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The Transamerica Chicago Triathlon is held in downtown Chicago each year, and easily accessible by car, train or plane.

Host Hotel

Hilton-chicago The Hilton Chicago, Host Hotel of the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon
Located just two blocks from the swim start, at 720 S. Michigan Avenue overlooking Grant Park and Lake Michigan, the Hilton Chicago has achieved an unprecedented fusion of historic luxury and contemporary amenities. The Hilton Chicago is at the heart of Chicago’s cultural core, near museums, theaters and nightlife, and is the site of the Multisport & Fitness Expo. One of Chicago’s premiere luxury hotels, the Hilton Chicago features amenities geared toward both the business and leisure traveler including Executive and Suite accommodation.

Location
Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Tel: 1-312-922-4400
Toll Free: 1-800-HILTONS

Map & Directions

VIP Packages

Transamerica Chicago Triathlon participants have the option to purchase a special race package to enjoy the ultimate race experience!

Athlete VIP Package- $95 (Limited Availability)
Purchase this VIP package and receive the following benefits:

  • VIP finish area with complimentary food and beverage
  • Swim start VIP viewing
  • VIP gear check at swim start with transfer to the VIP finish area
  • Private portable toilets at swim start and finish line
  • Trolly ride from finish to transition
  • Complimentary massage in VIP finish area

SOLD OUT Spectator VIP Package- $50
Purchase this VIP package and receive the following benefits:

  • VIP finish area with complimentary food and beverage
  • Swim start VIP viewing
  • Private portable toilets at swim start and finish line
  • Trolly ride from finish to transition

SOLD OUT Saturday Hotel VIP Package- $329
Enjoy the Athlete VIP Package benefits plus:

  • One night hotel room stay at the Hilton Chicago
  • Complimentary athlete concierge service

SOLD OUT Friday & Saturday Hotel VIP Package- $599
Enjoy the Athlete VIP Package benefits plus:

  • Two night hotel room stay at Hilton Chicago
  • Complimentary athlete concierge service

*Please note, this price does not include the cost of an entry. You must also purchase a race entry in order to secure your spot in the race.

Bike Shipping


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> BIKE SHIPPING INFORMATION 

Air Travel

If you plan on flying into Chicago, you have two airport options: Chicago Midway (MDW), located 11 miles southwest of downtown, and Chicago O’Hare (ORD) located 15 miles northwest of the city.

Taxi
Taxi cab service is readily available from both airports. One-way fares to/from downtown Chicago average $30 each way (excluding tip). Travel times can range from 15 minutes to more than an hour, depending on rush hour.

CTA Trains
Public transit train service is available at both city airports, with various drop-off points throughout downtown Chicago. One-way fares are currently $5 via farecard kiosks at each station, and travel times to/from downtown range from 30-45 minutes, depending on days/times. Visit www.transitchicago.com for additional details.

Airport Express to Downtown Chicago

Another fast, comfortable and affordable means of getting to the Hilton Chicago or another downtown hotel of choice is via Airport Express. For a hassle-free transition at a reasonable price, you and your bike will be taken to downtown Chicago in vans leaving every 5–10 minutes. Stop by one of their conveniently located counters (terminals 1, 2, 3 & 5 at O’Hare or across from Southwest at Midway) and check in. Visit them at www.AirportExpress.com or call 1-800-654-7871 for more information.