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Kids Tri Chicago – August 29, 2015

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 Transamerica Chicago Triathlon presented by Toyota weekend. The swim takes place in Lake Michigan at Chicago's Montrose Avenue 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.


August 29, 2015
6:30 a.m. Transition area/packet pickup opens
8:15 a.m. Transition area/packet pickup closes
8:20 a.m. Mandatory course talk
8:30 a.m. First wave starts (Seniors first, Juniors second)
8:55 a.m. First finisher
9:30 a.m. Last wave starts (Juniors)
10:00 a.m. Transition area re-opens
10:15 a.m. Final finisher
10:30 a.m. Kids Tri awards ceremony

There will also be a mandatory course talk for all Life Time Kids Tri Chicago participants at 8:20 a.m. on race morning at the swim start.

**Parents who are registered for the SuperSprint will be allowed to check in their youth athletes during the SuperSprint T-area schedule. Parents and youth MUST have their body markings, bib and bike numbers visible in order to check a youth in early.**

How do Kids TRI in Chicago? Check this out!

Junior (7-10) Distances
100m swim | 4K bike | 1K run | 5.1K (3.2 miles) total

Senior (11-14) Distances
200m swim | 8K bike | 2K run | 10.2K (6.3 miles) total

Swim Course
The youth athletes will begin their swim on the middle section of Montrose Ave. Beach and swim east past the buoy, swim south, turn right at buoy, then swim west to shore and exit the water at the south end of Montrose Ave. Beach. (7- 10 years: 100 meters, 11-14 years: 200 meters)

The transition area is located just West of the Montrose Avenue Beach in a grassy area known as Grove 16, near the intersection of Montrose Avenue and Simonds Drive. The Kids Tri transition will be marked accordingly as it will be separated from the SuperSprint transition for the first year ever!

Bike Course
The bike course will take place on the closed road of Simonds Drive. The athletes will begin at Montrose Ave., head North on Simonds Drive, turnaround at the Foster Ave beach parking lot, then head back South to Montrose Ave. The 7- to 10-year-olds will do one (1) loop (4K) and the 11- to 14-year-olds will do two (2) loops (8K).

There is only one transition area for this event. Please see T1 description.

Run Course
The run course is located on the running paths just North of Montrose Avenue.

Click here to view the course map.

Individual Age Group
Awards go to the top three boys and top three girls in the following age groups:

  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11-12
  • 13-14

Relay Teams
Awards go to first place boys, girls and co-ed relay teams in the following age groups:

  • Junior 7-10
  • Senior 11-14


Awards go to the top three boys and top three girls in the following age groups:

  • 7-10
  • 11-14

The early bird catches the worm, so be sure to register early to receive the best pricing of the year!

Individual Relay
Nov 1 – Dec 31 $40 $70
Jan 1 – Mar 14 $45 $75
Mar 15 – May 31 $50 $80
June 1 – Sell Out $55 $85

Have questions about registration? Visit our FAQs page.

Email: kidstri@lifetimefitness.com

Local Sponsors

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Life Time Kids Tri Chicago Presented by CLIF Kid