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Portage Lakes State Park FIT Family Series Triathlon and Duathlon

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September 16, 2018 (Sunday)
Swim 250 Yards, Bike 7 Miles, Run 2 Miles
Swim 250 Yards, Bike 7 Miles, Run 2 Miles
Run 2 Miles, Bike 7 Miles, Run 2 Miles
Swim 750 Meters, Bike 22 K, Run 5 K
Run 5 K, Bike 22 K, Run 5 K
Swim 1500 Meters, Bike 40 K, Run 10 K
Swim 1500 Meters, Bike 40 K, Run 10 K
Portage Lakes State Park Beach Area
Akron, Ohio
Click to go to the web site for the Portage Lakes State Park FIT Family Series Triathlon and Duathlon in Akron, Ohio

Welcome to one of America's longest running multisport series — the 22nd Annual FIT Family Series (formally known as the HFP Series). Throughout the summer, the FIT Family Series visits six beautiful venues. Each venue features a Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon on Saturday followed by a Women's Only Triathlon, 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!

This race serves as the championship race for the FIT Family Series. The triathlon starts off with a beautiful swim courses in Turkeyfoot Lake along the beach. Duathletes start off with a 5k out and back run within the park. The bike courses loop through the country roads surrounding the park. Both events finish with a run through the park with the finish line overlooking Portage Lakes.

Event Start Location
Portage Lakes State Park Beach Area

Course Description
Women's Only Triathlon: 250y Swim — 7mi Bike — 2mi Run
Mini: 250y Swim (2mi Run) — 7mi Bike — 2mi Run
Sprint: 750m Swim (5k Run) — 22k Bike — 5k Run
Olympic: 1500m Swim (5k Run) — 40k Bike — 10k Run

WOMEN'S ONLY TRIATHLON
The Women's Only Triathlon featuring a 250 yard point-to-point swim (in waist deep water along the beach), followed by a two lap 7 mile loop course within the park and finishing with 2 mile two lap run alongside the beach road within the park.

MINI TRIATHLON & DUATHLON
The mini distance triathlon will start off with a 250 yard point-to-point swim (in waist deep water along the beach), followed by a 7 mile loop course through the countryside and finishing with 2 mile out and back run within the park. Duathletes will start off with a 2 mile run.

SPRINT TRIATHLON & DUATHLON
The sprint distance triathlon features a 750 meter counter clockwise rectangle swim along the beach, while the duathletes are running an out & back 5k run within the park, followed by a single loop 22k bike course through the countryside surrounding the park and finishing with an out & back 5k run within the park before returning for a grand finish overlooking Turkeyfoot Lake.

OLYMPIC TRIATHLON & DUATHLON
The Olympic distance triathlon features a 1500 meter 2-lap counter clockwise rectangle swim along the beach, while the duathletes are running an out & back 5k within the park, followed by a double loop 40k bike course through the countryside surrounding the park and finishing with a two lap out & back 10k run within the park before returning for a grand finish overlooking Turkeyfoot Lake.

RELAYS
For those who prefer to race one element of the triathlon or duathlon we offer a relay division for our sprint and Olympic 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).

Packet Pickup / Expo
Portage Lakes State Park Beach Area

Friday, September 13 from 4:00pm–8:00pm
Saturday, September 14 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
Sunday, September 15 from 6:00am–7:30am

*There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

Timing / Results
Results will be posted onsite and on the HFP Racing website following the event

Directions
http://www.hfpracing.com/events/fit/portagelakes/directions.htm
 
 

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Clubs and Groups
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