Start the Season

Our 2020 Start the Season event has been cancelled based on CDC recommendations to cancel all large events through May 15.

A preseason tradition

Every spring, Dare2tri rings in the triathlon season with a kickoff party known as Start the Season.

Traditionally held at On Tour Brewing Company in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood, this family friendly event unites the paratri community with a street fest style celebration.

Festivities include an optional 5K fun run, raffles, food, drinks and live music. All raffle proceeds go toward providing opportunities for athletes with physical disabilities and visual impairments by covering the costs of camps, equipment, and transportation.

Date Cancelled – April 26, 2020
Location On Tour Brewing Company

Let the fun begin


Optional 5K run around the West Town Neighborhood


Entry & raffles provide critical funds for Dare2tri programs


Live music, brunch, beer & Bloody Marys included


Take a trip down memory lane. Enjoy these Start the Season photos from years past.

Food & drink

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