The 2016 Hammerfest Triathlon will be Sunday, September 18th!
Whether you’re a “newbie” or a wily veteran of triathlons, as you face Long Island Sound and wait for the starting gun to sound, you’re thinking, “Why am I doing this? I could be home sleeping or having a leisurely Sunday breakfast.” You emerge from the 1/2mile swim, jump on your bike for 13.5 miles and the next thing you know, you’re crossing the finish line of the Hammerfest Triathlon after completing the 3.5-mile run. Exuberance, satisfaction, confidence and the elation only a triathlon’s fatigue can bring. But best of all, your efforts have helped Brian’s Hope get just a little closer to fulfilling its mission of stopping the progression of ALD.And so it goes and has gone for some 19 years now – the Hammerfest Triathlon staged in September at the beautiful Owenego Club located in Branford, Connecticut. As you mill about, enjoying the post-race barbecue and talking with fellow athletes and friends, you just can’t help thinking that at the heart of all this is Brian Kelley’s courage and inspiration, and his family’s unwavering commitment to help others afflicted by ALD, to stop its progression and provide hope to all it befalls. And your participation in Hammerfest embodies that commitment and spreads the ripples of that hope just a little bit further outward. See you at the starting line.NOTE: Field is limited to 300. Register early for a slot and a discount. Race day registration may not be available. Check the website prior to race day regarding possible Saturday check-in.
Hammerfest 2014 raised over $75,000
This money supports two very specific efforts undertaken by Brian Hope: a national campaign to broaden the awareness of ALD, including the signs and symptoms, as well as supporting a nationwide initiative to add ALD newborn screening to each state’s protocol. Both of these efforts have a direct, personal and vital impact on ALD patients and their families.The General Assembly of the State of Connecticut cited September 15th, 2013 as “Brian Kelley” Day, for his inspiration in the passage of newborn screening for ALD. Brian knows he is leading us on our core mission of stopping the progression of ALD, so other boys don’t have to face the many challenges that he does. We look forward to what Hammerfest 2015 has to bring and can’t wait to see you there!Inspired by Brian, and in celebrating the values embraced by Brian, Lorenzo, the Odones and all whose lives are touched by ALD, the organizers of the race pledge their support to Brian’s Hope.