HFP Racing February News

coldestWow…can you believe the weather we’re getting here in the Mideast region? Unless you’re in southern Florida there is no escaping this horrible unrelenting cold weather. It certainly is forcing even the hardcore athletes inside for a boring spin on their trainer or a mind numbing treadmill session. Regardless of your attitude right now regarding this weather I think we all can agree that spring can’t get here fast enough. Need some motivation? We’re down to the final 20 or so spots for the American Triple-T at Shawnee. It always takes some time to get those final spots as participants are dropping out at about the same rate as participants are signing up. It’s a huge commitment and with this tough weather this winter it’s making it even tougher to get ready for early season events…especially as one as daunting as the American Triple-T. Grab on of the last few spots before the price increases $50.00 on March 1. Get Registered Now.

RaceResultsButton2HFP Racing is introducing some really cool technology for 2015. You may have already noticed are new online registration system which will link everything together for our new integrated timing software that will allow for much improved searchable online results formatting and even faster race day results. Along with nearly instantaneous results (refreshed every 5 seconds) at the finish line, participants divisional results will be refreshed on our 6 HD monitors every 90 seconds. We hope you’ll appreciate a more simple, user friendly, online registration process that leads to an even better “end result” after you finish. Additionally, this new integrated software will allow for immediate updating of the FIT Family Series points and also for the American Triple-T standings shortly after finishing.

helen_mountain_top_imageNext up for HFP Racing is the SOLD OUT Helen Training Camp on April 6-12 in the northern mountain region of Helen, Georgia.  With more than 20 participants from 6 states attending this years camp will be loads of fun. This camp is a great excuse to get a solid week of uninterrupted training in before the start of the season.


Mud-Run-OUGet ready to race HFP’s spring events at Ohio University (April 25) and Miami University (May 9th). These annual events give participants an opportunity to get in an early season triathlon (or duathlon) before most folks have even taken their bikes off the trainers. The Ohio University event features not only a triathlon/duathlon event but a 5k Run and a challenging Mud Run. The O’Bleness Race for a Reason annually raises nearly $100,000 for local charities. The Ohio University event is entering its 4th year and the Miami University event will celebrate year #10 in 2015. We hope to see many of you at these early season favorites.

Have a great day and keep thinking warm thoughts!


Shannon Kurek
aka HFP Man



American Triple-T @ Shawnee SELL OUT ALERT – ONLY 20 SPOTS LEFT

2015 American Triple-T

3-days, 4-triathlons, 140+ miles, 1-epic event


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 140 miles for the weekend.  You will find yourself swimming in the chilly spring-feed Turkey Creek Lake, riding the most technically challenging hills in the Shawnee State Forest region, and finishing with out-and-back runs along the fire roads 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 new-found 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 event, then reach deep down and find the courage to sign up and join us at the 2015 American Triple-T on May 15-17.  It has boasted a SOLD OUT field for the past decade, and the excitement continues to build every year.  The race is limited to just 500 brave souls.  Save $50.00 by registering for one of the final 20 spots before 2-28 at Midnight!
Sign up now!

HFP Racing 2015 race signups on record pace

record-paceWe’re happy to report that the start of 2015 has eclipsed all first month race signups with record numbers in nearly every event. The annual Super Sale had the largest participation in its 5 year history. We were just shy of 1000 total participants!!! Folks seem to be really itching to race in 2015 and of course that’s good news all around for the sport of triathlon and duathlon. In HFP’s February Newsletter coming out later this month we’ll be announcing some exciting technology that will enhance the participant experience from registration to post race.

Thanks for your continuing support of HFP Racing. We look forward to seeing you at a race very soon. First up for 2015 is the Ohio Health O’Bleness Race for a Reason on Saturday, April 25th at Ohio University.


Shannon Kurek
aka HFP Man