Save the date: Fall 2017

Dare2tri is proud to present its second annual gala event, An Evening2Inspire. Dare2tri will honor Chicago native and triathlete Alec Litowitz, founder of Magnetar Capital, at An Evening2Inspire. The event, following the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janiero, is an opportunity to celebrate all athletes that will cross a finish line with the help of Dare2tri. Funds raised through the event support Dare2tri's programs and services that positively impact the lives of athletes with physical disabilities and visual impairments by developing their skills in paratriathlon, while inspiring the community at large.

Rio-lizing Possibility through Paratriathlon. Celebrate the Paralympic debut of Paratriathlon, and all athletes who will cross finish lines in 2016 while inspiring many. At the Paralympic Games, Dare2tri will represent 40% of Team USA, as athletes Krige Schabort, Hailey Danisewicz, Melissa Stockwell, and Grace Norman will chase gold in Rio.

online Auction

Two-time triathlon world champion and Olympic gold medalist Gwen Jorgensen donated her custom-painted Specialized Amira bike to Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club for its An Evening2Inspire event charity auction.

In addition to Gwen's bike, the online auction also includes Paralympic and Olympic apparel, signed sports memorabilia, tickets to Chicago sporting events, triathlon training, and more. Learn more about auction items.


The online auction has closed. Congratulations to auction winners.


Alec Litowitz, Dare2tri Board Chair, is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Magnetar Capital, a leading asset management firm based in Evanston, Illinois. Alec graduated from MIT with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Anthropology. He went on to earn a JD and MBA from University of Chicago.
Alec enjoys endurance and adventure races and completed the Hawaii Ironman in 2004 and the La Ruta de los Conquistadores mountain bike race in 2014. He shares his interest for competitive sports with his teenage son Jack, a triathlete who led Alec to Dare2tri. Jack met a swimmer with a disability at a race and wanted to help. Together, the father-son team researched organizations and      discovered Dare2tri in their own backyard.
Serving on Dare2tri’s Board allows Alec to blend his passions for business management and athletics. Over the past three years, Alec has worked closely with the staff and board to position Dare2tri as the nation’s leading paratriathlon organization. With Alec’s leadership and impactful support, Dare2tri has grown 220% annually.





Dare2Achieve: Breakthru Beverage, BTIG,
Claddagh Foundation, Liederbach & Graham Architects, The Litowitz Family, Michael Carter, Northern Trust, Risk Strategies, Sidley Austin

Dare2Succeed: Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Deloitte, FastModel Sports

Dare2Impact: Credit Suisse, Schiff Hardin, UBS Financial Services Inc., what2design

Dare2Race: Brian Berman, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., Jefferies LLC, Lagunitas Brewing Co., Life Time Tri, Macro Risk Advisors, PwC, RW Baird, Satelitte Freight, Todd Zuzulo