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PORTAGE LAKES STATE PARK

September 8-9, 2018

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

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Race Packet Pick-Up

Portage Lakes State Park Beach Area

  • Kidz Only: Saturday, September 8 from 9:00am–11:00am
  • Adults: Saturday, September 8 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, September 9 from 6:00am–7:30am

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).

About the HFP Racing FIT Family Series

Welcome to one of America’s longest running multisport series — the 27th Annual FIT Family Series. Throughout the summer, the FIT Family Series visits seven beautiful venues. Each venue features a Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon on Saturday followed by 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!

Save time and money by registering for the entire FIT Family Series here!

Register for the Series – Kidz

Register for the Series – Adults

RaceThru 4/30/185/1/18–5/24/18
Kidz Tri & Du$135$145
Mini Tri/Du$315$325
Sprint Tri/Du$385$395
Olympic Tri/Du$455$465
RaceEarly Registration (THRU 8/8/18)30 Days Before Race (8/9/18-9/7/18)
Kidz Tri/Du$25$40
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

Portage Lakes Weekend Schedule

Saturday, September 8Sunday, September 9
9AM–11AM – Kidz Only: Race Packet Pick-Up6AM-7:30AM – Adults Race Packet Pick-Up
9AM – Pre-race Meeting for Kidz (all ages)
12PM–5PM – Adults Race Packet Pick-Up
2PM – Adult Course Talk & Preview
3-4:45PM - P.R. Multisport & Swim Clinic

Portage Lakes Start Times

Saturday, September 8Sunday, September 9
9AM – Transition area opens for Kidz races6:00–7:30AM– Transition area open
10AM – Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon (Ages 11–15)7:30AM – Mini Women's start
11:15AM – Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon (Age 10 & under)7:40AM – Mini Men's start
7:50AM – All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint and Olympic)
7:50AM – Sprint Triathlon Waves
8AM – 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

KIDZ TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

Race weekend kicks off with this super fun event that offers kids up to 15 years old a fun swimming, biking and running event. What kid does not like to swim, bike and run? The Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon features kid friendly point-to-point swim courses (or opening runs for duathletes) in waist deep water along the beach, followed by either a 5k or 10k bike course and finishing with a cross country run within the park. Children racing must be able to swim the course without a life jacket and ride the bike course on a bike without training wheels. Parents/siblings/friends are not allowed to swim/ride/run alongside the kids during the race at any time.

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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 out & back bike 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 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.

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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 double loop 37k 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.

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ABOUT THE VENUE

Portage Lakes State Park

5031 Manchester Rd, Akron, OH 44319Website330.644.2220

411-acre Portage Lakes State Park offer visitors a variety of outdoor recreational experiences. Boating, swimming and fishing are popular on the several surrounding lakes. The wetlands of the park attract waterfowl and shorebirds, providing visitors enjoyment whether hunting or observing wildlife, along with an 18-hole disk golf course.

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.

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