GOOD LUCK to all our friends, athletes, and alumni racing the Chicago Tri this weekend!
WE WANT TO SEE YOUR FACE AT THE RACE!!!
For our extended family of athletes, alumni, friends, and family – please feel welcome to hang out at our 4 STAR ENDURANCE TEAM TENT at the SWIM START and FINISH LINE FESTIVAL (Columbus Drive) areas! We’ll have additional VIP amenities exclusive to our TEAM TO END AIDS (T2) athletes, including an early morning meetup for those racing early – but we’ll also have a general 4 STAR ENDURANCE team tent area open to our non-charity athletes!
Anyone and everyone is welcome to come by to say hi and hang out – whether you’re an old #TriMonsterForever alumni, raced an indoor triathlon with us 10 years ago, joined us randomly for a Ladybug Swim, or if you’re an active member of the 4 Star Athlete Club or one of our affiliated clubs like BFF, CTC, xXx Racing, and Chicago IronMonsters!
So bring your dogs, kids, camping chairs, blankets, coolers, and join us for the biggest multisport party weekend at the world’s largest triathlon – right in downtown Chicago!!!
FRIENDS & FAMILY TOO!
Athletes friends and family are welcome to join us at our team tents all day – see below for details. to share Our SWIM START / RUN COURSE tent is perfectly positioned to watch the swim start and to hang out all day in the shade while cheering on runners along the 0.75 mile marker. So if you don’t want to run around all day, or if you finish your race early and just want to cheer on others – join us as we hand out hi-fives all day long! Stop by for last minute coaching advice, tips for your spectator crews, or just to hang out with friends before you race!
Volunteers are welcome too – we always can use a few extra hands to cheer and support athletes by gear watching and more – we might even give you some free team swag if you volunteer at our team tent all day!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
EARLY MEETUP SPOT = 3:30-3:45am
@ Upper E. Randolph & N. Field Dr. (Cancer Survivor’s Garden)
Meet up for last minute bike tech help and race tattoo application before heading into transition when it opens right at 4:00am!
SWIM START / RUN COURSE “TEAM TENTS” = ~5:30-11:00am
@ Lake Shore Drive & Balbo (Across from SWIM START in “TRI CLUBS / TEAMS” area)
Meet up before your race here with friends & family – and come back after your race to cheer on the final athletes at the 0.75 mile point of the run course!
FINISH FESTIVAL TENT = ~8am-1pm
@ Columbus Drive “Finish Festival” area
Food, drinks, shade, good times, and a fun time for friends & family too – hang out to cheer on the last finisher!
Arrive early and stay late for team photos, typically around ~5:30-5:45am at the SWIM START and again around 12noon at the FINISH FESTIVAL team tents!
Use this google maps to see notes & details on where all the important stuff is: tinyurl.com/4star-chicagotri
COACH CHRIS’ ATHLETE TRACKER – Share with your spectators!
Add your name here, as well as any info about your projected splits, bib, wave start, and what kit you’re wearing so we can know how to track you and when to expect to see you at various spectating points. This is handy to share with friends, family, and spectating crews too! http://tinyurl.com/4star-chitri
JOIN & SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITIES!
FYI – If you are not an active member of one of our training programs, but want to enjoy some of our “team perks” at our tent, we ask that you simply do any of the following:
- Make a donation to our charity partners (examples: USAT Foundation or T2EA)
- Sign up to join the 4 STAR CLUB
- Volunteer with us!
- Join a partner club or affiliated team