Who is Dare2tri?
Dare2tri is an Illinois-based 501(c)3 non-for-profit organization with the mission to enhance the lives of individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments by building confidence, community, health and wellness through swimming, biking, and running.
Since its 2011 inception, Dare2tri has encouraged recreation, racing, and competition in this trifecta of sports, while also cultivating a sense of community for all athletes, who are not labeled by physical ability, but rather their determination and will to succeed.
Dare2tri empowers athletes of all ability levels from beginner to elite to be physically active, engaged with their community, and set and reach goals. We transform lives by boosting individuals’ self-esteem, confidence, and self-worth.
We believe what you learn from challenging yourself physically carries over into confidence and success in life.Keri Serota, Co-Founder & Executive Director
Seeing the need for triathlon in the adaptive sport community and having a passion for the sport, Keri Serota, Dan Tun, and Melissa Stockwell banded together to start Dare2tri in 2011.
Beginning with only a handful of athletes, Dare2tri has impacted more lives and helped more athletes cross the finish line than ever imagined. Dare2tri wants to keep the momentum going and continue to inspire many more athletes far into the future.
Crossing the finish line is an extraordinary, emotional experience that builds confidence and creates a sense of self-worth that extends into all aspects of life. We believe the finish line is truly just the beginning.
Co-Founder & Program Director, Coach
Finance & Operations Director
Logistics & Program Manager, Coach
Director of Communications & Content
Logistics & Program Manager
Our supporting coaches
Co-Founder, Coach, Elite Team Athlete
Our medical director
Dr. Philip Skiba
Our board of directors
The Dare2tri Board is a group of passionate individuals who want to make a difference by helping those with physical disabilities and visual impairments realize their potential through the sport of triathlon.
Board members provide vision and direction for Dare2tri that enables us to work with athletes with disabilities at every level to teach skills and support them in achieving their goals from the first-ever swim, bike or run, all the way up to the elite athletes who are standing atop podiums around the world.
Dare2tri is a vital source of support, inspiration, and transformation offering a growing number of individuals the opportunity to positively change the course of their life. Board members believe in Dare2tri’s mission and in the power of sports and its ability to influence and change the outcomes of one’s life.
Board Member, Athlete Rep
Board Chair Emeritus
Dare2tri positively impacts the health, quality of life and community integration of athletes with physical disabilities or visual impairments by providing opportunities in the sports of swimming, cycling, running and triathlon.
Working for Dare2tri
Dare2tri is a small non-profit made up of several full time staff, several part-time staff, contract coaches and staff. We are a hybrid workplace model that includes coworking days on the north side of Chicago and work from home, and a series of days & weekend camps that take place primarily in June.
How to apply
If you see see an opening you are interested in applying for, simply fill out the form at the bottom of the post.