It’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.
HFP 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.
The 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.
About 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!
RACE #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.
Race #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.
Tuesday, May 21 – Dublin, Ohio
Saturday, June 1 – Naverre, Ohio