The Pat Griskus Olympic Triathlon is the USAT Northeast Regional Club Championship for 2013!
I'm your Race Director, Tom Wilkas.
We are pleased to bring you both the original Pat Griskus Sprint Triathlon, which started in 1987, and the Olympic distance race, which was conceived in 2002.
Key folks include: Dave Heller, Robin Griskus, Laura Griskus,
Marty Cashin, Mike Maximenko, Dave Kunces, Steven Agren, Sandi Hill, Tom Hill, Sandra Heller, Kristin Heller, Paul Ilchenko, Ray Funk, Tim Cipriano, Nancy Fresilli, Mat Jobin, Eric Pattison. Others.
Pat Griskus was an amazing guy and credited with paving the way for the many amputee athletes to follow. Please check the Race History link for the full story.
Both races are USAT Sanctioned and are held at Quassy Amusement Park on Route 64 in Middlebury, CT.
The Sprint distance starts with a half-mile swim in spring-fed Lake Quassapaug, enjoy the challenging 10.5 mile bike around the lake, and the out-and-back 3.1 mile run. There is a First Timers division for those tackling their first Triathlon ever, with medals for all first time finishers. With close to 100 first-timers each year, this race has become a favorite for first time triathletes!
The Olympic distance race features a clean and clear one mile lake swim in Lake Quassapaug, enjoy a 25-mile challenging one loop bike course through classic New England farm country, and a 6.2 mile run on shaded back roads.
Pat Griskus Triathlon races are USAT sanctioned events