- Associated Press - Saturday, July 23, 2016

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) - Two Connecticut women are embarking on a non-competitive triathlon to support a sports charity set up by the parents of a Sandy Hook shooting victim.

Clinton residents Heather Theriault and Christine Kopcha plan to begin the Chase the Coast triathlon Saturday with a two-mile swim at the Byram Park Marina followed by a 110-mile bike ride. It will conclude with a marathon ending in Westerly, Rhode Island.

Theriault was inspired by the Race4Chase program, a day camp that teaches kids about running, biking and swimming.

Race4Chase honors first-grader Chase Kowalski, who was killed along with 25 others at Sandy Hook Elementary school in December 2012. Chase competed in his first youth triathlon months prior.

The 450 children in 14 Connecticut Race4Chase camps will participate in a short-course triathlon in August.

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