HFP Racing Black Friday Special Offer

Black-Friday-Promo

Register for inaugural Triple-T @ Salt Fork on Black Friday and save $50.00

Lore City, OH – HFP Racing and the Salt Fork Lodge & Conference Center have partnered to bring a second American Triple-T to Ohio. The event will take place in Salt Fork State Park during the spectacular September foliage on the weekend of September 18-20, 2015. Use the code “HFPBLACKFRIDAY2014” on Friday, November 28 and save $50.00. The Salt Fork region is dubbed the “Crossroads of America” — nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains along I-70 and I-77. The American Triple-T at Salt Fork will be played out in the Ohio’s largest state park in southeastern Ohio, just a little over 1 hour by car from Columbus, 2 hours from Cleveland and Pittsburgh and just 6 hours from Chicago. The Salt Fork State Park is located in the rugged, unglaciated hill region of southeastern Ohio region and is known for its vast forest wilderness, containing a blend of rich woodlands and rolling meadows. Participants will be treated to a spectacular venue with panoramic views of Salt Fork State Park, conveniently located within steps of the Lakeside Cabins and the Salt Fork Lodge providing participants a private retreat between the demanding races…[REGISTER NOW]

HFP Man – Top 10 Things I’m Thankful For

FIT-FamilyMy mother always said you need to appreciate everyday and that as we age time goes by so quickly. Of course when you’re 8 years old and it’s still 28 days before Christmas you find that hard to believe as you wish for the days to go by even faster. Now that I’m in my mid-40’s with 3 kids going in many different directions every day, I too can attest to how fast time goes by and even covet that feeling I had when I was 8 when the days seemingly drug by so slowly.

This time of year is officially the “off-season” for multisport racing but what does that really mean for most of us? All of us have very busy lives and to say any season of our life is “off” is not even close to reality. Currently, the “off-season” for the Kurek’s involves homeschooling our 2 boys, coaching our 13 year olds basketball team, volunteering at our 8 year olds wrestling practices and shuttling our daugher to both basketball and AWANA’s! Throw in a mandatory mid-week date night so Jennifer and I can talk for more than 5 minutes without getting interrupted and our “off-season” looks like just about everybody elses!

I was challenged by my pastor on Sunday to look at ALL of the above much differently. Sure it’s easy to look at being crazy busy as a negative, especially when you miss how many workouts? Kidding…a little. My pastor challenged us all to have a grateful heart for the things you’ve been blessed with. I’ve certainly been blessed with so much. I came into church on Sunday with a business burden that was consuming my thoughts and was certainly not in a grateful frame of mind. However, after hearing my pastors encouraging words I left feeling “grateful” and also knowing I wanted to share this with my blog readers.

So without further ado “HFP Man’s Top 10 Things I’m Thankful For”:
#10 – “Currently” being injury free!!!
#9 – The incredible customers of HFP Racing…what a great demographic to be surrounded by each and every race weekend.
#8 – My morning cup of coffee and the 30 minutes of calm before my day starts
#7 – Random texts from buddies that I no longer see on a regular basis but their encouraging words, out of the blue, come at seemingly the right time when I need them.
#6 – My longtime teammates on Team HFP Mark Lemmon, Curt Haywood and Todd Ricketts that have been my sounding boards for almost every major race related decision I’ve made over the last 2 decades. Thanks for your honesty!
#5 – Living the life of Riley at the helm of HFP Racing for over 25 years
#4 – Long Slow Distance runs at the Denison Bio Reserve next to my home
#3 – That I still have passion for racing after 28 years…looking forward to the 2015 season.
#2 – A supportive family that “understands” my need for a daily training fix…really I can quit anytime I just chose not to 😉
#1 – Living the dream! Bring it!

Have a great Thanksgiving!
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Fall version of the American Triple-T Ohio Announced

ATT-Promo-Collage-Salt-ForkLore City, OH – HFP Racing and the Salt Fork Lodge & Conference Center have partnered to bring a second American Triple-T to Ohio. The event will take place in Salt Fork State Park during the spectacular September foliage on the weekend of September 18-20, 2015. The Salt Fork region is dubbed the “Crossroads of America” — nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains along I-70 and I-77. The American Triple-T at Salt Fork will be played out in the Ohio’s largest state park in southeastern Ohio, just a little over 1 hour by car from Columbus, 2 hours from Cleveland and Pittsburgh and just 6 hours from Chicago. The Salt Fork State Park is located in the rugged, unglaciated hill region of southeastern Ohio region and is known for its vast forest wilderness, containing a blend of rich woodlands and rolling meadows. Participants will be treated to a spectacular venue with panoramic views of Salt Fork State Park, conveniently located within steps of the Lakeside Cabins and the Salt Fork Lodge providing participants a private retreat between the demanding races.

DCIM100GOPRO“We’ve been searching for years for the perfect venue for a fall version of the American Triple-T and we’ve finally found that venue. The Salt Fork region offers everything that the American Triple-T brand is all about. A spectacular intimate setting, challenging terrain and first class accommodations in close proximity to the race site is the formula that has attracted participants from 50 states and 6 continents to our 13th annual spring event. The American Triple-T at Salt Fork offers participants the same formula that our spring event is known for.”
Shannon Kurek, HFP Racing

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What IS the American Triple-T at Salt Fork? The event is so much more than your typical “triathlon weekend” — it’s a triathlon achievement of epic proportions for all who partake. It is 3 consecutive days of racing, gelling together 4 races covering a total of more than 140 miles for the weekend. You will find yourself swimming in the chilly Salt Fork Lake, riding some of the most technically challenging hills in Southeastern Ohio, and finishing with runs along the trail systems climbing and descending those same hillsides.

The American Triple-T at Salt Fork is not for the weak or faint of spirit. It will humble many triathletes who don’t take it seriously, and it will validate a host of others who will test their “tri-mettle” at the American Triple-T. Athletes from 30+ states and 4 countries will seek the privilege of earning their American Triple-T Salt Fork finisher t-shirt & medal. Competitors, volunteers and spectators a will come away with a new appreciation of the sport and of the athletes who train and tame mind and body to complete this legendary event.

Registration and lodging opens today at Noon EST. We anticipate the cabins and hotel rooms to book quickly. Don’t miss out on this fantastic racing opportunity that only the American Triple-T can provide. Go to http://www.AmericanTriple-T.com for all the details.

The American Triple-T – 2015 Registration Update

2015 American Triple-T

3-days, 4-triathlons, 140+ miles, 1-epic event

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Welcome to the 2015 American Triple-T!

What IS the American Triple-T?  Well, it’s everything you’ve heard it to be, and more.  The event is so much more than your typical “triathlon weekend”, it’s a triathlon achievement of epic proportions for all who partake.  It is 3 consecutive days of racing, gelling together 4 races covering a total of more than 140 miles for the weekend.  You will find yourself swimming in the chilly spring-feed Turkey Creek Lake, riding the most technically challenging hills in the Shawnee State Forest region, and finishing with out-and-back runs along the fire roads climbing and descending those same hillsides.

The American Triple-T is not for the weak or faint of spirit.  It has humbled many triathletes who didn’t take it seriously, and it validates a host of others who test their “tri-mettle” at the “T” every year.  Athletes from all 50 states, and 4 continents have all sought the privilege of earning their American Triple-T finisher T-shirt.  Competitors, volunteers, and spectators all come away with a new appreciation of the sport and of the athletes who train and tame mind and body to complete this legendary event.

You’ll also come away with new-found friendships, and you’ll solidify those bonds every year you come together to face this demon.  There are even a special few who turned their initial shared experiences at the American Triple-T into a union of souls, and they came back the next year to compete as husband and wife!   While we cannot guarantee that you’ll find your soul mate at the “T”, we will guarantee an incredible, unforgettable experience unique in the triathlon world.

What folks are saying about the 2014 event:

  • “I 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! BIG LOVE!!”
    — Stella

  • “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

So please, take your time, peruse the website, and check out all of the unique aspects of this amazing event, then reach deep down and find the courage to sign up and join us at the 2015 American Triple-T on May 15-17.  It has boasted a SOLD OUT field for the past decade, and the excitement continues to build every year. This year we are on record pace for registration.  The race is limited to just 500 brave souls.  Save $50.00 by registering before October 31st at Midnight!
Sign up now!

FIT Family Series Champions Crowned

Series C.M. 2014 TOPAfter a long season of racing for the Chase to the Championship, the final standings for the FIT Family Series presented by Go Fast Multisport are now available. The top 3 in each division are recognized with the all Series Champions being rewarded with the coveted “2014 Series Champion” singlet.  Additionally, the top three will be awarded custom medals for Series Champion, Series Runner-Up and Third Place Series. All Series Champions please send your singlet size (male, female or junior) to customerservice@hfpracing.com with the subject “Series Champion Singlet Size” by October 15th to receive their singlet. Sizing chart can be found here. Series Champion singlets will be sent out with the award medals in late February 2015.
FINAL POINTS STANDINGS Series_Points_2014_Kids_Tri Series_Points_2014_Mini_Du Series_Points_2014_Mini_Tri Series_Points_2014_Mini_Du Series_Points_2014_Sprint_Tri Series_Points_2014_Sprint_Du Series_Points_2014_Olympic_Tri Series_Points_2014_Olympic_Du Send any questions regarding the points tabulation to Don Cain (doncain1@aol.com).  All other questions should be sent to customerservice@hfpracing.com.

Deer Creek Fall Challenge – SELL OUT ALERT

Deer Creek Fall Challenge – LESS THAN 75 SPOTS REMAIN

Less than 75 spots remain for this last opportunity to race a multisport event in Ohio for 2014!  We’re expecting over 750 participants in this season ending event. Come join this end of the season multisport party.  [GET REGISTERED NOW].

Weather forecast is looking good for race weekend. High 70’s and low 50’s for next weekend is predicted. That is what we call perfect race conditions.

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 28, 2014 — 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.

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.

[GET REGISTERED NOW]

EVENT SCHEDULE

Sunday, September 28 — 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

START TIMES

Sunday

  • 8:30am — Women’s Mini Triathlon
  • 8:40am — Men’s Mini Triathlon
  • 8:50am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint, Olympic, Half)
  • 8:50am — Sprint Triathlon Waves
  • 9:00am — Olympic Triathlon Waves
  • 9:10am — Half Triathlon

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Deer Creek State Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, September 27 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, September 28 from 7:00am–8:30am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

DIVISIONS

USA Triathlon Rule 3.2a. All age group athletes must participate and compete in the age group division corresponding to the athlete’s age on December 31 of the year of the event.

  • Age Group — 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
  • Elite Open* — Amateur 15-39 years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Elite Master* — Amateur 40-49 years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Elite Grand Master* — Amateur 50+ years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Clydesdale — Males racing weight groups in two age groups:
    • under 40 & 200+lbs
    • over 40 & 200+lbs
  • Athena — Females racing weights group, not age group — 150lbs+
  • Aquabike — racing only the swim and bike portions only (no running)

*The elite divisions are only for the sprint, Olympic & half distance triathlon or duathlon participants. Those competing in these divisions are not eligible for age group awards.

RELAYS

For those who prefer to race one element of the triathlon or duathlon we offer a relay division for our sprint, Olympic and half distance triathlons and duathlons. Relay teams consist of three (3) members (1 swimmer, 1 biker, 1 runner); each member will complete one segment of the race (2 members for duathlon teams). Each team member will exchange their timing chip bracelet at their assigned bike rack. There are NO age groups in this division.

AWARDS

All finishers will receive a handsome finisher medal and the top three in each division will receive custom awards (including relay teams).

[GET REGISTERED NOW]

Deer Creek Fall Challenge Registration Special – TODAY ONLY

Deer Creek Fall Challenge Special Registration Offer

Special registration offer for HFP’s last event of 2014 season. No excuses…get signed up for this last opportunity to race a multisport event in Ohio for 2014! Save 20% off your registration TODAY ONLY. Use the code “DCFC2014” and sign up online before Midnight today. We’re expecting over 750 participants in this season ending event. Come join this end of the season multisport party.  [GET REGISTERED NOW].

 

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 28, 2014 — 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.

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.

[GET REGISTERED NOW]

EVENT SCHEDULE

Sunday, September 28 — 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

START TIMES

Sunday

  • 8:30am — Women’s Mini Triathlon
  • 8:40am — Men’s Mini Triathlon
  • 8:50am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint, Olympic, Half)
  • 8:50am — Sprint Triathlon Waves
  • 9:00am — Olympic Triathlon Waves
  • 9:10am — Half Triathlon

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Deer Creek State Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, September 27 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, September 28 from 7:00am–8:30am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

DIVISIONS

USA Triathlon Rule 3.2a. All age group athletes must participate and compete in the age group division corresponding to the athlete’s age on December 31 of the year of the event.

  • Age Group — 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
  • Elite Open* — Amateur 15-39 years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Elite Master* — Amateur 40-49 years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Elite Grand Master* — Amateur 50+ years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Clydesdale — Males racing weight groups in two age groups:
    • under 40 & 200+lbs
    • over 40 & 200+lbs
  • Athena — Females racing weights group, not age group — 150lbs+
  • Aquabike — racing only the swim and bike portions only (no running)

*The elite divisions are only for the sprint, Olympic & half distance triathlon or duathlon participants. Those competing in these divisions are not eligible for age group awards.

RELAYS

For those who prefer to race one element of the triathlon or duathlon we offer a relay division for our sprint, Olympic and half distance triathlons and duathlons. Relay teams consist of three (3) members (1 swimmer, 1 biker, 1 runner); each member will complete one segment of the race (2 members for duathlon teams). Each team member will exchange their timing chip bracelet at their assigned bike rack. There are NO age groups in this division.

AWARDS

All finishers will receive a handsome finisher medal and the top three in each division will receive custom awards (including relay teams).

[GET REGISTERED NOW]

Challenge New Albany Registration Alert

Register before June 30th at Midnight to save $10.00 – $25.00 on your registration.

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About Challenge New Albany: Challenge New Albany is the third U.S. event of the globally expanding Challenge Family series of events. Challenge New Albany has an entire weekend of racing for the entire family. The race weekend gets started on Saturday, July 26 with a Junior Challenge Kidz TriathlonChallenge Women’s Triathlon and the Challenge Men’s Triathlon all in downtown New Albany, Ohio. The Challenge New Albany weekend culminates with Sunday’s Half and Olympic distance triathlons featuring a unique point-to-point course that starts at Alum Creek State Park and finishes in downtown New Albany.

[GET REGISTERED TODAY]

2015 American Triple-T Lodging Sell Out ALERT

The 2015 (May 15-17) on-site lodging at Shawnee Resort and Conference Center is going FAST! Don’t wait another minute or all the rooms and cabins will be gone. Don’t miss the opportunity to have the ULTIMATE American Triple-T experience by staying just a short bike ride from the main staging area. [Book directly here]

About the Shawnee Resort & Conference Center: Leave city life behind and roam the hills, valleys, lakes, and 63,000-acre Shawnee Forest at Shawnee Lodge and Conference Center . Explore the spacious Shawnee Lodge and Conference Center with attractions and amenities such as golfing along the banks of the Ohio River, cool off in the indoor or outdoor pool, boat, fish or explore some of the 65 miles of hiking trails.
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Take advantage of the scenic views of the rolling hills from all the cottages and lodge rooms. You will find clean, comfortable, newly renovated rooms and cabins to escape the hustle and bustle of your busy life. Whether you choose to spend your stay relaxing or being adventurous our staff is here to assist.

About the American Triple-T: 3-days, 4-triathlons, 140+ miles, 1-epic event. The American Triple-T in Ohio has an almost cult like following that continues to attract athletes from more than 40 states and 5 countries each year. Scheduled for the first weekend before Memorial Day each year, the American Triple-T is played out in the majestic Shawnee State Park and Forest located in Portsmouth, Ohio, just 1.5 hours by car from the Columbus, Cincinnati and the Tri State areas. The Shawnee State Park and Forest is known for its spectacular beauty, peaceful bliss and a wide variety of challenging terrain as it is nestled in the southeast corner of Ohio.

[GET REGISTERED NOW]

Sincerely,

Shannon Kurek
aka HFP Man
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