“Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.” Dwight D. Eisenhower
Plan your summer racing during the HFP Racing 4th of July sale going on now through Midnight on July 4th. Receive 15% any HFP Racing event below by using the code “HFP-4th-Sale-2018” during the registration process. Remember the code is case sensitive and must be typed in just as it reads. This code is not retroactive for races already registered.
July 7-8: FIT Family Series @ Caesar Creek (Waynesville, Ohio)
July 21-22: FIT Family Series @ Buck Creek (Springfield, Ohio)
August 4-5: FIT Family Series @ Alum Creek (Lewis Center, Ohio)
August 18-19: FIT Family Series @ Vermilion Harbour (Vermilion, Ohio)
September 8-9: FIT Family Series @ Portage Lakes (Akron, Ohio)
September 30: Deer Creek Fall Challenge @ Deer Creek (Mt. Sterling, Ohio)
HFP thanks and remembers our U.S Armed Forces this week both active duty and veterans for their selfless sacrifices that allow us to live in this wonderful country.
Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at an HFP Racing event soon.
Shannon and Jennifer Kurek
Grandview Heights, OH – Race committee members from the 1st Annual TRI The Heights Youth Triathlon are excited to announce the confirmation of a completely closed to traffic and volunteer-supported courses for their September 1 event. This exciting new event is a partnership with the City of Grandview Heights Parks and Recreation and the Grandview Heights | Marble Cliff Education Foundation. The triathlon will feature distances for kids 6 and under through age 14.
TRI THE HEIGHTS TRIATHLON COURSE DESCRIPTION
Youth racers will be treated to a spectacular swim in the brand new Grandview Heights Municipal Pool (transition area #1), then transitioning to a bike ride on a fully closed to traffic and volunteer-supported bike and run courses.
The bike course will feature a tour of the beautiful Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff community and provide older participants a challenging climb up Lincoln Road before their respective turnarounds.
The run courses start from Wyman Woods Park (transition area #2) and feature a loop through the park before finishing at a grand finish in the park open space.
Following the race, participants will have multiple activities to continue their fun, along with an awesome post race party.
More race information can be found at https://hfpracing.com/race/tri-heights-youth-triathlon.
TRI THE HEIGHTS TRIATHLON VOLUNTEERS
TRI The Heights is Grandview’s first annual kids triathlon with a priority on safety, fun, and community. Pulling off an event like this requires manpower – a lot of it. We have a wide variety of needs ranging from packet pick up to post race tear down and everything in between. If you need more details, please don’t hesitate to contact Taylor Lindsey at Parks and Rec at 614-488-3111 or firstname.lastname@example.org and thanks!
USA Triathlon National
Championships and FIT Family Series @ Sherod Park ~ Prep Clinic
This clinic is specifically tailored to cover all the details of the Cleveland, Ohio USA Triathlon National Championships and the FIT Family Series @ Sherod Park in Vermilion. We will cover everything you need to know to have a great race at the USA Triathlon National Championships on August 11-12 and at the FIT Family on August 18-19.
What to expect during this educational weekend!
-Learn the flow of the transition area, wave starts, and all the courses for both races
-Learn how to best setup your transition area
-Swimming Tips: mass starts, buoy turns, exiting and entering the water,
-Learn how to have a fast transition from the swim to bike and bike to run
-Guidelines for getting on and off your bike with shoes attached
-Plans of how to train specifically and taper properly for these races
-And a final Q&A session for all your Triathlon Questions!
Please sign up below -We have a limited number of 24 people!
Hope to see you there. Send me questions if you have any!
Sunday July 15th ~ 11:00 to 1:30 p.m
Sherod Park, Vermilion Ohio.
We will be meeting at the second smaller pavilion in the Shady Creekside trail pavilion, just past the big pavilion, on the left over the small creek!
Bring your swim/bike/run gear and all your questions
Thank you !
PR Multi-sport coaches
Daniel and Adam
Oregon, Ohio – The FIT Family Series @ Maumee Bay has changed the bike course for Sunday’s 2nd race of the FIT Family Series due to construction on the course. “The new course is actually a much nicer loop and has very smooth roads. It should be a nice change for this venue.” Shannon Kurek, Race Director – HFP Racing
Click here to download the latest maps.
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 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 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.
We’re READY – Are you?
Rich Fowler – Race Announcer
CLICK HERE FOR 2018 AMERICAN TRIPLE-T EVENT GUIDE
AMERICAN TRIPLE-T RANKINGS
AMERICAN TRIPLE-T PARTICIPANT LIST
Helen, GA – Another Helen Training Camp down and I’m ready for some spring races. I can’t believe I’ve been coming to this amazing town since 1995. My first trip to Helen was to recon a potential fall mountain bike event to take advantage of the recent UCI World Cup event that put Helen, GA on the map in 1994. Yep…HFP used to produce Mountain Bike races back in the day. After spending a very warm day in May visiting with local officials and running the trails I was hooked. What a super cool venue with the Chattahoochee River running right through the middle of town and awesome pubs like the Troll Tavern serving cold beers and burritos the size of your head (sadly they no longer serve burritos). HFP only produced a couple events in Helen but it became an annual spring training stop for myself and my HFP teammates. The Helen Training Camp has a way of getting you out of bed in the cold winter mornings to get in training that you may otherwise choose to blow off…because you just can’t show up to Helen the first week of April with hopes and dreams to get you through this brutal week of training. No…the only way to survive this annual sufferfest is to have put in some significant miles in advance. The camp gets started each year with our meet n greet at the Troll Tavern next to the Chattahoochee River. The excitement of being in a warmer venue and the nervousness of what lies ahead is evident in everyone’s demeanor during dinner. The first day starts off with a 60 minutes swim workout in the local recreation center pool then a ride to the highest point in Georgia…Brasstown Bald. It’s at this point when the reality of what you signed up for sets in and legs are telling you there is NO way you can go any further…and so it begins. Photos from this year are below. In 2018 we’ll be taking the camp to warmer weather in Oro Valley, AZ (next to Tuscon). Look for more details on our website in the coming weeks. Thanks to all the campers for your photos of this epic week.
aka HFP Man
Time to Tri is a new, unprecedented initiative within the triathlon industry to grow the sport of triathlon by proactively recruiting and supporting athletes as they train for and compete in their first race. The initiative, a strategic joint effort between USA Triathlon and IRONMAN, was unveiled in early 2018. The overarching goal is to increase triathlon participants by 100,000 nationwide by the end of 2020.
Pledge your support or commit to your first triathlon at the Time to Tri website.