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2021 HFP RACING TRIATHLONS

Ariel-Foundation Park Triathlon & Duathlon

ARIEL-FOUNDATION PARK TRIATHLON AND DUATHLON

August 29, 2021

HFP Racing has partnered with the Ariel-Foundation Park and the City of Mount Vernon to bring this exciting new race to the HFP Racing schedule. You will be swimming in the calm and clear waters of Central Lake and then biking on the Ohio to Erie bike trail and the rolling hills in Knox County. The race finishes with a beautiful running tour of Ariel-Foundation Park. After the race take on the challenge of climbing the 280’ Rastin Observation Tower before heading into downtown Mount Vernon for lunch at the many options from Amato’s Wood Fired Pizza to the best Italian around at MAZZA’s Italian Restaurant.

Online registration is open.

UPCOMING RACES:

Race Packet Pick-Up

Park National Bank Pavilion (next to Central Lake)

  • Saturday, August 28 from 3:00pm–7:00pm
  • Sunday, August 29 from 6:00am–7:45am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY

AWARDS

All finishers will receive a handsome finisher medal and the top three in each division will receive custom awards (including relay teams).

Race Distances

Sunday Races

  • Mini Triathlon: 250y Swim – 7mi Bike – 2mi Run
  • Mini Duathlon: 2mi Run – 7mi Bike – 2mi Run
  • Sprint Triathlon: 750m Swim – 21k Bike – 5k Run
  • Sprint Duathlon: 5k Run – 21k Bike – 5k Run
  • Olympic Triathlon: 1500m Swim – 38k Bike – 10k Run
  • Olympic Duathlon: 5k Run – 38k Bike – 10k Run

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.

About the HFP Racing Signature Series

HFP Racing’s Signature Events are events that highlight the HFP schedule each year and many of these events play a role on the National and Regional schedule.

Register for the race here!

Please see Terms & Conditions before registering. A park entrance pass of $5.00 per person per day is required for entry into the park. You will have the option to purchase the entrance pass during the registration process.

RaceThrough 5/14/215/15/21 to 6/15/216/16/21 to 8/13/21Race Weekend
Mini Tri/Du$65$70$75$80
Sprint Tri/Du$75$80$85$90
Sprint Tri/Du Relay$85$90$95$100
Olympic Tri/Du$85$90$95$100
Olympic Tri/Du Relay$115$120$125$130

* Prices above reflect cost for USAT Annual Members and all participants MUST have a valid USAT license (annual or one-day).
If you are not a USAT member, adults may purchase a one-day membership for the event at $15 or an annual membership for $50. Youth (17 & under) may purchase an annual membership for $10.


REGISTRATION NOTES
  • Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Fees listed above do not include the online TriRegistration processing fee.
  • There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.
  • USA Triathlon Rule 3.2a. All age group athletes must participate and compete in the age group division corresponding to the athlete’s age on December 31 of the year of the event.
  • If using a discount or sale code, only one code can be used per transaction.

RACE PACKETS

Official Race T-shirt (if registered at least 20 days prior to event date), Goodie Bag, Post Race Food & Beverages, and ALL finishers will receive a handsome Finishers Medal (including all relay team members).

Download the T-Shirt Sizing Chart here

Ariel-Foundation Park Weekend Schedule

SaturdaySunday
3:00pm – 7:00pm – Packet Pickup6:00am – 7:45am – Race Packet Pick-Up
5:00pm – Course Talk & Preview at Transition Area

Ariel-Foundation Park Start Times

Sunday
6:00am – 6:45am – Transition area open
8:00am – Olympic Triathlon Waves
8:15am – Mini Triathlon Waves
8:15am – All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint and Olympic)
8:30am – Sprint Triathlon Waves

COURSE MAPS

MINI TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

The mini distance triathlon will start off with a clockwise 250 yard triangle swim course (water depth is over 6 feet the entire swim) in Central Lake while duathletes take on a flat and scenic 2 mile run around East Lake and along Central Lake, followed by a flat to gently rolling 7 mile bike course on the Ohio to Erie bike trail and Knox County country roads. The race finishes with a spectacular 2 mile run through the Ariel-Foundation Park before a grand finish next to the Park National Bank pavilion.

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SPRINT TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

The sprint distance triathlon will start off with a clockwise 750 meter rectangle swim course in Central Lake while duathletes take on a flat and scenic 5k run around East Lake and along Central Lake, followed by a flat to gently rolling 21k bike course on the Ohio to Erie bike trail and Knox County country roads.  The race finishes with a spectacular 5k run through the Ariel-Foundation Park before a grand finish next to the Park National Bank pavilion.

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OLYMPIC TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

The Olympic distance triathlon will start off with a clockwise 1500 meter rectangle swim course in Central Lake while duathletes take on a flat and scenic 5k run around East Lake and along Central Lake, followed by a flat to gently rolling 2-lap 38k bike course on the Ohio to Erie bike trail and Knox County country roads. The race finishes with a spectacular 2-lap 10k run through the Ariel-Foundation Park before a grand finish next to the Park National Bank pavilion.

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ABOUT THE VENUE

Ariel-Foundation Park

10 Pittsburgh Ave, Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050 | Check out the Ariel-Foundation Park website for all the upcoming concerts & events.

Located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, the park is a stunning 250-acre example of adaptive reuse, created on the former site of a glass-making factory. It offers architectural ruins, lakes, observation tower, walking trails, steel sculptures, a museum, and connections to both the Kokosing Gap Trail and the Heart of Ohio Trail.

Vision Statement
  • Ariel-Foundation Park will be a world class example of adaptive reuse that honors its industrial heritage and is the focal point for recreation, entertainment, and social interaction in Knox County.
Mission Statement
  • The mission of Foundation Park Conservancy is to lead and support the economic stability, preservation, development, programming, and promotion of Ariel-Foundation Park in collaboration with the City of Mount Vernon.

Nearby Attractions

https://www.visitknoxohio.org/

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