HFP Racing June News

ATT-HANG-LOOSESummer is now upon us and we’ve even got the weather to prove it! June is a VERY busy month at HFP Racing with the FIT Family Series kicking off this weekend at Deer Creek State Park, followed by the FIT Family Series @ Mamee Bay on Fathers Day weekend and then finishing the month off with the Mohican Endurance Festival. The 2015 American Triple-T @ Shawnee is a wrap and this years events featured some really great weather along with some liquid sunshine.  Check out the recap video for some motivation to get you to the starting line for 2016.

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Here are what folks are saying about the 2015 event: 

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“Thank you for producing and directing an amazing event! The support, camaraderie, and sportsmanship was phenomenal!”

—Tom Jackson, 2015 American Triple T Finisher

“We both enjoyed the race. The challenge was terrific. The volunteers were great. Your bike mechanic was fabulous, he saved my bike on Sunday. Thanks,”

—Darryl Mika, 2015 Triple T Finisher

“Thank you for putting on a terrific race. The HFP staff and volunteers are outstanding.
Thanks again,”

—Eric

Matt-Shannon-Finish“Thank you for another great race weekend — you guys are amazing, as are your volunteers. It would not be the race event that it is, if it weren’t for the excellent direction and the positive attitude of the volunteers. It’s infectious.”

—Leslie Knibb, 2015 Triple T Finisher

 

 

 

 

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logo_deercreekThis weekends season opening FIT Family Series at Deer Creek State Park looks to have some great weather for this series opener. We have Great fun and Great racing scheduled for two days on June 6-7.  Online registration closes on Friday, June 6th at Midnight.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.This venue offers courses that are mostly flat and fast with some rolling hills on the bike. FIT-Series-DC-KidsTriathletes will be swimming along the beach in Deer Creek Lake. Duathletes 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.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, June 6 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

  • (2:00pm) for all Sunday courses and races

Saturday, June 6 — 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)

Sunday, June 7 — 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

  • 2:00pm — Transition area opens for Kidz races
  • 3:00pm — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon (Ages 11–15)
  • 4:15pm — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon (Ages 10 & Under)

Sunday

  • 6:00–7:30am — Transition area open
  • 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

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Deer Creek State Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, June 6 from 10:00am–3:00pm
  • Sunday, June 7 from 6:00am–7:15am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

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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.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, June 20 — Triathlon Swim Clinic — Course Specific

Saturday, June 20 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

  • (2:00pm) for Sunday courses and races

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Saturday, June 20 — 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)

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Sunday, June 21 — 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

START TIMES

Saturday

  • 2:00pm — Transition area opens for Kidz races
  • 3:00pm — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon (Ages 11–15)
  • 4:15pm — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon (Ages 10 & under)

Sunday

  • 6:00–7:30am — Transition area open
  • 7:30am — Mini Women’s start
  • 7:40am — Mini Men’s start
  • 7:50am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint, Olympic)
  • 7:50am — Sprint Triathlon Waves
  • 8:00am — Olympic Triathlon Waves

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Maumee Bay State Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, June 20 from 10:00am–3:00pm
  • Sunday, June 21 from 6:00am–7:30am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

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The second annual Mohican Endurance Festival will be on Sunday, June 28 and feature a Mini, Sprint, Olympic & Half distance triathlon and duathlon. All events will start and finish at the beautiful Pleasant Hill Lake Park in Perrysville, Ohio.

Triathletes will start and finish their swim from the beach at Pleasant Hill Lake while duathletes will be enjoying an opening run on the trails within the park. Following the opening swim or run participants will take on bike courses that feature the challenging terrain surrounding the the Mohican State Forest. Participants will finish their epic event with a challenging trail run featuring breathtaking views of Pleasant Hill Lake Park.

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 Pleasant Hill Lake Park there will be a limit of 500 total participants for this event. We anticipate a very early sell out.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, June 27 — Triathlon Swim Clinic — Course Specific

Saturday, June 27 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

  • (2:00pm) for all Sunday courses and races

Sunday, June 28 — 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) — 39k Bike — 10k Run
  • Half: 1.2mi Swim (5k Run) — 56mi Bike — 13.1mi Run

START TIMES

Sunday

  • 6:00–7:30am — Transition area open
  • 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

Pleasant Hill Lake Park

  • Saturday, June 27 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, June 28 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.

AWARDS

All finishers will receive a handsome finisher buckle (size based on distance conquered) and the top three in each division will receive custom awards (including relay teams).

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See you at the races!

Shannon Kurek, aka HFP Man

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