Start the Season

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 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.

Help us reach our goal!

During Start the Season, our goal is to raise $15,000 in scholarship funds for Dare2tri athletes. These funds will be used to offset the cost of paratriathlon camps, race entry, and/or travel assistance during the 2023 paratriathlon season!

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 scholarship funds for Dare2tri athletes


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

  • – Start the Season entry
  • – Fun Run entry
  • – Brunch, two drink tickets, and live entertainment
  • – Start the Season ’23 pint koozie

Virtual Registration

  • – Virtual Fun Run entry
  • – Start the Season ’23 pint koozie
  • – Printable race bib

A woman in a racing chair.


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