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TRANSAMERICA CHICAGO TRIATHLON

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
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Where the World Comes to Race™
For more than 30 years, triathletes have gathered on the shores of Lake Michigan for one of the largest triathlons in the world. The Transamerica Chicago Triathlon is an action-packed tour through one of America’s signature metropolises.

Race weekend consists of five stand-alone triathlons, including the Life Time Kids Tri Chicago, SuperSprint and the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon sprint, international and pro races. The Triple Challenge is our sixth event, consisting of three races unto itself.

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RACE DISTANCES

Race
Kids Tri (7-10)
Kids Tri (11-14)
SuperSprint
Sprint
International
Pro
Triple Challenge
Swim
100m
200m
375m
750m
1.5K
1.5K
2.6K
Bike
4K
8K
10K
24.5K
40K
40K
74.5K
Run
1K
2K
2.5K
5K
10K
10K
17.5K
Total
5.1K (3.2 miles)
10.2K (6.3 miles)
12.9K (8 miles)
30.25K (18.8 miles)
51.5K (32 miles)
51.5K (32 miles)
94.6K (58.8 miles)

 SPECIAL REGISTRATION OPTIONS

The Transamerica Chicago Triathlon is far from a one-size-fits-all event. Race weekend is composed of a variety of special programs and competitions, each designed to accommodate participants of every ability, interest level and goal:

Program
First Timers’ Program NEW
Divvy Wave
Relay Teams
Elite Amateur/Masters
Triple Challenge
Clydesdales/Athenas
First Responders
Mountain Bike
CEO Challenge
Pro Triathlete
Cap
300
100
100
50
200
200
100
150
25
50
Level
Beginner
Beginner to Advanced
Beginner to Advanced
Advanced
Advanced
Any
Any
Any
Any
Pro
Participating Race
Sprint or International
SuperSprint
Kids, Sprint or International
International
SuperSprint + Sprint + International
Sprint or International
Sprint or International
Sprint or International
Sprint or International
International

LIVE GRIT FIRST-TIMERS’ PROGRAM

Due to popular demand, a special athlete development program will be introduced into the 2015 Transamerica Chicago Triathlon. The new First-Timers’ Program is designed to alleviate traditional intimidation, build athletic confidence and provide a calm racing environment for aspiring triathletes.

The program is presented by Live Grit, Chicago’s never-intense triathlon store, and limited to only 150 sprint and 150 international registrants. First Timers’ Program participants receive a myriad of educational opportunities and in-person training sessions included with their race registration fee. Participants also receive special race weekend services including dedicated Transition staff and separate wave starts. Full program perks include:

Education

Chicago Triathlon 101 Webinar (January)

Earlybird access to the Chicago Tri Community Gear Swap (April)

Six-part, in-store triathlon clinic series (May-August)

Live Grit product and service discounts

Training

Written training program

Priority registration into the Chicago Triathlon Swim Clinic Series (June-August)

Live Grit social runs and happy hours

Race Weekend

Private course talks

Dedicated race weekend Transition support

Private Transition racks

Private swim start

Requirements
The Live Grit First Timers’ Program is available first-come, first-serve to ONLY those who will complete their first-ever outdoor triathlon on Sunday, August 30, 2015. Participants must register specifically for this program. Unqualified individuals will be defaulted to their standard Age Group division. Space will be limited to one wave (150 people) within both sprint and international races.

Note: A full summary of Live Grit offerings is posted here. Further program details will be communicated to registered participants in December. Due to the special race weekend amenities, program participants are not eligible for USAT Age Group Awards.

SUSTAINABILITY

The 2015 Transamerica Chicago Triathlon is committed to being environmentally and socially sustainable. In 2012, the race earned certification as a sustainable race by the Council for Responsible Sport and was recognized as a green event by the Chicago Park District. This year we are applying for recertification.

Initiatives include:

Recycling and composting in transition, at the swim start, on the course and at the finish festival

Sourcing local food and beverages

Minimizing our carbon and water footprints

Donating unused food to charity

Reusing signage and other materials

Recycling race bibs and swim caps

Supporting local charities

We encourage participants to help by:

Carpooling or using public transportation to get to and from the race

Using your own hydration system on the run to minimize paper cup waste and conserve water

Using the recycling, compost and landfill bins provided

Supporting our charities

The race is committed to respecting and including athletes and volunteers of all ability, and not discrimination on the basis of age, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, race or religion.

If you have comments or suggestions for how we can strengthen our commitment to sustainability and equity, please email us.