2015 American Triple-T Registration & Lodging Open

AmericanTriple-T_poweredbySOMCAll 2015 Race Registration AND Shawnee Resort Lodging will open on Monday, May 19th at Noon EST on http://www.AmericanTriple-T.com. Don’t miss out on the great accommodations of the Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center. All cabins and lodge rooms are sure to sell out within the first 24 hours.

2015 Race Date – May 15, 16 & 17

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.

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FIT Family Series presented by Go Fast Multisport @ Maumee Bay Registration ALERT

Fit Family Series_Go FastWelcome to one of America’s longest running multisport series — the 23rd 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 mini, sprint & Olympic distance triathlon and duathlon on Sunday. New 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!

EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS ON MAY 14 AT MIDNIGHT [GET REGISTERED]

The 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. More Information

SUPER COOL STUFF YOU GET FOR RACING MAUMEE BAY:

Maumee-Bay

 

EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS ON MAY 14 AT MIDNIGHT [GET REGISTERED]

 

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EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS ON MAY 14 AT MIDNIGHT [GET REGISTERED]

SWIM CLINIC @ MAUMEE BAY TRIATHLON & DUATHLON
Saturday, June 14: 2-3:00pm (prior to the HFP Course Preview)

Learn energy saving techniques that will have you swimming faster, more comfortably and are guaranteed to better prepare you for your race!

Liquid Lifestyles Swimming has partnered with HFP Racing to bring you venue-specific training clinics designed to maximize your success and racing experience at each of their open water and pool events! Both beginner and advanced swimmers will benefit from the specialized swim instruction and detailed course preview. Triathlon specific skills such as sighting and navigational techniques, pack swimming, drafting techniques, buoy turns, entry and exit strategies, tempo training and  stroke mechanics will be covered! Q&A will follow. Create lasting improvements in your technique, performance and satisfaction this season with Liquid Lifestyles Premier Swim Instruction!

Liquid Lifestyles also offers:

  • Regional swim clinics specializing in the revolutionary Total Immersion methods
  • Personalized swimming lessons custom-designed to fit YOUR needs and goals
  • Comprehensive training plans for recreational, competitive and multi-sport athletes
  • Liquid N’ Durance Masters – COACHED swim practices for endurance athletes

Visit us @ www.LiquidLifestyles.com for additional training opportunities!

Mohican Endurance Festival Recon Report

Mohican B_02 (1)I enjoyed 3 hours of spectacular riding in the Mohican area today that included the Olympic distance bike course and a trip to the swim start to check out the scene. The exit of the swim is nearly straight up a concrete walkway (after about 50 yards of single track) that was too steep for me to ride! Can you say Mohican EPIC? Every bit of this course is a challenge and the folks racing the olympic distance race will be in for a big challenge on two peaks on Hastings Newville Road.  I was in my small ring and had to grind my way through these two climbs but the fun will not be missed by the sprint or half distance folks either. The climb up Bunker Hill Road is super tough and just when you think you’re done you turn left on Tugend Road for the last kick up for another steep 1/4 mile.  Ouch! That’s gonna hurt a lot on the second lap for those brave enough to take on the half.

The view from the Pleasant Hill Dam will be as breathtaking as it will be freighting for folks that will have to descend and ascend this beast of a hill. I enjoyed a short break while enjoying this view and recalled distance memories of when I was riding these same roads hours upon hours with youthful exuberance. The hills seemed easier then, even though my bike was surely much heavier than the carbon felt I was riding today. Ahhh…to be young again! I picked up the pace as I headed back to Mansfield where I parked my truck at my parents house and enjoyed a nice hot shower before heading for home.

These will become a MUST DO race after folks come back with their coveted MEF belt buckles and stories of bravado to match.

Can’t wait to join you all on June 22 at this EPIC race weekend.

Bringing it from Mohican!

Shannon Kurek
aka HFP Man
HFP Man_REV

HFP Racing Swim Clinics presented by Liquid Lifestyles

HFP Racing Swim Clinics

2014 SWIM CLINICS presented by LIQUID LIFESTYLES SWIMMING 

The Official Swim Partner of HFP Racing

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COST: $20

Learn energy saving techniques that will have you swimming faster, more comfortably and are guaranteed to better prepare you for your race!

Liquid Lifestyles Swimming has partnered with HFP Racing to bring you venue-specific training clinics designed to maximize your success and racing experience at each of their open water and pool events! Both beginner and advanced swimmers will benefit from the specialized swim instruction and detailed course preview. Triathlon specific skills such as sighting and navigational techniques, pack swimming, drafting techniques, buoy turns, entry and exit strategies, tempo training and  stroke mechanics will be covered! Q&A will follow. Create lasting improvements in your technique, performance and satisfaction this season with Liquid Lifestyles Premier Swim Instruction!

Liquid Lifestyles also offers:

  • Regional swim clinics specializing in the revolutionary Total Immersion methods
  • Personalized swimming lessons custom-designed to fit YOUR needs and goals
  • Comprehensive training plans for recreational, competitive and multi-sport athletes
  • Liquid N’ Durance Masters – COACHED swim practices for endurance athletes

Visit us @ www.LiquidLifestyles.com for additional training opportunities!

AMERICAN TRIPLE-T
Friday, May 16: 1-2:00pm

DEER CREEK TRIATHLON & DUATHLON
Saturday, May 31: 2-3:00pm (prior to the HFP Course Preview)

MAUMEE BAY TRIATHLON & DUATHLON
Saturday, June 14: 2-3:00pm (prior to the HFP Course Preview)

MOHICAN ENDURANCE FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 21: 2-3:00pm

MASON TRI-UMPHANT – POOL CLINIC
Saturday, June 28: 2-3:00pm

CAESAR CREEK TRIATHLON & DUATHLON
Saturday, July 12: 2-3:00pm (prior to the HFP Course Preview)

CHALLENGE NEW ALBANY – POOL CLINICS
Friday, July 25: 4-5:00
Saturday, July 26: 1-2:00pm

ARMCO TRIATHLON & DUATHLON
Saturday, August 2: 2-3:00pm (prior to the HFP Course Preview)

SOMC TRI FOR YOUR LIFE – POOL CLINIC
Saturday, August 9: 2-3:00pm

LINWOOD PARK TRIATHLON & DUATHLON
Saturday, August 16: 2-3:00pm (prior to the HFP Course Preview)

GREAT BUCKEYE CHALLENGE
Saturday, August 30: 3-4:00pm (prior to the HFP Course Preview)

PORTAGE LAKES TRIATHLON & DUATHLON
Saturday, September 13: 2-3:00pm (prior to the HFP Course Preview)

DEER CREEK FALL CHALLENGE
Saturday, September 27: 2-3:00pm

Official 2014 American Triple-T Event Guide

Event-Guide-Cover-PageWelcome to the American Triple-T Ohio, America’s ONLY Triathlon Tour. You’re in for something special. Shawnee State Park & Forest is the proud host of the American Triple-T Ohio and looks forward to showcasing their beautiful and challenging terrain within their park which makes this event so unique. Shawnee State Park & Forest is located in the Appalachian foothills near the banks of the Ohio River. Shawnee State Park is nestled in the 63,000 acre Shawnee State Forest, once the hunting grounds of the Shawnee Indians.

Regardless of your ability or experience the American Triple-T Ohio will provide you with one of the most challenging weekends of your life – count on it.

HFP Racing is proud to be the producers of this event and find it a privilege to serve you.

We’re READY – Are you?

Download the official American Triple-T Event Guide HERE

HFP Man_REV
Shannon Kurek, Race Director
aka HFP Man

 

HFP Spring Into Summer Super Sale

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HFP  Racing Springs into Summer with a 20% OFF sale!

Traditionally HFP Racing has offered an annual 25% off New Year’s Day (Jan 1-15) and 20% off Spring Super Sale (April 1-15) that gives our loyal customers a chance to save some money while planning their season AND don’t forget we added the 15% off Summer Super Sale in 2013 that was good for HFP’s August & September events.  However, this winter was just awful and the race season kind of snuck up on us. After our last snow storm of the year suddenly spring arrive and our first race less than a couple weeks later. So…while the HFP staff was down in Helen, Georgia enjoying our annual spring training camp we totally forgot to offer our traditional spring sale AND many of you let us know. Sorry 🙂 Since spring is well on its way we decided to re-name our annual spring super sale to the “Spring into Summer Super Sale” since we’re now nearly a month into the season. The sale starts at 12:01am on April 24 and will go through Midnight on April 30.

Looking forward to seeing you at the race.

Sincerely,
Shannon Kurek
aka HFP Man

Use the code “SPRING-INTO-SUMMER-2014″ when registering for any of the below races to save 20% (sorry..discounts are not retroactive):

FIT Family Series — SERIES ENTRY 
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
Challenge New Albany – New Albany, Ohio – July 26-27, 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

American Triple-T Upgrades Bike Courses

AmericanTriple-T_poweredbySOMCRace officials from the American Triple-T announced today significant course changes to race #2, #3 and #4 bike courses.  All changes were made based on enhancing the safety and logistics of the courses. “With several major accidents on all of the courses at the same locations over the last few years I decided it was time to take a serious look at changing the courses. While addressing the safety issues for all of the bike courses we decided a 1-lap course for the signature half distance race would allow for a much more enjoyable final race from a participant perspective and provide our race team with much better logistics. We were able to keep the challenging integrity of the courses but remove some of the more dangerous descents and completely overhauled the Olympic PM course to what I believe will be a much more fun, enjoyable course for the participants.” Shannon Kurek, Race Director American Triple-T

Join Shannon Kurek and some of his staff on Saturday, April 19th to pre-ride the new 1-lap 56 mile bike course at 9:30am from the beach parking lot at Shawnee State Park.

New Course Maps and Links:
Saturday, Olympic AM Bike:
OLYMPIC AM – NEW
MapMyRide GPS

Saturday, Olympic PM Bike:
OLYMPIC PM – NEW
MapMyRide GPS

Sunday, Half Bike:
HALF – NEW
MapMyRide GPS

Deer Creek and Maumee Bay t-shirts & finisher medals revealed

Fit Family Series_Go FastThe FIT Family Series presented by Go Fast Multisport is proud to reveal the first two race t-shirts & finisher medal designs for Deer Creek and Maumee Bay. New for 2014 is a fully sublimated tech t-shirt. This shirt will give participants a more comfortable t-shirt that will be great for training or chilling in at dinner or the movies.

About the FIT Family Series: Welcome to one of America’s longest running multisport series — the 23rd Annual FIT Family Series. Throughout the summer, the FIT Family Series visits six beautiful venues. Each venue features a Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon on Saturday followed by 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!
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Maumee Bay tshirt printed

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Niagara Falls Barrelman Announced

Niagara Falls Barrelman

Our good friends up North at Multisport Canada sent HFP a note on an exciting new race at Niagara Falls. Looks to be fun for the entire family.  

Here is the official announcement:

A new epic long distance race arrives in Ontario!
 
The Niagara Falls Barrelman is a triathlon consisting of a 2k Swim, 90k Bike and 21.1k Run, and while it is the same distance as other 70.3 and Half Iron events we believe it will be a race that will be unrivalled in many ways. Winding its way through the Niagara Region, the race has been designed with both the athlete and spectator experience in mind and the Niagara Falls location makes it very special for a number of reasons.
 
The immediate area has a multitude of attractions for the entire family and the race will be taking place during the Niagara Wine Festival. It will be the only race where athletes on the run course will go past the Falls twice – this alone should make it a special day.
 
There will be lots more news in the coming months but so far the Barrelman: announced $5,000 in prize money with all athletes being eligible, unveiled a unique commemorative Finishers hockey jersey and awarded early bird draw prizes totalling over $3,000 with more to be awarded to all registered athletes. Entry includes a long sleeve shirt and finishers will receive a Finishers Medal and Finishers Hat. Please visit www.niagarafallstriathlon.com for more details and to enter.

 

OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason Announcement

Multi-Sport Enthusiasts,

OblenessNew_logo_2014We are excited to announce a pre-race concert on Friday, Aprils 25th as a new addition to the 2014 OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason. The concert will be held at 7:00pm at the Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium on Ohio University’s campus and will feature:

Two-time GRAMMY nominated, Dove Award-wining Sanctus Real creates compelling, authentic music, about topics that they pray will matter.  Rather than simply glossing over struggles, Sanctus Real hasn’t been afraid to shine a light on them.  And by being transparent about what they’ve been through, songs like “I’m Not Alright”, “Don’t Give Up” and “We Need Each Other” have emerged as encouraging anthems of hope and healing that listeners can cling to in trying times. You can listen to their music here: http://bit.ly/SanctusReal

Anthony Mossburg is a multi-award winning acoustic artist from West Virginia who is currently residing in Columbus, OH. He is known for writing moving lyrics, creating melodies which stick with you long after the songs are over, and for his deep, rich, unforgettable voice. You can listen to some of his music here: http://bit.ly/AnthonyMossburgRFAR

Regular tickets are $15. If you are participating in the Race for a Reason or purchasing in blocks of ten or more tickets then tickets are $10.  In order to receive your discount you need to walk-in or call the Ohio University ticket office at (740) 593-1780 during there normal hours of operation 12-5pm Mon-Fri. In order to receive you discount race participants should provide the race confirmation code from their registration email. You can purchase regular tickets for $15 or VIP ticket (first ten rows) for $25 by visiting http://bit.ly/RFARConcert. Note: discounted tickets cannot be purchased on line and must be called in.

Don’t have transportation to the race?  If you live is Columbus or Cincinnati you can get a round-trip ticket on GoBus for $2.50.  Just use the discount code RACE14 and you can come in on Friday late afternoon for the concert and leave on Saturday afternoon after you enjoy the post race award ceremony at Fitness Fest in TailGreat Park. Transportation of bicycles is included. Detailed instructions on how to use your GoBus discount code and listed below:

How to use your GoBus coupon code:

1.) Go to www.RideGoBus.com and click on “Buy ticket online through Lakefront’s ticketing system”

2.) Choose your departure and arrival points.

Enter where you are leaving from and where you are going to.

Note: This coupon is good for any GoBus stop location.

Select “Round Trip”

Enter your departure date and returning date.

Click “Continue”

3.) Select your stations.

If there are multiple stations in the cities or towns you are traveling between, please select which location you would like to use.

Click “Continue”

4.) Select your schedule(s)

Select which schedule you would like to travel.

Click “Continue”

5.) Enter the passenger information

Provide your full name and how many bags you anticipate checking.

Enter the coupon code above where it says “If you have a coupon code, enter it here”

Click “Continue”

6.) Enter payment information

Review the summary of your trip to ensure it is correct and that your coupon was applied

Questions? Please email us at ohioraceforareason@gmail.com

We hope to see you there!

-The Race for a Reason Team