Team HFP Racing 2018 Kits Now Available!

COME JOIN THE FUN FAMILY!

Team HFP Racing is an official USA Triathlon sanctioned club and is open to the public. Team HFP will serve as a place where HFP Athletes can encourage and challenge each other on the course, while building friendships off it.

Team uniform ordering is open January 5-30, 2018.

Get your 2018 kit ordered here.
Use the code TEAMHFP2018 to access the store.
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Sneak Peak of 2018 Team HFP Kit Design

Want to look super cool at your 2018 races? Then take a sneak peak of the 2018 Team HFP Racing kit design. The team store will be open from January 1-30. The store offers all your custom apparel needs from hats to full tri suits. We have all the gear you’ll need from spring-summer-fall training gear to the latest in triathlon racing speed suits. Visit http://www.hfpracing.com on January 1 to get yourself a sweet HFP kit.

Team RWB – Eagle in Need

Team RWB – Eagle in Need

Anyone who has ever been to an HFP Racing event knows of our fondness for Team RWB and the awesome work they do with Veterans. Eagles Rock, and we love seeing them carrying the colors before and during the races!  One of our Ohio Eagles just had his “snowglobe shaken” badly, and is in need of our help.  As always, Team RWB convenes a congress of Eagles, and our injured Eagle isn’t flying solo.  Here’s how you can help too.

The Details:
Matt and Callie Kelley appear to be what everyone strives to be when we wish we were better people.  Matt is a US Army veteran who served honorably for years, including combat deployments.  Callie is a social worker in the Cincinnati area, and together they serve as foster parents for at risk kids in the Cincinnati area, with as many as 10 kids in their home at a time, waiting for a forever family.  Heart,  service, and love are all words that can accurately paint the Kelley picture.  Matt hasn’t been a regular at HFR Races in the past few years because of his commitment to his every growing family, but he’s still “one of us”.

One day last month, Matt came home to find his wife Callie lifeless in bed.  She had passed away overnight, and he was left to continue on without her.  I personally can’t image many worse days.

Over the last few weeks Matt has been reshaping his world, while still managing to help shape the worlds of his 6 kids.  The mission continues.

Our chance to be of assistance comes this weekend (and longer) as their friends and family are hosting a benefit to support the family of Callie Marie Kelley.  Held at the 50 West Brewery in Cincinnati, it will feature auction items, raffles, and more in an effort to help Matt with continuing on.  HFP Racing has donated a “race for a year” certificate – good for all races in the 2018 season.  Other folks have also donated some great items, and there is a GoFundMe page set up in her honor at

https://www.gofundme.com/callie-marie-kelley.  If you are so inclined in this “week of giving”, please consider helping out by donating, adding items of value to the raffle or auction, or by joining us in the festivities Noon – 5pm at 50 West Brewery, 7605 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati.  Call Jesse at 895-250-9815 or email at jesse.neack@teamrwb.org to lend other assistance.

Thanks for your consideration for a fellow Eagle and we hope to see you at 50 West Brewery on Sunday.

Eagle up!

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Recruiting for NCAA Triathlon at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY

Calling all College age young ladies that are active triathletes! In January 2014, the NCAA overwhelmingly approved triathlon as the next Emerging Sport for Women for NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III member institutions. As an Emerging Sport for Women, triathlon embarks on the journey to become a full-fledged NCAA Championship Sport, allowing female triathletes the opportunity to be official NCAA student-athletes and participate in competitive draft-legal racing.

Transylvania University in Lexington, KY is actively recruiting for their fall 2018 program.

Read more about this exciting opportunity here:
TRANSY TRIATHLON RECRUITING BOOKLET.

2017 FIT Family Series Tri Tops Revealed

Congratulations to all the 2017 FIT Family Series Champions. All “Champions” of the FIT Family Series will be awarded a “Series Champion” Tri Top. Orders have been placed this week and if all goes well will be in the hands of the Champions before Christmas.

About the FIT Family Series:
Welcome to one of America’s longest running multisport series — the 27th Annual FIT Family Series. Throughout the summer, the FIT Family Series visits seven 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!

2018 FIT Family Series

  • Deer Creek State Park
    Mt. Sterling, Ohio
    June 9–10, 2018

  • Maumee Bay State Park
    Oregon, Ohio
    June 16–17, 2018

  • Caesar Creek State Park
    Waynesville, Ohio
    July 7–8, 2018

  • Buck Creek State Park
    Springfield, Ohio
    July 21–22, 2018

  • Alum Creek State Park
    Delaware, Ohio
    August 4–5, 2018

  • Vermilion Harbour
    Vermilion, Ohio
    August 18–19, 2018

  • Portage Lakes State Park
    Akron, Ohio
    September 8-9, 2018

2018 American Triple-T and Little Smokies Registration Opens 10-16-17

ABOUT THE AMERICAN TRIPLE-T

The 2018 event will take place on June 1-3. [GET REGISTERED NOW]

2018 LODGING SELL OUT ALERT – Nearly all cabins and rooms at Shawnee Lodge and Conference Center are sold. To get your room reserved contact Jennifer Kurek at customerservice@hfpracing.com.

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.

Welcome to the 2018 American Triple-T!

What 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.
It 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.
So 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 2018 American Triple-T on June 1-3.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to race in one of the most unique events in triathlon. Register before December 31 at Midnight to avoid a $50.00 price increase for both distances.

[GET REGISTERED NOW]

What our participants said about the 2017 American Triple-T:
“I also want to say thank you for a great race. It was so well organized, course was marked well with very little to no traffic and staff/volunteers were so courteous!! I loved how everyone was in same top that ties you to your race. It increased the atmosphere of “we are in it together” and made it easy to know if you were with your right tribe 🙂
Job well done! Will keep coming back for your races — top notch!”“So grateful for ice on courses and oranges at water stations!”

— S. Buchalski, TTT Finisher

“I am not sure I received or saw a feedback survey but wanted you to know it was my first experience racing with you all and I was EXTREMELY impressed with your organization, friendliness and just overall had a great time because of you and your volunteers. The course was RIDICULOUSLY challenging for me but just what I needed in this part of the year with my training. Seeing all of the smiling faces and encouragement from other racers was really great. Thank you for providing us with a wonderful racing experience. I am not one to usually comment and especially usually find things I did not like, but not this time! THANK YOU!”

— Jen Roussillon, 1st time Triple ST finisher & VERY proud of the title 🙂

“I really enjoyed helping and was honored to just be there. I love the volunteers when I race and now have true understanding of how hard they work. How much there is to do. I will see you soon at some races, where I’ll be actually racing. I thank you again.”

— Chris Hale, injured athlete that turned volunteer as Swim Starter and finish back up timing for all 2017 Triple T races

“Thank you all — was one of the best experiences of my racing life. I was truly honored to be a part of this event. Thank you,”

— Mango

“Thanks for a memorable experience”

— D. Buran

“I have to say I really had an amazing time at American Triple T. Great location and venue loved the low-key, relaxed vibe of the whole weekend. Race organizers and volunteers and intersection officers were all so helpful and professional, course well-marked, great to have the food & the social atmosphere, and loved the challenge of it all…. Fantastic event. So glad I got to race it with y’all this year, and if schedules & plans allow it again sometime in the future, I’d definitely enjoy another weekend of Triple T with y’all someday.”

— 2017 TTT finisher, L. Malcolm

 

“Thank you for an incredible event. How you guys did it, I am amazed at the organization. It was my first time racing the event and happy to say I am also a first time finisher for the Xtreme and had a blast. Best part of being at the transition and finish line area? The music!!!!!!! Fantastic choices in music. Thank you for not using the usual manby pamby poppy music.”

— 2017 TTT finisher, M Yoneyama

“I’m hoping this gets to all the right people. I wanted to thank everyone at hfp for a wonderful weekend. I’ve raced several of your events and wanted to let you know what a great job you do with the organization and safety for all your races. I had a great weekend — did better than I thought — and was challenged (always a good thing!). Wonderful venue, excellent service and support. Kudos to everyone at hfp!!”

— Ellen

 

“Thank you so much for putting on such a great race! Was my first year participating and I’m certain I’ll be back in the future.”

— 2017 TTT finisher, H. Low

“Can’t begin to tell you what an epic event it truly was. I hope to be back next year. Thanks, ”

— Karen Lane

“First, I want to thank you all for a great race this weekend! Triple-T is my favorite event of the year and I definitely plan on coming back in 2018 for a 5th time! Thank you for having plenty of ice on the run course! That saved my day. I’ve been to so many races that ran out of ice on hot days, so I’m very thankful that didn’t happen this weekend.”

— 2017 TTT finisher N. Ogrosso

 

“What a fantastic weekend! You guys are the best.”

— 2017 TTT finisher B. Forrester

“Congratulations on another successful TTT weekend. I had a lot of fun interacting with the athletes and volunteers/crew. 4 shifts of volunteer work this year and I hope to be joining the fun next year in the TTT sprint races. See you in August at Vermilion.”

— Karen Rosinski

“Awesome event, and crazy hard. All great changes proposed for next year. Thanks for putting on such a fantastic event at such a reasonable price. We had an absolute blast. What a beautiful part of the country!”

— 2017 TTT finisher, Carrie Hughston