FIT Family Series – presented by Go Fast Multisport @ Deer Creek

Season Opener at Deer Creek – May 31 & June 1
Nearly 600 participants already registered!
Online Registration Ends Thursday, May 29th at Midnight

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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. [GET REGISTERED]

This venue offers courses that are mostly flat and fast with some rolling hills on the bike. Triathletes will be swimming along the beach in Deer Creek Lake. Duathlete’s 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. [GET REGISTERED]

New for 2014 is a fully sublimated tech t-shirt. This shirt will give participants a more comfortable t-shirt that will be great for training or chilling in at dinner or the movies.

Fully sublimated tech t-shirt…

Deer creek tshirt printed

…and the matching finisher medal.

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About the FIT Family Series: Welcome to one of America’s longest running multisport series — the 23rd 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! [GET REGISTERED]

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 31 — 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)

Saturday, May 31 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

  • (3:30pm–4:30pm) for all Sunday courses and races

Sunday, June 1 — 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

  • 8:00am — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon (Ages 11–15)
  • 9:15am — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon (Ages 10 & Under)

Sunday

  • 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
  • PLEASE NOTE – transition area closes at 7:30am

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Deer Creek State Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, May 31 from 6:00am–7:45am (Kidz Only)
  • Saturday, May 31 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, June 1 from 6:00am–7:15am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

More important links for race weekend.
Course Map Link for ALL RACES.
Directions to Deer Creek State Park.
Places to stay near Deer Creek State Park.

Special Note from Race Director Shannon Kurek:
HFP Man_REVEvery year folks underestimate how long it takes to get to this park from the interstate. Please plan at least an 45-60 minutes drive from the Mt.Sterling exit off I-71 on race morning. It will be dark and there will be lots of other athletes making their way to the same location. Parking is next to the transition area but is limited so arrive early so you can relax and avoid the long lines at the Porta Jons and Packet Pickup. If possible make every effort to pick up your race packet on Saturday from Noon to 5:00pm.  Kidz racers may only pick up their packet on Saturday morning. Good luck and have a GREAT RACE DAY!

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OPEN WATER TECHNIQUE & TRAINING / Deer Creek State Park

OPEN WATER TECHNIQUE & TRAINING / Deer Creek State Park
The Official Swim Partner of HFP Racing / www.hfpracing.com
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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 at each of their open water and pool events! 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! All participants should be proficient at swimming 200 yds. continuously and comfortable in deep water

Where: Deer Creek State Park – Mount Sterling, Ohio (map)
Schedule: Saturday, May 31: 2:00-3:00pm (Prior to the HFP Course Preview)
Registration Waiver: PDF

QUESTIONS??
Contact us @ 440.935.1097 or info@LiquidLifestyles.com


Leah Nyikes
Liquid Lifestyles, Inc.
Founder / Head Coach 

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2015 American Triple-T Lodging Sell Out ALERT

The 2015 (May 15-17) on-site lodging at Shawnee Resort and Conference Center is going FAST! Don’t wait another minute or all the rooms and cabins will be gone. Don’t miss the opportunity to have the ULTIMATE American Triple-T experience by staying just a short bike ride from the main staging area. [Book directly here]

About the Shawnee Resort & Conference Center: Leave city life behind and roam the hills, valleys, lakes, and 63,000-acre Shawnee Forest at Shawnee Lodge and Conference Center . Explore the spacious Shawnee Lodge and Conference Center with attractions and amenities such as golfing along the banks of the Ohio River, cool off in the indoor or outdoor pool, boat, fish or explore some of the 65 miles of hiking trails.
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Take advantage of the scenic views of the rolling hills from all the cottages and lodge rooms. You will find clean, comfortable, newly renovated rooms and cabins to escape the hustle and bustle of your busy life. Whether you choose to spend your stay relaxing or being adventurous our staff is here to assist.

About the American Triple-T: 3-days, 4-triathlons, 140+ miles, 1-epic event. The American Triple-T in Ohio has an almost cult like following that continues to attract athletes from more than 40 states and 5 countries each year. Scheduled for the first weekend before Memorial Day each year, the American Triple-T is played out in the majestic Shawnee State Park and Forest located in Portsmouth, Ohio, just 1.5 hours by car from the Columbus, Cincinnati and the Tri State areas. The Shawnee State Park and Forest is known for its spectacular beauty, peaceful bliss and a wide variety of challenging terrain as it is nestled in the southeast corner of Ohio.

[GET REGISTERED NOW]

Sincerely,

Shannon Kurek
aka HFP Man
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2015 American Triple-T Registration & Lodging Open

AmericanTriple-T_poweredbySOMCAll 2015 Race Registration AND Shawnee Resort Lodging will open on Monday, May 19th at Noon EST on http://www.AmericanTriple-T.com. Don’t miss out on the great accommodations of the Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center. All cabins and lodge rooms are sure to sell out within the first 24 hours.

2015 Race Date – May 15, 16 & 17

3-days, 4-triathlons, 140+ miles, 1-epic event. The American Triple-T in Ohio has an almost cult like following that continues to attract athletes from more than 40 states and 5 countries each year. Scheduled for the first weekend before Memorial Day each year, the American Triple-T is played out in the majestic Shawnee State Park and Forest located in Portsmouth, Ohio, just 1.5 hours by car from the Columbus, Cincinnati and the Tri State areas. The Shawnee State Park and Forest is known for its spectacular beauty, peaceful bliss and a wide variety of challenging terrain as it is nestled in the southeast corner of Ohio.

[GET REGISTERED NOW]

FIT Family Series presented by Go Fast Multisport @ Maumee Bay Registration ALERT

Fit Family Series_Go FastWelcome to one of America’s longest running multisport series — the 23rd Annual FIT Family Series presented by Go Fast Multisport. 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. New for 2014 — HFP Racing will be hosting the Racing for Recovery 45 Mile & 70.3 Mile Triathlon & Duathlon during the Maumee Bay Triathlon & Duathlon. These events benefit the Racing for Recovery organization. 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!

EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS ON MAY 14 AT MIDNIGHT [GET REGISTERED]

The 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. More Information

SUPER COOL STUFF YOU GET FOR RACING MAUMEE BAY:

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EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS ON MAY 14 AT MIDNIGHT [GET REGISTERED]

 

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EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS ON MAY 14 AT MIDNIGHT [GET REGISTERED]

SWIM CLINIC @ MAUMEE BAY TRIATHLON & DUATHLON
Saturday, June 14: 2-3:00pm (prior to the HFP Course Preview)

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 at each of their open water and pool events! 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!

Liquid Lifestyles also offers:

  • Regional swim clinics specializing in the revolutionary Total Immersion methods
  • Personalized swimming lessons custom-designed to fit YOUR needs and goals
  • Comprehensive training plans for recreational, competitive and multi-sport athletes
  • Liquid N’ Durance Masters – COACHED swim practices for endurance athletes

Visit us @ www.LiquidLifestyles.com for additional training opportunities!

Mohican Endurance Festival Recon Report

Mohican B_02 (1)I enjoyed 3 hours of spectacular riding in the Mohican area today that included the Olympic distance bike course and a trip to the swim start to check out the scene. The exit of the swim is nearly straight up a concrete walkway (after about 50 yards of single track) that was too steep for me to ride! Can you say Mohican EPIC? Every bit of this course is a challenge and the folks racing the olympic distance race will be in for a big challenge on two peaks on Hastings Newville Road.  I was in my small ring and had to grind my way through these two climbs but the fun will not be missed by the sprint or half distance folks either. The climb up Bunker Hill Road is super tough and just when you think you’re done you turn left on Tugend Road for the last kick up for another steep 1/4 mile.  Ouch! That’s gonna hurt a lot on the second lap for those brave enough to take on the half.

The view from the Pleasant Hill Dam will be as breathtaking as it will be freighting for folks that will have to descend and ascend this beast of a hill. I enjoyed a short break while enjoying this view and recalled distance memories of when I was riding these same roads hours upon hours with youthful exuberance. The hills seemed easier then, even though my bike was surely much heavier than the carbon felt I was riding today. Ahhh…to be young again! I picked up the pace as I headed back to Mansfield where I parked my truck at my parents house and enjoyed a nice hot shower before heading for home.

These will become a MUST DO race after folks come back with their coveted MEF belt buckles and stories of bravado to match.

Can’t wait to join you all on June 22 at this EPIC race weekend.

Bringing it from Mohican!

Shannon Kurek
aka HFP Man
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