FRESHJUNKIE Racing is a brand committed to healthy living. We are a brand of dreamers and doers, of believers, achievers and go-getters; FRESHJUNKIE Racing is more than a company name, it’s our motto.
As a race production company we harness the essence of that motto. We focus on the small details of a race as well as the big picture to ensure that the athletes and spectators have a great experience that’s fun, memorable and worth coming back for year after year. We want to inspire people to be the healthiest and happiest versions of themselves and we believer physical activity is an important component of that.
In addition to putting on races, we also offer coaching to endurance athletes. From your first 5K to crossing the finish line of your first Ironman and every goal in between we can help you get there and have fun while doing it.
We work hard, train hard, & race hard and never lose focus on our WHY – the reason we started doing this to begin with – because we love it.
MEET THE TEAM
I am a founder and owner of FRESHJUNKIE Racing. I am lucky to have two kind-hearted boys and a wife that supports and loves me in more ways than I can count. Working in race production was not something I ever thought I would do, but the fulfillment, friends and experiences I have shared over the last decade have brought a happiness to my life I wish all could experience. My intense and passionate nature is sometimes misinterpreted on race days due to a thousand yard stare and curt tongue, but I am at my best in that environment and I am rarely happier than in those moments. I take pride in our team and what we consistently accomplish. I am fiercely loyal to those that allow me this privilege and can’t image being anywhere else or doing anything different.
Pat Fellows is a dad, husband, coach, athlete, endurance pro and restauranteur from Baton Rouge, La. He’s spent the last 2 decades trying to make people better. He owns FRESHJUNKIE restaurants and is a founder and owner of FRESHJUNKIE racing. He has an extremely patient wife Jeanne, two kids, Paige and Ian, and two dogs, Izzy and Lulu.
Pat O is a husband, father of 4, Physical Therapist, and endurance athlete from Baton Rouge, LA. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from LSU in 2009 and has been practicing Physical Therapy in the Baton Rouge area since. He is an owner of FRESHJUNKIE Racing working primarily in course operations and video production. He is a DIY nerd and loves learning new skills making him kind of a “jack of all trades, master of none”. Having 4 kids and 2 dogs, there is rarely a dull moment in life and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
Mike Wattigny brings 22 years of event production experience and over 30 years of being part of the endurance community to FRESHJUNKIE Racing. Starting as a slow runner he found the burgeoning sport of triathlon more to his liking (being average at 3 sports as opposed to being really bad at one). This led to his love of endurance events & volunteering at local races. Fast forward to 1997 when he was asked to put on a series of mountain bike races in Baton Rouge that then catapulted him to the 1999 ITU Duathlon World Championship and the path was cast. Over the course of those 22 years of production, he has been a part of 2 US Olympic Trials for Triathlon, 3 ITU World Championships, and hundreds of other events spanning the country.
ATHLETE SERVICES DIRECTOR
I am a Louisiana based health and fitness enthusiast with a passion for eating clean food, running, fitness, and everything in between. A community involved athlete, caffeine dependent human being, runner, triathlete, coach, and nutritionist. I am also high-spirited, energetic and ridiculous, and I love life this way.
I am a wife, mother, volunteer, runner, eternal optimist and total sports junkie. I share my love of all things sports with my three crazy active boys and husband. When I’m not on the sidelines or in the backyard with the boys, I love to travel, laugh and spend time with friends. I love what I do, and consider myself fortunate that my career is my hobby.
DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
MARKETING + CREATIVE DIRECTOR
I am a creative thinker, writer, educator, runner, triathlete, outdoor enthusiast, lover of life, teller of stories and mom to two awesome young dudes. I am also quick-witted, fun-loving, sweet with a touch of sarcasm, realistic with a smidge of optimism, and may or may not have an obsession with tacos.