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HFP Racing, MWCD partner to bring racing back

Photo Provided A woman competes in an HFP race held previously at Pleasant Hill Lake in Perrysville, Ohio.

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — HFP Racing and the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District recently announced a partnership to bring the HFP triathlon and duathlon races to MWCD parks in 2021.

Health and Fitness Promotions Racing will be bringing its 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 three-day, four-triathlon epic event that has a cult-like following of over 400 athletes from 30-plus states and four countries attending this grueling event each year.

Participants swim, bike, and run either 70-plus miles in the ST division or 140-plus 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 canceled 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,” said Shannon Kurek, co-founder of 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 to 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.”

Dee Grossman, executive director of the Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the bureau is excited that the event is coming to Tuscaraws and Carroll counties.

“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,” he said.

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