Ironman 70.3 Racine Triathlon Changes Hands and Repositions as a Short Course Event

March 14, 2018

Racine triathlon finds new beginnings as a short course event offering Super Sprint, Sprint and Olympic Distances

RACINE, WI., – The city of Racine, Wisconsin has partnered with Ohio company HFP Racing to announce the Real Racing International Triathlon. The race date, set for July 15th, was originally occupied by an IRONMAN 70.3 event but recently ended their partnership with the city of Racine, Wisconsin.

“Anyone that comes to this event will be impressed…it’s a visual stunner and it will be a race you’ll want to come back to year after year,” said, Shannon Kurek, HFP Racing’s founder. “It’s a major urban setting with the feel of [the Racine] community.”

The race is set for July 15th and is open to licensed professional triathletes and amateur triathletes. There will be a $25,000 purse prize for the professional division in the Olympic distance triathlon.  The event is offering a free individual race entry to all professionals with a valid license card from their home triathlon federation. Early bird pricing for registration ends in March and all registration closes in late June.

The course will start off with a swim in Lake Michigan, followed by a bike ride through downtown Racine and the surrounding communities, finishing with a run along the shoreline of Lake Michigan and through the North Bay and Windpoint communities. The bike and run courses are completely closed.

Kurek was recently interviewed for an episode of the Triathlon BizCast podcast, where he discusses the history of HFP’s relationship with events in Racine, Wisconsin, as well as more promotion on the new Real Racine International Triathlon. That podcast can be found at https://www.nrmedia.biz/triathlon-bizcast/hfp-racing-family-triathlon

Registration to compete in any of the Real Racing International Triathlon events is open and can be found at https://realracinetriathlon.com/register/

For more information about the race, rules and regulations, and FAQs can be found at the Real Racine International Triathlon website at https://realracinetriathlon.com/

Resources and things to do in the city can be found on the Real Racine website at http://www.realracine.com/

About HFP Racing

Founded in 1988, HFP Racing has been growing the reach of triathlon by serving families in the multisport community for more than 25 years. The Fit Family Series is America’s longest running multisport series, and features seven summer weekend events that offer a Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon on Saturday followed by a mini, sprint & Olympic distance triathlon and duathlon on Sunday. For more information about HFP Racing, please contact Shannon Kurek through the HFP website found here: https://hfpracing.com/contact/ or their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hfpracing/

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