Sixteenth Annual Hammerfest Triathlon Scheduled for Sunday, September 16, 2012 in Branford, Connecticut

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Event organizers announce that the 16th Annual Hammerfest Triathlon and Fun Run to benefit Brian’s Hope will take place on Sunday, September 16, 2012 in Branford, Connecticut.

The 2012 Hammerfest will benefit the newly-organized Brian’s Hope, a charitable foundation formed by the Kelley Family of Branford to support advances and initiatives in the fight against adrenoleukodystrophy, a cause led by The Myelin Project.

The 16th annual Hammerfest will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Owenego Inn in Branford, CT. Hammerfest will feature a Triathlon, Fun Run and cookout for participants. The Triathlon, consisting of a .5 mile swim, 13.5 mile bike race, and 3.9 mile run, begins promptly at 7:30 a.m. The one-mile Fun Run is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. There will be a cookout with music immediately following the events.

“We’re looking forward to another great year for Hammerfest,” said Ron Meneo of Race Productions, LLC, organizer of Hammerfest. “This event has continued to grow, and 2012 should be no exception. Hammerfest is an excellent opportunity for both athletes and the community to come together to support a great cause. The 2012 Hammerfest will benefit the newly-organized Brian’s Hope, a charitable foundation formed by the Kelley Family of Branford to support advances and initiatives in the fight against adrenoleukodystrophy, a cause led by The Myelin Project.”

Triathletes hoping to compete in Hammerfest should visit http://www.HammerFestTriathlon.com for race and registration details. The field is limited to 300 participants, so race-day registration may not be available. Those who plan to walk or run in the one-mile fun run should arrive at the Owenego Inn and register no later than 9:15 a.m. All members of the community are encouraged and welcome to participate in the Fun Run.

About Hammerfest
Now in its 16th year, the Hammerfest Triathlon is a USAT sanctioned sprint distance triathlon that takes place at the picturesque Owenego Inn Beach and Tennis Club in Branford, CT. The race boasts commanding views of the Long Island Sound. A cookout and Fun Run follow the race. Hammerfest will benefit the Brian’s Hope foundation. A number of sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available. More information can be found at http://www.HammerFestTriathlon.com.

About Brian’s Hope
Inspired by their son, Brian Kelley, the Kelley Family of Branford formed Brian’s Hope, a charitable foundation whose mission is “Stopping the progression of adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD).” Brian’s Hope believes that education, newborn screening, early intervention, (including administration of Lorenzo’s Oil), and medical research can eventually drastically limit the number of children who will suffer from the devastating neurological disease of ALD, a progressive disorder that results from myelin degeneration. For more information on Brian’s Hope, please visit their website at: http://www.BriansHope.org.

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