2014 Chicago Triathlon

2014 Chicago Triathlon

2014 Chicago Triathlon

August 22, 2014 - August 24, 2014


JLL and CEO Challenges are pleased to announce a very special program for clients and selected guests at the Life Time Chicago Triathlon on Aug 24! Enter either the Sprint Distance (750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run) or Olympic distance (1500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run) events.

The package includes an exclusive ‘intro to triathlon’ training session in mid-May and many special perks and insider access to the big race in August for invited JLL clients and their guests.

The program is geared towards new triathletes but also has lots to offer for veterans of the sport who are looking to get faster.

 Feedback from the 2013 CEO Challenge at the Chicago Triathlon:

“CEO Challenges elevates sport events that feel too often like drowning in a sea of young college dropouts sleeping in cheap hotels and eating peanut butter sandwiches back to a total week-end experience with intelligent conversation, good food, and wine. Finally a program that addresses the real reason I exercise, to relieve stress from my demanding job. The Chicago tri is normally a logistical nightmare but CEO Challenges pampered me and my spouse to no end. Winning was only the cherry on this low-fat sundae!” - Alain Villeneuve

"The CEO Challenge was a fantastic experience for myself and my family. As a first time Triathlon participant Ted and his staff guided myself and my family throughout the weekend.It was like have a personal consignor, which allowed me to be able to focus on my race. I would highly recommend the CEO Challenge for any first timer or triathlete that is competing in a new city." - Anton Engelmann  

This event is SOLD OUT. Use the form below to be added to the waiting list:


What's Included in the Program

·         Triathlon 101 - May 15

o   Coaching on the basics of triathlon, including instruction in the pool, on a bike, and begin your walk-run program

o   Includes a 12-week day-by-day training plan for each competitor

o   The afternoon culminates with a wine & cheese Q&A reception

·         Race Weekend – Aug 22-24

o   Friday night Dinner with the Pros, followed by a VIP Reception in the Conrad Suite of the Hilton Hotel (one guest per competitor)

o   Saturday race strategy session led by Life Time’s head triathlon coach Troy Jacobson*

o   Race day advice, guidance and expert support by Ted Kennedy** and his team at CEO Challenges

o   Access to a special bike rack location within the transition area, special wave at the front of the race (eliminates hours of waiting), and private swim start viewing area for guests

o   While you swim, bike, and run your guests will be guided to the best viewing points and see the race finish from the comfort of the VIP tent (including food & drinks)

o   Race in your age group AND in the special JLL CEO Challenge division, including trophies to the top finishers

o   A complete custom Primal Wear triathlon racing kit (tri top, tri shorts, and jacket) will be provided to each competitor, and a donation will be made to Ronald McDonald House on behalf of each athlete

*Troy Jacobson – Life Time Fitness’ head triathlon coach, and founder and President of Spinervals Cycling

**Ted Kennedy – A founder of Ironman North America, and President of CEO Challenges – the world leader in sport competitions for C-level executives 

Event Schedule

Thursday, May 15, 3:30 - 8pm

  • Triathlon 101 'intro to triathlon' - Life Time Fitness Old Orchard Club (5300 Old Orchard Rd, Skokie, IL 60077)
  • 3pm - Arrive at Club and change into workout clothes (lockers will be provided) - swim suit with running clothes over top, goggles, and running shoes
  • 3:30pm - Classroom session - intro to triathlon, video, explanation of HR Zones for training, and hand out of 12-week training plan
  • Actual training in the pool (proper stroke and drills), on bikes (how to change gears for max speed with min effort), and the first walk / run session
  • Shower, change, and meet for wine & cheese cocktail reception with Q&A

Friday, August 22 - RACE WEEKEND!

  • 5:30pm - CEO Welcome Reception & Dinner with the Pros. Downtown Chicago restaurant (one guest per competitor)
  • 8pm - Special invitation to the Chicago Triathlon VIP / Sponsors Reception - the Conrad Suite, Hilton Hotel 
Saturday, August 25
  • Race strategy discussion led by Coach Troy Jacobson 

Sunday, August 24

  • 4:45am - Athletes ride bikes over to the transition area for gear check-in
  • 5:45am - Transition area closes
  • 6:18am - CEO Challenge wave for the Sprint distance triathlon
  • 8:04am - CEO Challenge wave for the International distance (guests can see their athlete start and finish the swim, during the run, and at the finish line). Chaperones will be provided to aid in viewing
  • After the race - meet up in the VIP tent at the finish line for the post-race celebration, including lunch & drinks
  • 11:00am - Bikes can be taken out of the transition area
  • 11:17am - Pro races start
  • Post race Chicago Triathlon Awards - the JLL CEO Challenge Champions receive their trophies on stage

Event Costs

There is no fee for this event


You must be an invited client or guest of JLL to take part in this program.

Event Registration Closed

Registration for this event is currently full or closed. If you are interested in hearing more information about future events like this one, please Contact us.