All Kids Can! Triathlon Training Program

Helps kids prepare for the Chicago Kids Triathlon

Get ready! Get set! GO!

These are the words of over 700 youth from all over the country are awaiting as they prepare for the Chicago Kids Triathlon on the last Saturday in August at 8:30 am.  The Chicago Kids Triathlon event is the largest kids triathlon in the country.

The ALL KIDS CAN! Program offers a training program to prepare youth of all abilities to compete in the Chicago Kids Triathlon or the Fleet Fee Super Sprint.  In the process, youth gain mental and physical strength to compete in this event. The ALL KIDS CAN! Program has proven to be extremely successful in the past 12 years for youth of different backgrounds and fitness levels. This program teaches youth to set goals, work towards those goals and then complete the goals.  While learning goal setting and work ethics, they also learn how to work cooperatively with others as a team.

The ALL KIDS CAN! is a 6 week training program training on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-5:30 pm., which is limited to the first 40 youth who register. The ALL KIDS CAN! Training program is open to all youth ages 7-18; beginning mid July and ending at the end of August. The training, which involves swimming, biking and running, takes place through River and Legion Park.

At the conclusion of the ALL KIDS CAN! Program, the children will take a group field trip to the triathlon expo downtown, where they will pick up their race numbers, t-shirts and other goodies, while checking out a variety of vendor booths. As a finale, a pool party is held for all participants for fun and recognition.

For more information contact program director: Maria Elipas, (773) 728-3456,

Registration begins in mid-April and is limited to first 40 children who register.

Program fee for the 6 week program is $155.  

Program t-shirts are sponsored by 40th ward Alderman Patrick 0'Connor.