HFP Racing June News

AmericanTriple-T_poweredbySOMCSummer is now upon us and we’ve even got the weather to prove it! Finally warm pleasant days out number the cold ones. Speaking of cold weather (and water too) the 2014 American Triple-T is a wrap and this years events featured historic lows in both the water temperature (58 degrees) and air temperature (39 degrees).  However, the race would go on and the braze American Triple-T participants persevered!  Check out the recap video for some motivation to get you to the starting line for 2015.

Here are what folks are saying about the 2014 event: 

ATT-Double-Thumbs-Up“I just wanted to thank you, your organization, volunteers and fellow racers for a fantastic event.  My results were terrible, but I feel nothing but a high and appreciation for what you and the volunteers created.  Being able to indulge myself in your great events for an entire weekend was an incredible experience.  Race after race after race.  I live in Texas and turned down the Ironman-Texas race on same weekend for this.  (I have done Ironman, but not Texas.)  I clearly made the right choice.  I cannot even imagine the organization involved in creating 4 races in 3 days.  Having different bike courses in each race and creating two completely distinct olympic races in the same day had to have been difficult to implement, but your group made it seem easy.

I am already entered in the 2015 race, including lodge reservations.
I appreciate the race jersey, the finisher’s shirt and memories.  I do NOT appreciate the tortuous courses.  Here’s to 2015.”
Bill Keros

ATT-StellaI just wanted to write to say TTThank YOU! for another amazing…I MEAN “EPIC” TTT weekend! we LOVE you and your race and all the HFP Peeps! Hope you have a great season, a wonderful year and i hope you will be ready for the “Jersey crew” in 2015
….cause we are coming back and we are bringing “reinforcements!”
TTTHANKS again! Take care!
“You guys put on a fantastic race!  Thank you!” -Brad Scholtz
“Great job putting on another great race. HFP does it up right! –David T. Payne
“A big thank you for such a wonderful event!” -Jim O’Connor
“Thanks for everything this past weekend. It was brutal but somehow the most enjoyable time I’ve had racing since probably the last time I did that race in 2003!  You do such an amazing job it is stunning to me.” -Jim LaMastra
“What a fabulous race you all hosted! We drove down from Canada to participate and were delighted that we did, we thoroughly enjoyed it! Everyone was so helpful and friendly. What a great bunch of volunteers you managed to recruit!” -Genevieve Freeman
“I just finished the Triple T this year (did 2013, also) and wanted to tell HFP what a fantastic event the race was this year.” -Alexander King
“Thank you for an awesome race this weekend. As a first time Triple T participant, it was an amazing experience and I look forward to doing it in the future.” -Erich Greoezinger


logo_deercreekLast weekends season opening FIT Family Series at Deer Creek State Park has some of the best weather in the history of the event. Great fun and great racing for two days. Full results for this event are located here.
Here are what folks are saying about this event:

“Who knew this crazy sport could be so much fun?  Thank you to the volunteers who were so friendly and helpful. Thank you to your organization for clearly marking everything and putting people in the right places so that I knew what to do next.” –Jill Ricker
“My compliments to the HFP team on Deer Creek. Really nice, well organized race (which is pretty much the standard for your races), but the best part was the lightening fast results from Race Penguin and the computerized results look ups with the ability to print out the individual results. I will be back next year, God willing. My friends and I truly appreciate the fact that you have corrected the one area that you guys were having problems with. And accurate timing and quick results are definitely key areas!” -David Katz

logo_maumeebayThe 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. logo_rfrNew for 2014 — HFP Racing will be hosting the Racing for Recovery 45 Mile & 70.3 Mile Triathlon & Duathlon during the Maumee Bay Triathlon & Duathlon. These events benefit the Racing for Recovery organization. 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!  More Information




Maumee Bay tshirt printed

Racing for Recovery Finisher medal


We have two fabulous events that are going to round out the month of June for us in 2014. The newly minted Mohican Endurance Festival on June 22 has received a great first year turnout and is closing in fast on the cap limit of 500 participants. The Mason Tri-umphant event closes the month out and is expected to see more than 600 participants compete in the 4 events on Sunday, June 29.

About the Mohican Endurance Festival:
Mohican B_02 (1)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.

About the Mason Tri-umphant event:
logo_masonThe Mason Parks & Recreation Foundation will play host to this family friendly race with all proceeds going toward the construction of Common Ground, Mason’s inclusive playground. This event is a perfect fit for the newbie wanting to get their feet wet in the sport of triathlon. 2013 saw a record number of athletes participate in the unique format featuring Women’s only, Men’s only and Kids races, allowing the whole family to participate as well as cheer each other on. The ladies will get things started on race day with the Women’s Only Triathlon and Duathlon at 7:30am featuring a 400 meter pool swim or a 5k run, followed by a 20k bike through the beautiful streets of Warren County and Mason, closing with a 5k run in Corwin M. Nixon Park. A Men’s Triathlon and Duathlon featuring the same distances starts at 9:00am and a Kids Triathlon will begin at 11:00am. The 5k run and walk will begin at 8:00am.