FIT Family Series @ Portage Lakes – It’s Race Week!

logo_portagelakes411-acre Portage Lakes State Park offer visitors a variety of outdoor recreational experiences. Boating, swimming and fishing are popular on the several surrounding lakes. The wetlands of the park attract waterfowl and shorebirds, providing visitors enjoyment whether hunting or observing wildlife, along with an 18-hole disk golf course.

This race serves as the championship race for the FIT Family Series. The triathlon starts off with a beautiful swim courses in Turkeyfoot Lake along the beach. Duathletes start off with a 5k out and back run within the park. The bike courses loop through the country roads surrounding the park. Both events finish with a run through the park with the finish line overlooking Portage Lakes.

Online Registration Closes: September 11, 2015 – 12:00 noon EST

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Online Registration Closes: September 11, 2015 – 12:00 noon EST

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, September 12 — Triathlon Swim Clinic — Course Specific

Saturday, September 12 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

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

Saturday, September 12 — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon*

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

*Duathlon starts with a ¼mi Run (Age 10 & under) or a ½mi Run (Ages 11–15)

Happy-finishers

Sunday, September 13 — Portage Lakes Triathlon & Duathlon

  • Mini: 250y Swim (2mi Run) — 7mi Bike — 2mi Run
  • Sprint: 750m Swim (5k Run) — 22k 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 (Age 10 & under)

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SUNDAY WAVE START TIMES
6:00-7:30am — TRANSITION OPEN
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)
7:45am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint and Olympic)
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
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+, 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.

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RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Portage Lakes State Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, September 12 from 10:00am–3:00pm
  • Sunday, September 13 from 6:00am–7:30am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY

Online Registration Closes: September 11, 2015 – 12:00 noon EST

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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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