The Chicago Triathlon First-Timers’ Program is a special athlete development program designed to alleviate traditional intimidation, build athletic confidence and provide a calm racing environment for aspiring triathletes. This program is available for individual Sprint and International athletes only.
Those officially enrolled in the program receive the following perks:
Six stand-alone, video educational sessions — each focusing on a variety of tri-specific topics (swim, bike, run, transition, gear, etc).
Live coaching support during educational sessions, plus a private Facebook group for ongoing support and guidance.
Private, pre-race athlete briefing
Dedicated race weekend transition support
Private transition racks
Private swim start
Note: Due to the special race weekend amenities, program participants are not eligible for Age Group Awards.
The First Timers’ Program is only available for those completing their first-ever outdoor triathlon event.
Follow these steps to register:
Head to the 2024 Chicago Triathlon Event Page
Select one of the following Races:
Under Start Wave, select the First Timer Wave
Complete your registration
2024 swim, bike and transition training dates will be coming soon!
The 2023 schedule is below for reference only:
Session 1: Triathlon 101 | May 10 | 6:00 PM CST
Session 2: The Swim | May 31 | 6:00 PM CST
Session 3: The Bike | June 21 | 6:00 PM CST
Session 4: Transitions 101 | July 12 | 6:00 PM CST
Session 5: The Run | August 9 | 6:00 PM CST
Session 6: Race Prep | August 16 | 6:00 PM CST