Charity Program

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.

Prospective Charity Partners

The 2023 Chicago Triathlon Charity Program application is available now. Please visit the link below for more details on the program and how to join.

We appreciate all of the charities that will be a part of race weekend and look forward to adding new and returning organizations to next year’s race.

2023 Charity Partners

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a leading cancer-fighting organization with a vision to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. We are improving the lives of people with cancer and their families as the only organization combating cancer through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.

Team DetermiNation is the American Cancer Society’s event endurance program, spanning a variety of sports including cycling, running, hiking, yoga, and more. The collective efforts of the dedicated athletes who use their fortitude to help raise funds to take down cancer are nothing short of amazing.

Chicago Run

Chicago Run is a nonprofit organization that provides young people from Pre-K through high school with inclusive running and physical activity programs. We empower young people with equitable access to physical activity and use running as a catalyst to transform lives. Through the power of sport, we build resilience to stress and trauma and develop social and emotional skills. We primarily focus programming in under-resourced communities with limited access to physical activity and play.



We’re the first and only Paratriathlon Club founded in the city of Chicago. While we support athletes with disabilities across the country, our home base and weekly programming is here in the city with the mission of enhancing the lives of individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments by building confidence, community, health and wellness through swimming, biking, and running.


Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology

The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology supports education in the profession by providing grants and scholarships, continuing education, and other workforce needs to the community.


Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.


Hoban Family Pediatric Cancer Foundation

The Hoban Family Pediatric Cancer Foundation was founded in 2020 to serve children and support families who are impacted by pediatric cancer. The focus of 2021 is to raise funds to ease the financial burden of day to day life for parents who have a child under-going cancer treatment and support research efforts and novel therapies specific to refractory (tumor that did not respond to initial treatment) and relapsed Neuroblastoma, which is rarely cured.

Last year we raised and donated over $22,000 to a novel research study happening at University of Chicago Comer’s Children’s hospital to cure relapsed Neuroblastoma.


LUNGevity Foundation

LUNGevity Foundation is firmly committed to making an immediate impact on increasing quality of life and survivorship of all people diagnosed with lung cancer by accelerating research into early detection and more effective treatments, as well as providing community, support, and education for all those affected by the disease.


March of Dimes

The March of Dimes’ mission is to lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies. Our goals are to end the preventable maternal health risks and deaths, end preventable preterm birth and infant death, and close the health equity gap.


Renew Chicago

Launched in 2016, the Renew Chicago Triathlon Team competes in various formats of the Life Time Chicago Triathlon. Over the course of our first six seasons, more than 400 big-hearted Chicagoans have generated massive awareness, hundreds of volunteer engagements and more than $500,000 for a dozen local ministry and charity partners, supporting a variety of amazing initiatives that support under-resourced communities throughout the city of Chicago.


Team Bright Side

Team Bright Side was founded to demonstrate the power of the human spirit to overcome any obstacle.

We’re more than a charity funding cancer research for kids. We’re a community of individuals dedicated to a mindset of grit, perseverance, and the unified understanding that even in our darkest moments, we can embrace the bright side. Please consider joining our team at

We have raised over $2,000,000 and this will be our 11th year competing in the Chicago Triathlon having trained over 1000 athletes, both adults and kids, to a 100% successful completion rate.

Our fundraising goes to the cutting edge of pediatric blood cancer research. This includes CAR-T immunotherapy and being a part of the first-ever FDA-approved treatment that uses a patient’s own genetically modified cells to attack cancer – a true breakthrough. Please consider donating or joining our team via the link below.



TEAM TO END AIDS (T2) is the endurance training charity team benefitting AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC). T2’s mission is to improve the lives of those who are living with or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, by raising critical funds to support the programs of AFC. Through endurance sports, T2 raises awareness, reduces stigma, empowers participants and encourages action to create health equity across Chicagoland.