2021 Chicago Triathlon Race Weekend Schedule

Friday, August 27 – Sunday, August 29

Friday, August 27, 2021

Chicago Triathlon Multisport & Fitness Expo
Hilton Chicago | 720 S. Michigan Ave.
, Chicago, IL | Lower Level

Time Event
1:00 – 7:00 p.m. MultiSport & Fitness Expo Open – Lower Level, Salon c & D
1:00 – 7:00 p.m. Mandatory Athlete Briefings – Ground Floor (Continental C) & Boulevard Room (2nd Floor)

*Schedule is subject to change. Please review during race week.

PLEASE NOTE: All Sunday participants must attend a mandatory Athlete Briefing prior to receiving their race packet. Briefings are held in Continental C on the Ground Floor and the Boulevard Room on the 2nd Floor, and begin every 30 minutes. Click here for full schedule.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Life Time Kids Tri Chicago
Foster Beach | 5200 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL

Time Event
5:30 a.m. Transition / Packet Pick-Up Opens (all athletes) | Foster Beach
6:30 a.m. Packet Pick-Up Closes (Kids’ Tri only) | Foster Beach
6:45 a.m. Transition Closes (all athletes) | Foster Beach
6:45 a.m. Kids’ Tri Athlete Briefing (Juniors) | Swim Start
7:00 a.m. Kids’ Tri Race Start (Juniors)
7:45 a.m. Kids’ Tri Athlete Briefing (Seniors) | Swim Start
8:00 a.m.* Kids’ Tri Race Start (Seniors)
9:00 a.m. Transition Re-Opens (late SuperSprint check-in / Kids’ Tri check-out)| Foster Beach
10:00 a.m.. Kids’ Tri Awards Ceremony (near Finish Line)

*Approximate time based on athlete safety.

PLEASE NOTE: Schedule is subject to change. Please review during race week.

Chicago Triathlon SuperSprint
Foster Beach | 5200 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL

Time Event
5:30 a.m. Transition / Packet Pick-Up Opens (all athletes) | Foster Beach
6:45 a.m. Transition Closes (all athletes) | Foster Beach
9:00 a.m. Transition Re-Opens (late SuperSprint check-in / Kids’ Tri check-out) | Foster Beach
9:30 a.m. Packet Pick-Up Closes (SuperSprint) | Foster Beach
9:45 a.m. Transition Closes (SuperSprint) | Foster Beach
9:50 a.m. SuperSprint Athlete Briefing | Swim Start
10:00 a.m.* SuperSprint Race Start
11:45 a.m. SuperSprint Awards Ceremony (near Finish Line)

*Approximate time based on athlete safety.

PLEASE NOTE: Schedule is subject to change. Please review during race week.

Chicago Triathlon Multisport & Fitness Expo
Hilton Chicago | 720 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL | Lower Level

Time Event
10:00 a.m. Multisport & Fitness Expo + Athlete Briefings Begin  | Hilton Chicago
2:00 p.m. Optional Early Bike Check-In Open | Transition Area (DuSable Harbor)
Bike number MUST be on your bike to enter the Transition Area
5:00 p.m. MultiSport & Fitness Expo Closes
6:00 p.m. Optional Early Bike Check-In Closes
Bike number MUST be on your bike to enter the Transition Area

*Schedule is subject to change. Please review during race week.

ATHLETE BRIEFINGS: All Sunday participants must attend a mandatory Athlete Briefing prior to receiving their race packet. Briefings are held in the Lower Level Expo entrance, and begin every 30 minutes. Click here for full schedule.

EARLY BIKE RACKING: Sunday participants are strongly encouraged to utilize the early bike check-in. Enter the Transition Area from the south end, near the corner of Monroe and Lake Shore Drive. Bikes only. No bags. Bike stickers must be applied to gain entry. Overnight security will be provided (no need to bring a bike lock).

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Chicago Triathlon: Sprint & International Races
Swim Start | Monroe Harbor: 700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Transition Area | DuSable Harbor: 600 E. Randolph St, Chicago
Finish Line | Grant Park: 900 S. Columbus Dr, Chicago

Time Item
4:00 a.m. Transition Opens | DuSable Harbor (all athletes)
5:45 a.m. Transition Closes (all athletes)
6:00 a.m. Race Start (International distance athletes)
6:30 a.m. Transition Re-Opens (late Sprint check-in)
8:00 a.m. Transition Closes (Sprint distance)
8:00 a.m. Trolley Shuttle Service Begins (Monroe/LSD to/from Columbus/Balbo)
8:00 a.m. Post-Race Party Opens (Finish Line)
8:08a.m. Race Start (Sprint distance athletes)
9:45 a.m. Last Athlete Enters Water
10:15 a.m. Last Athlete Exits Water
10:30 a.m. Last Athlete Enters Bike Course
11:45 a.m. Last Athlete Exits Bike Course
12:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony (near Finish Line)
12:00 p.m. Last Athlete Enters Run Course
1:45 p.m. Last Athlete Finishes
2:00 p.m. Post-Race Party Ends
3:00 p.m. Trolley Shuttle Service Ends

*Schedule is subject to change. Please review during race week.

PLEASE NOTE: Transition will reopen for select athletes on a flow, relative to the last bikers in reaching T2. Please present wristband to Transition staff, who will match it to your bike number. Bikes cannot be removed from Transition without a race number. Only athletes are allowed in Transition.