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Tri for a cause

The Transamerica Chicago Triathlon is proud to partner with so many great charities that give you the opportunity to race for a cause. If you’re passionate about our partners, consider supporting their cause by joining their team and dedicating your race to helping others. Many of these organizations offer their own full-service training programs.

Featured Charity Partner

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Save The Children
Team Save the Children is our international endurance program that provides athletes the opportunity to take on a personal challenge while raising funds for our programs. By becoming a part of our team, you receive a guaranteed entry into an event seen below, a training program to get you race ready, fantastic swag to wear with pride, a chance to win VIP incentives, special race experiences, and the chance to bring a better future for children.

With your help, we will ensure:

  • No child dies from preventable causes
  • All children learn from a quality basic education
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

Contact team@savechildren.org to pre-register.

Official Charity Partner

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Team In Training – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Illinois
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Team In Training (TNT) has trained more than 600,000 participants and raised more than $1 billion for the research of advancements like breakthrough targeted and immunotherapies to get to where we are today, saving lives, not someday, but today. Every four minutes, someone new is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone dies. When you join the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training (TNT) not only will you get in shape, but you’ll be dedicating your efforts to helping find cures for blood cancer patients. By doing that, you’re helping patients get back to the best physical condition they can be.

Additional Partners

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leader in the fight against suicide. We fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. To fully achieve its mission, AFSP engages in the following Five Core Strategies:

  • Fund scientific research
  • Offer educational programs for professionals
  • Educate the public about mood disorders and suicide prevention
  • Promote policies and legislation that impact suicide and prevention
  • Provide programs and resources for survivors of suicide loss and people at risk, and involve them in the work of the Foundation.
Ballou-Skies

Ballou Skies
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The mission of Ballou Skies is to provide funds to map the hearts of those with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Our triathlon team is raising money for and awareness of this 501(c)3 charity and the trial it supports at Ohio State University’s Heart Clinic.

Ryan Ballou has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and formed Ballou Skies with his father to provide funds for other boys with DMD that cannot afford the expensive OSU trial. Through Ballou Skies they are able to participate in the trial, strengthening their hearts and lengthening their lives. To join us contact ballouskieschi@gmail.com or visit the Ballou Skies website.

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Children’s Tumor Foundation
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Ready to race? Join us! The Children’s Tumor Foundation is working to make a difference in the lives of 1 in 3,000 children who have neurofibromatosis (NF) and you can too! NF causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and can lead to blindness, deafness, cancer, disfigurement, learning disabilities and disabling pain. Hardly rare, but rarely talked about, NF is more prevalent than cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Huntington’s Disease combined. Your journey with the Children’s Tumor Foundation can make a world of difference to families living with NF. Please click here for more information.

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Cornerstone Community Outreach
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Cornerstone Community Outreach has a long-standing commitment to providing shelter and finding homes for families and individuals who are at the greatest risk of being excluded from necessary services. It is our great privilege to work alongside homeless families and individuals to find and secure stable housing. Training: Team CCO is excited to announce a partnership with Seth Kopf, owner of Kopf Running, an endurance coaching company that specializes in working with charity athletes.

Cystic-Fibrosis-Foundation

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
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Calling all Superheroes! Join our team to add tomorrows for those living with cystic fibrosis! The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care. Team CF Superheroes receive support in both training and fundraising through a comprehensive benefits package. For more information, visit our website or contact Amy at akozyra@cff.org.

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Renew Chicago Triathlon Team
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Renew Chicago provides financial and leadership support to more than a dozen local organizations that impact and educate our neighborhood communities through homeless ministries, foster care, sports coaching, teen mentoring and professional development. Made possible by some men and women with big goals and even larger hearts for making a difference in our hometown, we will raise $30,000+ to help fund another local start-up (Brave Initiatives) and deliver financial, leadership and social outreach support where it’s needed most.

A $750+ fundraising commitment is rewarded with a best-in-class participant package inclusive of an International or Sprint race entry, Tri kit, shoes, training, social events, pre/post-race hospitality and incredible fundraising incentives.

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Special Olympics Chicago
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The Special Olympics mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

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Team to End AIDS
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Tri proud with TEAM TO END AIDS (T2), the endurance training charity program benefiting the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC). T2 will prepare you to complete a marathon, half marathon or triathlon, whether you’re an experienced athlete or just getting started. T2 participants receive a Fitness Formula Clubs (FFC) gym membership, race entry, training/race shirts, fundraising page, pre-race pasta dinner, VIP race-day experience and more. Simply choose your endurance event, and our T2/FFC USAT- and USATF-certified coaches and staff will guide you through everything, from training to nutrition to fundraising. T2 will be with you every step to make sure you get to the finish line. With T2, you train without intimidation and triumph with elation. Register today! We welcome and accept all experience levels.

AFC is a local and national leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Collaborating with community organizations to develop and improve HIV/AIDS services, AFC funds and coordinates prevention, care and advocacy projects including effective, compassionate HIV/AIDS policy.

Prospective Partners

Regardless of your affiliation, all charity participants receive special perks, including complimentary admission to our annual Open Water Swim Clinic Series (a legitimate practice event) as well as special race-day accommodations. Interested in becoming a charity partner in 2016? Check out the resources below:

> 2016 Charity Program
> Pre-event Application

For additional information, please contact David Rosenbrock at drosenbrock@lifetimefitness.com.