Weekly Practices

Dare2tri offers FREE practice opportunities to all athletes throughout the year on a weekly basis.


Indoor Racing Chair Roller practice

January - April

Mondays starting at 7:15pm

Jesse White Community Center: 412 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL

*No Practice on the following dates due to holidays: February 12 and 19*

Join us for indoor racing chair practice, on rollers. We have a limited number of rollers and equipment, so if you plan to attend please email Dan Tun.


Indoor Gym & Swim Practice 

January - April

Tuesdays, Gym/Fitness 6:00-7:00pm, Swim 7:00-8:00pm

Fosco Park: 1312 S. Racine, Chicago, IL

*No Practice on March 20 and 27 due to Chicago Park District break in sessions* 

During the Spring, Fall, and Winter, Dare2tri hosts a weekly, indoor gym & swim practice. The first hour consists of a circuit training session, which incorporates cardiovascular activity, weights, strength training, and flexibility.  For the second hour, athletes head to the pool, where there are opportunities for both new and experienced swimmers to get instruction on technique and be lead through a coached workout.


additional swim practice

January - April

Thursdays from 6:30pm - 7:30 pm

Ellis Park Pool: 3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL

*No Practice on March 22 and 29 due to Chicago Park District break in sessions*

In the pool, both new and experienced athletes have opportunities to get instruction on technique and be lead through a coached swim workout.


ambulatory run clinics (INDOORS)

 Once a Month, 10:00am-11:15am

2017 dates: December 16th

2018 dates: January 6th, February 3rd, April 28th

University of Illinois at Chicago - Student Recreation Center at the indoor track: 737 S. Halsted St. in Chicago

Limited spots available, Athletes and Volunteers can register below.

These ambulatory run clinics will focus on running technique and mobility.  Coaches will lead participants through running drills and interval workouts during this 1.5 hour session.  


Dare2tri Outdoor Practice (NOT currently in session)

In the spring and summer months, Dare2tri hosts weekly outdoor practices with a focus on cycling and running/wheelchair pushing.  Dare2tri coaches and volunteers are on hand to instruct, assist with equipment fitting and adjustments, transfers and lead practices for athletes.  Sighted guides, tandem pilots, and other volunteers are also able to assist athletes and train with them as needed.  Dare2tri provides a variety of adaptive equipment on site for athletes to try and use during practice times. Outdoor Practice Volunteers, sign up here.


Open water swim practice (NOT CUrrently in session)

Join Dare2tri on Tuesday evenings at Ohio Street Beach for practice swimming in the open water!  Dare2tri staff and coaches are on hand to assist athletes with transfers, watch gear, and provide swim instruction to all who attend. Open Water Swim Volunteers, sign up here. 


ambulatory ruNNING clinics (Outdoors)

(not currently in session)

Montrose Lakefront Track, 4546 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago IL 60640

Hailey Danz, Dare2tri Ambassador and athlete who earned the 2016 Paralympic Silver Medal in paratriathlon will be leading these sessions. She believes that triathlon has the ability to change lives by giving individuals a sense of confidence and empowerment that carries over into all areas of their lives. Hailey is passionate about sharing her love for the sport with others, especially through running. Hailey is a USAT Level I Coach and a UESCA Certified Run Coach.

Participants need to be independent and able to ambulate (walk/run) upright on their own. This clinic is for individuals with a primary physical disability (i.e. amputee, cerebral pasly, stroke, etc.) or visual impairment. Volunteers will be available to assist participants. Athletes and Volunteers, sign up here. 

dare2tri seminar series

Join us for our 2018 seminar series! 

Seminar #1: Goal Setting & Season Planning
January 17, 2018 at 7:00pm
On Tour Brewing (1725 N. Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60622)

Seminar #2: The Importance of Recovery
February 7, 2018 at 7:00pm
EDGE Athlete Lounge (1747 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60642)

Seminar #3: Nutrition Education
March 14, 2018 at 7:00pm
On Tour Brewing (1725 N. Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60622)

Seminar #4: Mental Skills and Mindfulness
April 11, 2018 at 7:00pm
EDGE Athlete Lounge (1747 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60622)

2018 Dare2tri supported race & camp/clinic schedule

Dare2tri supports several races throughout the season. A club supported race means that Dare2tri will provide transportation (if needed), provide equipment, coordinate volunteers/guides/handlers for athletes, and have on-site coaching. If you plan to race in any of the below events, please contact Dan Tun.


February 10: Play for All @ Chicago Children's Museum in Chicago, IL

February 23-25: Elite & Development Team Camp* @ FFC Union Station in Chicago, IL

March 3: Multisport Clinic @ Highland Park, IL

April 22: Carmel Sprint Triathlon @ Carmel, IN

April 29: Start the Season @ On Tour Brewing in Chicago, IL

June 1-3: Injured Military Camp @ Hammond, IN

June 3: Leon's Triathlon @ Hammond, IN

June 8-10: Paratriathlon Training Camp @ Pleasant Prairie, WI

June 24: Pleasant Prairie Triathlon @ Pleasant Prairie, WI

July 17-18: Kids Paratriathlon Training Camp @ 63rd Street Beach in Chicago, IL

July 22: Wauconda Triathlon @ Wauconda, IL

August 25-26: Chicago Triathlon @ Chicago, IL

September 28: Evening2Inspire @ Chicago, IL


*Invite/qualification standards required.