Hopkins Vineyard Tri at Lake Waramaug, Saturday July 18th, 2015

RACE START 8am - Full Race Info going out to registered athletes Wed July 15th. Race is almost full , Don't wait!

2015 Registration Link

October 28, 2014

2015 Race Date - Saturday July 18th

September 14, 2014

Just a quick note, next year's race date is Saturday July 18th, 2015. 

Registration link is here:


blog post

July 20, 2014

Great performances, Great times! Thank you all for another stellar year! Register early for next year, this race sells out.

Results are here: http://www.fasttrackcoaching.net/timing/Results/2014-HOPKINS-VINEYARD-TRI-RESULTS-RR360.html#/results::1405903013394

Photos here: (expected shortly)

Best of luck for the rest of your race season, It's been a pleasure having you.    -Tom


Race is sold out for 2014

July 17, 2014

Race is full for 2014. There are a limited number of Charity slots available at this time, $250 check written directly to one of our supporting organizations. If interested please contact twilkas@snet.net

Registration Open for 2014

April 29, 2014

Registration is open for 2014! Join us in this  unique and beautiful venue at the Hopkins Vineyard!2014 REGISTRATION LINK HERE: http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2113518

Sorry, no refunds, transfers or deferments


Registration open for 2013

November 23, 2012

Hopkins Vineyard Tri at Lake Waramaug will be held on Saturday July 20th, you may register here:
Sorry, no refunds, transfers or deferments.

We are looking forward to another exciting year frolicking throughout the Hopkins Vineyard property.  A spectacular swim start from lakes edge, a great rip around Lake Waramaug on a fast bike ride, a run winding around the hills overlooking the lake and through the actual vineyard fields from which the grapes that create the wines you will enjoy are grown, this stunning little romp ends at a winery set upon a hill as if from some great imagination. 

This gem of a race in a unique venue was made possible by the Hopkins family, 225 years of history here in Northwest CT.  www.HopkinsVineyard.com   It is my great pleasure to get to work with such a warm and gracious family. That feel pervades the event, start to finish. 

Hopkins Vineyard Tri at Lake Waramaug will be held on Saturday July 20th, you may register here:

More to come... with space limited to 300, this sold out quite early in its first year, so register now and stay tuned! Hope to see you!
Warm Regards,
Tom Wilkas
Race Director

Next years event, July 20th 2013

July 27, 2012

It was a fantastic day last Saturday and the Hopkins Vineyard  will have us back for 2013,  July 20th, mark your calendars! :)

Results page has been added, photos will be available soon.  Best of luck for the rest of your racing season. Regards, Tom

Event is full - Charity Slots Available

July 15, 2012

EVENT IS FULL! . A  limited number of Charity slots are available, supporting Warren and Washington Volunteer Ambulance, Police Explorers,  and Lake Waramaug Task Force. Charity slots are $250, checks will be made payable directly to these organizations. Please email twilkas@snet.net


Inaugural Hopkins Vineyard Triathlon at Lake Waramaug Open for Registration

December 31, 2011


Registration is open for the inaugural Hopkins Vineyard Tri at Lake Waramaug on Saturday July 21st, 2012, 8AM Start, Sprint distance!    Registration link here:


Hopkins Vineyard

Hopkins Vineyard

A message from the race director, Tom Wilkas:

Hi. If my name is familiar, it’s likely because I’ve been the director of the Pat Griskus Triathlons for the past 13 years:  www.PatGriskusTri.com

For those who have raced the old triathlon here, I understand it’s natural to think that this is simply the old Lake Waramaug Tri revived, but that’s not the case. This is something that has been in the works with the Hopkins family for  years now.  I did help start the Lake Waramaug Tri version 1.0 back in 2000 and this race will offer something different. 

Inevitably, there will be some similarities in the race course. The current plan calls for the  bike course to  be roughly  the same as the original.  The swim will be in Lake Waramaug, starting and ending  at Transition area. Part of the run will feature an excursion bringing you into the actual vineyard fields, just to get everyone in the mood for wine and to enjoy the spectacular terrain on which the winery sits. The 3.1 mile run will be mostly road, with the short manicured cross country section around the vineyard fields being roughly ¾ of a mile of the total.  The finish will be at the winery itself, where we’ll be greeted with wine, artisan cheeses, fresh fruit and veggies for starters.  There will be more substantial fare too,  to be determined.

Post race, It’s basically going to be a little wine festival for all of us triathletes, live acoustic music is planned under the main tent, vendors with tri gear, an overall fun social scene post race is what we’re aiming for. We’ll also have  fresh made iced tea and other soft drinks to please all.

We are considering an open invite post race for the Wine Festival, open invite meaning those of your friends or family who may not be able to be there for the morning race start will have the option to join for the early afternoon festivities. 

We hope that you'll join us for a morning of racing and an afternoon of fun at the Hopkins Vineyard, register today to reserve your spot! Sorry, no refunds or transfers.

Warm Regards,


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Hopkins Vineyard Tri at Lake Waramaug