FIT Family Series @ Alum Creek – It’s Race Week!

logo_alumcreekWelcome to one of America’s longest running multisport series — the 24th Annual FIT Family Series. Throughout the summer, the FIT Family Series visits six 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! The 4th event rolls into beautiful Alum Creek State Park on August 1-2 and features events for the entire family. Online registration closes on Friday, July 31 at Noon.

Alum Creek’s 3,387-acre reservoir and 4,630-acres of gently rolling span of fields and woodlands provides a hub of recreational activity just minutes from Ohio’s capital city. Quiet coves nestled among shale cliffs await the solitary fisherman in the park’s northern reaches while sunseekers mingle with thousands on Ohio’s largest inland beach.

KIDZ TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

Race weekend kicks off with this super fun event that offers kids up to 15 years old a fun swimming, biking and running event. What kid does not like to swim, bike and run? The Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon features kid friendly point-to-point swim courses (or opening runs for duathletes) in waist deep water along the beach, followed by either a 5k or 10k bike course and finishing with a cross country run within the park. [GET REGISTERED]

MINI TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

The mini distance triathlon will start off with a 250 yard point-to-point swim (in waist deep water along the beach), followed by a 7 mile loop course through the countryside and finishing with 2 mile out and back run within the park. Duathletes will start off with a 2 mile run. [GET REGISTERED]

SPRINT TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

The sprint distance triathlon features a 750 meter counter clockwise rectangle swim along the beach, while the duathletes are running an out & back 5k run within the park, followed by a single loop 20k bike course through  the countryside surrounding the park and finishing with an out & back 5k run within the park before returning for a grand finish overlooking Alum Creek Lake. [GET REGISTERED]

OLYMPIC TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

The Olympic distance triathlon features a 1500 meter 2-lap counter clockwise rectangle swim along the beach, while the duathletes are running an out & back 5k within the park, followed by a 40k bike course through the countryside surrounding the park and finishing with a two lap out & back 10k run within the park before returning for a grand finish overlooking Alum Creek Lake. [GET REGISTERED]

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 1 — Triathlon Swim Clinic — Course Specific

Saturday, August 1 — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon*

Age on December 31st of this year

  • (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)

Saturday, August 1 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

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

Sunday, August 2 — Alum 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

SATURDAY WAVE START TIMES
KIDZ 11-15
8:00am — Kidz Duathlon (Ages 11–15)
8:05am — Kidz Triathlon (one at a time starting with age 15)

KIDZ 10 & UNDER
9:15am — Kidz Duathlon (Ages 10 & under)
9:20am — 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, Collegiate 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, Collegiate 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

HFP Racing NEW Swim Start Procedure (Sprint and Olympic only)
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. This will allow for better flow and safety during the swim portion of the race. It will be very important for participants to be ready to entry the start corral when called to the start line so please plan accordingly.

OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS:

GOOD LUCK AND SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND.

Sincerely,

Shannon Kurek, Race Director
HFP Racing
aka HFP Man
HFP Man_REV

EVENT SCHEDULE

 

HFP Racing Annual Super Summer Sale

HFP  Racing annual Super Summer Sale

SuperSummerSaleTraditionally, HFP Racing has offered three annual sales each season with the year starting off with the New Year’s Super Sale (25% off), followed by the Spring Super Sale (20% off) and finally our Super Summer Sale (15%). These sales are offered to give our loyal customers a chance to save some money while planning their season. To help you plan for the second half of the summer and fall racing season we are offer the Super Summer Sale for 15% off any races in August and September. The sale starts at 12:01am on July 27 and will go through Midnight on July 31.

Use the code “SUPERSUMMER2015″ when registering for any of the below races:

FIT Family Series – Season Points Update

Fit Family Series_REVwhiteoutlineWelcome to one of America’s longest running multisport series — the 24th Annual FIT Family Series. Throughout the summer, the FIT Family Series visits six 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!
ABOUT THE SERIES POINTS: The top 3 in each division are recognized with the all Series Champions being rewarded with the coveted “2015 Series Champion” singlet.  Additionally, the top three will be awarded custom medals for Series Champion, Series Runner-Up and Third Place Series.

FIT FAMILY SERIES CHASE TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP RULES

  1. All participants are eligible for the points.
  2. You MUST race in at least four races with one being the series championship (Portage Lakes State Park) to be eligible for the Chase to the Championship.
  3. Up to five races count towards the Chase to the Championship.
  4. Points are NOT transferable from the triathlon to the duathlon or vice versa.
  5. All Chase to the Championship participants will receive 10 points for EVERY race finished as bonus points. All participation points count towards the series championship.
  6. The Portage Lakes event awards double series points.

POINTS BREAKDOWN — PER DIVISION

  • 1st — 120 points (240 for Portage Lakes)
  • 2nd — 108 points (216 for Portage Lakes)
  • 3rd — 96 points (192 for Portage Lakes)
  • 4th — 84 points (168 for Portage Lakes)
  • 5th — 76 points (152 for Portage Lakes)
  • 6th — 68 points (136 for Portage Lakes)
  • 7th — 60 points (120 for Portage Lakes)
  • 8th — 52 points (104 for Portage Lakes)
  • 9th — 48 points (96 for Portage Lakes)
  • 10th — 44 points (88 for Portage Lakes)

CURRENT  POINTS STANDINGS
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Send any questions regarding the points tabulation to Don Cain (doncain1@aol.com).  All other questions should be sent to customerservice@hfpracing.com.

Mason Tri-umphant – It’s Race Week!

logo_masonThe City of Mason will host a family friendly race with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the construction the Mason Parks & Recreation Foundations vision for Common Ground, an inclusive playground to be located within the city limits. The Mason Tri-umphant is a perfect fit for someone new to triathlons wanting to get their feet wet in their first event. The race has three categories of competition; youth, adult women & adult men. The women’s triathlon and duathlon events begins at 7:30am and the men’s events begin at 9am. Both events begin with a 400 meter pool swim or a 5k run, followed by a 20k bike through the scenic streets of Mason, closing with a 5k run in Pine Hill Lakes and Corwin M. Nixon Park. The youth triathlon events begin at 11am for youth 10 years and older and at 11:30am for youth ages 6–9.

Online Registration Closes: July 24, 2015 – 12:00 noon EST

EVENT SCHEDULE)

Saturday, July 25

  • (2:00pm) — HFP Course Talk and Preview for all Sunday courses and races

Sunday, July 26

  • Women’s Only Triathlon/Duathlon:
    400y Swim (5k Run) — 20k Bike — 5k Run
  • Men’s Only Triathlon/Duathlon:
    400y Swim (5k Run) — 20k Bike — 5k Run
  • 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

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

START TIMES

  • 6:30am — Transition Area Opens for adults
  • 7:30am — Women’s Only Triathlon*/Duathlon
  • 9:00am — Men’s Only Triathlon*/Duathlon
  • 10:30am — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon MANDATORY MEETING
  • 11:00am — Kidz Triathlon* & Duathlon (Ages 11–15)
  • 11:30am — Kidz Triathlon* & Duathlon (Age 10 & under)
    *Time Trial Start – one participant at a time in a serpentine pattern
    (see swim course map)
  • COURSE DESCRIPTION: Ladies will get things started on race day with the Women’s Only Triathlon and Duathlon at 7:30am featuring a 400 meter pool swim or a 5k run, followed by a 2-lap 20k bike through the City of Mason and closing with a 5k run in Corwin M. Nixon Park. A Men’s Triathlon and Duathlon featuring the same distances starts at 9:00am and the Kids Triathlon at 11:00am. The Kidz bike course is the adult run course (1 or 2 laps) and the run is out & back in the soccer fields next to transition.
    Course Maps Link

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Mason Community Center (front lobby)
6050 Mason Montgomery Rd., Mason, Ohio 45040, 513-229-8555

  • Saturday, July 25 from 9:00am–2:00pm

Corwin Nixon Park

  • Sunday, July 26 from 6:00am–8:30am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS:

GOOD LUCK AND SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND.

Sincerely,

Shannon Kurek, Race Director
HFP Racing
aka HFP Man
HFP Man_REV

EVENT SCHEDULE

FIT Family Series @ Linwood Park – Registration Alert

 This fantastic venue provides triathletes with spectacular swim courses along the spectacular Linwood Park beach. The Duathlete’s opening run is out and back featuring a run through the Lagoons and downtown Vermilion. The bike courses are demanding, featuring two Vermilion River gorge crossings. The race finishes with an out-and-back run through the Lagoons and downtown Vermilion with breathtaking shoreline views of Lake Erie for the entire course. This race is a must do for northern Ohio multisport athletes. [READ MORE]

Early Bird Registration ends today (July 15th) at Midnight – SAVE $15.00 by getting registered today!

Ohio Elite Triathlon will be hosting a Junior Development Camp

Youth and Junior Triathlon is taking off in Ohio | HFP Racing News

FIT-Series-MB-kids-startOhio Elite Triathlon will be hosting a Junior Development Camp for athletes interested in joining the Ohio Elite Junior Triathlon Team the Mason, Ohio Recreation center.  This camp is open for athletes 12 to 19 years of age and will be held on SaturdayJULY 19th from 8:00AM to 4:30PM.  The cost to attend is $75.  Lunch and shirt will be provided.  Registration for the camp is managed through the Mason Recreation Department.  Members can register by contacting 513-229-8555 or click here for more info.

FIT Family Series @ Caesar Creek – IT’S RACE WEEK!

logo_caesarcreekThe third stop on the FIT Family Series is at the beautiful Caesar Creek State Park on July 11-12. Triathletes will be treated to swim courses in the beautiful Caesar Creek Lake. Duathletes will start off with a fast out and back run within the park. The bike courses are described as rolling on mostly winding country roads surrounding the park. The final run is an out and back run that features a long section across the old dam levy on gravel roads. [GET REGISTERED]

Online registration closes at Noon on July 10th.

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, July 11 — Triathlon Swim Clinic — Course Specific

Saturday, July 11 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

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

Saturday, July 11 — 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, July 12 — Caesar 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

Caesar Creek State Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, July 11 from 10:00am–3:00pm
  • Sunday, July 12 from 6:00am–7:30am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

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

HFP Racing NEW Swim Start Procedure (Sprint and Olympic only)
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. This will allow for better flow and safety during the swim portion of the race. It will be very important for participants to be ready to entry the start corral when called to the start line so please plan accordingly.

OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS:

GOOD LUCK AND SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND.

Sincerely,

Shannon Kurek, Race Director
HFP Racing
aka HFP Man
HFP Man_REV

EVENT SCHEDULE