This program was launched in 2012 to help new triathletes experience open water swimming in a safe, non-intimidating environment. These events provide participants with expert coaching, gear check, wetsuit rental opportunities, lifeguard support, and post-event socials with fellow participants and coaches.


The Chicago Triathlon 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 Chicago Triathlon is proud to partner with so many great charities that give you the opportunity to race for a cause. If you’re passionate about our partners, consider supporting their cause by joining their team and dedicating your race to helping others. Many of these organizations offer their own full-service training programs.


We are so excited for the return of this amazing event and we cannot wait for you to be a part of it. Our tri club program is a complimentary program that rewards tri teams and clubs through special marketing opportunities, coaching outreach, and complimentary race weekend amenities.


Our corporate wellness program is a complimentary program, open to for-profit or non-profit corporations and municipalities. Non-employees (i.e. friends and family members of employees) are not eligible for participation.