Get Active This Weekend: Life Time Chicago Triathlon

Credit: Life Time

Get ready to run, swim and bike alongside the beauty of Chicago’s iconic lakefront. This weekend, August 27 and 28, 2022, the Life Time Chicago Triathlon returns to the Windy City. 

Hosted by Life Time, this event stays true to the company’s mission: encouraging health and happiness in all aspects and stages of life. Thus, the race welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities so that everyone can enjoy being active. The race also allows athletes to determine who they will compete against and level of competition they wish to endure.

Participants will brave a harbor swim, scenic bike ride and run through Chicago’s Museum Campus. With views of Lake Michigan and the city’s skyline, this is an urban triathlon like no other.

Over 5,000 triathletes from across the world are expected to show off their talents this weekend in either individual or relay races. On Saturday, the Kids Triathlon will begin at 7 a.m. With over 1,000 participants between the ages of seven and 14, this youth triathlon is one of the largest in the country. 

Later in the day, the SuperSprint race will begin at 10 a.m. This race features all of the components of a traditional triathlon; however, the event is half the distance (.23-mile swim, 1.5-mile race and 6.2-mile bike). Perfect for beginning triathletes!

Sunday consists of the International and Sprint Triathlons, which diverge into recreational and competitive divisions. Athletes can compete alongside those in their own community. Options include friends and family, collegiate, first-timers, charities and more.

Along with the race, Life Time will hold a free ‘Multisport & Fitness Expo.’ This event will be located at Hilton Chicago from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Here, athletes and the general public can explore vendors, retailers and nutritionists who cater to comprehensive wellness.

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