who are dare2tri Athletes?

Dare2tri provides opportunities for athletes with physical disabilities and visual impairments to get involved in the sport of paratriathlon.  Some of the most common disabilities among Dare2tri athletes include, but are not limited to:

  • Amputation

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Spinal Cord Injury

  • Spina Bifida

  • Stroke

  • Visual Impairment or Blindness

Dare2tri provides a highly trained and qualified coaching staff, various types of adaptive equipment, and training support needed to reach each athletes' health and fitness goals. Dare2tri offers a wide variety of training programs and plans that are tailored to meet the needs of youth, adults, and injured service members, as well as novice through elite athletes.

In addition to offering ongoing programs and practices, Dare2tri hosts a variety of exciting camps, clinics, and special training events designed to keep all levels of athletes engaged and challenged.

If you are interested in joining Dare2tri or are looking for more information, please register below: 

athlete development model

Dare2tri believes in the "Long Term Athlete Development Models," where athletes follow the path of:

  • Fundamentals

  • Learning to train

  • Training to train

  • Training to compete

  • Training to win

Dare2tri is committed to providing opportunities for each athlete at every step of the development model.

athlete resources

United in Stride: A tool for uniting visually impaired runners and sighted guides.

USA Paratriathlon: Learn more about the sport of Paratriathlon in the United States.

University of Illinois Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education: An all-inclusive unit to make the transition for veterans pursuing higher education as smooth as possible.

Disabled Veterans Entrepreneurship Program: A program that provides a rigorous entrepreneurial learning and development opportunity for service disabled veterans and those who have uniquely distinguished themselves in the military.

Wheelchair athlete resources from University of Illinois: Para Backhand Stroke and Seating.