Registration

The ITU World Triathlon Series is coming to Chicago. Be part of this exciting event that provides an amazing racing experience for age group athletes and also showcases the world’s best triathletes. The non-drafting age group races will finish on the same blue carpet as the pros.

If you strive to be a member of Team USA (composed of the nation's top age-groupers who qualify to represent the U.S. in international competition) in 2015 when the ITU Grand Final & Age Group World Championships come to Chicago, get a head start on your competition by previewing the course -- one that has never been seen before in Chicago. Race past iconic Chicago landmarks until you reach a grandstand finish on blue carpet at Buckingham Fountain. Then sit back and watch the world's fastest pro triathletes and Olympians battle it out for World Triathlon Series points.

Do I have to qualify to participate in the 2014 age group races?
No, the age group races are open to everyone.

Registration Categories

Sprint Distance Individual
The Sprint distance features a non-drafting 750m swim, a 20km bike and a 5km run.

Sprint Distance Relay
Sprint relays will race as part of the Sprint distance race with a non-drafting 750m swim, a 20km bike and 5km run. Each relay is a team of three with each team member racing one leg of the race – swim, bike, run. The team assigns a team captain who will register the team with a team name and will cover the registration fee. Each team MUST have a team name. Without a team name, the relay will not be timed. Once the team has been registered by the team captain, the two other team members are required to register but will not be charged again. They will give the team name during registration to be assigned to their respective team. Please pay close attention to the spelling of your team name. If it does not match, you will be considered a new team and will be charged for registration.

All three team members must be registered at the time the team captain registers the team.  The person registering the team will need to have important information of the other two athletes along with their USA Triathlon membership number.  A waiver for the two remaining relay members will be emailed to the email address provided for their signature.

There are three categories of relays: all male, all female and mixed (any combination). Awards will be handed out to the three fastest teams from each category.

Each team member has to pick up his/her own race packet up. There are no exceptions.

Olympic Distance Individual
The Olympic distance features a non-drafting 1.5km swim, a 40km bike and a 10km run.

Olympic Distance Relay
Olympic relays will race as part of the Olympic distance race with a non-drafting 1,500m swim, a 40km bike and 10km run. Each relay is a team of three people with each team member racing one leg of the race – swim, bike, run. The team assigns a team captain who will register the team with a team name and will cover the registration fee. Each team MUST have a team name. Without a team name, the relay will not be scored. Once the team has been registered by the team captain, the two other team members are required to register as well but, will not be charged again. They will give the team name during registration to be assigned to their respective team. Please pay close attention to the spelling of your team name. If it does not match, you will be considered a new team and will be charged for registration.

All three team members must be registered at the time the team captain registers the team. The person registering the team will need to have important information of the other two athletes along with their USA Triathlon membership number.  A waiver for the two remaining relay members will be emailed to the email address provided for their signature.

There are three categories of relays: all male, all female and mixed (any combination). Awards will be handed out to the three fastest teams from each category.

Each team member has to pick up his/her own race packet up. There are no exceptions.

Paratriathlon
The event will feature an open category Paratriathlon which will be run as a separate wave in the Sprint distance race (750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run).

Corporate Challenge
The Corporate Challenge at the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Chicago is a great opportunity for companies to promote teamwork, work/life balance and a healthy and active lifestyle to their employees. Participating in a social activity outside of the workplace helps co-workers build strong and positive relationships. Help your employer be the fittest company in town and sign up for the Corporate Challenge.

Each team consists of three team members with each team member racing one leg of the race – swim, bike, run. Each team has a team captain who will register the team and cover the registration cost. Once the team is created, the other two team members are required to register but will not be charged again. When registering, select participation in the Corporate Challenge and do not forget to add your company's name as your team name.

Each team member has to pick up his/her own race packet.

 

Participant List

Want to see who you are competing with? Check out the participant list by clicking here. (List is updated every Monday)


Pricing

Registration Dates Sprint Olympic Paratriathlon (open) Sprint Relay Olympic Relay
Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2013 125 $160 $125 $150 $180
Jan. 1 – June 20, 2014
(or until sold out)
$135 $170 $135 $150 $180
On site
(if not sold out)
$145 $180 $145 $160 $180
           


What Do You Get?

  • Closed and secured race course
  • Finish on the blue carpet in front of grandstands
  • Same finish line as the elite races
  • Chip timing with online results
  • Participant shirt
  • Virtual and physical goodie bag with great swag
  • Swim cap and race number
  • Run course in the footsteps of the elite athletes
  • A well-deserved finisher medal
  • Medical support / assistance
  • Aid stations on the course
  • Awesome post-event recovery area directly adjacent to the finish area
  • Awards three deep for each age group
  • And an unmatched triathlon experience!

Race Rules and Regulations

The age group races of the ITU World Triathlon Chicago are sanctioned by USA Triathlon and will follow USA Triathlon competitive rules. All age-group races are non-drafting. A complete set of rules can be found here.


Registration Policies

By registering, all athletes agree to the following registration policies:

Refund Policy

  • There are NO REFUNDS, ROLLOVERS, DEFERALS or BIB TRANSFERS. Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable under any and all circumstances, including, but not limited to cancellation of the event or of your participation. No exceptions!

In the event of extreme weather, natural disaster, community disaster or other unforeseen emergencies, our action steps will be as follows:

  • The event organizer, in concert with USA Triathlon and local officials and authorities, will make the final decision based on safety of the athletes, spectators, vendors, volunteers and others affiliated with the event.
  • The event organizer in conjunction with USA Triathlon may, based on the conditions of the course, shorten the distances or cancel the event altogether.
  • Because costs of the event will have already have been paid out to cover various levels of production expenses, there will be NO REFUNDS, transferred fees or future complimentary entry fees.

Racing Age

  • For the Sprint race, the registered athlete has to be 15 years old or older as of December 31, 2014.
  • For the Olympic distance, the athlete has to be 18 years old or older as of December 31, 2014.

Packet Pick-Up / Bike Racking Times

  • Each athlete has to pick up his/her own race packet. No exceptions!
  • Bikes have to be racked at the communicated times. No exceptions!