The Idea

Team Enduring Hope offers athletes the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of survivors of Hurricane Katrina. The 70.3 IronMan competition is a challenge for individuals and teams to come together in New Orleans and compete in a triathlon while raising awareness around the issues of Post-Katrina reality.


In addition to a customized-training program and athletic consultation, participants have the opportunity to train with a virtual group of like-minded individuals for motivation and inspiration. Enduring Hope also offers interested athletes the chance to take advantage of faith sharing groups and shared reflections.

How We Got Started

Enduring Hope began in the Fall of 2008 as an idea to raise awareness for New Orleans post-Katrina recovery and sponsor the ministry of Contemplatives in Action.  Competing in the first-ever 70.3 IronMan in New Orleans, Susan Haarman finished the race in 7:06.  Once she crossed the finish line she knew she would do this again.

A team was born.  At last year’s competition, 20 athletes competed and completed the 2nd Annual 70.3 IronMan New Orleans!  We raised over $16,000, and now are hoping to top that with the competition of 2011.



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