Multisport & Fitness Expo

Dates: Friday, August 27 – Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Hilton Chicago | 720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

The 2021 Chicago Triathlon Multisport & Fitness Expo is held in association with the Chicago Triathlon, SuperSprint Triathlon and the Life Time Kids Tri Chicago. Recognized as one of the top shows in the sport, the Multisport & Fitness Expo offers access to nearly 100 exhibitors and is also free and open to the public.

Additionally, the Expo is  the site of mandatory athlete briefings and packet pick-up for all Chicago Triathlon registrants. The Expo, Athlete Briefings, Packet Pick-Up and Body Marking all take place at the host hotel: Hilton Chicago.

The Expo is open on Friday, August 27 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, August 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Expo is held in Salon C and Salon D of the Hilton Chicago.

MANDATORY ATHLETE BRIEFINGS

All Sprint, International and Triple Challenge athletes must attend an Athlete Briefing before receiving their packet. Athlete Briefings are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, with rooms subject to availability.

This full schedule of the 2021 Athlete Briefings is posted below, including special pre-weekend sessions at preferred partner locations. Participants who complete the athlete briefing at a special pre-weekend session will receive a token to take with them to the Expo, this token must be shown to proceed into the Packet Pick-Up area. Participants who complete the athlete briefing at the expo will receive a hand stamp upon completing the session, allowing them to proceed to the Packet Pick-Up area at the Expo.

Monday, August 23
Urban Tri Gear | 804 E. Ogden Ave, Westmont, IL 60559
(2 sessions)
6:00 p.m. — Open to the General Public
7:00 p.m. — Open to the General Public

Tuesday, August 24 
Open Water Swim & Clinic #4 | 550 E. Ohio St, Chicago, IL
8:00 p.m. — Private session: Registered Swim Clinic participants only

Friday, August 27
Multisport and Fitness Expo | Packet Pick-Up
Hilton Chicago | 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

ROOM A: Continental C
(Ground Floor)
ROOM B: Boulevard Room
(2nd Floor)
Buckingham Room
(Ground Floor)
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. (First Time Triathletes)
3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. (SuperSprint/Kids Tri)*
4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 28
Multisport and Fitness Expo | Packet Pick-Up
Hilton Chicago | 720 South Michigan Ave, Chicago IL
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

ROOM A: Continental C
(Ground Floor)
ROOM B: (Boulevard Room
(2nd Floor)
Buckingham Room
(Ground Floor)
10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. (First Time Triathletes)
11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. (First Time Triathletes)
12:00 p.m. 12:30 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.

*SuperSprint & Kids Tri athlete briefings are optional. Abbreviated versions will be held onsite at each swim start.

Packet Pick-Up

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 pick-up. 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 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 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.

BIKE RACKING (Sunday participants)

The Chicago Triathlon offers the option to rack your bike in Transition on the Saturday prior to race day, between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Only bikes with athlete numbers affixed may be racked. No bags may be dropped overnight. Around the clock security will be provided.

Additionally, athletes that choose to bring their bikes to the Expo can take advantage of free bike valet while they are attending Athlete Briefings and Packet Pick-Up. Bikes will not be transported from the Hilton to Transition. Athletes must retrieve their own bike from the valet and rack in Transition.

Expo Checklist

All participants must present a current, government-issued Photo ID in order to retrieve their race packet. Athletes must also know their bib number, which will have been emailed prior to the Expo. Bib look-up stations will be available for those who need.

EXHIBITOR INFO

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 27: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 28: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

MOVE-IN:
Thursday, August 26: 12:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, August 27: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

MOVE-OUT:
Saturday, August 28: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

*All times listed are subject to change, please review during race week.

INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN EXHIBITOR?

For information on reserving your space and additional promotional opportunities at the Multisport & Fitness Expo, please contact our partnership marketing team or complete the form below.

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