Great Buckeye Challenge – It’s Race Week!

logo_gbcThe Great Buckeye Challenge — located at the beautiful Buck Creek State Park in Springfield, Ohio features a distance for everyone. The Great Buckeye Challenge features an exciting 2-lap 56 mile course for the Half Triathlon & Duathlon. Whether you want to go short or long, triathlon or duathlon, The Great Buckeye Challenge has the event for you. The event includes a mini, sprint, Olympic and half distance triathlon & duathlon. ALL FINISHERS will receive a custom made Great Buckeye Challenge FINISHER medal.

Buck Creek State Park lies in a fertile agricultural area, rich in Ohio’s history. The park’s recreational facilities center around the 2,120-acre lake, offering endless water-related opportunities. Visitors enjoy the many wetlands, broad meadows and wildlife at this diverse 1,896-acre park.

This spectacular venue is located at the beautiful Buck Creek State Park in Springfield, Ohio. Triathletes will swim on courses paralleling the beach, a followed by challenging bike courses in Clark County and finishing with run courses on a bike course and a gently rolling bike trail.

Online Registration Closes: August 28, 2015 – 12:00 noon EST

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 29 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

  • (2:00–3:00pm) for all weekend courses and races

Sunday, August 30 — Great Buckeye Challenge

  • Mini: 250y Swim (2mi Run) — 10mi Bike — 2mi Run
  • Sprint: 750m Swim (5k Run) — 14mi Bike — 5k Run
  • Olympic: 1500m Swim (5k Run) — 25mi Bike — 10k Run
  • Half: 1.2mi Swim (5k Run) — 56mi Bike — 13.1mi Run

START TIMES

MINI TRIATHLON WAVES
7:30am —ALL women in Mini Triathlon
(two at a time based on estimated swim time)
7:40am – All men in the Mini Triathlon
(two at a time based on estimated swim time)

DUATHLON START
7:45am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint, Olympic & Half)

SPRINT TRIATHLON WAVES
7:45am — Sprint Triathlon Elite Men, Men 29 & under
7:48am — Sprint Triathlon Men 30-39, Clydesdale
7:51am — Sprint Triathlon Men 40-49
7:54am — Sprint Triathlon Elite Women, Women 39 & under
7:57am — Sprint Triathlon Women 40+, Athena, Aquabike Women
8:00am — Sprint Triathlon Men 50+, Sprint Relay Team, Aquabike Men

OLYMPIC TRIATHLON WAVES
8:03am — Olympic Triathlon Elite Men, Men 29 & under
8:06am — Olympic Triathlon Men 30-39, Clydesdale
8:09am — Olympic Triathlon Men 40-49
8:12am — Olympic Triathlon Elite Women, Women 39 & under
8:15am — Olympic Triathlon Women 40+, Athena, Aquabike Women
8:18am — Olympic Triathlon Men 50+, Sprint Relay Team, Aquabike Men

HALF TRIATHLON WAVES
8:20am — Half Triathlon Elite Men, Men 29 & under
8:23am — Half Triathlon Men 30-39, Clydesdale
8:26am — Half Triathlon Men 40-49
8:29am — Half Triathlon Elite Women, Women 39 & under
8:32am — Half Triathlon Women 40+, Athena, Aquabike Women
8:35am — Half Triathlon Men 50+, Sprint Relay Team, Aquabike Men

**Your Age Group wave is your USA Triathlon age based on 12/31/15

HFP Racing NEW Swim Start Procedure (Sprint, Olympic & Half only)
As indicated in the above schedule each division will be called to the start line based on their age or division. We will send off each wave 3 participants at a time every 3 seconds. This will allow for better flow and safety during the swim portion of the race. It will be very important for participants to be ready to entry the start corral when called to the start line so please plan accordingly.

RACE PACKET PICK-UP
Buck Creek State Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, August 29 from 12:00pm–5:00pm (Registration & Packet Pickup)
  • Sunday, August 30 from 6:00am–7:30am (Packet Pickup ONLY)

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

Half Distance Bike Aid Stations
Bike bottles with Infinit Nutrition and Water will be available at two (2) aid stations. See Bike Course for exact locations. Additionally, there will be BOOM Energy Gel, cookies, pretzels and bananas available.

Run Course Aid Stations (All distances)
Infinit Nutrition and Water will be available at aid stations approx every mile. See Run Course for exact locations. Additionally, there will be BOOM Energy Gel, cookies, pretzels and bananas available.

OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS:

GOOD LUCK AND SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND.

Sincerely,

Shannon Kurek, Race Director
HFP Racing
aka HFP Man
HFP Man_REV

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SOMC Tri for your LIFE @ It’s Race Week!

somc-logoThe City of Portsmouth will host the 4th annual “SOMC TRI for Your LIFE” brought to you by Southern Ohio Medical Center, as the organization seeks to build on wellness initiatives and grow the multisport community within the greater Southern Ohio region.

On Sunday the Adult TRI will begin with a brief dip in the SOMC LIFE Center pool and then progress to a 9.6 mile 3-lap bike course and finishing with a challenging 5k run up and back down Sunrise Ave. The run will feature a rolling 5k course through the streets of Portsmouth.

New for 2015…the kids races will also be at the SOMC Life Center.
Kids Bike Course
Kids Run Course
Adult Bike Course
Adult Run Course

We hope you will mark your calendars and join us for this exciting event!

Online Registration Closes: August 21, 2015 – 12:00 noon EST

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EVENT SCHEDULE

SOMC LIFE Center (NEW LOCATION)

Saturday, August 22 — Kids Triathlon:

Age on December 31st of this year

  • (Age 10 & under) 100y Swim — 5k Bike — ½mi Run
  • (Ages 11–15) 200y Swim — 10k Bike — 1mi Run

Saturday, August 22 — HFP Course Talk and Preview:

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

SOMC LIFE Center

Sunday, August 23 — SOMC Tri for your LIFE:

  • 200y Swim — 10mi Bike — 5k Run

START TIMES

Saturday, August 22

  • 9:00am — Kids Triathlon (Ages 11–15)
  • 9:45am — Kids Triathlon (Age 10 & under)

Sunday, August 23

  • 8:00am — SOMC Tri for your LIFE

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

SOMC LIFE Center

  • Saturday, August 22 from 7:00am–8:45am (Kids Only)

SOMC Life Center

  • Saturday, August 22 from 1:00pm–3:00pm
  • Sunday, August 23 from 6:00am–7:30am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

SOMCTriathlon

OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS:

GOOD LUCK AND SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND.

Sincerely,

Shannon Kurek, Race Director
HFP Racing
aka HFP Man
HFP Man_REV

FIT Family Series @ Linwood Park – It’s Race Week!

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Welcome to one of America’s longest running multisport series — the 24th 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!

Linwood Park is located on the shores of Lake Erie in Vermilion, Ohio, “A small town on a great lake.”

Also known to mid-west boating enthusiasts as “A great place to drop Anchor.”

The Linwood Park Company was formed in 1883, by a group of Germans inspired by the Methodist Sunday School Assembly at Chautauqua, New York. Land was procured in Linwood Grove, a former picnic grove.

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This 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Animals, with the exception of service dogs, will not be admitted to the park.

Online Registration Closes: August 14, 2015 – 12:00 noon EST

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 15 — Triathlon Swim Clinic — Course Specific

Saturday, August 15 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

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

Saturday, August 15 — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon*

Age on December 31st of this year

Linwood-Kids-Start

  • (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, August 16 — 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

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

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RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Linwood Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, August 15 from 10:00am–3:00pm
  • Sunday, August 16 from 5:30am–7:00am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

Linwood-Family-Finish-Photo

SUNDAY WAVE START TIMES
5:00-7:00am — TRANSITION OPEN
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)
7:15am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint and Olympic)
7:15am — Sprint Triathlon Elite Men, Men 29 & under
7:18am — Sprint Triathlon Men 30-39, Clydesdale
7:21am — Sprint Triathlon Men 40-49
7:24am — Sprint Triathlon Elite Women, Women 39 & under
7:27am — Sprint Triathlon Women 40+, Athena, Aquabike Women
7:30am — Sprint Triathlon Men 50+, Sprint Relay Team, Aquabike Men
7:33am — Olympic Triathlon Elite Men, Collegiate Men, Men 29 & under
7:36am — Olympic Triathlon Men 30-39, Clydesdale
7:39am — Olympic Triathlon Men 40-49
7:42am — Olympic Triathlon Elite Women, Collegiate Women, Women 39 & under
7:45am — Olympic Triathlon Women 40+, Athena, Aquabike Women
7:48am — Olympic Triathlon Men 50+, Olympic Relay Team, Aquabike Men
**Your Age Group wave is your USA Triathlon age based on 12/31/15

HFP Racing NEW Swim Start Procedure (Sprint and Olympic only)
As indicated in the above schedule each division will be called to the start line based on their age or division. We will send off each wave 3 participants at a time every 3 seconds. This will allow for better flow and safety during the swim portion of the race. It will be very important for participants to be ready to entry the start corral when called to the start line so please plan accordingly.

OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS:

GOOD LUCK AND SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND.

Sincerely,

Shannon Kurek, Race Director
HFP Racing
aka HFP Man
HFP Man_REV