750m Swim (5k Run) — 22k Bike — 5k Run
  • Olympic: 1500m Swim (5k Run) — 37k Bike — 10k Run

START TIMES

Saturday

  • 2:00pm — Transition area opens for Kidz races
  • 3:00pm — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon (Ages 11–15)
  • 4:15pm — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon (Age 10 & under)

Sunday

  • 6:00–7:30am — Transition area open
  • 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

2017 American Triple-T Rankings Announced

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.

2017 American-Triple-T Participant Guide
(Official course maps will be available at check-in)
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We’re READY – Are you?

HFP Super Spring Sale

HFP-super-spring-saleHFP Racing Spring Super Sale!

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.

Sincerely,
Shannon Kurek
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):

Spring Super Sale Direct Registration Links:
O’Bleness Health System Race for a Reason — April 22, 2017
FIT Family Series — 2017 SERIES ENTRY
American Triple-T Shawnee — June 2-4, 2017
Little Smokies Triathlon — June 4, 2017
FIT Family Series — Deer Creek State Park — June 10-11, 2017
Independence Triathlon & Duathlon — July 2, 2017
FIT Family Series — Maumee Bay State Park — June 17-18, 2017
FIT Family Series — Caesar Creek State Park — July 8-9, 2017
Mason Tri-umphant Triathlon/Duathlon, Kids Triathlon — July 23, 2017
FIT Family Series — Alum Creek State Park — August 5-6, 2017
FIT Family Series — Vermilion — August 19-20, 2017
Great Buckeye Challenge — Buck Creek State Park — September 9-10, 2017
FIT Family Series — Portage Lakes State Park — September 16-17, 2017
Deer Creek Fall Challenge — September 24, 2017

HFP Racing Apparel Store Opens for Spring Orders

We are excited to announce our Team Store for New Team Kit Items from Pactimo!

Here is the link to the Team Store: https://teamstore.pactimo.com/stores/hfp_racing/show

Password – TEAMHFP2017

The Team Store will be open from April 14th until April 20th.              

All sales are final once they are placed. Our team Account Manager (Lori Liedy) has the ability to go in and adjust SIZES while the team store is OPEN, but she cannot adjust QUANTITIES. If team members decide they want additional items, they must submit a second order.

The team store will close at midnight on April 20th. Once the store is closed, no additional orders can be accepted. At that point all orders will go into Production and the 4 week guaranteed delivery time frame begins. Items purchased within the team store are not put into production until the entire store closes, not calculated 4 weeks according to the order date.

Our store is individual shipping. Shipping costs are $9.00 plus 2% of the merchandise total. Please verify your shipping address. All shipments are by Fed Ex, cannot go to a PO Box and require a signature.

When you access the Team Store, you will see the Team Kit items listed first, items can also be sorted by garment line to view. Across the top is a category called Special Offers. These items are available to our team members to purchase at a 30% discount off normal pricing on the Pactimo retail site. All Special Offers will be shipped directly from the Pactimo offices in Colorado within 5-7 business days at no additional shipping cost to team members. This is a great opportunity to purchase items such as base layers or jackets at a deep discount.

If you have any specific ordering questions please contact Lori at lliedy@pactimo.com.

 

OU Race for a Reason Announces NEW Flat And Fast Bike Course

Our friends at the Ohio University Race for a Reason just announced today the final approval for a new flat and fast 17 mile bike course for the triathlon and duathlon on Saturday, April 22. The course features a section on the very popular HockHocking Adena Bikeway providing great views of the Hocking River and on the return route back of downtown Athens. All the exciting race information can be found here and click on the below links for the course maps.

Triathlon Swim Course & Staging Area
Triathlon/Duathlon Bike Course
Triathlon/Duathlon Run Course