Lakeshore Sport & Fitness Indoor Triathlon

Sat May 15, 2021 Chicago, IL 60601 US Directions

Participant Details


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As a reminder, the Indoor Triathlon requires 75 minutes and consists of the following:

  • Swim: 10 minutes (in the pool)
  • Transition #1: 10-minutes
  • Bike: 30 minutes (on an indoor bike)
  • Transition #2: 5-minutes
  • Run: 20 minutes (on a treadmill)

Transition times allow for adequate, safe progression from one discipline to the next. They do not count toward scoring.

Participants will need to bring their own swim, cycle and run apparel and gear, including (but not limited to): goggles, swim suit, shorts for cycling, running shoes and a t-shirt. With exception of the pool deck, all participants must be adequately dressed throughout the club. Water, Gatorade, light snacks (bananas, chips, etc) and towels will be available to all during the event. Athletes may wish to bring additional nutrition. 

Approximately 48 hours prior to the event, participants will receive a specific start time where they must begin in the pool. We advise everyone to arrive at the club AT LEAST 30 minutes prior to their dedicated start time. All participants will need to check-in at the event desk, proceed to the Locker Room to change, then report to the pool deck where a dedicated Wave Coach will introduce their wave mates and assign individual pool lanes.

The 10-minute swim will be held in the club's lower level swimming pool. Each of the wave's six participants will have a private lane for their swim. Participants are required to touch the wall before the start horn. After that, participants may use any swim stroke (or walk) to reach the other end of the pool and turn-around. Swim Staff will count total lengths achieved during the 10-minute session.
Swim Staff will blow a SINGLE whistle announcing a 1-minute warning, then blow a DOUBLE whistle to announce the swim conclusion. Participants will be given credit for a full length if they reach the 1/2 way point by the end of the session. Staff will announce each participant's total pool lengths achieved in whole numbers (no fractions). Participants are advised to verify those results prior to moving to the Bike portion.

Participants have 10 minutes to proceed from the pool deck to the locker room and up to the Bike area. Please be prompt and considerate of others while moving throughout the club. 

The 30-minute bike portion will be held in a dedicated area (exact location TBD), utilizing an indoor bicycle with integrated power, cadence and distance meters. To ensure accuracy, all bikes will be calibrated and maintenanced prior to the session. Participants will be guided to a specific bike for their session, where they may adjust the saddle, handlebars, etc. prior to the start. All bikes will have pedals with toe clips (for regular running shoes) and SPD-clip connections (for cycle shoes). The Bike Staff will announce an official start for the entire wave, ensuring all bike computers are reset at the beginning of the 30-minute ride. Participants may adjust their tension and cadence throughout the session, which impacts distance achieved. After 30 minutes, Bike Staff will ensure all participants stop accordingly and record each bike computer's distance. Athletes should verify those results before proceeding to the Run portion.

Participants have a brief minute break to proceed from the Bike area to the treadmill area. 

The 20-minute run will be held on dedicated treadmills. The Run Staff will congregate all wave participants and start them simultaneously (with the push of a "Start" button). Treadmills may be set to a 0% incline or higher (no declines if available), and adjusted to any achievable speed throughout. Participants must remain on the treadmill's belt for the duration of the session, and must wholly support themselves without holding onto the handrails or console. Anyone who steps-off the treadmill belt or stops the treadmill before the 20-minutes expire will have their results recorded immediately and be unable to advance. Anyone who gains an unfair advantage by supporting themselves will receive a preliminary warning for the first offense, then a variable time penalty for additional offenses. After 20 minutes, Run Staff will ensure all participants stop accordingly and record their final distances. Athletes should verify those results prior to departing the treadmill area.

Participant scores are based upon a curve, measuring their performance vs. the rest of the field in each discipline (Transition times do not count). The furthest distance earns the highest points possible (the actual number is based on total participants in the respective category). The shortest distance achieved in a category will receive one point. Your “score” for the discipline is based on ranking points, not your distance. Points earned from each of the three distances are combined to create a final score. Final scores and rankings will not be determined until the entire event has concluded.

During the event, Staff will record the distances of each participant. It is important for participants to verify their results prior to moving onto the next discipline. Results will be shared onsite and continually updated throughout race day. Awards will be provided to the overall winners in the four categories: Open Men (<40), Open Women, Masters Men (40+) and Masters Women.

Following the event, plan to celebrate your accomplishment with a delicious, a la carte hot brunch complete with cold, refreshing mimosas, bloody marys and beers. Brunch will be served in the Lakeshore Sport & Fitness Press Kitchen through the duration of the event.

Spectators will be allowed into the event, although are limited to one per participant. Liability waivers must be signed upon entry, masks must be worn and social distance kept throughout the session.

Discounted club parking is available in the Park Millennium Garage located at 221 N. Stetson. Validated parking rates are $7 for two hours, $10 for three hours, or $13 for eight hours. Please bring your parking ticket into the club for validation. Discounted parking can also be found on

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