HFP Racing is setting the 2017 date for the Deer Creek Fall Challenge for Sunday, September 24 and is excited to announce a more logistically friendly bike course changes for this annual late season event. “The Deer Creek Fall Challenge has continued to grow and is attracting participants of all ability levels, especially in the shorter distance races. We’ve recognized that we no longer can offer the same course layouts as it has become increasingly more difficult to handle the large field size of 750 participants in and out of the park.” Shannon Kurek, Race Director
The new bike courses are a single lap for the Mini, Sprint and Olympic distance races. The Half Iron will now only be two laps with no return trip into the park until the completion of the 56 mile course. Two aid stations will be available at mile 19 and mile 27 featuring Gatorade Endurance Formula, Water, BOOM Energy Gel and miscellaneous snacks.
The new course layout will allow participants racing in the shorter races to leave the park when finished without driving on the bike course.
About the Deer Creek Fall Challenge:
The Deer Creek Fall Challenge features a distance for all ability levels; whether you’re getting ready for a fall Ironman distance race or looking for a great course for your first triathlon, the Deer Creek Fall Challenge is the race for you. Deer Creek State Park is located just 20 miles southwest of Columbus off I-71 at the Mount Sterling exit.
Join us in the last weekend of September at the Deer Creek Fall Challenge! End your racing season on a high note at this outstanding athlete-friendly event.
2017 registration will open on January 1, 2017 at Noon EST.