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:


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


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

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: Due to the special race weekend amenities, program participants are not eligible for USAT Age Group Awards.