August 28, 2021 – RACE DAY

As we look to brighter days ahead, we are scheduling our event for Saturday, August 28, 2021.

When will registration open?  Normally, we would open in November. 2020 is not normal. We are monitoring the virus, as well as the city’s stance on events and therefore expect to launch in early 2021.  Stay tuned to our social media and website for more details!

Saturday, August 28, 2021
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 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 Chicago

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).

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!

Race Details

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.


Be prepared for race day! Check out the 2019 Athlete Guide for detailed schedules, course information and more.
> View the 2019 Athlete Guide


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