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Multisport & Fitness Expo

Friday, August 24 – Saturday, August 25, 2018
The 2018 Chicago Triathlon Multisport & Fitness Expo is held in association with the Chicago Triathlon, SuperSprint Triathlon and the Life Time Kids Tri Chicago. Recognized as the top show in the sport, the Multisport & Fitness Expo offers nearly 100 exhibitors and is free and open to the public.

The Expo is also site of mandatory packet pickup and course talks for all Chicago Triathlon registrants. The Expo, course talks, packet pickup and body marking all take place at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave.
, Chicago, IL.

The Expo is open on Friday, August 24 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, August 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Expo is held in the Northeast, Northwest and Southwest halls in the lower level of the hotel.


Similar to 2017, every Sprint, International and Triple Challenge athlete must attend an Athlete Briefing/Course Talk before receiving their packet. Athlete Briefings are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, with rooms subject to availability.

This full schedule of 2017 Athlete Briefings is posted below, including special pre-weekend sessions at preferred partner locations. Participants will receive a handstamp (or wristband) upon completing the session, allowing them to proceed to the Packet Pick Up area at the Expo. The 2018 Athlete Briefings will be posted as we get closer to race week.


Monday, August 21
Urban Tri Gear
804 E. Ogden Ave. Westmont, IL
7:00 PM   Open to the General Public

Tuesday, August 22
Open Water Swim Clinic
550 E. Ohio St, Chicago, IL
8:00 PM  Private session: Registered Clinic Participants

Wednesday, August 23
Live Grit
1010 W. Monroe, Chicago, IL
7:30 PM  Open to the General Public

Friday, August 25, 2017
Multisport and Fitness Expo | Packet Pick-up
1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. (SuperSprint/Kids Tri)
2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. (1st Timer Triathletes)
3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. (SuperSprint/Kids Tri)
4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.  7:00 p.m. (1st Timer Triathletes)
5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Multisport and Fitness Expo | Packet Pick-up
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. (Live Grit 1st Timers’ Program*)
10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. (1st Timer Triathletes)
11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.  4:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: The Boulevard Room is located on the 2nd floor, near the Michigan Avenue entrance.

*SuperSprint & Kids Tri course talks are optional. Abbreviated versions will be held onsite at each swim start.
*This specific 1st Timers’ session is restricted to Live Grit program participants.

Packet Pickup

All registrants in the Chicago Triathlon must attend the Multisport & Fitness Expo to pick up their registration packets at the Hilton Chicago on Friday or Saturday of race weekend. This includes all relay members. There will be no race-day packet pickup. No exceptions!

All athletes are required to pick up their registration packets in person at the Hilton Chicago. Please allow up to 90 minutes to pick up your registration materials, event technical shirt and race bag (60 minutes if you have already attended one of the mandatory Athlete Briefings) and to get body marked. Please keep in mind that the busiest times at race packet pickup are between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday and between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Note: SuperSprint and Life Time Kids Tri Chicago participants have the option to pick up their packets on Friday at the Multisport & Fitness Expo or on race day (see the race-day schedule on each event page for times). It is highly recommended that participants pick up their packet at the Expo to avoid long wait times on race morning.


The Chicago Triathlon now offers the option to rack your bike in Transition on the Saturday prior to race day, between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Only bikes with athlete numbers affixed may be racked. No bags may be dropped overnight. Around the clock security will be provided. As a result, we will be offering a CLIF bike check within Salon D at the Chicago Triathlon Multisport & Fitness Expo to accommodate anyone who takes advantage of this option.

Expo Checklist

Please bring the following items with you to the Expo:

  • Photo ID
  • A current USAT membership card or $12 for a single-event USAT permit (unless fee was paid with your race entry fee)
  • Completed USAT and Event Waiver forms (unless you did so at the time you completed the event online registration)
  • Your race number, which will have been emailed to you prior to the Expo


Recognized as the top show in triathlon, this two-day expo attracts over 18,000 visitors. Exhibitors can display, sample, and sell products/services, distribute collateral and premiums, host an activity, and more.

Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL (Northwest & Southwest Halls)
Friday, August 25: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 26: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, August 24: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, August 25: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday, August 26: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

For more information, including securing Expo space and additional promotional opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team.