What a great winter we had this year in Ohio…minimal snow (bad if you own a ski resort) and plenty of mild weekends to get in some early season miles. The weather has certainly been great for those building for early season events like the American Triple-T or the Little Smokies Triathlon on May 20-22. What many folks don’t know is the American Triple-T now offers a shorter distance (70+ miles) version along with the longer distance (140+ miles) version. Additionally, the Little Smokies now offers a stand alone sudo Olympic Distance triathlon on Sunday, May 22. This challenging race will feature a 1k swim, followed by a 25 mile bike and finishing with a 6.55 mile run.
Looking for an April event to test your fitness? The OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race for the Reason is on Saturday, April 23 and features events for the entire family.
Athletes in Action Triathlon & Duathlon presented by the College of Health Sciences and Professions: A short sprint format (Triathlon: 500 meter Swim, 25k Bike, 5k Run: Duathlon 5k-Run, 25k-Bike, 5k-Run) that begins at the Ohio University Aquatic Center for the triathlon and in the transition area for the Duathlon. The bike route takes competitors out of town on a challenging course before returning to campus to complete a 5k run. Finish at the new Walter Field House and enjoy Fitness Fest’s post race awards, food, and concert. Participants can choose to race alone, or team up with friends, family, or co-workers and enter as a three-person relay. Register online before April 5 to save $15.00.
Quidel 5K presented by Ohio University Credit Union: A traditional 5K run that will start adjacent to the triathlon transition area in Parking Lot #133, right in front of the new Walter Field House. This course winds alongside the scenic Ohio University campus before intersecting with the Hocking Adena Bikeway. Competitors will enjoy views of the Hocking River and Ohio University Golf Course before finishing at the new Walter Field House for Fitness Fest. Park in Lot #132 next to Peden Stadium or near the Ohio University Convocation Center. Register online now to be part of this awesome event.
Bed Rock Mud Run powered by ROTC: A 4.5 mile non-traditional run starts in Peden Stadium. Runners will cross the Hocking River over the Richland Avenue Bridge, pass through the Richland Avenue Park, and travel down Diary Barn Lane before heading up to the ROTC Challenge course in the Ridges. Competitors will encounter several obstacles throughout the course before heading down to a slip-n-slide and finishing at the new Walter Field House for Fitness Fest. Register online now to be part of this awesome event.
AMVETS Diabetes 3K Walk presented by Humana: A traditional 3K walk that will start and finish in Peden Stadium. This out and back course winds along the scenic Hocking Adena Bikeway toward OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital before turning around to finish at the new Walter Field House for Fitness Fest. Register online now to be part of this awesome event.
Get yourself ready for the 2016 and save some money during HFP’s annual Spring Super Sale and get 20% off ALL HFP events from April 1-7. Sale ends at Midnight on April 7th.
Looking forward to seeing you at a race soon.
aka HFP Man
Use the code “SPRING-SUPER-SALE-2016″ when registering for any of the below races to save 20% (sorry..discounts are not retroactive):
HFP Racing Spring Super Sale Direct Registration Links:
OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason — April 23, 2016
FIT Family Series — SERIES ENTRY
American Triple-T — May 20-22, 2016 (only a 62 spots remain)
Little Smokies Triathlon — May 22, 2016 (now featuring Half Iron & Olympic distance tri)
FIT Family Series — Deer Creek State Park — June 4-5, 2016
FIT Family Series — Maumee Bay State Park — June 18-19, 2016
Mohican Endurance Festival — June 26, 2016
FIT Family Series — Caesar Creek State Park — July 9-10, 2016
Mason Tri-umphant Triathlon/Duathlon, Kids Triathlon & 5k — July 17, 2016
Great Buckeye Challenge — July 24, 2016
SOMC Tri for your LIFE — July 31, 2016
FIT Family Series — Alum Creek State Park — August 6-7, 2016
FIT Family Series — Vermilion Harbour — August 20-21, 2016
FIT Family Series — Portage Lakes State Park — September 17-18, 2016
Deer Creek Fall Challenge — September 25, 2016