Appalachian Outdoor Adventure presented by Rocky Brands

Appalachian-finalLogoHocking College is hosting the First Annual Appalachian Outdoor Adventure presented by Rocky Brands on October 9 and 10, 2015. Held on the beautiful Hocking College Campus at the time when the fall leaves are turning into full autumn colors, this family fun event will feature outdoor adventures including Camping, Archery, pistol and rifle shooting, live music and entertainment, equestrian events, outdoor culinary cook-off, biking events, the Appalachian Triathlon/Duathlon and Mud Run presented by OhioHealth, celebrity appearances and the Timberworks Lumberjack Show.

Admission is $10 or $5 with half off coupons available in most Nelsonville business locations. Archery events for kids grade 4 through 12 and Pistol and Rifle shooting events for kids grade 7–12 will be held on Saturday for only a $15 registration fee that includes an all weekend admission to the event grounds. A safety demonstration class and an exhibition by a well-known expert will round out these events. The Stihl Timberworks Lumberjack show will feature feats of axe throwing, chopping, log rolling, cross cut sawing, hot sawing and chainsaw carving.

Shane Rickly, Rocky Sponsored Professional Roughstock Series Bull Rider will be signing autographs and giving bull riding and calf roping demonstrations. Rickly was the World Champion Bull Rider for International Professional Rodeo Association in 2011, received a top 5 finish in the 2012 PRS World Finals and was 2014 PRS BULL RIDING WORLD FINALS AVERAGE CHAMPION. He is a native of Amanda, Ohio and has worked with cattle and livestock since he was a child and was roping and riding by age four. Injuries include a lost thumb, dislocated shoulder and broken nose that can’t keep Rickly away from the sport he loves. Be sure to attend his educational and fun demonstrations to listen and learn from the best!

Rocky/Don Schumacher Racing Mopar funny car driven by 2011 and 2014 NHRA Funny Car Champion, Matt Hagan, will be on display tso that you can get an up close and personal view of this magnificent 10,000 Horsepower beast!

Steve Francis is the primary driver of the Georgia Boot Late Model Dirt car with the Clint Bowyer racing team, Steve has continued his legacy as the winningest driver of the tour (2004 – present). Stop by to see the Georgia Boot/Clint Bowyer Racing car on display!

The Inaugural Appalachian Triathlon/Duathlon & Mud Run presented by OhioHealth features events for the whole family. The Appalachian Triathlon (swim/bike/run) and Duathlon (run/bike/run) and Appalachian Half Marathon Run (13.1 miles) is designed for the seasoned and novice competitor while the Appalachian Bike Adventure is a family fun scavenger hunt with prizes and giveaways along the course.

Outdoor Cooking Demonstrations will feature six prominent, regional chefs as they perform their culinary magic live onstage demonstrating and explaining their cooking prowess.

This year’s Live Music Line up on the Main Stage includes Rumpke Mountain Boys, Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons, Serpentilla, Megan Hillyer, Jeremy Gibson and More!

PRESS CONTACT: Michael Brown 740-753-6559 / John Page 614-216-3252

Great Buckeye Challenge – It’s Race Week!

logo_gbcThe Great Buckeye Challenge — located at the beautiful Buck Creek State Park in Springfield, Ohio features a distance for everyone. The Great Buckeye Challenge features an exciting 2-lap 56 mile course for the Half Triathlon & Duathlon. Whether you want to go short or long, triathlon or duathlon, The Great Buckeye Challenge has the event for you. The event includes a mini, sprint, Olympic and half distance triathlon & duathlon. ALL FINISHERS will receive a custom made Great Buckeye Challenge FINISHER medal.

Buck Creek State Park lies in a fertile agricultural area, rich in Ohio’s history. The park’s recreational facilities center around the 2,120-acre lake, offering endless water-related opportunities. Visitors enjoy the many wetlands, broad meadows and wildlife at this diverse 1,896-acre park.

This spectacular venue is located at the beautiful Buck Creek State Park in Springfield, Ohio. Triathletes will swim on courses paralleling the beach, a followed by challenging bike courses in Clark County and finishing with run courses on a bike course and a gently rolling bike trail.

Online Registration Closes: August 28, 2015 – 12:00 noon EST

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 29 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

  • (2:00–3:00pm) for all weekend courses and races

Sunday, August 30 — Great Buckeye Challenge

  • Mini: 250y Swim (2mi Run) — 10mi Bike — 2mi Run
  • Sprint: 750m Swim (5k Run) — 14mi Bike — 5k Run
  • Olympic: 1500m Swim (5k Run) — 25mi Bike — 10k Run
  • Half: 1.2mi Swim (5k Run) — 56mi Bike — 13.1mi Run

START TIMES

MINI TRIATHLON WAVES
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)

DUATHLON START
7:45am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint, Olympic & Half)

SPRINT TRIATHLON WAVES
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

OLYMPIC TRIATHLON WAVES
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+, Sprint Relay Team, Aquabike Men

HALF TRIATHLON WAVES
8:20am — Half Triathlon Elite Men, Men 29 & under
8:23am — Half Triathlon Men 30-39, Clydesdale
8:26am — Half Triathlon Men 40-49
8:29am — Half Triathlon Elite Women, Women 39 & under
8:32am — Half Triathlon Women 40+, Athena, Aquabike Women
8:35am — Half Triathlon Men 50+, Sprint 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, Olympic & Half 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.

RACE PACKET PICK-UP
Buck Creek State Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, August 29 from 12:00pm–5:00pm (Registration & Packet Pickup)
  • Sunday, August 30 from 6:00am–7:30am (Packet Pickup ONLY)

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

Half Distance Bike Aid Stations
Bike bottles with Infinit Nutrition and Water will be available at two (2) aid stations. See Bike Course for exact locations. Additionally, there will be BOOM Energy Gel, cookies, pretzels and bananas available.

Run Course Aid Stations (All distances)
Infinit Nutrition and Water will be available at aid stations approx every mile. See Run Course for exact locations. Additionally, there will be BOOM Energy Gel, cookies, pretzels and bananas available.

OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS:

GOOD LUCK AND SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND.

Sincerely,

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

SOMC Tri for your LIFE @ It’s Race Week!

somc-logoThe City of Portsmouth will host the 4th annual “SOMC TRI for Your LIFE” brought to you by Southern Ohio Medical Center, as the organization seeks to build on wellness initiatives and grow the multisport community within the greater Southern Ohio region.

On Sunday the Adult TRI will begin with a brief dip in the SOMC LIFE Center pool and then progress to a 9.6 mile 3-lap bike course and finishing with a challenging 5k run up and back down Sunrise Ave. The run will feature a rolling 5k course through the streets of Portsmouth.

New for 2015…the kids races will also be at the SOMC Life Center.
Kids Bike Course
Kids Run Course
Adult Bike Course
Adult Run Course

We hope you will mark your calendars and join us for this exciting event!

Online Registration Closes: August 21, 2015 – 12:00 noon EST

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EVENT SCHEDULE

SOMC LIFE Center (NEW LOCATION)

Saturday, August 22 — Kids Triathlon:

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

Saturday, August 22 — HFP Course Talk and Preview:

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

SOMC LIFE Center

Sunday, August 23 — SOMC Tri for your LIFE:

  • 200y Swim — 10mi Bike — 5k Run

START TIMES

Saturday, August 22

  • 9:00am — Kids Triathlon (Ages 11–15)
  • 9:45am — Kids Triathlon (Age 10 & under)

Sunday, August 23

  • 8:00am — SOMC Tri for your LIFE

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

SOMC LIFE Center

  • Saturday, August 22 from 7:00am–8:45am (Kids Only)

SOMC Life Center

  • Saturday, August 22 from 1:00pm–3:00pm
  • Sunday, August 23 from 6:00am–7:30am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

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OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS:

GOOD LUCK AND SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND.

Sincerely,

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

FIT Family Series @ Linwood Park – It’s Race Week!

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Welcome 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!

Linwood Park is located on the shores of Lake Erie in Vermilion, Ohio, “A small town on a great lake.”

Also known to mid-west boating enthusiasts as “A great place to drop Anchor.”

The Linwood Park Company was formed in 1883, by a group of Germans inspired by the Methodist Sunday School Assembly at Chautauqua, New York. Land was procured in Linwood Grove, a former picnic grove.

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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.

PLEASE NOTE: Animals, with the exception of service dogs, will not be admitted to the park.

Online Registration Closes: August 14, 2015 – 12:00 noon EST

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 15 — Triathlon Swim Clinic — Course Specific

Saturday, August 15 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

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

Saturday, August 15 — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon*

Age on December 31st of this year

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  • (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, August 16 — Vermilion Harbour 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)

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RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Linwood Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, August 15 from 10:00am–3:00pm
  • Sunday, August 16 from 5:30am–7:00am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

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SUNDAY WAVE START TIMES
5:00-7:00am — TRANSITION OPEN
7:00am — ALL women in Mini Triathlon
(two at a time based on estimated swim time)
7:10am — All men in the Mini Triathlon
(two at a time based on estimated swim time)
7:15am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint and Olympic)
7:15am — Sprint Triathlon Elite Men, Men 29 & under
7:18am — Sprint Triathlon Men 30-39, Clydesdale
7:21am — Sprint Triathlon Men 40-49
7:24am — Sprint Triathlon Elite Women, Women 39 & under
7:27am — Sprint Triathlon Women 40+, Athena, Aquabike Women
7:30am — Sprint Triathlon Men 50+, Sprint Relay Team, Aquabike Men
7:33am — Olympic Triathlon Elite Men, Collegiate Men, Men 29 & under
7:36am — Olympic Triathlon Men 30-39, Clydesdale
7:39am — Olympic Triathlon Men 40-49
7:42am — Olympic Triathlon Elite Women, Collegiate Women, Women 39 & under
7:45am — Olympic Triathlon Women 40+, Athena, Aquabike Women
7:48am — 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

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.