The 17th Annual Hammerfest Triathlon and Fun Run to benefit Brian’s Hope will take place Sunday, September 15th, 2013 at the Owenego Inn on Linden Avenue in Branford. It is a 2013 USA Triathlon Sanctioned event with a 0.5 mile swim, 13.5 mile bike, and 3.9 mile run. The triathlon begins at 7:30AM and is limited to 300 slots. Following the triathlon at around 10:30AM there will also be a one mile fun run.
The swim is an open water swim taking place in Long Island Sound off of Branford. Following the swim, participants will take on a fairly flat, fast, double loop bike ride. Lastly, participants will take on the run in the Pawson Park area of Branford. The run course will also be flat and fast with water being available on the course and also in the transition area.
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Brian’s Hope is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation based out of Branford, CT. It is Brian’s hope to stop the progression of Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), a hereditary disease that has affected him since the age of 6. The foundation has the dream of stopping the progression of ALD and three goals to help them get there: support advances in research, ensure genetic screening for all newborns, and promote awareness of ALD. For more information about Brian’s Hope please visit their website.