HFP RACING TESTIMONIALS
Just a quick note to thank all involved with putting on another nice event. I’ve only been able to fit one tri in this season, and I missed all of last year (broke a nice string of many years-in-a-row doing HFP events). But I noticed some minor and some major tweaks over the years to make the events better and better. I appreciate the attention to details, upgrades, etc. That does make a difference to racers of all levels. Little things like, good tunes (AC/DC) at the race start, well marked courses, race results, etc. etc. And I love as I get a little (lot) older, you have moved us up in the start slightly — makes us still feel a part of the race.
Just wanted to reach out and say nice job… too often that isn’t shared. If only you could do something about that humidity. Good gosh!! Anyway good luck with the rest of your season events. Thank you.
Jeff Stauch FIT Family Series - Alum Creek 2018 Finisher
I just wanted to follow up to say we had an excellent experience on Sunday at the Mason Tri. All 3 of us beat our personal goals and I thought HFP did a really nice job setting everything up and running the event. We had previously decided to just do one tri this year, but are now considering doing a second one. Again, thanks for a great race day experience, though I'm not sure you get credit for the awesome weather.
Mason Tri-umphant Finisher 2018
I want to thank all of your crew for a wonderful experience. You put on a super race. I overcame my fears of cycling on the roads. and my race went far better than my goals were for my first tri. It all added up to a totally positive and victorious experience. Please thank all of your crew for me. I will be doing HFP races in the future just based on how well things were done today. Thanks for also giving up a Sunday to see a bunch of sweaty old geezers like me compete.
Rodney Pierce Mason Tri-umphant Finisher 2018
Thank you so much – it was an awesome race – thanks for all your support and the little details to make it accessible to everyone.
Will join you again soon!
Brian FIT Family Series - Alum Creek 2018 Finisher
“I just wanted to write to say TTThank YOU! for another amazing…I MEAN 'EPIC' TTT weekend! We LOVE you and your race and all the HFP Peeps! Hope you have a great season, a wonderful year and I hope you will be ready for the 'Jersey crew' in 2015 …'cause we are coming back and we are bringing 'reinforcements!'
TTTHANKS again! Take care! BIG LOVE!!”
Stella 2014 American Triple-T finisher
“I just wanted to say 'Thank You' for a great event at Caesar Creek State Park. My boys, Nicholas and Dylan, participated in their first Kidz Tri and it was absolutely wonderful.”
Dwight Parent of Caesar Creek Park finishers
“This past Saturday I did my first triathlon ever, and lucky enough it was with HFP! WOW! What a great first experience; from all the wonderful volunteers to the smoothness of the event and how well it flowed. 10/10 experience and I am officially addicted 🙂 Thank you again for such a wonderful race day experience!!!!”
“Just wanted to drop you guys a line and tell you how much I enjoyed the Alum Creek Tri. Loved the course. Flat, smooth and simple rectangular bike course was the highlight for me. Hands down, the smoothest roads I have ever ridden.
The new timing service is the best and gives everyone all the info that they want at their fingertips within an hour or so of the completion of the race.
Keep up the great work. All us triathletes really appreciate it!”
David Katz FIT Family Series Athlete
“My son, Brock, participated in all but Alum and Portage Lakes for the Fit Family series this season. He also ran the Mini at the Deer Creek Fall Challenge this past weekend. Brock is visually and hearing impaired and finding safe (and well ran) events is extremely difficult living in Pittsburgh. This is his 4th season of racing and Deer Creek was his 26th race since he began at age 7. We also run the Rev3/Challenge series through out the year, but none come close to the consistent excellence and level of safety we have found at the HFP events. The staff at each event is always very nice and professional. Thank you all so much for making this season Brock's best yet & we all look very forward to continuing to participate at your events in the 2016 season. Great Job!!”
Grant Kitterman Parent of 2015 FIT Family Series Athlete
“Hello, I just wanted to send a message and let you know how much I enjoyed the race. I did this same race 4 years ago and it did not compare to the quality of race that you offered this year. Kudos to HFP for putting on a really enjoyable event! Thanks so much.”
Karmi James 2016 Portage Lakes finisher
“I really enjoyed helping and was honored to just be there. I love the volunteers when I race and now have true understanding of how hard they work. How much there is to do. I will see you soon at some races, where I'll be actually racing. I thank you again.”
Chris Hale 2017 Athlete & Volunteer
“I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed volunteering yesterday, and how much I loved working the run transition spot. I loved getting to see the athletes throughout the race — coming in from the swim, heading out on their run, and finally finishing...having the opportunity to cheer them on and hopefully give them a little needed encouragement. It was such a great experience...one that I look forward to participating in again!
“Thank you so much for the opportunity!! ”
Jen S. 2016 Portage Lakes finisher & HFP volunteer
“This was my first time racing with HFP. I cannot began to express how impressed I was with the event organization, friendliness of the workers/volunteers (especially the aid stations along the run route), and overall setup of the race. You guys rock and I look forward to racing with you again next year.”
Christopher Tech 2016 Deer Creek Fall Challenge Finisher
“This is the first time I have done this race & must say it was an awesome experience! The atmosphere was like no other, supportive volunteers & run very smoothly down to the impromptu national anthem....will be back! Top notch!”
“Awesome event, and crazy hard. All great changes proposed for next year. Thanks for putting on such a fantastic event at such a reasonable price. We had an absolute blast. What a beautiful part of the country!”
Carrie Hughston 2017 American Triple-T finisher
“First, I want to thank you all for a great race this weekend! Triple-T is my favorite event of the year and I definitely plan on coming back in 2018 for a 5th time! Thank you for having plenty of ice on the run course! That saved my day. I've been to so many races that ran out of ice on hot days, so I'm very thankful that didn't happen this weekend.”
N. Ogrosso 2017 American Triple-T finisher
“Thank you so much for putting on such a great race! Was my first year participating and I'm certain I'll be back in the future.”
H. Low 2017 American Triple-T finisher
“I have to say I really had an amazing time at American Triple T. Great location and venue loved the low-key, relaxed vibe of the whole weekend. Race organizers and volunteers and intersection officers were all so helpful and professional, course well-marked, great to have the food & the social atmosphere, and loved the challenge of it all.... Fantastic event. So glad I got to race it with y'all this year, and if schedules & plans allow it again sometime in the future, I'd definitely enjoy another weekend of Triple T with y'all someday.”
L. Malcolm 2017 American Triple-T finisher
“I am not sure I received or saw a feedback survey but wanted you to know it was my first experience racing with you all and I was EXTREMELY impressed with your organization, friendliness and just overall had a great time because of you and your volunteers. The course was RIDICULOUSLY challenging for me but just what I needed in this part of the year with my training. Seeing all of the smiling faces and encouragement from other racers was really great. Thank you for providing us with a wonderful racing experience. I am not one to usually comment and especially usually find things I did not like, but not this time! THANK YOU!”
Jen Roussillon 1st time Triple-T finisher
“I also want to say thank you for a great race. It was so well organized, course was marked well with very little to no traffic and staff/volunteers were so courteous!! I loved how everyone was in same top that ties you to your race. It increased the atmosphere of "we are in it together" and made it easy to know if you were with your right tribe.
Job well done! Will keep coming back for your races — top notch!”
“So grateful for ice on courses and oranges at water stations!”
S. Buchalski American Triple-T finisher
“The race at Deer Creek today was outstanding. It was very well organized and managed. I loved the awards and the t-shirt. The shirt had a fresh, original design with no ads on the back! I have been racing for 55 years, and this was one of the best events I have seen.”
Rich Wallace FIT Family Deer Creek State Park finisher
“Awesome, thanks Jen! I've been doing HFP races for many years and have always thought you do things the right way! Just another example.”
“Thank you all so much for running the Independence Day Triathlon in Worthington. It was my first experience and you made it all very comfortable. I felt very safe on the bike ride even though it was on busy streets. The swim was very easy in that pool (beats the heck out of a lake swim for me). And of course the Olentangy Trail is a great place for the run. I just wanted you to know that I appreciated your work and will definitely tell my friends about your event.
Pamela Merz, your most senior citizen and last place finisher (although I DID win my age group) Independence Day Triathlon finisher
“I wanted to send a thank you from me and my family for holding the race this past weekend. Please pass this along to the race director from the City of Worthington. I work on the recreation commission and my husband with council for our city, and I know it's not always easy to get everyone's support for an event like this. No matter how much information you put out there about road closures and traffic restrictions, there are people who miss it and complain. Since sometimes the only feedback you get is the negative feedback, we want to make sure you and the city received positive feedback too! The volunteers were great and the course perfect. The pool swim allowed my daughter to do her first triathlon! We also spent the weekend there, staying a night at the Holiday Inn in Worthington and shopping and eating in town as well. Thanks again for putting on this race and we hope to see you there next year, where my son hopes to do his first triathlon!”
Lynn Streetz Hallum, Chris, Roy, and Stacy Hallum Independence Day Triathlon finisher
“Thank you for a great summer. After shoulder surgery 2 years ago I wasn't sure if I would ever be able to participate again. Your Fit Family mini series was just what I needed to get back into the sport. After a recent training accident on my bike (broken clavicle that took a plate and 7 screws to repair), my season had ended premature. I'm already looking forward to next season. Thanks Again,”
“I'd like to say that it was a wonderful event!! I participated in the Linwood event many times, but this was my first time at the Sherod Park location. It was also the first HFP race that I made it over to the pre-race prayer and I absolutely loved that aspect. It was a great and calming moment before the race.
The photographer captured an amazing moment I had with my son at the finish line. I would love to give the photographer credit on social media if he has his own business. So if you have his contact, I can give him a shoutout.”
M. Holtwick 2017 Sherod Park finisher
“Nice work team. Great race. Timing at the start was great, course was well marked and the organization was apparent. The bike course had some challenging components, but overall was a lot of fun to ride.
The conditions were brutal on the run, but the volunteers were amazing. They deserve an award for the effort they put in yesterday. Cheers to them.
Congrats on a great race and thank you.”
Jason 2017 Deer Creek Fall Challenge Finisher