Hailey Danz wearing a Paralympic silver medal with her family crowded around her smiling and pointing at her.

Victory Lap

New year, new date, new venue!

This year, our annual Victory Lap will take place during Chicago Marathon Week! Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 5, and plan to join us at Chicago’s Old Post Office for a festive evening celebrating the accomplishments and community of Dare2tri athletes. 

Is this Dare2tri’s annual fundraiser?

Yes! If you’ve attended Evening2Inspire in the past, think of Victory Lap as a sister celebration to that event. Proceeds from our ticket and sponsorship sales go toward providing programs, resources, equipment, and funding for athletes with disabilities at every level from recreational to elite.

With your support, we can inspire the next generation of paratriathletes.

Event Details
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2023

Location: Old Post Office

Honoring Adam Bleakney

Every year during Victory Lap, Dare2tri honors a member of the para sports community with the One Impacts Many Award. This year, Dare2tri will honor Adam Bleakney for his for longstanding and outstanding leadership in support of individuals who have a physical disability or visual impairment.

Since 2005, Adam has coached the University of Illinois Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Team. In that time, his athletes have won 55 medals across four Paralympic Games while setting 14 world records on the track, and have won the Boston Marathon, London Marathon, Chicago Marathon, and NYC Marathon.

As an athlete, Adam was on the U.S. Paralympic Track and Field Team in Sydney and Athens, and won a silver medal in the 800m in Athens. He’s won the Chicago Marathon, Nashville Marathon, Indianapolis Mini-Marathon and finished in the top three at a number of other road races.

Adam Bleakney sitting in a day chair, smiling, with athletes in racing chairs pushing on rollers in the background.


Photo booth images from past Victory Lap celebrations.

2022 sponsors

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