Athletes professional and amateur will want to register early for the World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago September 15-20, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!
The World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago is one of the world’s premiere sporting events, with championships in many different categories: Aquathlon Championship, Elite Paratriathlon Final, Junior Men’s and Women’s World championships, Age Group Sprint Finals, Elite Men’s and Women’s triathlons and much more!
150 of the best triathletes in the world will be competing, with the goal of preparing for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics. All events will be held in and around Monroe Harbor (swimming) and along Chicago’s iconic Lake Shore Drive. (The swimming events will pass right by the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel.) Open age events are open to any and all athletes 15 and older.
Grant Park’s Butler Field will be the site for the World Triathlon Grand Final Expo, featuring opening and closing ceremonies as well as music events and vendors.
For those of you who don’t know, a triathlon consists of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike race, and a 26 mile marathon—all in one event.
For more information, go to Chicago.triathlon.org.
Make your World Triathlon Grand Final experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet, Friday nights.
Chicago Lake Shore Hotel will sell out early, so it’s not too early to reserve your rooms now!