We are a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide an outlet for Chicago area triathletes to grow their athletic abilities and develop friendships through tri-athletic endeavors and meaningful social contact. Our members include novices looking for support before completing their first triathlon, Ironman veterans, and everyone in between. The club is run by the members; they organize all the activities, social events, clinics, and workouts. Our workout and clinics are geared to multisport athletes of all abilities. Joining the club and getting to know the other members is a great way to introduce yourself to the world of triathlons, meet others who are passionate about the sport, and improve your athletic abilities, all while having fun.
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CTC Monthly Meeting
August Meeting: Mental Skills Training for Triathletes
Join us at our August 2nd meeting to hear from Laura Ohms, LCSW & UESCA Triathlon Coach, as she dives into one of the most significant aspects of your training and racing process: Mental Skills. She will cover concepts such as, how to handle pain and suffering, reducing anxiety, paying attention to your thought life, and creating training and racing goals. This mental skills training is relevant for any level athlete.
Laura will be offering a special raffle prize for a free 30-minute individual mental skills consults after her talk, so be sure to stay until the end!
Our meeting will be held at Pizzeria Serio located at 1708 W. Belmont Ave., just west of Paulina, on the second floor. Come for happy hour at 6pm to meet and mingle with other CTCers, followed by the 1-hour clinic starting at 7 pm.
New & renewing members can pick up your CTC member gifts during the 6-7pm happy hour.
CTC At the Races
2017 Chicago Racing Series
The Chicago Racing Series (CRS) are the best local races that CTC members do together as a team. Members can compete with each other at the races while volunteers coordinate logistics such as pre-race meals, meeting points, post-race festivities, and even supplies in case you forget anything! CRS winners will get trophies at our end of the year party!
IMPORTANT: In order to participate in the competition, you must sign up in the “Who’s Racing/Who’s Volunteering” page on the CTC web site ahead of time.
Add your name to the Race Calendar to let other members know what races you're doing, while also earning participation (Racing and Volunteering) points! If you earn enough RAV points throughout the year, you can also win a prize at the end of the year, regardless on how well you do at the races!
Members earn 3 RAV points for racing in CRS races or 1 RAV point for non-CRS races. Members also earn 3-4 RAV points for volunteering in our Volunteer Races or 1 RAV point for volunteering in CRS races.
Are you doing a race that's not already on the calendar? Email Racing Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and location of the race, date, distance, and link for the race you're doing, and they'll add it! Email at least one week prior the race (earlier is better). Triathlons & Multisport races only, please!
Small Group Clinics
The Newbie program is a series of basic clinics, meetings, and training plans specifically designed to help first time triathletes learn the basics of each discipline within triathlon, as well as a few advanced clinics to help more experienced triathletes complete their first half- or full-ironman.
For information on each individual clinic, please visit the 2017 Schedule of Clinics. Clinics will be added to the schedule as we confirm the details with our sponsors!