2015 American Triple-T Tri Tops & Hats Revealed

American Triple-T Ohio

A triathlon achievement of epic proportions!

Experience 3 consecutive days of racing, gelling together 4 races covering a total of more than 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.


Triple T Hat 2015

Mohican Endurance Festival returns for 2015

Mohican B_02 (1)The second annual Mohican Endurance Festival will be on Sunday, June 28 and feature a Mini, Sprint, Olympic & Half distance triathlon and duathlon. All events will start and finish at the beautiful Pleasant Hill Lake Park in Perrysville, Ohio.

Triathletes will start and finish their swim from the beach at Pleasant Hill Lake while duathletes will be enjoying an opening run on the trails within the park. Following the opening swim or run participants will take on bike courses that feature the challenging terrain surrounding the the Mohican State Forest. Participants will finish their epic event with a challenging trail run featuring breathtaking views of Pleasant Hill Lake Park.

Each finisher will receive a coveted Mohican Endurance Festival Finisher belt buckle with the size determined by the distance conquered. Due to size limitations at Pleasant Hill Lake Park there will be a limit of 500 total participants for this event. We anticipate a very early sell out.

Changes for the 2015 Mohican Endurance Festival

  • Sunday, June 28th race date (website will reflect this today or Friday)
  • Venue moved to Pleasant Hill Lake Park (across the lake)
  • Swim start/finish at Pleasant Hill Lake beach area
  • Transition area is just steps from the swim exit (eliminated 9% grade to TA ;)
  • Awesome new bike courses that will challenge all ability levels (and bring back memories of past races at Pleasant Hill Lake Park)
  • Challenging trail run within the park for all race distances

Mohican Endurance Festival NEW Course Maps

Miami University Triathlon & Duathlon – REGISTRATION ALERT

TriATH_DuATH_MiamiJoin us on May 9, 2015 at 7:00am for our 10th annual Triathlon (and now duathlon) on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The race features a distance short enough for that early-season race. Take on the course alone or team up with friends as a 3-person team. A sprint triathlon is perfect for your first triathlon or just another notch on your fuel belt.

Early bird registration ends on March  25th at Midnight!!! Save $10.00 and secure your spot in the awesome early season event. New printable course maps available here.











Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

HFP Racing March News – Spring is coming!!!!

YES – Spring is coming…let’s welcome its return.

EZ-HJ-Half-PipeI know spring is not officially here until March 20th but how awesome was it this weekend to actually see the sun for more than 15 minutes and be able to get outside without your Carhart’s on (I have a pair of camo ones). More importantly, to look at the 10 day forecast and not see another “Winter Storm” brewing…YES Spring IS coming. It’s funny how quickly we think 39 degrees is sooo warm. My boys were riding their half pipe (which was still surrounding by snow on the ground) on Monday with no shirts on (the above photo is from last summer). I too was getting a little over heated doing my daily errands with my “heavy” sweater on…complaining to my wife at my wardrobe selection for the day. Though I dread winters like everyone else and at times wish I lived elsewhere during our winters, Spring is something that year after year is like a promise from God that there are good things to come. Regardless of how down the winter has you, Spring and what Spring brings to all of us is something we get to enjoy every season. Ecclesiastes 3:1 reads “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.” What a great verse for a triathlete living in the Mideast.

HFP Racing welcomes Deb Battaglia and Chuck Kreger to our multisport family

pool-sideWe are proud to announce that the husband and wife team of Deb Battaglia and Chuck Kreger have joined as partners of HFP Racing. Deb and Chuck have a great HFP story that not only brought them together as husband and wife but now as partners of HFP Racing as we enter our 26th season. Deb is from Salt Lake City, Utah via Pennsylvania and Chuck from Toledo, Ohio with both being avid endurance junkies. So where do ALL hardcore endurance junkies go every May? The American Triple-T of course…and in 2012, with both racing in the solo division, Deb and Chuck found more than their normal fill of endorphins during race weekend…they found each other. At the time Deb was a full-time ER doctor and Chuck a train engineer for Norfolk Southern for 21 years. After retiring from Norfolk Southern and moving to Utah, Chuck and Deb were married. Shortly after both decided to pursue changes in their careers so they could spend more time with each other and spend more time enjoying the multisport lifestyle. After a couple seasons of volunteering at races across the country to get a behind the scenes look at the race management industry, Deb and Chuck decided that HFP Racing was a perfect match for not only their personalities but most importantly their family values. Deb will be focused in the area of customer service and registration (while still continuing her career as an ER doctor on a part-time basis), Chuck will be focused on event services and working with the new timing technology. Additionally, both Deb and Chuck will provide coaching services at our camps including the upcoming Helen, Georgia camp on April 6-12. We feel truly blessed to have attracted such a dynamic couple and look forward to an exciting future with Deb and Chuck as part of the HFP family.

HFP Racing Spring Super Sale with a 20% OFF sale!

Traditionally HFP Racing has offered an annual Super Sale for 25% from January 1-15 and 20% off Spring Super Sale from April 1-15 that gives our loyal customers a chance to save some money while planning their season AND don’t forget our 15% off Summer Super Sale on July 27-31 that is good for HFP’s August & September events.

After enduring such an awful winter, the race season kind of snuck up on most of us. But like it or not (we know you like it)…race season is right around the corner and in just over a month from now 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 1 (we’re not fooling) and will go through Midnight on April 15.

Looking forward to seeing you at a race soon.

Shannon Kurek
aka HFP Man

Use the code “SPRING-SUPER-SALE-2015″ when registering for any of the below races to save 20% (sorry..discounts are not retroactive):

HFP Racing Spring Super Sale Direct Registration Links:
O’Bleness Health System Race for a Reason — April 25, 2015
FIT Family Series — SERIES ENTRY
Miami University Triathlon & Duathlon — May 9, 2015
American Triple-T Shawnee — May 15-17, 2015 (only a few spots remain)
Little Smokies Triathlon — May 17, 2015
FIT Family Series — Deer Creek State Park – June 6-7, 2015
FIT Family Series — Maumee Bay State Park – June 20-21, 2015
Mohican Endurance Festival — Pleasant Hill Lake Park – June 28, 2015
FIT Family Series — Caesar Creek State Park – July 11-12, 2015
Mason Tri-umphant Triathlon/Duathlon, Kids Triathlon & 5k – July 26, 2015
FIT Family Series — Alum Creek State Park – August 1-2, 2015
FIT Family Series — Linwood Park – August 15-16, 2015
SOMC Tri for your LIFE — August 22-23, 2015
Great Buckeye Challenge – August 30th, 2015
FIT Family Series — Portage Lakes State Park – September 12-13, 2015
American Triple-T Salt Fork — September 18-20, 2015
Appalachian Foothills Triathlon — September 20, 2015
Deer Creek Fall Challenge – September 27, 2015

Battle of the Bricks Triathlon Series Announced


Battle of the Bricks Triathlon Series

HFP Racing is excited to announce the addition of the Battle of the Bricks Triathlon Series. This series partners two existing races the OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason—Athletes in Action Triathlon/Duathlon and the Miami University Triathlon/Duathlon. This is an extension of the annual all-sports series between the Ohio University Bobcats and the Miami University RedHawks. Founded in 1804 and 1809, both Ohio and Miami are well known for their beautiful red brick campuses as well as their competition in both academics and intercollegiate athletics. There will be a Battle of the Bricks Triathlon/Duathlon Series award winner in all triathlon and duathlon age groups. Winners will be determined by the fastest combined times from both races and will receive an authentic Athens or Oxford Block brick. If you’ve already registered for one of these races you will receive an email with a $10 discount code for the other race. If you haven’t registered but desire to compete in this series you can use the discount code BATTLEOFTHEBRICKS to receive $5 off each race.

HFP Racing February News

coldestWow…can you believe the weather we’re getting here in the Mideast region? Unless you’re in southern Florida there is no escaping this horrible unrelenting cold weather. It certainly is forcing even the hardcore athletes inside for a boring spin on their trainer or a mind numbing treadmill session. Regardless of your attitude right now regarding this weather I think we all can agree that spring can’t get here fast enough. Need some motivation? We’re down to the final 20 or so spots for the American Triple-T at Shawnee. It always takes some time to get those final spots as participants are dropping out at about the same rate as participants are signing up. It’s a huge commitment and with this tough weather this winter it’s making it even tougher to get ready for early season events…especially as one as daunting as the American Triple-T. Grab on of the last few spots before the price increases $50.00 on March 1. Get Registered Now.

RaceResultsButton2HFP Racing is introducing some really cool technology for 2015. You may have already noticed are new online registration system which will link everything together for our new integrated timing software that will allow for much improved searchable online results formatting and even faster race day results. Along with nearly instantaneous results (refreshed every 5 seconds) at the finish line, participants divisional results will be refreshed on our 6 HD monitors every 90 seconds. We hope you’ll appreciate a more simple, user friendly, online registration process that leads to an even better “end result” after you finish. Additionally, this new integrated software will allow for immediate updating of the FIT Family Series points and also for the American Triple-T standings shortly after finishing.

helen_mountain_top_imageNext up for HFP Racing is the SOLD OUT Helen Training Camp on April 6-12 in the northern mountain region of Helen, Georgia.  With more than 20 participants from 6 states attending this years camp will be loads of fun. This camp is a great excuse to get a solid week of uninterrupted training in before the start of the season.


Mud-Run-OUGet ready to race HFP’s spring events at Ohio University (April 25) and Miami University (May 9th). These annual events give participants an opportunity to get in an early season triathlon (or duathlon) before most folks have even taken their bikes off the trainers. The Ohio University event features not only a triathlon/duathlon event but a 5k Run and a challenging Mud Run. The O’Bleness Race for a Reason annually raises nearly $100,000 for local charities. The Ohio University event is entering its 4th year and the Miami University event will celebrate year #10 in 2015. We hope to see many of you at these early season favorites.

Have a great day and keep thinking warm thoughts!


Shannon Kurek
aka HFP Man