FIT Family Series @ Linwood Park FINAL Confirmation

logo_linwoodparkThis 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.

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES Thursday, August 14th at Noon.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE – This race starts 30 minutes earlier than all other FIT Family Series.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 16 — 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, August 16 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

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

Sunday, August 17 — 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

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

Sunday

  • 7:00am — Mini Women’s start
  • 7:10am — Mini Men’s start
  • 7:20am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint and Olympic)
  • 7:20am — Sprint Triathlon Waves
  • 7:30am — Olympic Triathlon Waves

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Linwood Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, August 16 from 6:00am–9:00am (Kidz Only)
  • Saturday, August 16 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, August 17 from 5:30am–7:00am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

SUNDAY START TIMES*
MINI TRIATHLON WAVES
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)

DUATHLON START
7:15am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint and Olympic)

SPRINT TRIATHLON WAVES
7:15am — Sprint Triathlon Elite Men, Men 29 & under
7:17am — Sprint Triathlon Men 30-39, Clydesdale
7:19am — Sprint Triathlon Men 40-49
7:21am — Sprint Triathlon Elite Women, Women 39 & under
7:23am — Sprint Triathlon Women 40+, Athena, Aquabike Women
7:25am — Sprint Triathlon Men 50+, Sprint Relay Team, Aquabike Men

OLYMPIC TRIATHLON WAVES
7:30am — Olympic Triathlon Elite Men, Men 29 & under
7:32am — Olympic Triathlon Men 30-39, Clydesdale
7:34am — Olympic Triathlon Men 40-49
7:36am — Olympic Triathlon Elite Women, Women 39 & under
7:38am — Olympic Triathlon Women 40+, Athena, Aquabike Women
7:40am — Olympic Triathlon Men 50+, Sprint Relay Team, Aquabike Men
**Your Age Group wave is your USA Triathlon age based on 12/31/13


Linwood Park Bridge Fix Trial Run

The City of Vermilion recently conducted a test run on their bridge with the proposed fix to test it to make sure it was safe for all participants of the race. Below you can see the photos of Vermilion’s Daniel Smith riding over the dangerous bridge join in the aero bars. No longer will this be a concern for participants!!!

Bridge Fix Trial 8-6-14(2)
Bridge Fix Trial 8-6-14
Bridge Fix Trial 8-6-14 (3)
Bridge Fix Trial 8-6-14 (4)
Bridge Fix Trial 8-6-14 (5)
OPEN WATER TECHNIQUE & TRAINING / Linwood Park
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 open water swim clinics designed to maximize your success and racing experience! 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:  Linwood Park – Vermillion, OH (map)
Schedule: Saturday, August 16: 2:00-3:00pm (Prior to the HFP Course Preview)
Registration / Cost: $20/person. Online payment and registration HERE or drop-in registration on the day of the event at the Liquid Lifestyles expo tent
Waiver: 

Please bring your completed Registration Waiver to the clinic.
WHAT TO BRING:
· Swim Suit / Wetsuit (optional)
· Goggles – We carry the Finis line of Open Water Goggles, designed specifically for optimal sighting in Triathlon. Available for purchase directly on site: HD Amber ($20) or Polarized Open Water Goggles ($40)
· Swim Caps will be provided – All participants will be given a Green Liquid Lifestyles Swim Cap to wear during the clinic to confirm registration status and improve visibility
· Registration Waiver
 
* We will have a variety of swim-related products and self-help tools available for purchase. Acceptable forms of payment include cash or check, payable to Liquid Lifestyles

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

Leah Nyikes
Liquid Lifestyles, Inc.
Founder / Head Coach 

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:
Make sure to go to http://www.hfpracing.com/events/fit/linwood/course.htm and print off a course map if you need one.  There will be NO course map copies at the race site.

WHERE IS LINWOOD PARK?
http://www.hfpracing.com/events/fit/linwood/directions.htm

OTHER QUESTIONS?????
Go to http://www.hfpracing.com/faq.htm for most of the important questions pertaining to the event.

FIRST TIMER OR JUST UNFAMILIAR WITH THE USA TRIATHLON RULES?
Go to http://www.hfpracing.com/race-rules.htm for more information.

ALSO CHECK OUT THIS LINK FOR A HANDY CHECKLIST
http://www.hfpracing.com/checklist.htm

GOOD LUCK AND SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND.

Sincerely,

Shannon Kurek, Race Director
HFP Racing
aka HFP Man
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