Open Age-Group Sprint Distance

Swim: Athletes will begin their swim in Monroe Harbor at Queen’s Landing. Athletes will complete a 750-meter swim, heading south along the sea wall and exiting at the south end of the Harbor near the Field Museum. Swim exit to transition area is 800 meters.

Bike: Athletes will complete 1 lap. Transition is located at Arvey Field in Grant Park. Athlete will exit transition and turn right on to Columbus Drive, heading north. Athletes continue on Columbus Drive, riding in the inner northbound lanes between Balbo Avenue and East Monroe Street. After crossing Randolph Street, athletes enter the tunnel on Columbus Drive before turning left onto Lower Wacker Drive. Note: Portions of the bike course on Lower Wacker Drive are underground. Athletes will need to adjust to different light conditions. Athletes continue on Lower Wacker Drive for 7 blocks before completing a U-turn at the intersection of Lower Wacker Drive and South Jackson Drive. After the U-turn, athletes ride back towards the transition area following the same path from Lower Wacker Drive back to Columbus Drive until reaching Middle Stetson. At Middle Stetson athletes will turn right and take the ramp down. Once at the bottom of the ramp athletes will complete a U-turn to the right and head towards Lower Columbus Drive. At Lower Columbus Drive athletes will turn right and take a right at Lower Randolph Road and a turn left into the ‘McCormick Place Busway’.  Athletes continue on the Busway until reaching Martin Luther King Drive and complete a U-turn. And continue riding on the Busway until reaching Lower Randolph Road and turning right.  At Lower Randolph Road athletes will turn left onto the “up ramp” of Lower Columbus Drive to Middle Columbus Drive. At the top of the ramp athletes will complete a U-turning onto Columbus Drive, until reaching the transition area on the right.

Run: Athletes will complete a 1.5 lap, 5 KM run, 2.9 KM for the first lap and 2.1 KM for the second lap. Athletes exit transition on the city side entering onto the East side of Columbus Drive. Athletes will continue north on Columbus Drive, completing a U-turn before East Roosevelt and then again before East Monroe Street to continue south along Columbus Drive. Athletes run left prior to Buckingham Fountain; looping around the fountain and continue south on Columbus Drive until reaching the turnaround, at the same location athletes entered Columbus Drive. Athletes will run one full lap, and on the second lap, (which is a half lap), athletes will end at Buckingham Fountain.

Download the Open Age-Group Sprint Distance Course Map (PDF)