HFP Racing April News

Flag_photoIt’s hard to be too excited about HFP’s upcoming race this weekend at Miami University in light of the bombing at the Boston Marathon.  As someone that looked up to David McGillivray (Boston Marathon’s race director) for my entire career, it breaks my heart to think of the overwhelming amount of emotion he must be facing as he attempts to bring some finality to this event.  I can’t even imagine what his team is going through and can only pray for God’s hand of courage be with them all during this most challenging time.  Our deepest and sincere sympathy goes out to all the victims and their families. Please join us as we pray for them all.

TeamRWB-LogoURL_RGBSome of the members of Team Red, White & Blue that were racing at the Boston Marathon jumped in to serve as First Responders and showed tremendous courage in helping the victims of the bombing.  We just can’t thank our Veterans enough – please visit their website and support them in anyway you can. Several of the their teammates will be joining us this Saturday’s at the MUSF Triathlon and will be proudly flying the Red, White & Blue during the race.  Their team will be handing out hand held American Flags before the race. Look for them at the transition and registration areas.

With all this said, we are racing Saturday.


University SeriesHFP University Series to kicked off last weekend at Ashland University. – Next up is the exciting Miami University Student Foundation Triathlon on Saturday, April 20.  This annual triathlon tests contestants in three areas of physical skill: swimming, biking, and running. Join us on April 20, 2013 at 7:00am for our 8th annual Triathlon on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The race features a distance short enough for that early-season race. Take on the course alone or team up with friends as a 3-person team. A sprint triathlon is perfect for your first triathlon or just another notch on your fuel belt. All proceeds benefit student scholarships at Miami University. [GET REGISTERED]

The final event of the series is the O’Bleness Health System Race for a Reason on Saturday, April 27. The O’Bleness Health System is teaming up with the Ohio University Sports Administration Program and Athletes in Action to host the 2nd annual O’Bleness Health System Race For a Reason on April 27th. With the goal of raising $50,000 for charities and organizations and hosting over 800 participants, the O’Bleness Health System Race for a Reason is becoming the largest charity-based race event Athens has ever seen. [GET REGISTERED]

The O’Bleness Health System Race for a Reason offers four distinct events:

5K Run: A traditional 5K run that will start on the 50-yard line of Peden Stadium and finish at Tailgreat Park. [GET REGISTERED]

Mud Run: A non-traditional run, and the first in Athens, that starts on the 50-yard line of Peden Stadium and heads up to and through the Army ROTC Challenge course at the Ridges, through mud pits and obstacles, before heading down to a slip-n-slide finish line at Tailgreat Park. [GET REGISTERED]

Athletes in Action Triathlon & Duathlon: A short sprint format (500 meter Swim/5k run, 15 mile Bike, 5K Run) that begins at the Ohio University Aquatic Center, heading out of town on a challenging bike course before returning to campus to complete a 5K run and finish at Tailgreat Park. Participants can choose to race alone, or team up with friends, family, or co-workers and enter as a three-person relay. [GET REGISTERED]

Helen_picHelen Training Camp Wrap Up – A great time was had by all at the 2013 Helen GA Training Camp.  Many lasting memories were created during a near perfect week of weather with even the one rainy day coming on our scheduled run only day.  A big thank you to all that attended the camp and a special thanks to Daniel Smith for his great swim workouts and underwater swim videos.  For those considering this camp for 2014 mark your calendars for March 30 through April 6. This camp is a great way to jumpstart your training and a chance to push yourself to another level.