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Multisport & Fitness Expo

Dates: Friday, August 28 – Saturday, August 29, 2020
Location: Hilton Chicago | 720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL | Lower Level

The 2020 Chicago Triathlon Multisport & Fitness Expo is held in association with the Chicago Triathlon, SuperSprint Triathlon and the Life Time Kids Tri Chicago. Recognized as the top show in the sport, the Multisport & Fitness Expo offers nearly 100 exhibitor booths and is free and open to the public.

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

The Expo is open on Friday, August 28 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, August 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Expo is held on the lower level of the hotel, accessible by stairs or elevator.


All Sprint, International and Triple Challenge athlete 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 2019 Athlete Briefings is posted below, including special pre-weekend sessions at preferred partner locations. Participants will receive a handstamp (or wristband) upon completing the session, allowing them to proceed to the Packet Pick-Up area at the Expo.

2020 schedule will be updated soon.

Monday, August 24
Urban Tri Gear | 804 E. Ogden Ave, Westmont, IL
(2 sessions)
6:00 p.m. — Open to the General Public
7:00 p.m. — Open to the General Public

Tuesday, August 25 
Open Water Swim & Clinic #3 | 550 E. Ohio St, Chicago, IL
8:00 p.m. — Private session: Registered Clinic participants only

Friday, August 28
Multisport and Fitness Expo | Packet Pick-Up
Hilton Chicago | 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL | Lower Level
1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


ROOM A (Lower Level) ROOM B (Lower Level) BOULEVARD (2nd Floor)
1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. (SuperSprint/Kids Tri)
2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. (First Time Triathletes)
3:00 p.m. *sign language avail 3:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. (SuperSprint/Kids Tri)
4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.  6:00 p.m. (First Time Triathletes)
5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 29
Multisport and Fitness Expo | Packet Pick-Up
Hilton Chicago | 720 South Michigan Ave, Chicago IL | Lower Level
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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 a.m. 12:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m. *sign language avail 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.

PLEASE NOTE: The Boulevard Room is located on the 2nd floor, near the Michigan Avenue entrance.

*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). Please keep in mind that the busiest times at the Expo are between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday and between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday. If you are able to, please consider attending the Expo at off-peak times.

Note: SuperSprint and Life Time Kids Tri Chicago 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 now offers the option to rack your bike in Transition on the Saturday prior to race day, between 2 p.m. and 7 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

✅ Attend an Athlete Briefing. See schedule above.

✅ Know your bib number. Bib numbers will be emailed prior to the Expo. A Bib Look-Up station will also be available for those who need.

✅ Pick up your packet. Line up at the appropriate counter based on your bib number. All participants must present a current, government-issued Photo ID in order to retrieve their race packet.

✅ Pick up your swag bag. After receiving your packet, proceed to the appropriate swag pick-up counter.

✅ Visit Solutions or Registration, if needed. Should you have any problems with your registration or still need to register (if space permits), please visit our Athlete Services team.

✅ Pick up your timing chip. Find the correct line based on your race distance.

✅ Explore the Expo. Learn about the latest and greatest in nutrition, apparel, and gear. Make any last-minute purchases. Connect with your favorite brands.

✅ Visit Official Merchandise. Find official race swag at Official Merchandise!


Recognized as the top show in triathlon, the Multisport & Fitness Expo attracts over 15,000 visitors. Exhibitors can display, sample, and sell products/services, distribute collateral and premiums, host an activity, and more.

Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL | Lower Level
Friday, August 28: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 29: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, August 27, 2020:
5:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Valley Load-In
12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Load-In

Friday, August 28, 2020:
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Valley Load-In
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibitor Load-In
1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Expo

Saturday, August 29, 2020:
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Expo
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Exhibitor Load-Out
5:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m. Valley Load-Out

For more 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.

Interested in becoming an exhibitor?

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