SPECTATORS GUIDE TO THE WORLD'S LARGEST TRIATHLON.
WHAT: The 28th Running of the Chicago Triathlon that includes a 1.5-kilometer swim, a 40-kilometer bike ride, and a 10-kilometer run.
WHEN: The weekend of August 27 through August 29, 2010.
THE MAIN EVENT:
The Chicago Triathlon will take place from 6:00a.m. until 3:00p.m. on Sunday, August 29.
SWIM: The 1.5-kilometer (just under one mile) swim portion of the triathlon splashes off from Monroe Harbor with a finish just south of the Columbia Yacht Club. 111 North Lake Shore Drive.
BIKE: The 40-kilometer (just under 24 miles) bike leg runs north from Randolph to Foster Avenue on the inner lanes of Lake Shore Drive then loops back along the same course to finish at Randolph.
RUN: The 10-kilometer (just under 6 miles) running leg is a six mile course along Chicago's lakefront paths and through Chicago's Museum Campus.
FINISH LINE: The finish line is on Columbus Drive, just south of Balbo in Grant Park.
WHO: More than 8,700 participants--including former Olympians, professional triathletes, the physically-challenged and amateurs--will take part in the event.
Friday, August 27.
A MultiSport & Fitness Expo featuring more than 150 athletic and nutrition exhibitors. Free, 3:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Chicago Hilton and Towers. 720 S. Michigan.
Saturday, August, 28.
The MultiSport and Fitness Expo continues at the Chicago Hilton and Towers. 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. 720 S. Michigan.
A Day of Activities at Foster Beach. The Fleet Feet SuperSprint Triathlon kicks off at 7:30a.m. at Foster Ave. beach. 5200 N. on the lakefront.
The Chicago Kids Triathlon kicks off at 9:00a.m. at Foster Ave. beach.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
If you want to participate in the World's Largest Triathlon, hurry, less than 200 spots remain. Register online at chicagotriathlon.com
SOME HOT SPOTS TO WATCH.
1. Monroe and Lake Shore Drive and Monroe Harbor for swimming.
2. The lower Randolph/Lake Shore Drive up/down ramps and the Lake Shore Drive overpass from the Lincoln Park Zoo area and the Foster Avenue and Lake Shore turnaround area for cycling.
3. The lakefront running path and Museum Campus area and the finish zone on Columbus near Balbo for running.