Challenge New Albany Registration Alert

Register before June 30th at Midnight to save $10.00 – $25.00 on your registration.

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About Challenge New Albany: Challenge New Albany is the third U.S. event of the globally expanding Challenge Family series of events. Challenge New Albany has an entire weekend of racing for the entire family. The race weekend gets started on Saturday, July 26 with a Junior Challenge Kidz TriathlonChallenge Women’s Triathlon and the Challenge Men’s Triathlon all in downtown New Albany, Ohio. The Challenge New Albany weekend culminates with Sunday’s Half and Olympic distance triathlons featuring a unique point-to-point course that starts at Alum Creek State Park and finishes in downtown New Albany.

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Mason Tri-umphant FINAL Confirmation

logo_masonThe Mason Parks & Recreation Foundation welcomes you to the Mason Tri-umphant Triathlon weekend. This event is a perfect fit for the newbie wanting to get their feet wet in the sport of triathlon. The 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 20k bike through the beautiful streets of Warren County and Mason, 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 a Kids Triathlon will begin at 11:00am. The 5k run and walk will begin at 8:00am.

Online registration is NOW CLOSED – you may register in person on Saturday from Noon to 5:00pm at Corwin M. Nixon Park.

This event benefits:
COMMON GROUND PLAYGROUND

The Mason Parks & Recreation Foundation has been diligently working toward the building of an inclusive playground in Mason, called Common Ground. This playground will be the first of its kind in the area in both size and scope and will meet the needs of children and adults with all mobility, sensory, sight, hearing, and social challenges. All playgrounds are not created equal, and EVERYONE belongs in a unique, engaging and inclusive recreational environment created through COMMON GROUND.

IMPORTANT RACE WEEKEND LINKS:
Course Maps
Directions
Where to Stay
Things to do when in Mason

EVENT SCHEDULE

Sunday, June 29

  • 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
  • 5k Run
  • Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon*:
    (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

  • 7:30am — Women’s Only Triathlon/Duathlon
  • 8:00am — 5k Run
  • 9:00am — Men’s Only Triathlon/Duathlon
  • 11:00am — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon (Ages 11–15)
  • 11:30am — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon (Age 10 & under)

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Corwin Nixon Park

  • Saturday, June 28 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, June 29 from 6:00am–8:30am

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.

  • Kids Age Groups — 7 & under, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
  • 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 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. 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.

Mohican Endurance Festival FINAL Confirmation

Mohican B_02 (1)The inaugural Mohican Endurance Festival is this Sunday, June 22 and features a Mini, Sprint, Olympic & Half distance triathlon and duathlon. All events will start and finish at the beautiful Mohican Lodge & Conference Center in Perrysville, Ohio.

Triathletes will start & finish their swim from the private beach at the Lodge while duathletes will be enjoying an opening run on Lodge roads. Following the opening swim or run participants will take on bike courses that feature the challenging terrain surrounding the Lodge and Mohican State Forest. Participants will finish their epic event with a daunting run along the infamous Mohican Trail alongside the Mohican River featuring breathtaking views of the Mohican State Forest and surrounding areas.

We look forward to having you in this exciting event.

Shannon Kurek
aka HFP Man

Online registration closes on Thursday, June 20th at Midnight.

We’ll be off to the race site on Thursday so please bring any questions or changes to packet pickup on Saturday, June 21.  Parking is limited at the lodge so please arrive early and if possible car pool with your friends.

Updated course maps are here. For the most current and updated information on the entire race weekend click here.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Sunday, June 22 — 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) — 40k Bike — 10k Run
  • Half: 1.2mi Swim (5k Run) — 56mi Bike — 13.1mi Run

START TIMES

Sunday

  • 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

Mohican Lodge & Conference Centre

  • Saturday, June 21 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, June 22 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.

AID STATIONS

The half triathlon and duathlon will have a bike aid station at the end of their first lap at the bike turn around on Goon Road (entrance to the Mohican Lodge). Infinit Nutrition and Water will be available in bottles and to re-fill your own bottles. There will be Coke, bananas, cookies, BOOM Energy Gel and pretzels available too. There are NO bike aid stations for the mini, sprint or olympic distance races.

On the run there will be aid stations located approx every mile with Infinit Nutrition, Water, Coke, bananas, cookies, BOOM Energy Gel and pretzels.

OPEN WATER TECHNIQUE & TRAINING / Mohican Endurance Festival
Liquid Lifestyles Swimming – The Official Swim Partner of HFP Racing / www.LiquidLifestyles.com
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: Mohican State Park – Perrysville, OH (map) / meet at the HFP Swim Start
Schedule: Saturday, June 21: 2:00-3:00pm
Registration / Cost: $20/person. Online payment and registration at:

Registration Waiver: PDF (please complete this form and bring it with you to the clinic)

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

Liquid Lifestyles Swim Clinic @ Maumee Bay

OPEN WATER TECHNIQUE & TRAINING / Maumee Bay 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: Maumee Bay State Park – Oregon, Ohio
Schedule: Saturday, June 14: 2:00-3:00pm (Prior to the HFP Course Preview)
Cost: $20.00
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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FIT Family Series presented by Go Fast Multisport @ Maumee Bay

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.logo_rfrNew 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!  More Information

SUPER COOL STUFF YOU GET FOR RACING MAUMEE BAY:

Maumee-Bay

More than 600 participants already registered!!!
ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS ON JUNE 12 AT MIDNIGHT [GET REGISTERED]

Maumee Bay tshirt printed

Racing for Recovery Finisher medal

More than 600 participants already registered!!!
ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS ON JUNE 12 AT MIDNIGHT [GET REGISTERED]

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!

More details on the Maumee Bay Race Weekend:

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, June 14 — 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, June 14 — HFP Course Talk and Swim Clinic

Sunday, June 15 — 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
  • RfR 45 Mile: .6mi Swim (5k Run) — 38mi Bike — 6.55mi Run
  • RfR 70.3 Mile: 1.2mi Swim (5k Run) — 56mi Bike — 13.1mi 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, Olympic, 45mi & 70.3mi)
  • 7:50am — Sprint Triathlon Waves
  • 8:00am — Olympic Triathlon Waves
  • 8:10am — RfR 45mi Triathlon Waves
  • 8:15am — RfR 70.3mi Triathlon Waves

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Maumee Bay State Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, June 14 from 6:00am–9:00am (Kidz Only)
  • Saturday, June 14 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, June 15 from 6:00am–7:30am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

Course Maps for all events here.
Driving directions to Maumee Bay.

Special Note from Race Director Shannon Kurek:
HFP Man_REVRegardless of which race you’re participating in the transition area closes at 7:30am. Please plan accordingly. For those racing in the Racing for Recovery 45 & 70.3 races there is ONLY one aid station on the bike that you will pass at the end of each of your laps. This is a neutral aid station and it is location at the campground entrance of the park. You may take your own bottles and nutrition to this location before the race. Please be sure to clearly mark each item with your race number. This aid station will offer refuels of Infinit Nutrition and Water. THERE ARE NO BOTTLE HAND OFFS. There will also be bananas, granola bars and BOOM Energy Gel. All cyclist MUST be off the bike course by 12:45pm.  The same nutrition will be located at 3 aid stations on the run that you will pass by 6 times each lap.

 

HFP Racing June News

AmericanTriple-T_poweredbySOMCSummer is now upon us and we’ve even got the weather to prove it! Finally warm pleasant days out number the cold ones. Speaking of cold weather (and water too) the 2014 American Triple-T is a wrap and this years events featured historic lows in both the water temperature (58 degrees) and air temperature (39 degrees).  However, the race would go on and the braze American Triple-T participants persevered!  Check out the recap video for some motivation to get you to the starting line for 2015.

Here are what folks are saying about the 2014 event: 

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ATT-Double-Thumbs-Up“I just wanted to thank you, your organization, volunteers and fellow racers for a fantastic event.  My results were terrible, but I feel nothing but a high and appreciation for what you and the volunteers created.  Being able to indulge myself in your great events for an entire weekend was an incredible experience.  Race after race after race.  I live in Texas and turned down the Ironman-Texas race on same weekend for this.  (I have done Ironman, but not Texas.)  I clearly made the right choice.  I cannot even imagine the organization involved in creating 4 races in 3 days.  Having different bike courses in each race and creating two completely distinct olympic races in the same day had to have been difficult to implement, but your group made it seem easy.

I am already entered in the 2015 race, including lodge reservations.
I appreciate the race jersey, the finisher’s shirt and memories.  I do NOT appreciate the tortuous courses.  Here’s to 2015.”
Bill Keros
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ATT-StellaI just wanted to write to say TTThank YOU! for another amazing…I MEAN “EPIC” TTT weekend! we LOVE you and your race and all the HFP Peeps! Hope you have a great season, a wonderful year and i hope you will be ready for the “Jersey crew” in 2015
….cause we are coming back and we are bringing “reinforcements!”
TTTHANKS again! Take care!
BIG LOVE!!,
Stella
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“You guys put on a fantastic race!  Thank you!” -Brad Scholtz
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“Great job putting on another great race. HFP does it up right! –David T. Payne
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“A big thank you for such a wonderful event!” -Jim O’Connor
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“Thanks for everything this past weekend. It was brutal but somehow the most enjoyable time I’ve had racing since probably the last time I did that race in 2003!  You do such an amazing job it is stunning to me.” -Jim LaMastra
Jim-Lamastra
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“What a fabulous race you all hosted! We drove down from Canada to participate and were delighted that we did, we thoroughly enjoyed it! Everyone was so helpful and friendly. What a great bunch of volunteers you managed to recruit!” -Genevieve Freeman
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“I just finished the Triple T this year (did 2013, also) and wanted to tell HFP what a fantastic event the race was this year.” -Alexander King
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“Thank you for an awesome race this weekend. As a first time Triple T participant, it was an amazing experience and I look forward to doing it in the future.” -Erich Greoezinger

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logo_deercreekLast weekends season opening FIT Family Series at Deer Creek State Park has some of the best weather in the history of the event. Great fun and great racing for two days. Full results for this event are located here.
Here are what folks are saying about this event:
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“Who knew this crazy sport could be so much fun?  Thank you to the volunteers who were so friendly and helpful. Thank you to your organization for clearly marking everything and putting people in the right places so that I knew what to do next.” –Jill Ricker
“My compliments to the HFP team on Deer Creek. Really nice, well organized race (which is pretty much the standard for your races), but the best part was the lightening fast results from Race Penguin and the computerized results look ups with the ability to print out the individual results. I will be back next year, God willing. My friends and I truly appreciate the fact that you have corrected the one area that you guys were having problems with. And accurate timing and quick results are definitely key areas!” -David Katz
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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. logo_rfrNew 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!  More Information

SUPER COOL STUFF YOU GET FOR RACING MAUMEE BAY:

Maumee-Bay

ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS ON JUNE 12 AT MIDNIGHT [GET REGISTERED]

Maumee Bay tshirt printed

Racing for Recovery Finisher medal

ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS ON JUNE 12 AT MIDNIGHT [GET REGISTERED]

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We have two fabulous events that are going to round out the month of June for us in 2014. The newly minted Mohican Endurance Festival on June 22 has received a great first year turnout and is closing in fast on the cap limit of 500 participants. The Mason Tri-umphant event closes the month out and is expected to see more than 600 participants compete in the 4 events on Sunday, June 29.

About the Mohican Endurance Festival:
Mohican B_02 (1)The inaugural Mohican Endurance Festival will be on Sunday, June 22 and feature a Mini, Sprint, Olympic & Half distance triathlon and duathlon. All events will start and finish at the beautiful Mohican Lodge & Conference Center in Perrysville, Ohio.

Triathletes will start & finish their swim from the private beach at the Lodge while duathletes will be enjoying an opening run on Lodge roads. Following the opening swim or run participants will take on bike courses that feature the challenging terrain surrounding the Lodge and Mohican State Forest. Participants will finish their epic event with a daunting run along the infamous Mohican Trail alongside the Mohican River featuring breathtaking views of the Mohican State Forest and surrounding areas.

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 the Mohican Lodge there will be a limit of 500 total participants for this event. We anticipate a very early sell out.

About the Mason Tri-umphant event:
logo_masonThe Mason Parks & Recreation Foundation will play host to this family friendly race with all proceeds going toward the construction of Common Ground, Mason’s inclusive playground. This event is a perfect fit for the newbie wanting to get their feet wet in the sport of triathlon. 2013 saw a record number of athletes participate in the unique format featuring Women’s only, Men’s only and Kids races, allowing the whole family to participate as well as cheer each other on. The 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 20k bike through the beautiful streets of Warren County and Mason, 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 a Kids Triathlon will begin at 11:00am. The 5k run and walk will begin at 8:00am.