Live Grit First-Timers’ Program
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UPDATE 1/9/17: INTERNATIONAL DISTANCE ENTRIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT. LIMITED SPRINT SLOTS REMAIN!

The First-Timers’ Program is a special athlete development program designed to alleviate traditional intimidation, build athletic confidence and provide a calm racing environment for aspiring triathletes. The program launched in 2014, reaching sell-out capacity every season and achieving a near-perfect finisher rate.

The program is presented by Live GritChicago’s never-intense triathlon store, and limited to only 300 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 (February)
  • 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 coaching support during the in-store clinic sessions
  • Live Grit social runs and happy hours

Retail Benefits

  • An amazing team to help you pick the right gear to match your needs
  • A never-intimidating atmosphere to get honest answers to all of your questions
  • Specials, sales and private shopping events exclusively for the First Timers’ Program
  • Access to everything you need to comfortably swim, bike and run your way to your first finish line

Race Weekend

  • Private course talks
  • Dedicated race weekend Transition support
  • Private Transition racks
  • Private swim start

A detailed listing of all perks will be distributed once a participant enrolls, and is accepted into, the program.

Additional session dates will be released in the coming weeks.

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 27, 2017. Participants must register specifically for this program. Unqualified individuals will be defaulted to their standard Age Group division.

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.

Live Grit is located at:
1010 W. Monroe, Chicago, Illinois
312-436-2400
livegrit.com

How To Enroll

Are you ready? Complete the following steps, and don’t wait – this program will sell out quickly.

1.) Click the “Register Now” button above.
3.) Choose either “International – Age Group” or “Sprint – Age Group” options.
4.) Select “First-Timers’ Program” in the Race Division section.

Qualifying individuals will be sent a confirmation email with further details. Unqualified individuals will be defaulted to their standard Age Group division.