Lifetime Chicago Triathlon

For 39 years, triathletes have gathered on the shores of Lake Michigan for the Life Time Chicago Triathlon one of the largest triathlons in the world and also one of the world’s most accessible.

From first-timers to seasoned veterans, kids to grandparents, nonbinary competitors to paratriathletes, the Life Time Chicago Triathlon has an experience for everyone on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Life Time Chicago Triathlon 2022

August 27 – 28
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SuperSprint Race

Saturday, August 27, 2022
Whether you’re new to triathlon or just into speed, the Life Time Chicago Triathlon SuperSprint is made to order. This race takes place on the Saturday of race weekend, in conjunction with the Chicago Triathlon.

Kids Tri

Saturday, August 27, 2022
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.

International & Sprint Race

Sunday, August 28, 2022
The Life Time Chicago Triathlon offers Sprint and International distance courses on Sunday of race weekend. These races, held in downtown Chicago, begin at Monroe Harbor, loop along Lake Shore Drive and culminate with a rousing run down Columbus Drive.

The Triple Challenge

For the handful of multi-sport zealots looking for the ultimate Life Time Chicago Triathlon experience, we offer the Triple Challenge — one of race weekend’s most in-demand special competitions.

Officially launched in 2007, the Triple Challenge offers a small number of triathletes the opportunity to register and compete in three events in a single weekend — for a total of 59 miles that includes:

Swim: 1.63 miles
Bike: 46.3 miles
Run: 10.85 miles
Participants race three separate event distances during the weekend, starting with the Life Time Chicago Triathlon Super Sprint on Saturday at Foster Beach. On Sunday, Triple participants will start in the first International distance wave (6:00 a.m. estimated start time, subject to change), followed by the final Sprint distance wave (9:45 a.m. estimated start time, subject to change).

NOTE: it is strongly recommended that athletes can comfortably finish the International distance race within 3 hours, ensuring adequate time to exit the Finish Line, return to the Swim Start and prepare for their final (Sprint) race.