HFP Racing and Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District partner to bring multisport racing back to Ohio

January 25, 2021

HFP Racing (HFP) and the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) today officials announced a partnership to bring the HFP triathlon and duathlon races to MWCD parks in 2021. HFP Racing will be bringing their signature events, the 16th annual American Triple-T, the 29th annual FIT Family Series, and Ohio’s season ending multisport event, the Ohio Fall Challenge.

The American Triple-T is a 3-day, 4-triathlon epic event that has a cult like following of over 400 athletes from 30+ states and 4 countries attending this grueling event each year. Participants swim, bike, and run either 70+ miles in the ST division or 140+ miles in the XT division. The FIT Family Series is a family focused event series that features a kids Splash N Dash (swim-run) race on Saturday and an adult triathlon (swim-bike-run) and duathlon (run-bike-run) races on Sunday. The Sunday races feature distances for the beginner to the more experienced athlete.  The Ohio Fall Challenge is the final opportunity for triathletes and duathletes to race in Ohio and is a celebration of the multisport season.

“After the COVID 19 pandemic cancelled the entire 2020 race season, HFP is so grateful to return to racing at these amazing venues the MWCD parks offer. These spectacular parks will raise the bar for triathlon and duathlon races in Ohio”. Shannon Kurek, Co-Founder HFP Racing

2021 HFP events being hosted by MWCD parks:
May 21-23 – American Triple-T @ Atwood Lake Park (Mineral City, Ohio)
June 5-6 – FIT Family Series @ Seneca Lake Park (Senecaville, Ohio)
July 10-11 – FIT Family Series @ Tappan Lake Park (Deersville, Ohio)
July 31-Aug 1 – FIT Family Series @ Atwood Lake Park (Mineral City, Ohio)
Sept 11-12 – FIT Family Series @ Pleasant Hill Lake Park (Perrysville, Ohio)
Sept 26 – Ohio Fall Challenge @ Seneca Lake Park (Senecaville, Ohio)

“We are excited to partner with HFP Racing at MWCD parks in 2021,” said Craig Butler, Executive Director for MWCD. “Working with HFP to bring racing events back to MWCD parks allows us showcase our state-of-the-art outdoor recreational facilities to race competitors and to the public.  Providing safe spaces for people to enjoy nature is our mission and we encourage everyone to visit our facilities to camp, boat, hike, bike, walk, or run. Whatever your ability, come out and utilize the trails and beautiful outdoor spaces that are maintained for public use and exercise.”

“We are excited that this terrific event is coming to Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties,” said Dee Grossman, executive director of the Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Events such as this are so important to the recovery of the tourism economy. We hope that race goers experience the charm this region has to offer and return to the area year after year.”

About HFP Racing:
Founded in 1988, HFP Racing has been serving the multisport community for over 30 years. Over the last 3 decades HFP Racing has been blessed to have played a significant role in the building of multisport within the Mideast region. HFP Racing is a family-owned business co-founded by the husband-and-wife team, Shannon and Jennifer Kurek. More details on the 2021 events can be found at www.hfpracing.com.

About Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District: The MWCD, a political subdivision of the state, was organized in 1933 to develop and implement a plan to reduce flooding and conserve water for beneficial public uses in the Muskingum River Watershed, the largest wholly contained watershed in Ohio. Since their construction, the 16 reservoirs and dams in the MWCD region have been credited for saving over $7 billion worth of potential property damage from flooding, according to the federal government, as well as providing popular recreational opportunities that bolster the region’s economy. A significant portion of the reservoirs are managed by the MWCD and the dams are managed for flood-risk management by the federal U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). For more information about the MWCD, visit www.mwcd.org and follow the MWCD on Facebook and Twitter.

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