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.

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GOOD LUCK AND SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND.

Sincerely,

Shannon Kurek, Race Director
HFP Racing
aka HFP Man
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