• Sunday

  • August 7TH

  • Swim

  • Bike

  • Run

ONLY DAYS
until the 2022 Greenfield Triathlon


Sunday, AUGUST 7, 2022 Greenfield, MA

Welcome to the Greenfield Triathlon


Sunday, August 7, 2022

The Greenfield Triathlon is the longest running triathlon in New England! Situated in the heart of Franklin County, the Greenfield Triathlon course meanders through the picturesque back roads of Greenfield, passes through the Historic Eunice Williams Covered Bridge, and features swimming in our very own Green River.

Offering both International and Sprint distances for individual athletes as well as two- and three-person teams, the Greenfield Triathlon is great for both beginners and seasoned triathletes. A triathlon training program is offered Sundays leading up to the event. In Greenfield, our motto is “To Finish Is To Win!”

All race proceeds benefit the Greenfield Recreation Department. The Greenfield Triathlon has raised thousands of dollars to support programs and events for families within our community. We thank you for your continued support.

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USATThis event is sanctioned by USAT.

USATMass Senior Games is partnering with the Greenfield Triathlon to qualify athletes for the National Senior Games in Ft. Lauderdale on May 15, 2022! This will require an additional $20 fee.

To register for the Senior National Games, complete the Greenfield Triathlon registration and then send an email to greenfieldtriathlon@gmail.com and indicate that you also want to register for the Senior Games. You will receive a confirmation email within a few hours. You can pay the $20 fee during Packet Pickup on Saturday, July 31, 4 - 6 PM or Sunday morning, day of the race. Make checks payable to MASG (Massachusetts Senior Games) We will already have your registration information there. Confused? Call or write, Rick Roy, 413.512.0137, greenfieldtriathlon@gmail.com

Welcome
Our course is designed to present athletes with a challenge, while offering scenic beauty with rolling hills, countryside farms and a historic covered bridge. Christy Moore, Greenfield Triathlon Race Director

Event

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Christy Moore
Dear Greenfield Triathletes and Supporters,

We are looking forward to our 2022 Greenfield Triathlon! We can’t wait to welcome all of our triathletes to the Green River on Sunday, August 7, 2022. Registration will open in February for the event; as well as registration for our Sunday Tri-Training Program and our One-day Triathlon Clinic.

While all COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted; the health and safety of our participants, volunteers and spectators, along with that of the greater community is our top priority. We encourage you to continue to train while following all safety precautions. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we return to the “new normal”.

Stay safe and be well.

Sincerely,

Christy Moore
Greenfield Triathlon Race Director

2021 Course

Complete Greenfield Tri Map >> Please see the descriptions below for more detailed maps for the individual events.

International Individual & International Team Event:
Swim (.63 miles): The race start will be on the beach in front of the foot bridge. Racers will be called to enter the river in age wave groups. Swim waves will be sent off at 2 minute intervals on a buoy-marked course. We highly recommend wetsuits. When the athletes have completed the swim they will exit the water, run up the chute and to the transition area. Click here for a mapmyrun map >>

Bike (30.28 miles): The athletes will exit the transition area and mount their bikes in a designated "mount" zone. The athletes will ride their bikes left onto Nash’s Mill Road and at the intersection, take a left onto Leyden Road. Athletes will continue down Leyden Road, taking a left onto Eunice Williams Drive, followed by another left onto Green River Road. Follow Green River Road and continue right on Green River Road at the intersection of Plain Road. Veer left onto Colrain Road. Turn left onto Nash’s Mill Road toward transition area. Repeat this loop for a total of 4 loops for International. On the last loop, dismount bike before turning left into transition area.
Click here for a printable map >> Click here for a mapmyrun map >>

Run (7.17 miles): The athletes will exit the transition area and turn left onto Nash’s Mill Road and at the intersection take a left onto Leyden Road. Continue down Leyden Road, taking a left onto Eunice Williams Drive, followed by another left onto Green River Road. Follow Green River Road back and bear left onto Plain Road at the intersection of Green River Road and Plain Road. Turn left onto Nash’s Mill Road toward transition area, and then turn left into the first chute to Finish Line.
Click here for a printable map >> Click here for a mapmyrun map >>


Sprint Individual & Sprint Team Event:
Swim (.31 miles): The race start will be opposite the swim exit chute on the far side of river. Racers will be called to enter the river in age wave groups. Swim waves will be sent off at 3 minute intervals on a buoy-marked course. We highly recommend wetsuits. When the athletes have completed the swim they will exit the water, run up the chute and to the transition area.
Click here for a mapmyrun map >>

Bike (15.14 miles): The athletes will exit the transition area and mount their bikes in a designated "mount" zone. The athletes will ride their bikes left onto Nash’s Mill Road and at the intersection, take a left onto Leyden Road. Athletes will continue down Leyden Road, taking a left onto Eunice Williams Drive, followed by another left onto Green River Road. Follow Green River Road and continue right on Green River Road at the intersection of Plain Road. Veer left onto Colrain Road. Turn left onto Nash’s Mill Road toward transition area. Repeat this loop for a total of 2 loops for Sprint. On the last loop, dismount bike before turning left into transition area.
Click here for a printable map >> Click here for a mapmyrun map >>

Run (3.08 miles): Once back at the transition area, the athletes will re-rack their bikes and head back out on their run. Athletes will head back out taking a right onto Nash’s Mill Road, bear right onto Colrain Road that changes into Plain Road, continue on Plain Road and turn left onto Meadow Lane. At the end of Meadow Lane turn left onto Colrain Road. Turn left onto Nash’s Mill Road toward transition area, and then turn left into the first chute to Finish Line.
Click here for a printable map >> Click here for a mapmyrun map >>

2021 Timeline

Saturday,
July 31st
 

 

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm   Packet pickup at the Green River Swimming and Recreation Area, 1 Nash’s Mill Road. USAT Membership card and photo ID are required.
5:30 pm   Course Walk-Through
     
Sunday,
August 1st
   
6:15 am   Transition Area opens. Packet pickup opens. USAT Membership card and photo ID are required. Body Marking opens. Timing Ankle Chip pick opens in the Transition Area.
7:15 am  
Packet pickup closes and Mandatory Participant Pre-Race Meeting in Transition Area.
7:30 am   National Anthem.
8:00 am   Race starts. Waves are scheduled as follows. 
International
WAVE TIME GENDER AGE
1 Open 8:00 Male & Female Prequalified International Men & Women Open
2 8:02 Male & Female International: Male, Teams & Clydesdale
4 8:04 Female International: Female, including Athena

Sprint
6 8:30 Male & Female Prequalified Sprint Men & Women Open
7 8:33 Male Sprint: Male 34 & younger, Sprint Teams
8 8:36 Male Sprint: Male 35-49 & Clydesdale
9 8:39 Male Sprint: Male 50 & older
10 8:42 Female Sprint: Female 34 & younger & Athena
11 8:45 Female Sprint: Female 35-49
12 8:48 Female Sprint: Female 50 & older

11:00 am      Post-race Ceremony

• Celebratory Lasagna Lunch

Awards are presented to:
• Overall male and female winner
• Relay team finishers
• Top finishers by age groups
• Nook Burniske Award
• Patrick Bell Award

Race Results can be found at:
Secondwindresults.com >> This website will be updated LIVE, during the race.

2021 Waves and Cap Colors

You must wear the cap provided by the Greenfield Triathlon Race Committee

Cap Colors


2021 Greenfield Triathlon Waves and Cap Colors >>

2021 Race Day Parking

Tri Parking


SPECTATOR Parking
Spectator parking is available at Valley Medical Group, the Academy of Early Learning, and Murphy Park all located a short distance from the Swim Area.


ATHLETE Parking
Any car parked here will not be permitted to leave before noon. If you will need to leave before noon please use the spectator parking lot.


NASH MILL ROAD
Nash's Mill Road will close promptly at 8 AM and will not open until noon. Cars will not be permitted to leave athlete parking or travel on Nash's Mill Road until noon.

Parking will not be permitted along Colrain Road. Please use the designtated lots for event parking.

2021 Greenfield Triathlon Race Day Parking Map >>

Race Day Checklist

SWIM BIKE RUN
Tri Suit or Swim Suit Bike, aerobars, end caps, bike shoes Running Shoes & Socks
Goggles (tinted for sunny day) Cycyling Shorts & Jersey Running Shorts & Shirt
Wetsuit (full sleeves fastest) Bike Pump for pre race * Visor or Hat
Body Glide Spare Tubes, Tire Lever, Patch Kit * Sunglasses
Small Towel CO2 & Quick Fill Adapter * Race Number Belt
Swim Cap Water Bottles & Cages Sunblock
  Bike Helmet with chin strap Water Bottle
  Gels & Bars & Energy Drinks  
  Chamois Cream  

*Note: a bike mechanic will be onsite at the Greenfield Triathlon.

Directions

From Route 91 South:
From I-91, take exit 26, and go 3/4 way around the rotary to Route 2 West. At first light turn RIGHT (before Irving Station) onto Colrain Rd. Follow Colrain Rd. about 1.5 miles. Turn RIGHT onto Nash's Mill Rd. Park & Swim area are on left. Proceed slowly to parking lot.

From Route 91 North:
From I-91, take exit 26. Take first RIGHT off of the rotary to Route 2 West. At first light turn RIGHT (before Irving Station) onto Colrain Rd. Follow Colrain Rd. about 1.5 miles. Turn RIGHT onto Nash's Mill Rd. Park & Swim area are on left. Proceed slowly to parking lot.

From Route 2 West:
From Route 2 West: to Greenfield, down hill, pass Staples/Big Y plaza on left, McDonald's on right to the traffic lights. At traffic lights turn LEFT (Irving Station) onto Colrain Rd. Follow Colrain Rd. about 1.5 miles. Turn RIGHT onto Nash's Mill Rd. Park & Swim area are on left. Proceed slowly to parking lot.

From Route 2 East:
Take Route 5 & 10 (Bernardston Rd.) exit just before I-91 North/South connector. At end of exit ramp take LEFT onto Route 5 & 10 (Bernardston Rd.). At first traffic light, take RIGHT onto Silver Street, go 1 mile to end. At "T" at end of Silver St., take RIGHT onto Conway Street. Go over Route 91 overpass and take first LEFT onto Nash's Mill Rd. The Greenfield Swimming Area is on the right side of the road. Proceed slowly to parking lot.

Lodging

Hampton IOnn and Suites
Hampton Inn and Suites
184 Shelburne Rd
Greenfield, MA 01301
1-413-773-0057

Map to Hampton Inn

USAT Rules

USAT The Greenfield Triathlon is a USA Triathlon (USAT) sanctioned event. You are racing under the USAT Competitive Rules and there will be USAT certified referees on the course to ensure fairness in the competition. There will be no warnings if you commit a foul during competition. At the end of the race all citations by the marshals are reviewed by the Head Referee who then decides if a penalty should be assessed. The Head Referee's ruling is final in the case of Position Violations and there are no protests or appeals of Position penalties.

In order to minimize misunderstandings on race day, make sure you follow the following rules during the bike leg:
• Wear your helmet with the chinstrap securely fastened at all times while on your bike.
• End caps must be on your bike.
• Ride on the right side of your lane.
• Keep three bike lengths between yourself and the cyclist in front of you.
• Pass on the left of the cyclist in front, never on the right.
• Complete your pass within 15 seconds.
• If passed, you must drop completely out of the zone, to the rear, before attempting to re-pass.
• Watch for bikes coming up on right when merging into bike lane from transition area.
• Walk bike out of and into transition area.
• When approaching the transition area, travel to the left of double yellow line.

Also note:
• You must wear the colored swim cap provided to you at packet pickup
• Your bike needs to have your bib number attached to it (this will be provided by the race)
• You must wear your bib number during the run leg (this is not required during the bike leg)
• Escorts are not permitted in any event. No unauthorized assistance from anyone except race official and support staff.
• While USAT rules do allow a participant to stand and walk if necessary during the swim, Greenfield Triathlon rules require that the swimmer be waist deep while walking.
• iPods are not allowed

Finally, remember to treat other athletes, volunteers, and officials with courtesy and consideration. Failure to do so is called Unsportsmanlike Conduct and you will be disqualified.

Awards

Awards are presented to:

• Overall male and female winner

• Relay team finishers

• Top finishers by age groups

Nook Burniske - #1
Since the death of Nook Burniske in 1990, the Greenfield Triathlon has annually honored a person who embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and has contributed to the Greenfield Triathlon or sports in Greenfield in a significant way. The “Nook Burniske” award has been awarded to terrific triathletes like four time champion Don Dwight and annual local favorite Cindy Mansur. Ken Kuninski who saw the talent in Patrick Bell and gave him a racing bike; crowd pleaser Lou Soquet, who you knew was finishing by the chants of “Lou, Lou, Lou!”

Nook Award Organizers with can-do attitude are recognized both for their behind the scenes toil and their race-day contributions. They include, and are in no way limited to Chris Ethier who had the foresight to create and organize the first event and still does Sunday tri training for new participants; former Recreation Director, Mike Kociela who put in countless hours before and after the race … and saw the need for a committee and fresh ideas. Dan 'Mr. Can Do' Gagaris... , who spends endless days and hours behind the scenes preparing the course and doing anything and everything that needs doing; Ricky 'The Fish' Roy who manages everything swim, does race day photos and who's name is frequently next to organizing committee tasks; Bob and Deb Schilling who brought energy and organization, the web site, and Active.com that altered the race forever. These are all great people who have enriched this race and others. It is a pleasure to recognize them all.

The number 1 has been retired as an additional honor to Nook’s memory.

Nook Burniske Award Recipents
1991 Rick Roy 2006 Al Ross
1992 Marque Anthoney 2007 Chuck Adams
1993 Lou Soquet 2008 Karen Slack
1994 Cindy Mansur 2009 Irene Wood
1995 Paul Bassett 2010 Mary Ellen Perry
1996 Ken Kuninski 2011 Dr. Bob Sagor, DVM
1997 Donald Dwight 2012 Janice Bohonowicz
1998 Chris Ethier 2013 The Bell Family
1999 Becky and Steve Shattuck 2014 Marsha Martin
2000 Ken Caouette 2015 Ruth and Dick Henry, Greenfield, MA
2001 Bob Perry 2016 Peter McLean, Florence, MA
2002 Bob and Deb Schilling 2017 Claire Sagor
2003 Dan Gagaris 2018 Christa Snyder, Colrain, MA
2004 Paul Cyr-Mutty 2019 Amy Schmidt Bowse, Montague, MA
2005 Mike Kociela 2021 Bill Johnson, Bicycle World, Greenfield, MA
The Patrick Bell Award

An annual award presented by the Bell Family honoring the youngest individual Sprint finisher of The Greenfield Triathlon
Year Recipient Age Home Town
2005 Michael Bell, Patrick’s younger brother 14 Greenfield, MA
2006 Aaron Wiswell 13 Newmarket, NH
2007 Duncan Diviua 15 Wilbraham, MA
2008 Lexi Skovran 12 Waterbury, CT
2009 Noah Kramer 10 Amherst, MA
2010 Philip Hempstead 10 Northampton, MA
2011 Philip Hempstead 11 Northampton, MA
2012 Madeline Scott 14 Bernardston, MA
2013 Noah Kramer 14 Amherst, MA
2014 Noel Anderson 15 Ashfield, MA
2015 Silas Anderson 13 Ashfield, MA
2016 Luke Scotera 10 Greenfield, MA
2017 Luke Scotera 11 Greenfield, MA
2018 Luke Scotera 12 Greenfield, MA
2019 Dana Warren 12 Westhampton, MA
2021 Aria Haupt 13 Amherst, MA


We triathletes …,” began 13 year old Patrick Bell at the family dinner table in the summer of 1995. He dismissed his older sibling’s retort, “but you’ve never done a triathlon…” with a snappy “but I’m gonna.” On that rainy August morning the optimistic youth trekked to the Green River to begin a joyful relationship with the sport of triathlon until his untimely death at age 23.

The idea of triathlon was suggested to Patrick by Cindy Mansur, who was looking to round out a team for her sons, Ethan and Seth. But on his first outing, Patrick was going it alone. Walking across the soggy field between numbering and transition, he was in awe of the spectacle. He was hooked. It was on the bike course of that first outing that he learned of the most important aspect of the sport, the camaraderie between competitors. Patrick finished at the bottom of the 29 and under age group that year. “Boy those people were really nice to me on the course.” He remarked. Racers gave him words of encouragement as they passed him on the course.

The next year, Patrick rode a borrowed road bike in need of some serious mechanical attention. Following the race he was congratulated by Ken Kuninski. At the end of the conversation Ken inquired about the bike. Hefting the bike, Ken declared it to be a “lead sled” and walked away with a curious look on his face. The next morning Ken showed up in the Bell’s driveway with a gift of a proper road bike. All his life, people were taken by Patrick’s cheerful determination. The following year, after the race, when asked if his fellow athletes still encouraged him on the road, Patrick thought for a moment and said, “only three people passed me.”

In his High School years at Deerfield Academy, Patrick encouraged his classmates to participate in the Greenfield Tri. Cycling at Deerfield, Patrick was introduced to Bob Perry who became both mentor and friend. During those years the number of young athletes crashing at the Bell house on Triathlon eve began to grow. During his college years, as Patrick’s triathlon world expanded from Cape Cod to Vermont to Lake Placid, Greenfield remained his favorite event. Year after year we would see more competitors from those venues give Greenfield a whirl as a result of his recommendation.

"The Trials of a Triathlete" from the Fall 2016 issue of Deerfield Magazine

Imagine spending four years preparing for a race that lasts about two hours. Then, imagine not being able to finish that race due to an injury. For Sarah (Groff) True, that scenario didn't require any imagination: It was her 2016 Olympic reality.

Sarah credits three people in particular with setting her on the path to becoming a world-class athlete. "Larry Boyle, the boys' swim coach, had a huge impact on me, even though he wasn't my coach; he always encouraged me to stick with swimming. I guess he saw more potential in me than I had in myself back then. So I stuck with it, and I'm glad I took his advice," said True, who went on to swim freestyle distance events at Middlebury and earned All-American laurels for her efforts.

As for peers, it was Patrick Bell '00 who Sarah credits for being the person who introduced her to the triathlon.
"Patrick and I became friends at Deerfield," said True, "and I'll never forget how infectious his love was for the triathlon. He invited me to Greenfield (MA) one summer to compete in the Greenfield Triathlon—it was his favorite, and it was one of the first ones I competed in."

Unfortunately, Patrick never got to see his friend and erstwhile protégé reach the international stage; he died suddenly in June of 2005 due to an undetected heart condition, shortly after completing a triathlon in Ashland, MA.

"I have to give Patrick so much credit for whatever I've been able to accomplish in the triathlon," said True. "He's one of the big reasons why I am a triathlete, and his memory will always be with me."


To read the full article about Sarah >>

Patrick’s love of triathlon, especially the Greenfield Tri, inspired his cousin Colin Wilson and youngest brother Michael to participate. Michael was the youngest sprint competitor in 2004. Following Patrick’s death in 2005, the Greenfield Triathlon that year was dedicated to his memory. All three of Patrick’s siblings, Becca, Peter and Michael, along with scores of friends from around New England entered the Greenfield Tri. One respectable contingent from Central Massachusetts (including the Minuteman Road Club) arrived sporting black arm bands bearing the letters PB.

The following year, 2006, saw the placement of a new bench near the transition area in Patrick’s memory. The bench was dedicated on Triathlon weekend by Win Whitcomb on behalf of the Cyclonauts Racers, who donated it. The Bell siblings participated again, along with 16 year old cousin, Rob. That year also saw Patrick’s Uncle Charlie Bell, then 51, make his annual trek from North Carolina to Greenfield, no longer as spectator but as a competitor. Charlie’s bride, Linda, followed him in transition from sidelines to finish line in 2007. They will both be racing again this year.
We are excited to bring a world class event to Greenfield, MA!

The City of Greenfield, which occupies 21.9 square miles, was settled in 1686 and incorporated in 1753. Greenfield is located in Franklin County and is conveniently accessible via Interstate 91, Mohawk Trail (Route 2), or Route 5 & 10.

Our 18,000 residents live between the Connecticut River and the Berkshire foothills. Greenfield is known for its picturesque and vibrant downtown. Visitors to our quintessential American Main Street can enjoy dining, shopping, entertainment, history, architecture, and recreation by simply taking a stroll. The rest of town is a mix of farms, modern industry, and quiet residential neighborhoods. Educational institutions include innovative public schools, distinguished private schools, and a college.



For more information about Greenfield please go to www.greenfield-ma.gov
This was my wife and my first sprint triathlon. The event was excellent. The event was ran so smoothly that it made a nervous first timer feel comfortable and confident I was in the right place at the right time. Thank you for all your hard work. Thank you for the Sunday AM clinics, they Helped alot. Thank you. Chris

Register

Sunday, August 7, 2022

International race limit - 200 participants
Sprint race limit - 250 participants



REGISTRATION OPENS IN FEBRUARY – CLOSES FRIDAY August 5th 11:59 AM EASTERN STANDARD TIME*
We will keep an updated list of participants on this site.



CLICK HERE >> to see the current list of registered participants. The 2021 registered participants list will be updated every five days or so. You can sort the list by Name, Race, Age and Gender.

Last Minute On-Site Registration on July 31st from 4-6pm at Packet Pick up Only. We are increasing all the fees for last minute registration by 20%.

OPEN WAVE

The Open Category is a self-seeded category that gives athletes who are hoping to be one of the first finishers in their distance a chance to compete head-to-head against other similar athletes. Athletes entering in the Open Category should have a clearer space on the swim/bike/run, as well as potential weather benefits with an earlier start.

Athletes who enter in the Open Category will be eligible ONLY for Overall Awards and will not be eligible to go down into Age Group awards. An athlete racing in the Open Category will receive USAT finishing points, however they cannot podium for Age Group awards. An athlete registering as an Age Group athlete is still eligible to receive an Overall Award.

The Open Category will be offered for both Sprint and International Distances and will have its own co-ed swim waves that will start first. The Open Category will be limited to 30 entrants in each distance. Athletes can sign up for the Open Category during registration. Athletes approved into this category at Race Director’s discretion.
TEAM REGISTRATION

When registering for two person or three person teams, you can register together in one transaction or each member individually. Fees are divided equally per person. Each additional team member must pay their own USAT One-Day License if needed. See instructions below:

Team Member Sign Up in One Transaction:
• The first team member will register with their information.
• Select “Create New Team” and assign the team name.
• Share this exact name with your fellow teammates.
• Select which relay event(s) you are competing in.
• Additional team members can register by selecting “Join Existing Team” and searching your team name.
• For each new member, select which relay event(s) you are competing in. Each leg of the relay event must be assigned to a team member.
• Team will pay fees all together.

Team Member Sign Up Individually:

• The first team member will register with their information.
• Select “Create New Team” and assign the team name.
• Select which relay event(s) you are competing in.
• To add members to the team during this same transaction, click on the “add new entry” button before you check out.
• Add additional team members by selecting “Join Existing Team” and searching your team name.
• For each new member, select which relay event(s) they are competing in. Each leg of the relay event must be assigned to a team member.
• Each team member will pay fees individually.
AGE REQUIREMENT AND AGE GROUPS

You must be 10 on race day to compete.

The age used for placing you in age group competition for points and awards will be your age as of December 31st. What does this mean for you? If you were born before August 1st, your age for selecting your competition age group will be your current age. If you were born on or after August 1st, your age, for selecting your age group for competition will be your age as of 12/31.

SPRINT & INTERNATIONAL DIVISIONS SPRINT & INTERNATIONAL TEAMS
Under 15 (Minimum age 10) Cumulative Age <=60
15-19 Cumulative Age > 60 and < 120
20-24 Cumulative Age >=120
25-29 Calculating Cumulative Age
30-34 Team may consist of 2 or 3 persons
35-39 Add Ages of the Swimmer, Biker, & Runner
40-44 If a team member is participating
45-49 in 2 segments, add their age twice
50-54  
55-59 CLYDESDALE & ATHENA CATEGORIES
60-64 Male 220 lbs+
65-69 Female 165 lbs+
70-74  
75-79  
80-84
85-89
90-94
 

EVENT FEES
EARLY DISCOUNT
Before July 15
FULL PRICE
July 16 & After
Sprint $ 75.00 $ 85.00
International $90.00 $ 100.00
Two person Sprint Team $ 110.00 $ 130.00
Three person Sprint Team $ 135.00 $ 165.00
Two person International Team $ 140.00 $ 160.00
Three person International Team $ 180.00 $ 210.00


NOTE: Early registration discount will automatically be applied by Chronotrack until July 15th at 11:59 am EDST.

USA Triathlon member: All athletes must be members of USAT to compete in any of the races. If you do not have an annual membership, you must purchase a one-day membership for $15 which will be charged when you register. If you are planning on participating in four or more triathlons this year, and you are not a member of our sanctioning body, USAT you may want to consider an annual membership. The cost of an annual membership is $50 per adult and $10 for youths (17 and under by December 31, 2021.) Benefits include a magazine subscription, discounts on gear, etc. Read more here: USAT Membership Benefits

Transfers: No race transfers are allowed. On-site packet pickup will require photo proof of identity (driver's license, passport, etc). Participants who swap or sell their race number will not be allowed to race.

Refunds: No refunds will be granted due to injury or sickness prior to race day.

No credits or refunds will be given if the race is cancelled or the timing or date of the event is altered for reasons outside the control of the race organizers or if the race course is changed due to poor weather.
I adjusted our 2 week Cape Cod vacation, so that I could stay home to compete in one of the best triathlons I've ever done (in over 25 years of competing). Gary

Get Involved

Sunday, August 7, 2022

2021 Triathlon Training Program

Registration Form >> ON-LINE REGISTRATION >>

Training

Triathlon Training program is for beginner, novice, and intermediate tri-athletes. Our experienced instructor will explain the Greenfield Triathlon’s course and demonstrate helpful training techniques. Those wishing to take part in this training must be active participants in the Triathlon. Sign up now to compete in our 37th Annual Greenfield Triathlon on August 1st!

AGE: 15+ years
DAY: Sundays, starting June 13th
TIME: 7:45 am - 10:00 am
FEE: $45
LOCATION: Green River Swim Area
CODE: 12010A

Registration Form >> ON-LINE REGISTRATION >>

Training

For more information, please call the Greenfield Recreation Department at (413) 772-1553

Training

2021 Free Triathlon One Day Clinic

Registration Form >> ON-LINE REGISTRATION >>

Aimed at first time and beginner triathletes, topics will include:
• An introduction of the Greenfield Triathlon course
• Race day preparation including nutrition and rest
• Gear: what you need and what you do not need
• Swimming the river - how best to stay afloat
• Tips on transitions
• Getting the most from your ride and run
• Review of USAT triathlon rules
• Your successful finish

This is a great chance to see the course, learn about transition strategies, and meet other triathlon enthusiasts. This is an interactive clinic so bring your questions and your gear. There will be time after the clinic to swim, ride, and run. The clinic will be held rain or shine.

AGE: All Ages
DAY: Saturday, July 24th
TIME: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
FEE: FREE
LOCATION: Green River Swim Area
CODE: 12011A

Registration Form >> ON-LINE REGISTRATION >>

Training

For more information, please call the Greenfield Recreation Department at (413) 772-1553

Training

Volunteers Needed!

Participants know that a great race can't succeed without volunteers. We are building a team of great people to support the athletes and to assist us in ensuring this is a first class event!

It takes 80+ volunteers minimum to run these dual events and, that's where you come in!

We need folks to fill many different positions... packet pickup, site preparation, water stop, registration, body marking, road marshal, finish line assistant, food service, transition area security.

Sign up to volunteer for the race at VolunteerSpot. Be part of the fun!



Thank you to these organizations that make our race possible:


AMR Ambulance

Greenfield Kiwanis Club

Franklin County Amateur Radio Club

Friends of Greenfield Recreation

Spectators

Come celebrate and cheer on our athletes. Spectator parking is available in designated areas. To ensure the safety of our athletes, please stay in designated areas behind orange snow fencing.

SPECTATOR Parking
Spectator parking is available at Valley Medical Group, the Academy of Early Learning, and Murphy Park all located a short distance from the Swim Area.


Tri Parking


Parking will not be permitted along Colrain Road. Please use the designtated lots for event parking.

2021 Greenfield Triathlon Race Day Parking Map >>

Join USAT

The Greenfield LIghtlifeTriathlon is sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT). In order to participate in the Greenfield Triathlon, you will need to purchase either (a) an Annual USAT Membership (annual fee Adult $50 and Youth $10) or (b) a One-Day License ($15). One-Day License is not available for youth 17 and under. Annual Memberships are highly recommended if you plan on doing three or four races each year.

For a $50 Annual membership, members will receive:
• Savings at events by not having to pay the $15 one-day license fee
• Subscription to the quarterly USAT publication USA Triathlon Life
• Excess accident insurance while participating in USA Triathlon-sanctioned events
• Access to members-only dashboard with opportunities to access giveaways and special articles
• Membership card, key fob, and USAT sticker
• E-newsletters to keep you informed
• Use of Regional Training Centers

USATThe USAT membership program consists of over 150,000-plus members living a healthy lifestyle. Members will receive information to take their training to the next level, have access to great discounts on products and services, and feel the satisfaction of helping to promote and grow this great sport throughout the country.

To join USAT click here >>
Amy Schmidt Bowse
Rich Clark
Dan Gagaris
Terrie Gagaris
Kay Lyons
Marsha Martin
Peter McLean
Christy Moore, Race Director
Rick Roy
Claire Sagor
Becky Shattuck
Steve Shattuck
I loved the "local" feel of the event - like it was just a bunch of friends all getting together to enjoy a beautiful, fun summer day. The support along the course was fantastic! Shaina

Results

2021 Race Results to be Live!

Athletes, as you cross the Finish Line, your race results are available at the timers station via a receipt printer. LIVE results will be on display at the Finish Line on a large flat screen TV (weather dependent).

Race Results can be found at:
Secondwindresults.com >> This website will be updated LIVE, during the race.


Winner History

Women’s International Race Champions
Year Champion Home Town Time
2021 Cassandra Maximenko Watertown, CT 2:37:11.8
2019* Seana Zelazo Rye, NH 1:57:53.9*
2018 Jennie Hansen Rochester, NY 2:29:34.4
2017 Madeline Nagy Hatfield, MA 2:42:56.5
2016 Katie Mason Brooklyn, NY 2:50:14.9
2015 Madeline Nagy Hatfield, MA 2:39:12.2
2014 Meghan Skidmore North Conway, NH 2:06:36.2
2013 Madeline Nagy Hatfield, MA 2:06:52.8
2012** Shaina Damm Amesbury, MA 1:45:14**
2011 Cassandra Maximenko Naugatuck, CT 2:29:38
2010 Cassandra Maximenko Naugatuck, CT 2:31:41
2009* Carolyn Finch Lunenburg, MA 2:21.50*
2008 Martha Grinnell Westhampton, MA 2:27:43
2007 Kim Webster Framingham, MA 2:25:39
2006 Kim Webster Framingham, MA 2:30:35
2005 Nicole Hagobian Hadley, MA 2:37:33
2004 Kristy Gould Medford, MA 2:32:07
2003* Jolene Wilkinson Layton, UT 2:18:35*
2002 Sara Pragluski Southwick, MA 2:48:27
2001 Madeline Nagy Northampton, MA 2:31:24
2000 Carolyn Lowe-Thompson Scarsdale, NY 2:29:33
1999 Janel Willette Greenwich, CT 2:33:33
1998 Melissa Smith Bennington, VT 2:42:23
1997 Devra Hendleman Amherst, MA 2:48:04
1996 Kelli Montgomery Wallingford, CT 2:25:20
1995 Devra Hendleman Amherst, MA 2:46:03
1994 Leigh Miner Great Barrington, MA 2:33:27
1993 Anne Curi Goshen, CT 2:16:20
1992 Vianna Zimbel Glastonbury, CT ???
1991 Sally Howes Whatley, MA 2:25:24
1990 Katie Tobey Brattleboro, VT 2:32:02
1989 Katie Tobey Brattleboro, VT 2:32:46
1988 Lisa Mattila Pittsfield, MA 2:37.38
1987 Leslie Maerki Belchertown, MA ???
1986 Sally Howes Whatley, MA 2:27:46
1985 Sally Howes Whatley, MA 2:30:22
1984 Kristen Thomas Turners Falls, MA ???
* Due to a high bacteria count in the Green River, the Swim was replaced by a short run.
** The 2012 Course was significantly different from previous years due to damage from Tropical Storm Irene in August of 2011. The swim portion of the race was replaced by a short run due to a high bacteria count in the Green River.
Men’s International Race Champions
Year Champion Home Town Time
2021 Sean Fleming Charlotte, VT 2:26:34.4
2019* Ryan Lyesiuk Orange, MA 1:48:23.3*
2018 David Hansen Rochester, NY 2:28:13.1
2017 Eric Kirouac Williamsburg, MA 2:18:33.3
2016 Carson Poe Northampton, MA 2:25:07.1
2015 Carson Poe Northampton, MA 2:23:47.7
2014 Keith McCormick Belchertown, MA 2:07:03.5
2013 Patrick Dwyer Arlington, MA 1:53:10.1
2012** Mukunda Feldman Easthampton, MA 1:38.11**
2011 Jason Dufour Bristol, CT 2:23:17
2010 Martin Bures Cambridge, MA 2:25:50
2009* Raymond Houle Southington, CT 2:08.12*
2008 Nicholas Dufresne Amherst, MA 2:15:10
2007 Jay Gump Greenfield, MA 2:16:29
2006 PJ Deschenes Medford, MA 2:12:45
2005 Christopher Ramsey Acton, MA 2:16:48
2004 Gabriel Jiran West Hartford, CT 2:26:34
2003* Peter Oviatt Lebanon, CT 2:05:23*
2002 PJ Deschenes New Haven, CT 2:17:35
2001 Dominic Gillen New Preston, CT 2:11:25
2000 Walter Denino Old Bridge, NJ 2:10:34
1999 Joseph Sheehan Melrose, MA 2:14:11
1998 Scott H. Johnson Merrimac, MA 2:12:38
1997 Donald Dwight Merrimac, MA 2:18:42
1996 Donald Dwight Merrimac, MA 2:19:11
1995 Donald Dwight Merrimac, MA ???
1994 Donald Dwight Merrimac, MA 2:14:22
1993 Wayne Berger Groton, CT 2:05:33
1992 Scott Lebo Northfield, MA 2:07:07
1991 Stephen Witkus Amherst, MA 2:05:15
1990 Shawn Talbot Amherst, MA 2:01:42
1989 Stephen Witkus Amherst, MA 2:06:37
1988 Kaname Sakurai Tokyo, Japan 2:06:09
1987 Kaname Sakurai Tokyo, Japan 2:16:35
1986 Peter Loescher Amherst, MA ???
1985 Vince O'Connell Plainfield, MA 2:17:29
1984 Sean Moore Greenfield, MA 2:33:51
* Due to a high bacteria count in the Green River, the Swim was replaced by a short run.
** The 2012 Course was significantly different from previous years due to damage from Tropical Storm Irene in August of 2011. The swim portion of the race was replaced by a short run due to a high bacteria count in the Green River.
Overall International Team Race Champions
Year Swimmer Cyclist Runner Time
2021 Sally Dupere Sally Dupere Nelson Dupere 2:45:05
2019* Jamie McQueen Martin Pitman Lindsay McQueen 2:16:14.1*
2018 Ryan Wood Michael Moses Ashley Veilleux 3:14:16.8
2017 Christa Gillis Tracy St Onge Brian Forrestall 2:58:03.6
2016 Chris Yard Chris Yard Kathy Yard 2:38:58.60
2015 Charles Leach Patrick Sullivan Aaron Stone 2:18:37.9
2014 Carly Eckles Craig Mitchell Shane Ruddy 1:53:36.2
2013 Becca Bell Peter Bell Mike Bell 2:18:13.5
2012** Becca Bell Peter Bell Mike Bell 1:51.47**
2011 Becca Bell Peter Bell Mike Bell 2:30:53
2010 Claire Gogolen Brad Sheehan Tyler Littwin 2:45:38
2009* Jim Sullivan Brian Cronin Jim Sullivan 2:03:52*
2008 Claire Gogolen Peter Bell Mike Bell 2:31:12
2007 Becca Bell Peter Bell Joseph Dundee 2:27:07
2006 Adam Nabewaniec Todd Roberts Todd Roberts 2:25:04
2005 Chris Defrancis ? ? 2:10:58
2004 Sarah Cyr-Mutty Paul Cyr-Mutty Jo Cyr-Mutty 2:46:10
2003* Jason Ryan Devens Hamlen Devens Hamlen 2:03:35*
2002 John Nixon Dennis Ryan Neal Graves 2:14:43
2001 Edward Hamel Garth Brown Michael Leonard 2:15:50
2000 Karen Atherton Tim Atherton Andy Jaffe 2:33:02
1999 Jennifer Yankowski Jeff Molongoski Linda Gavin 2:17:48
1998 Jennifer Yankowski Jeff Molongoski Linda Gavin 2:17:47
1997 Kristen Wegrocki Geoffrey Christoph Aaron Bond 2:25:35
1996 Brett Buchholy Chuck Wa Tim Bilo 2:13:33
1995 John Rihmus Tim Coleman Al Ladd 2:11:13
1994 Doug Hillman Bob Perry Chuck Adams 2:22:21
1993 Kelly Mcquoid Wally Lanson Brian Warwyck 2:13:49
1992 Tom Murphy Richard Furse Jim Furse 2:06:30
1991 Rick Roy Dave Yetter Ken Kezenski 2:08:00
1990 Jennifer Burrell Dan Madro Josh Rhodes 2:16:15
1989 Robert Hintermeister Jeff Wildria Ed Sparkowski 2:10:11
1988 Kurt Rodchier Dick Taylor Al Ladd 2:09:00
1987 Fred Venne Bob Perry Joe Martino ?
1986 Fred Venne Bob Perry Joe Martino ?
1985 Ben Jurcek Bob Perry David Doyle 2:08:45
1984 Ben Jurcek Bob Perry David Doyle ?
* Due to a high bacteria count in the Green River, the Swim was replaced by a short run.
** The 2012 Course was significantly different from previous years due to damage from Tropical Storm Irene in August of 2011. The swim portion of the race was replaced by a short run due to a high bacteria count in the Green River.
Women’s Sprint Race Champions
Year Champion Home Town Time
2021 Joellen Cameron-Reino South Deerfield, MA 1:19:36.5
2019* Joellen Cameron-Reino South Deerfield, MA 1:02:09.6*
2018 Joellen Cameron-Reino South Deerfield, MA 1:16:21.0
2017 Joellen Cameron-Reino South Deerfield, MA 1:18:8.4
2016 Joellen Cameron Conway, MA 1:17:11.4
2015 Joellen Cameron Conway, MA 1:17:16.3
2014 Jennie Hansen Rochester, NY 1:08:31.2
2013 Meghan Skidmore Intervale, NH 1:13:35.5
2012** Jill Herrick Belchertown, MA 1:07:20**
2011 Joellen Cameron Conway, MA 1:18:16
2010 Jennie Donofrio Rochester, NY 1:15:17
2009* Katie Monahan Flagstaff, AZ 1:07.59*
2008 Katie Monahan Flagstaff, AZ 1:17:15
2007 Peggy Crotty Brookfield, CT 1:21:20
2006 Kimberly Walsh Enfield, NH 1:16:45
2005 Lolly Brilliant Southboro, MA 1:14:54
2004 Lolly Brilliant Southboro, MA 1:14:23
2003* Florence Chretien Natick, MA 1:06:04*
2002 Maria Koziol Northampton, MA 1:18:08
2001 Lindsay Simpson Burlington, VT 1:12:45
2000 Lindsay Simpson Steamboat Springs, CO 1:13:45
1999 Juli Jones Belchertown, MA 1:17:27
1998 Annette Macniven Wainscott, NY 1:17:19
1997 Marjorie Delo Brockton, MA 1:19:30
1996 Annette Macniven Wainscott, NY 1:18:12
1995 Chen Juergens Amherst, MA 1:27:47
* Due to a high bacteria count in the Green River, the Swim was replaced by a short run.
** The 2012 Course was significantly different from previous years due to damage from Tropical Storm Irene in August of 2011. The swim portion of the race was replaced by a short run due to a high bacteria count in the Green River.
Men’s Sprint Race Champions
Year Champion Home Town Time
2021 Paul Mikuszewski Feeding Hills, MA 1:10:45.1
2019* Luke Sullivan Groton, CT 0:51:33.8*
2018 Robert Hollinger Newburyport, MA 1:04:30.1
2017 Jay Gump Conway, MA 1:04:52.1
2016 Daniel Bensen Deerfield, MA 1:10:24.8
2015 Daniel Bensen Deerfield, MA 1:08:01.5
2014 David Hansen Rochester, NY 1:06:31.1
2013 Gregory Shea Shelburne Falls, MA 1:05:53.8
2012** Daniel Bensen Greenfield, MA 57:24**
2011 Gregory Shea Shelburne Falls, MA 1:06:49
2010 Gregory Shea Chester, VT 1:07:03
2009* Jeff Donatello Eliot, ME 58:11*
2008 Jeff Donatello Eliot, ME 1:07:33
2007 Mike Baker Barnstable, MA 1:09:08
2006 Tim Donahue Jamaica, VT 1:05:46
2005 Graham Rigby Essex Junction, VT 1:07:13
2004 Win Whitcomb Hatfield, MA 1:08:47
2003* Dean Phillips Beverly, MA 1:00:14*
2002 Win Whitcomb Haydenville, MA 1:10:16
2001 John Spinney Williston, VT 1:04:15
2000 John Spinney Williston, VT 1:03:56
1999 Pierre Yurow Bsgiz New York, NY 1:07:08
1998 Shaun Garvey Dalton, MA 1:08:33
1997 Vance Dean Southington, CT 1:09:30
1996 Vance Dean Southington, CT 1:08:24
1995 John Spinney Williston, VT 1:11:56
* Due to a high bacteria count in the Green River, the Swim was replaced by a short run.
** The 2012 Course was significantly different from previous years due to damage from Tropical Storm Irene in August of 2011. The swim portion of the race was replaced by a short run due to a high bacteria count in the Green River.
Overall Sprint Team Race Champions
Year Swimmer Cyclist Runner Time
2021 Kate Queeney Kate Queeney Amy Rusiecki 1:18:04
2019* Ruthie Woodring Ben Winter Heather Diaz *
2018 Jennifer Yankowski Travis Richardson Lauren Galenski 1:18:35.8
2017 Jennifer Welborn Patrick Sullivan Elena Betke-Brunswick 1:11:23.5
2016 Michael Burns Luke Toritto Claire Burns 1:15:33.20
2015 Michael Burns Luke Toritto Claire Burns 1:18:40.3
2014 Shelly Beck Daryl Beck Alex GordonBeck 1:17:52.2
2013 Corinne Burnham John Leblanc John Leblanc 1:20:19.2
2012** Corinne Burnham John Leblanc John Leblanc 1:14:54**
2011 Kimberly Page Connor Page Eric Page 1:22:02
2010 Caitlin Brault Stephen Brault Stephen Brault 1:18:13
2009* Anthony Aquaro Kevin Clark Matt Clark 58:10*
* Due to a high bacteria count in the Green River, the Swim was replaced by a short run.
** The 2012 Course was significantly different from previous years due to damage from Tropical Storm Irene in August of 2011. The swim portion of the race was replaced by a short run due to a high bacteria count in the Green River.

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