Saturday, August 26, 2017
The Life Time Kids Tri Chicago is the perfect launching pad for a youngster to break into the sport and the kick off event of the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon weekend. The swim takes place in Lake Michigan at Chicago’s Foster Beach, including a shallow water start, parallel to the beach. The bike and run take place on closed park roadways and running paths all along Chicago’s beautiful lakefront.
Life Time Kids Tri series consists of numerous youth triathlons nationwide and are designed to encourage a healthy way of life by way of fun physical activity. What better way to build confidence and encourage healthy competition than with a fun, safe introduction to the sport of triathlon!
Rivaling the largest youth triathlons nationwide, the Life Time Kids Tri Chicago attracts more than 1,000 youth athletes every year! The race is open to boys and girls 7-14 years old and offers both individual and relay team competition. There is an age Division separation for relays, so teams must consist of athletes within the same Division, Junior (7-10 years) or Senior (11-14 years).
Here is a glimpse of the fun and competition the youth triathletes have enjoyed in years past!
Life Time Kids Tri Chicago is excited to welcome a very special group of inspiring youth triathletes–our paratriathletes! For many years a dedicated, determined group of up and coming super stars gather on this very weekend to show the world just how it’s done! We would like to thank everyone involved in making this a truly successful event for our paratriathletes and look forward to another fantastic turn out in 2016!
Every participant gets some great gear, including custom finisher medal, race T-shirt, swim cap, bib number and more. Post-race snacks and refreshments will be provided. Relays are not allowed. All finishers will receive awards, and there will be lots of giveaways and tuns of fun after the race.
Still not sure how the Kids Tri works? Don’t be intimidated!
Watch the video below for a great introduction to this fun event. Learn everything you need to know in order to prepare for the swim, bike and run, and then reserve your spot at Life Time Kids Tri Chicago!
Be prepared for race day! Check out the 2016 athlete guide for detailed schedules, course information and more. The 2017 athlete guide will be available closer to the event date.
> View the 2016 Athlete Guide
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
New to kids triathlon? Welcome! Returning athlete? Welcome back! Whether you’re just beginning your journey or are looking to cross another finish line, we want to make your experience the best it can be! We’ve assembled a list of frequently asked questions to help with general inquires and nitty-gritty details of race day for you and your child.
> List of FAQs