ALL-OHIO Athletes Announced

all-ohio-20162016 ALL OHIO recognition has been given to the top 10% in each division in the HFP Racing Triathlon and Duathlon final rankings. ALL OHIO athletes will be given an official 2016 ALL OHIO certificate and t-shirt recognizing their outstanding achievement. T-shirts will be mailed out to qualified athletes in the next 30-45 days.

A sophisticated algorithm that was developed by TriRegistration.com was used to determine the ALL-OHIO Rankings which ranked athletes participating in all HFP events regardless of distance.

The points system gave the average time for each event 100 points (110 for Sprint, 120 for Olympic, and 130 for Half). Your points were the average time (in seconds) multiplied by 100, then divided by your time (in seconds). If you are faster than the average time, then you will have more than 100 points.

This allowed us to get a consistent points system that isn’t affected by the number of participants in a particular event or by the time of the overall winner, which can vary greatly depending on who shows up. Your total points is the sum of your 3 highest point totals, so you must complete 3 races to qualify.

ALL-OHIO Triathletes

ALL-OHIO Duathletes

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FIT Family Series Champions and ALL OHIO athletes recognized

Fit Family Series_REVwhiteoutlineNew for 2016 was a sophisticated algorithm that was developed by TriRegistration.com to better determine the true champions from HFP’s FIT Family Series.  New for 2016, the HFP Ohio Rankings which ranked athletes participating in all HFP events regardless of distance. Top performers in this season long ranking have earned ALL OHIO status.

The series points system gives the average time for each event 100 points (110 for Sprint, 120 for Olympic, and 130 for Half). Your points will be the average time (in seconds) multiplied by 100, then divided by your time (in seconds). If you are faster than the average time, then you will have more than 100 points.

This allows us to get a consistent points system that isn’t affected by the number of participants in a particular event or by the time of the overall winner, which can vary greatly depending on who shows up. Your total points is the sum of your 3 highest point totals, so you must complete 3 races to qualify.

Awards

The top three (first, second, third places) in all divisions and all races* will receive custom FIT Family Series award. The first place winners (“Champions”) of each division in each race will also receive a FIT Family Series Champion race singlet.

*Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon, Women’s Only Triathlon, Mini, Sprint & Olympic distance triathlon & duathlon races.

All series champions please send your tri top size and your shipping address before October 25 to customerservice@hfpracing.com. Series champion tri tops will be mailed out in January. Anyone that placed in the top 3 will receive a “champion”, “runnerup” or “third place” medal in the mail in the next 30-45 days.

FINAL FIT FAMILY SERIES POINTS STANDINGS

ALL OHIO recognition will be given to the top 10% in each division in the HFP Racing Triathlon and Duathlon final rankings. ALL OHIO athletes will be given an official 2016 ALL OHIO certificate and t-shirt recognizing their outstanding achievement.

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American Triple-T – 2017 REGISTRATION ALERT!

Don’t miss this great opportunity to race in one of the most unique events in triathlon. Register before September 30 at Midnight to avoid a $50.00 price increase for both distances. The 2017 event will take place on June 2-4.

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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.

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Welcome to the 2017 American Triple-T!

att-flexingWhat 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.
att-bikeIt 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.
att-run2So 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 2017 American Triple-T on June 2-4. This event has boasted a SOLD OUT field for the past decade.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to race in one of the most unique events in triathlon.Register before September 30 at Midnight to avoid a $50.00 price increase for both distances.

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Deer Creek Fall Challenge – New Courses for 2017

logo_dcfcHFP Racing is setting the 2017 date for the Deer Creek Fall Challenge for Sunday, September 24 and is excited to announce a more logistically friendly bike course changes for this annual late season event. “The Deer Creek Fall Challenge has continued to grow and is attracting participants of all ability levels, especially in the shorter distance races. We’ve recognized that we no longer can offer the same course layouts as it has become increasingly more difficult to handle the large field size of 750 participants in and out of the park.” Shannon Kurek, Race Director

The new bike courses are a single lap for the Mini, Sprint and Olympic distance races. The Half Iron will now only be two laps with no return trip into the park until the completion of the 56 mile course. Two aid stations will be available at mile 19 and mile 27 featuring Gatorade Endurance Formula, Water, BOOM Energy Gel and miscellaneous snacks.

The new course layout will allow participants racing in the shorter races to leave the park when finished without driving on the bike course.

About the Deer Creek Fall Challenge:

The Deer Creek Fall Challenge features a distance for all ability levels; whether you’re getting ready for a fall Ironman distance race or looking for a great course for your first triathlon, the Deer Creek Fall Challenge 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.

2017 registration will open on January 1, 2017 at Noon EST.

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Deer Creek Fall Challenge – SOLD OUT!!!

sold-out_1THE DEER CREEK FALL CHALLENGE IS NOW SOLD OUT! Onlion registration is closed and there will be NO registrations during packet pickup.

UPDATED weather forecast is looking AWESOME for race weekend. A high of 81 degrees and a low of 61 degrees for this weekend is predicted. Water temperature is still in the low 70’s. This is what we call perfect race conditions (just like 2015). [READ MORE]

GOOD LUCK AND SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND.

Sincerely,

Shannon Kurek, Race Director
HFP Racing

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Deer Creek Fall Challenge – IT’S RACE WEEK!

dcfc-your-last-chanceTHIS IS IT…ONE OF THE LAST CHANCES TO RACE AN OHIO TRIATHLON UNTIL 2017! We’re expecting over 700 participants in this near season ending event. Come join us at this late September multisport party.  [GET REGISTERED NOW]. Online registration closes Friday, September 23rd at Midnight.

UPDATED weather forecast is looking AWESOME for race weekend. A high of 77 degrees and a low of 51 degrees for this weekend is predicted. Water temperature is still in the low 70’s. This is what we call perfect race conditions (just like 2015).

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Participants, family, and friends will enjoy the spectator-friendly bike and run courses that are built for serious speed. Don’t miss one of the last official multisport events of the year on September 25, 2016 — 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.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Sunday, September 25 — 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
8:40am – All men in the Mini Triathlon

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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 Men 50+, Sprint Relay Team, Aquabike Men
8:53am — Sprint Triathlon Women (All), Athena, Aquabike Women
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 Men 50+, Sprint Relay Team, Aquabike Men
9:08am — Olympic Triathlon Women (All), Athena, Aquabike Women
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 Men 50+, Sprint Relay Team, Aquabike Men
9:20am — Half Triathlon Women (All), Athena, Aquabike Women

**Your Age Group wave is your USA Triathlon age based on 12/31/16

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RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Deer Creek State Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, September 24 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, September 25 from 7:00am–8:30am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

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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 Gatorade Endurance 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).

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COURSE MAPS

Swim Course Map
Bike Course Map
Run Course Map

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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

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FIT Family Series @ Portage Lakes – IT’S RACE WEEK!

logo_portagelakes411-acre Portage Lakes State Park offer visitors a variety of outdoor recreational experiences. Boating, swimming and fishing are popular on the several surrounding lakes. The wetlands of the park attract waterfowl and shorebirds, providing visitors enjoyment whether hunting or observing wildlife, along with an 18-hole disk golf course.

This race 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.

Online Registration Closes: September 16, 2016 – MIDNIGHT EST

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Online Registration Closes: September 16, 2016 – MIDNIGHT EST

EVENT SCHEDULE

  • HFP Course Talk and Preview

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

Saturday, September 17 — 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)

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Sunday, September 18 — 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) — 40k 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)

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SUNDAY WAVE START TIMES
6:00-7:30am — TRANSITION OPEN
7:30am — ALL women in Mini Triathlon
7:40am — All men in the Mini Triathlon
7:45am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint and Olympic)
7:45am — Sprint Triathlon Elite Men, Men 29 & under
7:48am — Sprint Triathlon Men 30-39, Clydesdale
7:51am — Sprint Triathlon Men 40-49
7:54am — Sprint Triathlon Elite Women, Women 39 & under
7:57am — Sprint Triathlon Men 50+, Sprint Relay Team, Aquabike Men
8:00am — Sprint Triathlon Women (ALL)
8:03am — Olympic Triathlon Elite Men, Men 29 & under
8:06am — Olympic Triathlon Men 30-39, Clydesdale
8:09am — Olympic Triathlon Men 40-49
8:12am — Olympic Triathlon Elite Women, Women 39 & under
8:15am — Olympic Triathlon Men 50+, Olympic Relay Team, Aquabike Men
8:18am — Olympic Triathlon Women (ALL)
**Your Age Group wave is your USA Triathlon age based on 12/31/16

HFP Racing Start Procedure (Kids, Mini, Sprint and Olympic)
As indicated in the above schedule each division will be called to the start line based on their age or division. We will send off each wave 3 participants at a time every 3 seconds.

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RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Portage Lakes State Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, September 17 from 10:00am–3:00pm
  • Sunday, September 18 from 6:00am–7:30am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY

Online Registration Closes: September 16, 2016 – MIDNIGHT EST

OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS:

GOOD LUCK AND SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND.

Sincerely,

Shannon Kurek, Race Director
HFP Racing
aka HFP Man
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