Athletes will cruise through our stunning, sprint-distance course featuring a 400m swim, a 20k bike, and a 5k run through the beautiful Wilmette, Winnetka, and Kenilworth neighborhoods of the North Shore!
The swim will be in the beautiful Lake Michigan with expected water temperatures in the low 70s.
Wetsuits will be allowed so long as the water temperature remains below 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
The course will be an out and back loop running parallel to the shore, with swimmers heading out to the south and coming back up north.
Certified lifeguards will monitor the swim course as per USAT regulations.
The swim will be a wave start beginning at 6:30AM.
The two-loop, out and back bike course will leave the transition area in Gillson Park and head north up Sheridan Road along the lakefront. Riders will take a left on Winnetka Avenue and follow the road through scenic neighborhoods before taking a right on Wilson Street and riding to the turnaround point at Ash Street.
The course doubles back on itself, and all riders will take two loops of the course before heading back to transition.
Helmets are required as per ANSI and USAT standards.
The scenic, single-loop run course will leave the transition area and head south along Sheridan Road to Linden Avenue before doubling back to follow Sheridan Road north up to Central Street.
Runners will follow Central Street west to 4th Street, where they will begin a counter-clockwise loop with right turns at Greenleaf Avenue and Poplar Street to return back to Central Avenue.
Runners will follow Central Avenue east back to Sheridan Road, which will take them all the way to the finish line!
There will be two aid stations with fluids set up along the 3.1 mile run course.