HFP Racing June News – a little late

SK-under-finishThe 2013 season is flying by! I can’t believe it’s almost July and I’m just getting around to putting out the June Newsletter – better late than never I guess.  This weekend we’re featuring our new Mason Tri-umphiant race in Mason, Ohio with nearly 400 participants for this first year event – lots of them are first timers. A couple weeks later we’ll be at Caesar Creek State Park on July 13-14 for the third stop of the FIT Family Series with over 800 expected for one of HFP’s oldest & most popular events.

I’m super excited to update everyone on our customer service upgrade list that HFP compiled during the off-season to be put into place during the 2013 season – most of the list was based on the feedback from our customers.
-We upgraded the customer service email with a more hands on approach that has myself and Jennifer much more involved in the process (one of the reasons this newsletter is so late is the amount of time we’re working the customer service in-box).
happy-kids-finishers-The finisher medals for ALL participants have been a HUGE hit with everyone.
HFP-signs-We added more visible signage throughout the staging area including clearly marking the 3 distances (Mini, Sprint & Olympic) in unique colors.
-We now have a much larger entry/exit areas into transition that was created by our much larger transition exit/entry inflatables.
-For duathletes; no more wondering where your start line is…you now have a 10 meter wide “START” inflatable dedicated just for your race.
racks-in-use-cincy-We’re super excited to have our new bike racks for this weekends Mason Tri-umphiant Triathlon. We were able to fully test them out at Peddlefest in Cincinnati last weekend and they were a big hit. The racks work with kids, triathlon and cruiser bikes. These new racks will give EVERYONE a dedicated space in transition and are built as a one-piece unit that will eliminate the concern for racks falling over or coming apart during the race. The bike racks are rear wheel entry only.
TimingTrailerFINISHED-Our new timing/results trailer has finally arrived and we are working on getting this fully activated so we can utilize the 6 jumbo monitors and message board screen that are installed on it.  This should be fully functional by the July 13-14 FIT Family Series event at Caesar Creek State Park.

Upcoming HFP Events:
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]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!

FIT Caesar CreekRace #3 – (July 13-14) Caesar Creek State Park [GET REGISTERED] The third stop on the FIT Family Series is at the beautiful Caesar Creek State Park. Triathletes will be treated to swim courses in the beautiful Caesar Creek Lake. Duathletes will start off with a fast out and back run within the park. The bike courses are described as rolling on mostly winding country roads surrounding the park. The final run is an out and back run that features a long section across the old dam levy on gravel roads.

Caesar Creek State Park is highlighted by clear blue waters, scattered woodlands, meadows and steep ravines. The 3,741-acre park offers some of the finest outdoor recreation in southwest Ohio including boating, hiking, camping and fishing. [GET REGISTERED]

Commit to be Fit_REV (1)DON’T MISS OUT OF THIS EXCITING WEEKEND – With over 2000 total participants expected, the Commit To Be Fit Multisport Festival powered by Giant Eagle offers something for the entire family. The festival kicks off Saturday with the Women’s Only Triathlon, followed by the Kids Splash & Dash. Sunday features the sprint & Olympic Triathlon and Duathlon which offers participants a unique point-to-point bike course starting from Alum Creek State Park and finishing in downtown Columbus in the Arena District. We are 36% ahead of 2012 registration pace so don’t wait to register for this MUST DO event in downtown Columbus. [GET REGISTERED]