HFP Racing September News

sunrise_at_SandyHookThe HFP Racing crew started out September in New Jersey at Irongirl Sandy Hook.  What a pleasure to be part of such an awesome event at an incredible venue. Sandy Hook is a national park located on the northernmost tip of New Jersey. The narrow 6 mile peninsula is all national park property and the event is staged at the historic Fort Hancock which has a view of the New York City skyline just a quick 45 minute ferry away.  Race morning dawned to a gorgeous sunrise that only can be replicated at an East Coast ocean venue – truly spectacular. Irongirl_finishWith 1500 ladies racing and over 5000 spectators this event is quite an amazing feat to pull off at this venue.  However, all went well and the HFP Racing crew was heading back to the Buckeye State by Monday morning getting ready for the FIT Family Series season ending event at Portage Lakes State Park. After the 9 hour drive from New Jersey I was back in the car heading to Portage Lakes State Park the next morning to do a final recon visit on the courses. There was some concern over some recent chip-n-seal on a short portion (1/2mi) of the bike course. This checked out OK during my recon ride on Tuesday and should be a non-issue on race day.  We’ll need to sweep a few areas that are holding some loose gravel but the road has packed down nicely over the last week.  FIT Portage LakesI also got a chance to run the new run course that features sections of the Portage Lakes trail system. This is an awesome 5k loop course that allows for a shaded and rolling loop course for all distance (mini, sprint & olympic). The Olympic course will do 2-laps of the 5k course.  There are exposed roots that will need to be avoided and the HFP crew will be spraying each and every one with orange paint to make sure  We already have 700+ registered for this week so don’t miss out and get registered now! Online Registration Closes: September 12, 2013 – 11:59pm EST

More information on the FIT Family Series at Portage Lakes State Park:

Saturday, September 14 — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon*
(Age 10 & under) 100y Swim — 5k Bike — ½mi Run
(Ages 11–14) 200y Swim — 10k Bike — 1mi Run
*Duathlon starts with a ¼mi Run (Age 10 & under) or a ½mi Run (Ages 11–14)

Saturday, September 14 — HFP Course Talk and Preview
(3:30pm–4:30pm) for Sunday courses and races
Sunday, September 15 — Portage Lakes Triathlon & Duathlon
Women’s Only Triathlon: 250y Swim — 7mi Bike — 2mi Run
Mini: 250y Swim (2mi Run) — 7mi Bike — 2mi Run
Sprint: 750m Swim (5k Run) — 22k Bike — 5k Run
Olympic: 1500m Swim (5k Run) — 40k Bike — 10k Run

9:00am — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon (Ages 11–14)
10:10am — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon (Age 10 & under)
7:30am — Women’s Only Triathlon & all Women in Mini Triathlon
7:40am — All Men in Mini Triathlon
7:50am — Sprint Triathlon Waves
7:50am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint and Olympic)
8:00am — Olympic Triathlon Waves

Portage Lakes State Park Beach Area

Saturday, September 14 from 7:00am–8:45am (Kidz Only)
Saturday, September 14 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
Sunday, September 15 from 6:00am–7:30am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!
[Get registered now!]

WellsFargoMountaineerFINALnoMGDThe Wells Fargo Advisors Mountaineer Triathlon & Duathlon features a mini, sprint and Olympic distance races on Sunday, September 22. The Olympic race includes a 1500m swim or 5k Run, 36k bike, and 6.2mi run, and the sprint includes a 750m swim or 5k Run, 20k bike, and 5k run. The mini distance event features a 250 meter swim or 2 mile run, followed by a 7 mile bike and finishing with a 2 mile run. NEW FOR 2013 – The WVU Student Challenge. Each event distance will feature a WVU student only division to determine who’s the fittest man & women on the WVU campus. WVU students get a 25% discount by using the code “WVUSTUDENT2013” when registering online.

The City of Morgantown has been rated among the top small cities in the nation, where the spectacular scenery and the fun of a university town come together naturally! Morgantown is excited to host the Wells Fargo Advisors Mountaineer Triathlon & Duathlon and looks forward to showcasing its city to you upon arrival. Prepare yourself for something very special. The red carpet is waiting!
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Participants, family, and friends will enjoy the spectator-friendly bike and run courses that are built for serious speed. Don’t miss the last official multisport event of the year on September 29, 2013 — the Deer Creek Fall Challenge. A distance for all ability levels; whether you’re getting ready for a fall half Ironman distance race or looking for a great course for your first triathlon, is the race for you. Deer Creek State Park is located just 20 miles southwest of Columbus off I-71 at the Mount Sterling exit.

Join us in the last weekend of September at the Deer Creek Fall Challenge! End your racing season on a high note at this outstanding athlete-friendly event.

More details on this season ending event:
Sunday, September 29 — Deer Creek Fall Challenge

Mini: 250y Swim (2mi Run) — 7mi Bike — 2mi Run
Sprint: 750m Swim (5k Run) — 20k Bike — 5k Run
Olympic: 1500m Swim (5k Run) — 40k Bike — 10k Run
Half: 1.2mi Swim (5k Run) — 56mi Bike — 13.1mi Run


8:30am — Women’s Only Triathlon & all Women in Mini Triathlon
8:40am — All Men in Mini Triathlon
8:50am — Sprint Triathlon Waves
8:50am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint, Olympic, Half)
9:00am — Olympic Triathlon Waves
9:15am — Half Triathlon Waves

Deer Creek State Park Beach Area

Saturday, September 28 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
Sunday, September 29 from 7:00am–8:30am
There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!
[Get registered NOW!]