HFP Racing May News

Shannon_with_puppiesIt’s already May and this week is American Triple-T & Little Smokies Triathlon week…which means a totally crazy week for the Kurek family and our staff at HFP Racing. Along with getting ready for the American Triple-T we’re also concluding our term as foster parents for 9 lab mix puppies.  All will have new happy homes before we leave for Shawnee State Park on Thursday. With a sold out field of 500 participants from over 30 states the 2013 American Triple-T will be one epic race and the weather looks to be cooperating nicely.  If you missed out on the 2013 race… mark your calendar for the May 20th at Noon EST when the 2014 American Triple-T registration officially opens.  This will also be when you can attempt to secure one of the coveted Shawnee Lodge rooms or cabins during the registration process.  We fully expect the room block to be sold out within the first 24 hours.  Go to www.AmericanTriple-T.com for more registration information.

Go-Fast-logoHFP Racing is excited to announce a new long term partnership with Go Fast Multisport of Lebanon, Ohio as the official multisport shop of HFP Racing.   Bob Duncan’s Go Fast Multisport has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the FIT Family Series through 2015 and is excited about being part of this historical series. Look for Go Fast Multisport at all the HFP Racing events in 2013 including the upcoming American Triple-T, the Great Buckeye Challenge and the Deer Creek Fall Challenge.

Go Fast Multisport ChaseThe September series championship at Portage Lakes State Park will be referred to as the Go Fast Multisport Championship and the season long points series will be re-named the Go Fast Multisport Chase to the Championship.

Fit Family Series_Go FastAbout the FIT Family Series: Welcome to one of America’s longest running multisport series — the 22nd Annual FIT Family Series presented by Go Fast Multisport. Throughout the summer, the FIT Family Series visits six beautiful venues. Each venue features a Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon on Saturday followed by a Women’s Only Triathlon, a mini, sprint & Olympic distance triathlon and duathlon on Sunday. So whether you’re racing for an overall title or giving multisport racing a try for the first time, the FIT Family Series is for YOU! It’s ALL ABOUT FUN!

Deer Creek_FITRACE #1 (June 1-2) – Deer Creek State Park: [GET REGISTERED] Located in the heart of Ohio’s agricultural country, Deer Creek State Park is one of central Ohio’s vacation showplaces. A collage of meadows and woodlands surround the scenic reservoir. This 2,337-acre resort park features a modern lodge, cottages, campground, golf course, swimming beach and boating for outdoor enthusiasts.

This venue offers courses that are mostly flat and fast with some rolling hills on the bike. Triathletes will be swimming along the beach in Deer Creek Lake. Duathlete’s opening run is out and back featuring a run across the Deer Creek dam levy. So, don’t forget your cross country legs. The bike courses are on mostly local country roads. The races finish with an out and back run that crosses the Deer Creek dam levy and heads onto a local country road. The run course is almost completely flat but does require extra effort when crossing the grass-covered levy. This race is a perfect “first race of the season” to get you ready for an exciting season of racing.

Maumee BayRace #2 (June 15-16) – Maumee Bay State Park: [GET REGISTERED]

Maumee Bay State Park offers 1,336 acres of not only the finest of recreational facilities in the Midwest, but also a unique natural environment created by the convergence of the land and Lake Erie.

The lodge, cottages and golf course are nestled among the scenic meadows, wet woods and lush marshes teeming with wildlife. The balance of recreational facilities with the natural world gives visitors a diverse experience in a coastal environment.

The second stop on the FIT Family Series is the beautiful Maumee Bay State Park. This beautiful park comes equipped with a modern resort and golf course. Triathletes will be treated to a swim in a small man-made lake adjacent to Maumee Bay. Duathletes will open up with an out around the man-made lake that provides spectators excellent viewing of the entire race as it unfolds. The bike courses are loop courses on very flat country roads surrounding the park. The final runs are around the man-made lake giving participants spectacular views of Maumee Bay.

Be Triumphant on June 30!
Imagine a place where everyone fits in.  A place where no one sits on the sidelines.  A MPRFlogoplace where everyone experiences freedom.  Common Ground promises to be the first playground of its kind in the Cincinnati area that will meet the needs of children and adults with all mobility, sensory, sight, hearing and social challenges.  The playground will serve as an inspiration to all who visit Warren County, “Ohio’s Largest Playground”.  Join the Mason Parks & Recreation Foundation in buildingCommon Ground in Mason by participating in the Mason TRI-Umphant Triathlon on Sunday, June 30.
TRI-SmallLogoAs Mason’s only outdoor triathlon, the city rolls out the red carpet for its athletes.  The event starts with a swim in the Lou Eves Municipal Pool, continues with a bike ride through the streets of Warren County and finishes with a run throughout the beautifully manicured paths of Pine Hill Lakes Park.  The unique race format features women’s only, men’s only and kids’ races, allowing the whole family to participate as well as cheer each other on.  In addition, you can choose from a duathlon, triathlon or team format or run in the 5K.  Start times are 7:30am for the women, 9:00am for the men, 11:00am for kids 11-14, 11:30am for kids 10 & under and 8:00am for the 5K. Whether you are new to the sport or a multisport veteran, the Mason TRI-Umphant Triathlon is a great way to get your feet wet for a great cause. [GET REGISTERED]
Run Bike Swim LoveFinal_REVAre you a beginner triathlete looking for direction and guidance in a non-intimidating environment? Look no further than Kim Clark’s “Triathlon training for the beginner triathlete“. Kim offers clinics, online coaching and personal training geared towards the beginner triathlete… literally wanting to get their feet wet for the first time.
Upcoming clinics:
Tuesday, May 21 – Dublin, Ohio
Saturday, June 1 – Naverre, Ohio
Kim is also helping with the Granville Bike Swap benefitting Pelotonia this Saturday, May 18th in Granville, Ohio.
This just in from Elyse Jarard from Venus for Her; We are planning a Ladies Only Triathlon Training REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN!  We’ve just started up for our best summer yet and we want YOU to be a part of it!   Our program specializes in beginner and intermediate triathlon training for women in the Cincinnati area.  We are also offering KIDS Triathlon Training specifically to get ready for the Family Fit Series and other kids events in our area. read more…
Are you a coach or someone putting together a clinic or other training event? We’d love to know about so we can help you promote it and help you grow the sport one person at a time. Send any details to Shannon at shannon.kurek@hfpracing.com.