A man and a woman running outdoors.

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 $20,000 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 2024 paratriathlon season and beyond!

Event Details
Date Sunday, April 21, 2024
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


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