Start the Season

Jacie King pushing a racing chair.

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 proceeds go toward providing opportunities for athletes with physical disabilities and visual impairments by covering the costs of camps, equipment, and transportation.

Event Details
Date Sunday, April 30, 2023
Time 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location On Tour Brewing Co.

Let the fun begin


Optional 5K around the West Town neighborhood


Entry & raffle proceeds provide critical funds for Dare2tri programs


Live music, brunch, beer and bloody marys included

Registration Options

Your participation helps us remove barriers to sports and fitness for individuals who have a physical disability or visual impairment.

Basic Registration – $50

  • – Start the Season entry
  • – 5K Fun Run entry
  • – Brunch, two drink tickets, and live entertainment
  • – Dare2tri sunglasses

Virtual Registration – $25

  • – Virtual 5K Fun Run entry
  • – Spotify playlist curated by Dare2tri athletes
  • – Printable race bib
  • – Dare2tri sunglasses


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