From the price to the shirts to the medals to the course to the awards - fantastic race. Definitely doing it next year!!




Beth, kudos to you, your staff, event sponsors, the beautiful Winding Trails race venue and local volunteers for a wonderful race day and well run event! My husband and I appreciated that you included the September 11th memorial tribute, and were amazed that the randomly selected individual was from our town of Sudbury, MA.

Yesterday’s race was a midway stop on my personal journey to fitness and good health as I enter my first year of retirement. Thank you for making it so special! Hope to see you next year!

Sue Mandel

Hello Beth,

I wanted to take a moment to say how much I enjoyed my first triathlon today in Farmington at Winding Trails. The event was well run with focused staff and cheerful volunteers along the course. I will definitely recommend this event to any first timer or anyone looking for a great venue. I am impressed at how well the trail was groomed considering what was probably a real mess two weeks ago. And I was touched by the 9/11 tribute that was organized at the start of the race. Just enough to remind us of the importance of the day and just the right tone to help us celebrate life.

Kudos on a great event and thank you so much.


Claudia O'Connell Hamden, CT


I participated in the women's triathlon today. I wanted to thank you, your professional staff and volunteers for a wonderful experience. My husband and I were moved by the prayer you read and the planning that went into the 9/11 memorial in general.

Today, like many other HMF events, I observed how hard you work to make each event a success.


Katherine A. Scanlon


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Just wanted to thank you and your staff for a GREAT event. This was my first triathlon but I have run and biked at many events and as a college coach I have attended countless events, games and and other outdoor activities. At 50 years of age I can honestly say that I have never seen any event conducted in such poor weather with so many smiling faces. Your crew was simply amazing and it took a special group to keep things going so smoothly and safely. I did not know what to expect as a tri rookie but it was an absolute blast. Well I am not sure the swimming part was that fun but after finally just resorting to some sort of survival stoke I made it and have great stories to tell all my friends.

It really became an instant classic as far as events go and I hope you and your staff know how much all you did for all the participants was appreciated!!!


Cathy Foto #861 - tri rookie no longer!!!

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Mohler Lodovice - Thank you to the staff and volunteers at yesterday's Niantic Bay Triathlon! Each of your events are organized so well, and yesterday was no exception. It was my first triathlon and in spite of the conditions, once again you excelled in making it a memorable event. I appreciate all those who stood in the rain to keep us safe and cheer us on! You are why we love being competitive athletes!!!

Carl Russell - It was a fantastic job by everyone at HMF especially considering the conditions, which were the worst I've raced in over 20 years.

Melissa Calkins - THANK YOU HMF!!! Great job by everyone today at Niantic Bay Triathlon!! As an athlete, I appreciate all that you do!!!

Laura Mount - nice job on the race today. Thanks to the volunteers and staff for sticking it out in the rain!!!

Dear Beth,

Your post race write-up was dead on. My daughter, Amy Salmon (like the fish), and I really enjoyed the triathlon even with the poor weather and getting stung by a jellyfish. We have done a large number of tris through the years and the organization and venue of this one was special. It was our first time in Niantic and we plan on doing many more.

Thank you for all of the work you do for the athletes.

Walter Perkins
Webster, MA

Dear Beth,

We just wanted to extend a very big thank you to all the volunteers in the Niantic Bay Triathlon yesterday. They indeed stood in the rain and wind and continued to be very supportive to all race attendants, giving us encouragement and cheering us on at every water station and street corner. What a great job they all did!

Jennifer & Chris Zingus

I just wanted to thank all the volunteers and police that worked the event in the rain. It was my first triathalon and my brother and two sisters-in-law as well and the first thing we said after the race was how helpful and happy you all were. I loved everyone cheering us on and keeping our spirits up during the challenging morning. Thanks again and we will be back.

Alison Hudyma


Would like to thank all of the folks that have put on both the New London Triathlon and the Niantic race. And of course all the volunteers that help put these fabulous races on. I hope to be back with my team for next year.

Jeff Fryer





Can’t thank you enough for everything HMF did for the KIC IT Tri. It was a great experience working with you, Jeff, Josh and the rest of HMF. Being my first year working with KIC IT, it was always reassuring to call/email your group for advice and questions.

Thank you again for all your help with the kids triathlon.

We have received nothing but positive comments, thanks in large part to HMF.


Dear HMF,

Volunteers ROCK!

Thank you for an extremely enjoyable KIC IT Triathlon; I was amazed by the logistical challenges and so pleased to see how smooth and easy you all made it look. And, of course, the staff and volunteers totally rule.

Beth, if I ever get remarried I want to hire you as my wedding planner. You guys really know how to put on an event!

Daria Vander Veer

Middlefield, CT

Beth and Jeff,

Thank you…thank you…thank you!!! Another amazing event! It was actually the best ever! I think we are all still on Cloud 9! I just want to let you know that we truly appreciate the partnership between KIC and HMF. It is a win-win situation with the real winners being our kids who benefit from the funds raised.

I hope you both take some time to revel in your success and will enjoy some well-deserved down time. Please send my thanks on to Diane, Ken and the rest of your team who were all great to work with!

With much appreciation and admiration,




Hi Peg, I want to thank you and the staff for a most worthwhile and exciting experience. Although I was unable to achieve my goal of running 5K non-stop, I have been motivated to continue my quest (at my slow speed, I'm probably now doing 1 1/2 to 2 miles non-stop, and feel somewhat confident that I'll achieve my goal this season). Again, it was you people who got me started, and I thank you.

Wishing you and Art, Health, Happiness, & Longevity,

Lou Cartolano



Sounds like you did very well. Not everyone can run all 3 miles after only 8 weeks of training, especially those in your age group so I think you’re doing great! Thanks for the nice note. We hope to see you out at our races soon!

Peggy Byram