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Deer Creek Fall Challenge

DEER CREEK FALL CHALLENGE

September 29, 2019

The Deer Creek Fall Challenge features a distance for all ability levels; whether you’re getting ready for a fall Ironman distance race or looking for a great course for your first triathlon, the Deer Creek Fall Challenge is the race for you. Deer Creek State Park is located just 20 miles southwest of Columbus off I-71 at the Mount Sterling exit. Register early! The field is limited to the first 750 total participants.

Join us in the last weekend of September at the Deer Creek Fall Challenge! End your racing season on a high note at this outstanding athlete-friendly event. Find out more and register here.

UPCOMING RACES:

March 3, 2019

Arizona Triathlon Training Camp

April 27, 2019

OhioHealth Race for a Reason

May 31, 2019

American Triple-T & ToughMan Ohio

June 2, 2019

ToughMan Ohio

June 8, 2019

Deer Creek State Park

Race Packet Pick-Up

Deer Creek State Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, September 28 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, September 29 from 7:00am–8:30am

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

  • Mini Triathlon: 250y Swim – 7mi Bike – 2mi Run
  • Mini Duathlon: 2mi Run – 7mi Bike – 2mi Run
  • Sprint Triathlon: 750m Swim – 20k Bike – 5k Run
  • Sprint Duathlon: 5k Run – 20k Bike – 5k Run
  • Olympic Triathlon: 1500m Swim – 40k Bike – 10k Run
  • Olympic Duathlon: 5k Run – 40k 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!

RaceEarly Registration (THRU 9/1/19)Regular Registration (9/2/19-9/27/19)
Mini Tri/Du$55$70
Sprint Tri/Du$65$80
Sprint Tri/Du Relay$75$90
Olympic Tri/Du$75$90
Olympic Tri/Du Relay$105$120

* 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

Deer Creek Fall Challenge Weekend Schedule

Saturday, September 28Sunday, September 29
12PM–5PM – Adults Race Packet Pick-Up7AM-8:30AM – Adults Race Packet Pick-Up
2PM – Course Talk & Preview (all courses)
3-4:45PM - P.R. Multisport & Swim Clinic Register

Deer Creek Fall Challenge Start Times

Sunday, September 29
7–8:30AM– Transition area open
8:30AM – Mini Women's start
8:40AM – Mini Men's start
8:50AM – All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint and Olympic)
8:50AM – Sprint Triathlon Waves
9AM – Olympic Triathlon Waves
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.
  • Adult Age Groups — 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
  • Kids Age Groups — 7 & under, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15
  • Elite Open* — Amateur 15-39 years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Elite Master* — Amateur 40-49 years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Elite Grand Master* — Amateur 50+ years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
  • Clydesdale — Males racing weight groups in two age groups:
    • under 40 & 220+lbs
    • over 40 & 220+lbs
  • Athena — Females racing weights group, not age group — 150lbs+
  • Aquabike (AB) — racing only the swim and bike portions only (no running)
  *The elite divisions are only for the sprint and Olympic distance triathlon or duathlon participants. Those competing in these divisions are not eligible for age group awards.

COURSE MAPS

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.

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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 within the park, followed by a single loop 20k bike course through the countryside surrounding the park and finishing with an out & back 5k run within the park.

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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 two lap 40k bike course through the countryside surrounding the park and finishing with a two lap out & back 10k run within the park.

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ABOUT THE VENUE

Deer Creek State Park

20635 State Park Road 20, Mt Sterling, OH 43143Website740.869.3124

Located in the heart of Ohio’s agricultural country, Deer Creek State Park is one of central Ohio’s vacation showplaces. A collage of meadows and woodlands surround the scenic reservoir. This 2,337-acre resort park features a modern lodge, cottages, campground, golf course, swimming beach and boating for outdoor enthusiasts.

This venue offers courses that are mostly flat and fast with some rolling hills on the bike. Triathletes will be swimming along the beach in Deer Creek Lake. Duathlete’s opening run is out and back featuring a run across the Deer Creek dam levy. So, don’t forget your cross country legs. The bike courses are on mostly local country roads. The races finish with an out and back run that crosses the Deer Creek dam levy and heads onto a local country road. The run course is almost completely flat but does require extra effort when crossing the grass-covered levy. This race is a perfect “first race of the season” to get you ready for an exciting season of racing.

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