Weekly Practices

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


Indoor Gym & Swim Practice

Tuesdays from 6-8 pm; will end on May 9

Swim ONLY will continue May 16-June 6 from 7-8 pm

Fosco Park: 1312 S Racine, Chicago, IL

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.


Indoor Racing Chair Roller practice

Mondays from 6:30-8:30 pm

Jesse White Community Center: 412 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago

Join Dare2tri for indoor racing chair practice, on rollers. We have a limited amount of rollers and equipment, so if you plan to attend practice please email Dan Tun.


additional swim practice

Thursdays from 7 - 8 pm; will end on May 25

Ellis Park Pool: 3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave. in Chicago

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 clinic

 Once a month: December 17, January 21, February 4, March 18, April 29

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

Limited spots available, REGISTER ONLINE

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

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30-6 pm. The last week of each month, practice will run until 7:30 pm

Begins Tuesday, May 16 and Thursday, May 18 (will end on August 24)

No practice on June 1 and June 8

31st Street Marina: 3155 S Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, IL

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.


Open water swim practice

Tuesdays from 6-7:30 pm

Tentatively begins Tuesday, June 16 (ends on August 22)

Ohio Street Beach, Chicago, IL

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.

dare2tri seminar series

New in 2017, Dare2tri will host free, monthly seminars for athletes and volunteers to best prepare for the upcoming season. Everyone is welcome to join us at EDGE Athlete Lounge (1747 N Elston Ave. in Chicago) at the three upcoming seminars; sign up below to secure your spot!

Seminar #1: Overview and Goal Setting
January 11, 2017
View the Presentation Online.

Seminar #2: USA Paratriathlon and International Triathlon Rules
February 8, 2017
Join us at EDGE Athlete Lounge for our second installment of Dare2tri's Seminar Series! For our second seminar, we will explain, discuss and answer questions about USA and International Triathlon Union rules specific to paratriathlon. Whether you are new to the sport, a seasoned athlete or a volunteer, we'd love for you to join us!

Seminar #3: Choosing Para-Friendly Races & Financial Assistance
March 8, 2017
Join us at EDGE Athlete Lounge for the third installment of Dare2tri's Seminar Series! For our third seminar, we will discuss how to choose para-friendly races as well as financial resources (grants, foundations, etc.) to help you in the sport of paratriathlon.  Whether you are new to the sport, a seasoned athlete or a volunteer, we'd love for you to join us!


2017 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 11: Play for All @ Chicago Children's Museum in Chicago, IL

February 17-19: Elite & Development Team Camp* @ FFC Union Station in Chicago, IL

February 25: Multisport Clinic @ Highland Park, IL

March 12: CAMTRI @ Sarasota, FL

April 22: Start the Season @ Pinstripes in Chicago, IL

May 5-7: SPARC Triathlon Camp @ Chattanooga, TN

May 21: YMCA Leaning Tower Sprint/Super Sprint Triathlon @ Chicago, IL

June 2-4: Injured Military Camp @ Hammond, IN

June 4: Leon's Triathlon @ Hammond, IN

June 9-11: Paratriathlon Training Camp @ Pleasant Prairie, WI

June 25: Pleasant Prairie Triathlon @ Pleasant Prairie, WI

June 28 - July 9: Warrior Games @ Chicago, IL

July 11-12: Kids Paratriathlon Training Camp @ 63rd Street Beach in Chicago, IL

July 15-16: NJDC @ Madison, WI

July 23: Wauconda Triathlon @ Wauconda, IL

August 26-27: Chicago Triathlon @ Chicago, IL

Fall 2017: Evening2Inspire @ Chicago, IL


*Invite/qualification standards required.