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VERMILION HARBOUR TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

August 18–19, 2018

The sixth stop of the FIT Family Series goes due North to Vermilion, Ohio along the shoreline of Lake Erie at Sherod Park. This unique venue gives triathletes a testing swim in the cold waters of Lake Erie, followed by beautiful country roads for the bike courses and finishing with a run through historic downtown Vermilion showcasing why Vermilion is nicknamed Harbour Town.

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Race Packet Pick-Up

Sherod Park Beach Area

  • Kidz Only: Saturday, August 18 from 9:00am–11:00am
  • Adults: Saturday, August 18 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, August 19 from 5:30am–7:00am

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 7/18/18)30 Days Before Race (7/19/18-8/17/18)
Kidz Tri/Du$25$45
Mini Tri/Du$55$75
Sprint Tri/Du$65$85
Sprint Tri/Du Relay$75$95
Olympic Tri/Du$75$95
Olympic Tri/Du Relay$105$125

* 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

Vermilion Harbour Weekend Schedule

Saturday, August 18 Sunday, August 19
9AM–11AM – Kidz Only: Race Packet Pick-Up5:30–7AM – 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

Vermilion Harbour Start Times

Saturday, August 18Sunday, August 19
9AM – Transition area opens for Kidz races5:30–7AM– Transition area open, packet pickup, body marking, chip pickup
10AM – Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon (Ages 11–15)7AM – Mini Women's start
11:15AM – Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon (Age 10 & under)7:10AM – Mini Men's start
7:20AM – All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint and Olympic)
7:20AM – Sprint Triathlon Waves
7:30AM – 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 swim (in waist deep water), followed by a 7 mile out & back bike course on beautiful country roads just west of downtown Vermilion. The race finishes with 2 miles out and back run on Lake Road with beautiful views of Lake Erie before returning with a grand finish next to the unique outdoor artwork featured at Sherod 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 triangle swim out into the lake, while the duathletes are running an out & back 5k through the on Lake Road and into downtown Vermilion, followed by a 1-lap 21k loop bike course on beautiful country roads just west of downtown Vermilion. The race finishes with an out & back 5k run on Lake Road into downtown Vermilion, before returning with a grand finish next to the unique outdoor artwork featured at Sherod Park.

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OLYMPIC TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

The Olympic distance triathlon features a 2-lap 1500 meter counter-clockwise triangle swim out into the lake, while the duathletes are running an out & back 5k through the on Lake Road and into downtown Vermilion, followed by a 1.5-lap 40k loop bike course on beautiful country roads just west of downtown Vermilion. The race finishes with an out & back 10k run through downtown Vermilion and into the Lagoons, before returning with a grand finish next to the unique outdoor artwork featured at Sherod Park.

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ABOUT THE VENUE

Sherod Park

4700 Coen Rd, Vermilion, OH 44089Website440.204.2490

Located on Lake Erie approximately ¼ of a mile to the west of the city, this park was donated by the Bessie Sherod Family — a founding family of Vermilion. Featuring green space, trees, natural areas and beaches, Sherod overlooks the breathtaking Lake Erie. This park boasts 2 ball diamonds, 2 picnic shelters, 2 playgrounds, a soccer field and a walking track.

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!

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