2014 Chicago Triathlon

2014 Chicago Triathlon

2014 Chicago Triathlon

August 22, 2014 - August 24, 2014


JLL and CEO Challenges are pleased to announce a revolutionary hospitality package 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 ‘Learn to TRI’ 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 May 15 Learn to TRI event at Life Time Old Orchard:

“Everything went great at the kickoff last week - we couldn’t have been happier! There is a lot of excitement around this opportunity and the clients/brokers are very engaged.  CEO Challenges did an excellent job we look forward to working with them over the next 12 weeks." -  Adrienne Fasano, Senior Vice President Marketing & Communications, JLL 

"The JLL CEO Challenge kickoff event was a huge success, and definitely exceeded our expectations." Victoria Malkin, Marketing Manager, JLL

“JLL is definitely on the leading edge when it comes to client hospitality. While other companies are treating their best customers to a nice dinner or round of golf, JLL is working with us to teach them how to complete their first ever triathlon! We can’t wait to see all the smiles of accomplishment on Aug 24 at the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon.” - Ted Kennedy, President, CEO Challenges

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.