The sixth annual Hope Triathlon will take place Saturday, July 16 in and around Hobbs Pond.

The event, a sprint triathlon, includes a one-quarter-mile swim, 13-mile bike ride and 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) road run.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. on Pond Road in Hope and the race starts at 8 a.m., rain or shine.

The beneficiary of this year’s event is St. Bernard’s Soup Kitchen. The soup kitchen, which serves an average of 120 meals per day to hungry members of our community, is in need of renovation, with proceeds going toward renovation costs. Checks are tax deductible and can be made directly to St. Bernard’s Soup Kitchen. Applications are available at

In addition to this year’s triathlon, the first annual Children’s Fun Run will be held on Pond Road starting at 8:45 a.m. Proceeds from the fun run will benefit Hope Elephants.

For more information call the Hope General Store at 763-2816 or the Hatchet Mountain Publick House at 763-4565.

VillageSoup sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at