HFP Racing January News

punch-in-faceIt’s always a bit of a shock when the holidays are over and all the days of missed training and bad eating finally reach out and punch you in the face. Now it’s back to the work grind and back to getting yourself re-motivated and back on track with your training (and healthy eating). For me, my motivation is coming from taking on a coach for the first time in over 25 years of training and racing. I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks! Well…at least that’s the goal.  I’m excited to be retaining the coaching services of HFP’s newest partner, TriDot Training System.  What I’m most excited about is the TriDot guarantee of getting you faster in less time training. As a committed father/husband and small business owner my days are crammed with daily mandatories. From coaching my 6th graders basketball team to assisting at my 1st graders wrestling practice, my free time is very limited and I can only get up so early and still function. So…making the most out of my training is critical to accomplishing my goals.

Need some motivation yourself? In this months newsletter you’ll find plenty of things to motivate you. Whether it’s the final days of the Annual HFP Racing Super Sale, the looming sell out for the American Triple-T, or the surprising pace of registration for the Mohican Endurance Festival, there is certainly something this month that will get you to dust off your training log and start planning your 2014 race season.

Here’s to a great 2014 race season to everyone.

Let’s start to bring it!

Shannon Kurek
aka HFP Man






The HFP Racing Super Sale is our way of saying thanks to our thousands of loyal customers that continue to support us for the last 25 years!! YES – HFP Racing is entering its 25th season of racing in 2014. We look forward to seeing you at an event in 2014. Have a very blessed 2014.

Now is the BEST time to start planning for your 2014 season and HFP has just the motivation to not only get your entire 2014 season planned out BUT also to save you significant dollars in the process. On January 1st at 12:01am registration opens for the entire 2014 season AND anyone registering for select HFP events (see list below) through January 15th at Midnight will get a discount of 25% during. This is the LOWEST PRICES on that any HFP Racing event for the entire year. Don’t miss this opportunity to save some serious coin on your favorite HFP Racing event. Use the code “HFPSUPERSALE2014” when registering online during this time to get your discount. Code is case sensitive and will not work unless you type it in just as it is written above in ALL CAPS. Discounts are NOT retroactive for events already registered for.

HFP Racing Super Sale Direct Registration Links:
Team HFP Racing Membership – 2014 Season
Helen Georgia Training Camp – March 31 to April 6, 2014
O’Bleness Health System Race for a Reason – April 26, 2014
FIT Family Series — SERIES ENTRY (save $68.00 to $98.00)
American Triple-T – May 16-18, 2014
Little Smokies Triathlon – May 18, 2014
FIT Family Series — Deer Creek State Park – May 31-June 1, 2014
FIT Family Series — Maumee Bay State Park – June 14-15, 2014
Racing for Recovery 45 Mi & 70.3 Mi Tri/Du – June 15, 2014
Mohican Endurance Festival – June 22, 2014
Mason Tri-umphant Triathlon/Duathlon, Kids Triathlon & 5k – June 29, 2014
FIT Family Series — Caesar Creek State Park – July 12-13, 2014
FIT Family Series — Warren County Armco Park – August 2-3, 2014
SOMC Tri for your LIFE – August 9-10, 2014
FIT Family Series — Linwood Park – August 16-17, 2014
Great Buckeye Challenge – August 31, 2014
FIT Family Series — Portage Lakes State Park – September 13-14, 2014
Deer Creek Fall Challenge – September 28, 2014


Triple T REV_FOR_embroideryThe American Triple-T continues to be on record pace with a projected sell out by the end of January.  All on-site lodging at Shawnee Resort & Conference Center is completely sold out with available lodging still available in Portsmouth and nearby Adams County.  The 2014 participant list is a who’s who of American Triple-T racing with past champions young and old returning to continue the tradition of very deep fields.  Among the returning past champions is Canada’s Richard Pady but this time around Richard’s not going at it alone and we’ll be racing with another TBA fast teammate.  This is gonna be fun! Some interesting facts for the 2014 American Triple-T. As of now 27.4% of the field is from Ohio but most impressively is nearly 10% of the field is representing Canada. The men represent 68.7% of the field and the ladies are coming in at 31.3% of the field. There are 25+ states and 3 countries being represented with a participant from Switzerland coming from the furthest distance. Don’t miss out on the fun – REGISTER NOW.

LittleSmokieslogo_REV2Not quite up for the American Triple-T? Then the Little Smokies Triathlon on the final day is for you. We still have 50 spots left for this challenging half iron distance triathlon.

The Shawnee area is dubbed Ohio’s Little Smokies. Looking toward the Ohio River, one can certainly see how the region acquired such a nickname. From the highest points in the forest, ridge after ridge appears to roll away toward the horizon in a gentle blue haze.

HFP Racing and Shawnee State Park and Forest invite you to Ohio’s season opening long course triathlon — The Little Smokies Triathlon. This exciting course serves as the final event of the American Triple-T Ohio event, giving you an opportunity to compete alongside Triple-T participants as they battle for top honors. Shawnee State Park is nestled in the Appalachian Hills of southern Ohio. The Little Smokies Triathlon will challenge all ability levels as you take on this challenging bike and run course. REGISTER NOW


Mohican B_02 (1)We figured folks would be pretty excited that HFP was bringing back an event in the Mohican region but we are shocked at the current pace of registration for the Mohican Endurance Festival. With only 500 spots being offered to the inaugural Mohican Endurance Festival, this epic event is on pace to sell out in late February or early March at the latest.

The inaugural Mohican Endurance Festival will be on Sunday, June 22 and feature a Mini, Sprint, Olympic & Half distance triathlon and duathlon. All events will start and finish at the beautiful Mohican Lodge & Conference Center in Perrysville, Ohio.

Triathletes will start & finish their swim from the private beach at the Lodge while duathletes will be enjoying an opening run on Lodge roads. Following the opening swim or run participants will take on bike courses that feature the challenging terrain surrounding the Lodge and Mohican State Forest. Participants will finish their epic event with a daunting run along the infamous Mohican Trail alongside the Mohican River featuring breathtaking views of the Mohican State Forest and surrounding areas.

Each finisher will receive a coveted Mohican Endurance Festival Finisher belt buckle with the size determined by the distance conquered. Due to size limitations at the Mohican Lodge there will be a limit of 500 total participants for this event. We anticipate a very early sell out. REGISTER NOW


Major-AnnouncementWe’ve been teasing you about a major announcement coming very soon…we are very close to being able to release the details. However, with any major announcement there are lots of t’s to cross and i’s to dot.  We’re very close…this is by far the biggest announcement HFP has ever made and good things do come to those that have to wait! Stay tuned for more details.


RacePenguinLogoWondering why we’re asking you for your mobile # during the 2014 registration process? Well…in case you missed our announcement at the end of 2013, HFP Racing has partnered with RacePenguin to take our race results to another level.  RacePenguin, a race timing and management company based in Columbus, Ohio is proud to bring the latest in industry technology…[READ MORE].


musf-logo14DUATHLETES REJOICE! For the first time in the history of the event, the Miami University Triathlon is offering a duathlon. Join us on April 12, 2014 at 7:00am for our 9th annual Triathlon (and now duathlon) 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. REGISTER NOW


In closing…

HFP Racing_25In celebration of our 25th season of racing, we’re introducing a 25th anniversary logo for the 2014 season.

In 2014 HFP Racing will be celebrating 25 years serving the multisport community. Over the last quarter century HFP Racing has been blessed to have played a significant role in the building of multisport within the Mideast region. HFP Racing is committed to producing our events that support our core values and mission statement:

“To provide a world class race experience with a family friendly feel for the benefit of our valued customers.”

Kurek family photo

HFP Racing is a family owned business with the heart of the business being a commitment to our customers… our extended family. Welcome to our exciting 2014 season.