Chicago Tri Club

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Newbie Program

New to the sport of triathlon? Whether you’ve never done a race or you’re to take your training to the next level, the Chicago Tri Club’s Newbie Program will help get you to the finish line.

The 2019 Newbie Program begins March 23, leading up to the Pleasant Prairie Sprint Triathlon June 23.   
The Program can be customized for other races or distances, and extended out to the Olympic / International distance Chicago Triathlon in late August.
Members should email to get added to the free program and receive a 10% discount on registration for the race.

The Newbie program is a series of basic clinics, group workouts, mentoring, meetings, and training plans specifically designed to help first-time triathletes learn the basics of each discipline within triathlon, as well as a few advanced clinics to help more experienced triathletes tune their sport.

Our goal is to help give first-time triathletes the tools to become comfortable and start training to swim, bike and run your way through your first event. Plus, you’ll have a chance to form friendships with other CTC newbies and veteran members, all of whom will help make the experience of your first race more enjoyable. For those who have a few tris under their belt and are looking to go farther or faster, our goal is to give you guys direction on how to take your training and racing to the next level!

Most of the clinics are free of charge with your CTC membership. However, a few are fee-based to help cover costs of facility usage. However, the fees are very minimal compared to its value since the program is organized and run by volunteers.

If you have questions or feedback on anything related to the 2017 Newbie Program, please contact Andre Warren at


Program Overview

CTC sponsor Well-Fit has designed a training plan to prepare first-time triathletes to complete the Sprint distance at Pleasant Prairie.  In addition to the training plan itself, there are many clinics available for new & experienced triathletes to learn more about the sport.

To get started, visit the following pages:

Thank you to our Sponsors!


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