Our friends at the Ohio University Race for a Reason just announced today the final approval for a new flat and fast 17 mile bike course for the triathlon and duathlon on Saturday, April 22. The course features a section on the very popular HockHocking Adena Bikeway providing great views of the Hocking River and on the return route back of downtown Athens. All the exciting race information can be found here and click on the below links for the course maps.
HFP Racing is excited to announce that the 2017 American Triple-T will finally be able to provide the same timing technology that participants have come to enjoy at other HFP Racing events. Part of the attraction of the American Triple-T is the intimate and remote location at the Shawnee State Park in the middle of the Shawnee State Forest. However, that comes with a price; there is NO internet access or cell phone use at the venue. The only consistent communication at the event has been through the Mark Radio system provided by the State of Ohio for the event staff. On site this year will be a mobile Satellite that will allow HFP Racing to provide live streaming results (updated every 90 seconds) on five 40 inch monitors at the finish line. Current event results will be streaming on 3 monitors and 2 monitors will be streaming the overall standings for the weekend. Additionally, participants will be emailed a link to share with family and friends (not at the race site) to keep up with the race online. At the completion of each final race results will automatically be uploaded to the American Triple-T results page for folks to view from their Shawnee Lodge hotel rooms or cabins.
“We’re super excited to finally be able to offer HFP’s signature race this technology. We’ve always worked very hard to make the American Triple-T a unique, special race weekend with an attention to detail…this will significantly add to the overall participant experience”. Shannon Kurek, Race Director – American Triple-T.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN TRIPLE-T
The 2017 event will take place on June 2-4. [GET REGISTERED NOW]
A triathlon achievement of epic proportions!
Experience 3 consecutive days of racing, gelling together 4 races covering a total of more than 70+ or 140+ miles for the weekend. You will find yourself swimming in the chilly spring-fed lakes, riding the most technically challenging hills in Ohio, and finishing with breathtaking runs along the trail systems climbing and descending those same hillsides.
Welcome to the 2017 American Triple-T!
What IS the American Triple-T? Well, it’s everything you’ve heard it to be, and more. The event is so much more than your typical “triathlon weekend” — it’s a triathlon achievement of epic proportions for all who partake. It is 3 consecutive days of racing, gelling together 4 races covering a total of more than 70 miles (SPRINT ST) or 140 miles (XTREME XT) for the weekend. You will find yourself swimming in the chilly spring-fed lakes, riding the most technically challenging hills in Ohio, and finishing with out-and-back runs along the trail systems climbing and descending those same hillsides.
The American Triple-T is not for the weak or faint of spirit.
It has humbled many triathletes who didn’t take it seriously, and it validates a host of others who test their “tri-mettle” at the “T” every year. Athletes from all 50 states, and 4 continents have all sought the privilege of earning their American Triple-T finisher T-shirt. Competitors, volunteers and spectators all come away with a new appreciation of the sport and of the athletes who train and tame mind and body to complete this legendary event.
You’ll also come away with newfound friendships, and you’ll solidify those bonds every year you come together to face this demon. There are even a special few who turned their initial shared experiences at the American Triple-T into a union of souls, and they came back the next year to compete as husband and wife! While we cannot guarantee that you’ll find your soul mate at the “T”, we will guarantee an incredible, unforgettable experience unique in the triathlon world.
So please, take your time, peruse the website, and check out all of the unique aspects of this amazing weekend event, then reach deep down and find the courage to sign up and join us at the 2017 American Triple-T on June 2-4. This event has boasted a SOLD OUT field for the past decade.