Tri Hard. Have Fun. Help Kids Heal!
In 2012, one of our founders and a buddy thought it would be fun to do a sprint distance triathlon. They liked running, but didn’t want to take on a marathon; they liked riding bikes, but didn’t have the cash for fancy road bikes; and the swim just seemed like a nice change of pace. Turns out it was a ton of fun, and instead of feeling exhausted afterwards, they felt great. Afterwards they would eat, relax, and catch up. Then they figured it would be fun to have a bigger group, perhaps a party after. Later, they figured it would be a good idea to have the event not just be a workout and a party, but do something good for the community…
The Berkshire Tri’s humble, simple and happy beginnings can still be experienced at our annual event, which has grown steadily in ambition and size. And it’s not just about the race…hanging out with participants and attendees at the BBQ afterwards brings positive people with great attitudes together, and has forged life-long relationships.
As we try to create the most relaxed, fun and inviting environment, we also try to keep our purpose at the forefront: raising as much money as we can for brave children battling health issues. With every dollar we raise, we are giving a child with a serious illness the chance to feel like a kid again and families a home away from home. Every child deserves the opportunity to live a carefree life and for these children who were dealt a different deck of cards, it’s our mission to help.