March – August 2015
HMF’s newest O’ race is well worth the drive to the northeast corner of Connecticut! The race starts and finishes in picturesque downtown Putnam. The 5K is a loop course along the river. Finish in front of the Courthouse Bar & Grille, where the post-race party tops off your Irish celebration. COSTUMES ENCOURAGED!
Putnam, CT is perhaps the jewel of New England antique shopping destinations. Historical details and slices of true Americana combine with many wonderful antiques shops to create a special, quintessential New England town with a ton of personality. Plan to spend race afternoon exploring all the unique nooks and crannies with great eateries and shops throughout the town.
Event held rain or shine!
Max’s O’Hartford 5K and Wee Mile o’fficially caps off Hartford’s weekend St. Patrick’s festivities. Join in this moving party through downtown streets. COSTUMES ENCOURAGED! Prizes awarded to the most uniquely dressed participants. Irish bagpipers, Celtic fiddlers, Max Restaurant Group refreshments and Thomas Hooker’s beer all waiting for you!
The Aqua/Bike event will run simultaneously with the triathlon on the same swim & bike course. The duathlon starts with a 4.5K run and then joins the triathlon’s bike course and finishes with a 10K run. Celebratory food and drink top off race day.
Full details on the HMF site.
Swim: 1/2 mile point-to-point course in Niantic Bay, an ocean bay with no waves or strong currents. Swim waves do not exceed 100 people and we offer a special wave for first timers.
Bike: 12-mile loop through scenic East Lyme with water views and shaded streets. Long straightaways along flat, sea level roads make this course popular with both experienced riders and beginners.
Run: 3.2-mile distance takes place completely along the oceanfront area lined with cheering spectators. A spectacular beach finish caps off a perfect race. A heartfelt thank you to the volunteers and sponsors who brave the early morning hours to support the athletes.
The Niantic Bay Triathlon is a great destination race. Click here to see why Niantic was recently named the first ”Fan Favorite” at the Connecticut Conference on Tourism Industry Forum.
More info on the HMF site.
The Women’s Triathlon is a sprint distance tri, conducted in a friendly non-intimidating environment, and caters to women of all abilities and ages. Participants will swim 1/2 mile in Dunning Lake at Winding Trails, then cycle 12 miles through the quiet roads of Farmington and Avon and finish with a flat 5K run on the shaded, wide dirt trails in Winding Trails.
If you’ve never participated in a triathlon, this Women’s Triathlon is for you. Come along and experience a supportive and friendly environment for beginners and competition for the experienced triathletes.
Details and registration info at the HMF site.