Dare2tri offers FREE practice opportunities to all athletes throughout the year on a weekly basis.
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 (ends August 24)
Montrose Harbor, Chicago IL - meet in Wilson Ave parking lot (just north of Montrose) at Wilson and Lake Shore Drive.
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
Tuesdays from 6-7:30 pm
Begins June 20 (ends 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. Open Water Swim Volunteers, sign up here.
ambulatory ruNNING clinics
July 10, July 24, August 7, August 21
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.
Indoor Racing Chair Roller practice
Mondays from 7:15-9:00 pm
Jesse White Community Center: 412 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago
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 (NOT CURRENTLY IN SESSION)
Tuesdays from 6-8 pm (will resume in the fall)
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.
additional swim practice (NOT CURRENTLY IN SESSION)
Thursdays from 7 - 8 pm (will resume in the fall)
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 clinics (INDOORS)
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
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 seminar series
(STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE SEMINARS!)
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
September 22: Evening2Inspire @ Chicago, IL
*Invite/qualification standards required.