Mohican Endurance Festival – IT’S RACE WEEK

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. Online registration closes Friday, June 27th at Midnight.

Triathletes will start and finish their swim from the beach at Pleasant Hill Lake while duathletes will be enjoying an opening run 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 run featuring breathtaking views of Pleasant Hill Lake Park.

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IMPORTANT MOHICAN ENDURANCE FESTIVAL UPDATE – After inspecting the course(s) last week for the Mohican Endurance Festival I’ve decided to change the run course and keep participants on the park roads within the park. This will still provide participants a beautiful rolling run course on mostly shaded park roads. Trail conditions and medical staff accessibility were key factors in the decision to change the course. Due to the run course now crossing over the bike course as it exits the park the opening duathlon run for ALL distances will be 2 miles. Here is the map my run link and the printable map.

There is also a change to the sprint bike course due to a road closure. The distance is now 24k instead of the originally advertised 20k.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, June 27 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

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

Saturday, June 27 — Triathlon Swim Clinic — Course Specific

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Sunday, June 28 — Mohican Endurance Festival

  • Mini: 250y Swim (2mi Run) — 7mi Bike — 2mi Run
  • Sprint: 750m Swim (2mi Run) — 24k Bike — 5k Run
  • Olympic: 1500m Swim (2mi Run) — 39k Bike — 10k Run
  • Half: 1.2mi Swim (2mi Run) — 56mi Bike — 13.1mi Run

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Pleasant Hill Lake Park

  • Saturday, June 27 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, June 28 from 6:00am–7:30am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

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MOHICAN ENDURANCE FESTIVAL START TIMES
Sunday, June 28th
7:30am — Mini Triathlon Waves
7:30am — All Women in Mini Triathlon*
7:40am — All Men in Mini Triathlon*
7:45am — All Duathletes Opening 2mi Run (Mini, Sprint, Olympic, Half)
7:45am — Sprint Triathlon Waves
7:45am — Men 39 & Under, Elite Men
7:48am — Men 40-49, Clydesdale
7:51am — All Women, Athena, Women Aquabike
7:54am — Men 50+, Sprint Relay Teams, Men Aquabike
7:57am — Olympic Triathlon Waves
7:57am — Men 39 & Under, Elite Men
8:00am — Men 40-49, Clydesdale
8:03am — All Women, Athena, Women Aquabike
8:06am — Men 50+, Olympic Relay Teams, Men Aquabike
8:09am — Half Triathlon Waves
8:12am — Men 39 & Under, Elite Men
8:15am — Men 40-49, Clydesdale
8:18am — All Women, Athena, Women Aquabike
8:21am — Men 50+, Half Relay Teams, Men Aquabike
*Dual time trial start – two at a time

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NUTRITION ON THE COURSE – VERY IMPORTANT
On the bike: For those competing in the Half distance duathlon or triathlon there is ONLY one aid station located at the end of the bike lap just outside the main entrance of the park. These aid stations are “neutral” aid stations and will offer refill (Infinit Nutrition) for your bottles OR bike bottles of water. You may also provide a “SPECIAL NEEDS” bag (ask for bags during packet pick-up) with your specific drink (no glass) or other nutritional requirements. Granola bars, COKE, bananas and pretzels available will also be available. Special Needs bags will not be accepted after 7:00am on Race Day.
On the run: There will be Infinit Nutrition, COKE and Water in cups at Transition Exit, Mile 1 and Mile 1.55 of the out & back run course. Runners will pass by each station twice. Additionally, there will be granola bars, bananas and pretzels at Transition Exit aid station. There will be a Special Needs table at the Transition Exit aid station for your own nutrition.

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 — 150 lbs+
  • Aquabike — racing only the swim and bike portions only (no running)

*The elite divisions are only for the sprint, Olympic 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 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 buckle and the top three in each division will receive custom awards (including relay teams).

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OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS:

FIT Family Series @ Maumee Bay – IT’S RACE WEEK

logo_maumeebay2015The second stop on the FIT Family Series is the beautiful Maumee Bay State Park. This beautiful park comes equipped with a modern resort and golf course. Triathletes will be treated to a swim in a small man-made lake adjacent to Maumee Bay. Duathletes will open up with an out around the man-made lake that provides spectators excellent viewing of the entire race as it unfolds. The bike courses are loop courses on very flat country roads surrounding the park. The final runs are around the man-made lake giving participants spectacular views of Maumee Bay. Online registration closes on Friday, June 20th at Midnight.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, June 20 — Triathlon Swim Clinic — Course Specific

Saturday, June 20 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

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

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Saturday, June 20 — 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)

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Sunday, June 21 — Maumee Bay Triathlon & Duathlon

  • Mini: 250y Swim (2mi Run) — 7mi Bike — 2mi Run
  • Sprint: 750m Swim (5k Run) — 23k Bike — 5k Run
  • Olympic: 1500m Swim (5k Run) — 40k Bike — 10k Run

SATURDAY WAVE START TIMES
KIDZ 11-15
3:00pm — Kidz Duathlon (Ages 11–15)
3:05pm — Kidz Triathlon (one at a time starting with age 15)

KIDZ 10 & UNDER
4:15pm — Kidz Duathlon (Ages 10 & under)
4:20pm — Kidz Triathlon (One at a time starting with age 10)

SUNDAY WAVE START TIMES
6:00-7:30am — TRANSITION OPEN
7:30am — ALL women in Mini Triathlon
(two at a time based on estimated swim time)
7:40am — All men in the Mini Triathlon
(two at a time based on estimated swim time)
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 Women 40+, Athena, Aquabike Women
8:00am — Sprint Triathlon Men 50+, Sprint Relay Team, Aquabike Men
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 Women 40+, Athena, Aquabike Women
8:18am — Olympic Triathlon Men 50+, Olympic Relay Team, Aquabike Men
**Your Age Group wave is your USA Triathlon age based on 12/31/15

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Maumee Bay State Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, June 20 from 10:00am–3:00pm
  • Sunday, June 21 from 6:00am–7:30am

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.

  • 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 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 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

On the run the Infinit Nutrition and Water with BOOM Energy Gel will be available as you leave transition, at 1mi, 1.55mi, and 2.5mi of the out and back course(s).

COURSE MAPS

ALL Maps

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:

WHERE IS DEER CREEK STATE PARK?
http://www.hfpracing.com/events/fit/maueebay/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

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Mohican B_02 (1)IMPORTANT MOHICAN ENDURANCE FESTIVAL UPDATE – After inspecting the course(s) last week for the Mohican Endurance Festival I’ve decided to change the run course and keep participants on the park roads within the park. This will still provide participants a beautiful rolling run course on mostly shaded park roads. Trail conditions and medical staff accessibility were key factors in the decision to change the course.

Ultimately, I feel this will positively impact the race and provide participants with a much safer more enjoyable run course.

Here is the map my run link and the printable map. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the end of the month at the Mohican Endurance Festival.

We also had to change the sprint bike course due to a road closure. The distance is now 24k instead of the originally advertised 20k.

Sincerely,
Shannon Kurek
aka HFP Man
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Run course change for Mohican Endurance Festival

Mohican B_02 (1)After inspecting the course(s) last week for the Mohican Endurance Festival I’ve decided to change the run course and keep participants on the park roads within the park. This will still provide participants a beautiful rolling run course on mostly shaded park roads. Trail conditions and medical staff accessibility were key factors in the decision to change the course.

Ultimately, I feel this will positively impact the race and provide participants with a much safer more enjoyable run course.

Here is the map my run link and the printable map. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the end of the month at the Mohican Endurance Festival.
Sincerely,
Shannon Kurek
aka HFP Man
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FIT Family Series @ Deer Creek State Park – FINAL DETAILS

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SPECIAL NOTE: Packet pickup is from 10am to 2:00pm ONLY on Saturday, June 5th. Kidz races starts at 3:00pm (11-15) and 4:15pm (10 & under). It will be very difficult to get into the park during the kidz races. Please arrive very early even if you are racing at 4:15pm. There is a kidz specific course clinic at 2:00pm that ALL kidz are required to attend. There will also be an adult course clinic during this time.

This weekends season opening FIT Family Series at Deer Creek State Park looks to have some great weather for this series opener. We have Great fun and Great racing scheduled for two days on June 6-7.  Online registration closes on Friday, June 6th at Midnight.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.This venue offers courses that are mostly flat and fast with some rolling hills on the bike.FIT-Series-DC-KidsTriathletes will be swimming along the beach in Deer Creek Lake. Duathletes opening run is out and back featuring a run across the Deer Creek dam levy. So, don’t forget your cross country legs. The bike courses are on mostly local country roads. The races finish with an out and back run that crosses the Deer Creek dam levy and heads onto a local country road. The run course is almost completely flat but does require extra effort when crossing the grass-covered levy. This race is a perfect “first race of the season” to get you ready for an exciting season of racing.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, June 6 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

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

Saturday, June 6 — 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)

Sunday, June 7 — Deer 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

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

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Deer Creek State Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, June 6 from 10:00am–3:00pm
  • Sunday, June 7 from 6:00am–7:15am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

SATURDAY START TIMES
KIDZ 11-15
3:00pm — Kidz Duathlon (Ages 11–15)
3:05pm — Kidz Triathlon (two at a time starting with age 15)

KIDZ 10 & UNDER
4:15pm — Kidz Duathlon (Ages 10 & under)
4:20pm — Kidz Triathlon (two at a time starting with age 10)

SUNDAY START TIMES
7:30am —ALL women in Mini Triathlon
(two at a time based on estimated swim time)
7:40am – All men in the Mini Triathlon
(two at a time based on estimated swim time)
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 Women 40+, Athena, Aquabike Women
8:00am — Sprint Triathlon Men 50+, Sprint Relay Team, Aquabike Men
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 Women 40+, Athena, Aquabike Women
8:18am — Olympic Triathlon Men 50+, Olympic Relay Team, Aquabike Men
**Your Age Group wave is your USA Triathlon age based on 12/31/15

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

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 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 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

On the run the Infinit Nutrition and Water with BOOM Energy Gel will be available as you leave transition, at .5mi, 1.2mi, and 2.4mi of the out and back course(s).

COURSE MAPS

ALL Maps

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:

WHERE IS DEER CREEK STATE PARK?
http://www.hfpracing.com/events/fit/deercreek/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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HFP Racing June News

ATT-HANG-LOOSESummer is now upon us and we’ve even got the weather to prove it! June is a VERY busy month at HFP Racing with the FIT Family Series kicking off this weekend at Deer Creek State Park, followed by the FIT Family Series @ Mamee Bay on Fathers Day weekend and then finishing the month off with the Mohican Endurance Festival. The 2015 American Triple-T @ Shawnee is a wrap and this years events featured some really great weather along with some liquid sunshine.  Check out the recap video for some motivation to get you to the starting line for 2016.

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Here are what folks are saying about the 2015 event: 

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“Thank you for producing and directing an amazing event! The support, camaraderie, and sportsmanship was phenomenal!”

—Tom Jackson, 2015 American Triple T Finisher

“We both enjoyed the race. The challenge was terrific. The volunteers were great. Your bike mechanic was fabulous, he saved my bike on Sunday. Thanks,”

—Darryl Mika, 2015 Triple T Finisher

“Thank you for putting on a terrific race. The HFP staff and volunteers are outstanding.
Thanks again,”

—Eric

Matt-Shannon-Finish“Thank you for another great race weekend — you guys are amazing, as are your volunteers. It would not be the race event that it is, if it weren’t for the excellent direction and the positive attitude of the volunteers. It’s infectious.”

—Leslie Knibb, 2015 Triple T Finisher

 

 

 

 

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logo_deercreekThis weekends season opening FIT Family Series at Deer Creek State Park looks to have some great weather for this series opener. We have Great fun and Great racing scheduled for two days on June 6-7.  Online registration closes on Friday, June 6th at Midnight.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.This venue offers courses that are mostly flat and fast with some rolling hills on the bike. FIT-Series-DC-KidsTriathletes will be swimming along the beach in Deer Creek Lake. Duathletes opening run is out and back featuring a run across the Deer Creek dam levy. So, don’t forget your cross country legs. The bike courses are on mostly local country roads. The races finish with an out and back run that crosses the Deer Creek dam levy and heads onto a local country road. The run course is almost completely flat but does require extra effort when crossing the grass-covered levy. This race is a perfect “first race of the season” to get you ready for an exciting season of racing.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, June 6 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

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

Saturday, June 6 — 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)

Sunday, June 7 — Deer 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

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

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Deer Creek State Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, June 6 from 10:00am–3:00pm
  • Sunday, June 7 from 6:00am–7:15am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

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logo_maumeebayThe second stop on the FIT Family Series is the beautiful Maumee Bay State Park. This beautiful park comes equipped with a modern resort and golf course. Triathletes will be treated to a swim in a small man-made lake adjacent to Maumee Bay. Duathletes will open up with an out around the man-made lake that provides spectators excellent viewing of the entire race as it unfolds. The bike courses are loop courses on very flat country roads surrounding the park. The final runs are around the man-made lake giving participants spectacular views of Maumee Bay.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, June 20 — Triathlon Swim Clinic — Course Specific

Saturday, June 20 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

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

FIT-Series-MB-kids-start

Saturday, June 20 — 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)

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Sunday, June 21 — Maumee Bay Triathlon & Duathlon

  • Mini: 250y Swim (2mi Run) — 7mi Bike — 2mi Run
  • Sprint: 750m Swim (5k Run) — 23k 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 (Ages 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, Olympic)
  • 7:50am — Sprint Triathlon Waves
  • 8:00am — Olympic Triathlon Waves

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Maumee Bay State Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, June 20 from 10:00am–3:00pm
  • Sunday, June 21 from 6:00am–7:30am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

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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.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, June 27 — Triathlon Swim Clinic — Course Specific

Saturday, June 27 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

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

Sunday, June 28 — Mohican Endurance Festival

  • Mini: 250y Swim (2mi Run) — 7mi Bike — 2mi Run
  • Sprint: 750m Swim (5k Run) — 20k Bike — 5k Run
  • Olympic: 1500m Swim (5k Run) — 39k Bike — 10k Run
  • Half: 1.2mi Swim (5k Run) — 56mi Bike — 13.1mi Run

START TIMES

Sunday

  • 6:00–7:30am — Transition area open
  • 7:30am — Women’s Mini Triathlon
  • 7:40am — Men’s Mini Triathlon
  • 7:50am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint, Olympic)
  • 7:50am — Sprint Triathlon Waves
  • 8:00am — Olympic Triathlon Waves
  • 8:10am — Half Triathlon

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Pleasant Hill Lake Park

  • Saturday, June 27 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, June 28 from 6:00am–7:30am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

DIVISIONS

  • 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 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 buckle (size based on distance conquered) and the top three in each division will receive custom awards (including relay teams).

SWIM CLINIC / LIQUID LIFESTYLES SWIMMING

The Official Swim Partner of HFP Racing

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! 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!

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See you at the races!

Shannon Kurek, aka HFP Man

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2015 American Triple-T Results & 2016 Special Offer

ATT-Promo-Collage-Salt-ForkCongrats to all the 2015 American Triple-T finishers!

We know that it’s really tough to pull together 4 complete triathlon races in 3 days without incident and become an official finisher of the American Triple-T. Congratulations if you were able to pull off this feat despite the tough wet conditions and the even tougher course. If you were not able to become an official finisher, we certainly hope to see you back in 2016 to give it another try at this epic race weekend so you too can become an official American Triple-T finisher. Have you been following the event online this weekend? Are you American Triple-T curious? We have a spot waiting for you in the 2016 American Triple-T…come join us at this truly epic event.
Full results can be found at http://www.americantriple-t.com/tt/results.htm. Photo links will follow shortly.
If you are someone that placed in the top three in your division but could not make the awards ceremony please let us know and we’ll be happy to send you the coveted American Triple-T belt buckle.
Special 2016 registration offer
Register before midnight on Wednesday, May 20th and receive a $50.00 discount (best deal in triathlon!). Use the code “2016-ATT-VIP” when registering @ http://triregistration.com/reg/race.php?eventid=271
2016 American Triple-T
May 20, 21 & 22 – 2016
Accommodations at the Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center are on a first come, first serve basis, based on when the request is received in the HFP customer service in-box. Email customerservice@hfpracing.com to reserve your cabin or room for the 2016 American Triple-T.
2016 Cabin and Room Rates
Cabin and Bunk House Rooms @ $283.52/night
King or Double Rooms @ $206.58/night
Bring it in 2016!
Hope to see you there.
Shannon Kurek
aka HFP Man
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Miami University Triathlon & Duathlon – a great story…

MU-Finisher-Buddies-2015Anyone that knows me knows that spend a good bit of my weekends standing behind a microphone announcing at HFP Racing events all over the Midwest.  People ask me why I do all of these events, knowing that I leave the house at 3am for some of them, spend my weekends volunteering my sweat and energy, and not racing.  For the most part, I love doing it, and that is a big reason.  I was reminded this weekend of one of the other reasons.

Saturday started out with a thunderstorm at a beautiful Miami University course in southern Ohio.   The storm rolled through, and as we started to get racers in the water, it morphed into a warm sunny day for 350 or so triathletes to do their thing.  In the field of racers was John “Bo”, who was easily identifiable as he only had one leg.  He swam well, had no trouble getting on/off the bike, and started his 5K run in a small group of other racers.  I had the pleasure of talking with his family while they waited and watched for him at the finish line.

Born with a birth defect, Bo has spent all of his life with one leg severely misshapen, painful, and not quite but nearly useless; and he has endured that pain for years.  He had never been a runner, an athlete, or done much exercise of any sort because of the leg.  Finally in 2012, doctors said the leg needed to be amputated, and it was.

That decision changed his life.  Since the amputation, he has run a 5k, been incredibly active, and now, with us at HFP Racing, is attempting his first triathlon.  You could see and hear the pride and love from his family just ooze out as they told his story.

Bo rounded the bend walking and entered the chute for the last 100 yards to the finish line, and I jumped on the mic to let the crowd that had gathered to welcome him in know his story.  I also chided him a little about the unwritten rule that “If people are watching, there is no walking for a real triathlete”, but also let him know that we’d cut him a little slack on that gentleman’s agreement this time.  He smiled, looked at his family that had gathered at the line to impatiently wait for him, threw his shoulders back and RAN the last 30 yards to cross the finish line.  He IS a triathlete, and the cheers of the people who had gathered at the line to encourage him drove home the point.  There wasn’t a dry eye in the house, including his own.  It was one of those moments that some people wait a lifetime to accomplish, and others wait a lifetime to watch.

Thank you Bo for sharing your moment with us; we are honored and humbled that you chose an HFP Racing event to conquer your demon.  There is no stopping you now, and your children and grandchildren that watched your finish line sprint will know that too, and there will never be a better source of inspiration for them.  Congratulations, and we wish you all the success you could ever imagine.

To answer the question asked earlier – Why do I volunteer my weekends and get up at crazy hours to stand in the rain and sun and mud to simply watch a triathlon? – Take a look at Bo and his story, and know that every person that crosses a finish line has their own demon to conquer, and if I get to help tell just a few of their stories, then that’s good enough for me.  I consider it time well spent.

Got a demon to conquer?  Come share the load and the story with us.  The road behind is littered with vanquished demons, and the road ahead is waiting for you.

See you on race day!

Rich Fowler
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