23 years…115 hilly kilometers run…759 kilometers of country roads biked…405 holes of golf played…thousands of athletes, volunteers and sponsors…over $1.1 million dollars raised for local youth!
One of our region’s longest-running and most unique events, Tri-Quest, has crossed the “finish line” a winner. Started in 1994 by a group of local business leaders to promote fitness, fellowship and philanthropy, the annual Tri-Quest event included a 5K run, 33K bike race and 18 holes of golf. The 23rd and final Tri-Quest event was held on September 24 at Drugan’s Castle Mound golf course in Holmen.
Tri-Quest was founded in 1995 by Chris Weiss. In 1996, TCI Architects/Engineers/Contractor, Inc. partners Chris Weiss and Jeff Towner designated Tri-Quest as a unique and challenging athletic competition created to promote healthy and physically active lifestyles and benefit youth in the Coulee Region.
Thanks to all participants, sponsors & volunteers!
On November 14, Tri-Quest Charities presented its final donation of $85,000 to be shared by the Children’s Museum of La Crosse, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse and Family & Children’s Center.
“I am very proud of the positive difference that Tri-Quest has made in our community since 1994,” reflects Tri-Quest Board of Directors President Casey Weiss. “I am most proud of the continued loyalty of Tri-Quest’s local sponsors, like The Insurance Center. Year after year, there is a long list of businesses and families who sponsor our event. We ask and they give, without any hesitation. That is what made our event so strong, and is also what makes the decision to conclude so difficult. This 2017 Tri-Quest saw an increase in donations, but also a continued decline in participation, as more people seem to move on to different activities each year. Event participants consistently comment about the event being enjoyable, challenging, and well-run, with enthusiastic volunteers. 2017 was a particularly great example of this, and we are very proud to conclude on that achievement. Tri-Quest is a unique collaboration between great volunteers and three great beneficiaries. We hope that Tri-Quest has inspired and will continue to inspire more events to get people active and to help the youth in our region. That was the goal of Tri-Quest and will continue to be its legacy.”