Multi-sport racing returns to MWCD

Multi-sport racing returns to MWCD

HFP Racing and the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District officials announced a partnership to bring the HFP triathlon and duathlon races to MWCD parks in 2021.

HFP Racing will bring its signature events: the 16th annual American Triple-T, the 29th annual FIT Family Series and Ohio’s season-ending multi-sport event, the Ohio Fall Challenge.

The American Triple-T is a three-day, four-triathlon event that has a following of over 400 athletes from over 30 states and four countries attending each year. Participants swim, bike and run over 70 miles in the ST division or over 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 multi-sport 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 include the following:

May 21-23 — American Triple-T at Atwood Lake Park in Mineral City.

June 5-6 — FIT Family Series at Seneca Lake Park in Senecaville.

July 10-11 — FIT Family Series at Tappan Lake Park in Deersville.

July 31 to Aug. 1 — FIT Family Series at Atwood Lake Park.

Sept. 11-12 — FIT Family Series at Pleasant Hill Lake Park in Perrysville.

Sept. 26 — Ohio Fall Challenge at Seneca Lake Park.

“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.”

“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 racegoers experience the charm this region has to offer and return to the area year after year.”