16th Annual FFC Indoor Triathlon Series

Fitness Formula Clubs is proud to present our 16th Annual Indoor Triathlon & Duathlon Series.
This year our event offerings have expanded! Not only are we offering our traditional Indoor Triathlon event (15min Swim, 20min Bike, 15min Run), Sprint and Olympic Triathlon (at FFC Lincoln Park utilizing your own bike for the triathlon), and Youth Triathlon + Kids Splash & Dash (at FFC Gold Coast), but new this year we have added Duathlon, Double Triathlon, Relay, and Team option, as well as a new Chicago Championship event where we will crown Chicago’s top indoor triathlon and duathlon champions!

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World Championship Qualifier –
New this year! FFC will host Indoor Triathlon USA on March 22nd for a special race event that will serve as a qualifier for the Indoor Triathlon World Championships in Las Vegas on April 19th, 2015. For more information and to register, visit Register for any FFC Indoor Triathlon Series event and get a 10% off code for the IndoorTriathlonUSA race on March 22nd!

New to Triathlon?
An Indoor Triathlon is a great way to experience a triathlon – without the intimidation. Registrants with no triathlon experience race alongside other first time participants and those intimidated by swimming can even race in a separate duathlon division. Training programs are also available for beginners through the FFC Endurance Club Membership – TriMonster Unlimited. Join today and get a free Indoor Triathlon race entry!
Indoor Triathlon specific classes will begin January 13th through March 7th at FFC Lincoln Park and include:

  • Tuesdays 7:15pm – Spin Bike/ Treadmill Run
  • Thursdays 6:00pm – Pool Swim

Experienced Triathlete?
The Indoor Triathlon Series is a great way to maintain your fitness level over the winter. Register for the series, compete against your friends, and prepare for 2014! Compete in a single triathlon, step it up to complete “The Triple Double” (two races in one day), or even compete in a full Sprint or Olympic distance triathlon, while riding from the comfort of your own bike!

What is an Indoor Triathlon?
An Indoor Triathlon consists of the three disciplines: swim, bike, run – in that order. The only difference from a standard outdoor event is that you are timed in each activity. Your recorded distances during the swim, bike, and run portions are calculated and combined to give you a final, total distance. Your race day will consist of the following (Duathlon competitors will complete an additional 15 minute run in place of the swim):

  • Swim: 15 minutes (in pool)
  • Transition 1: 10 minutes
  • Bike: 20 minutes (on Lifecycles)
  • Transition 2: 5 minutes
  • Run: 15 minutes (on treadmill or track)

Chicago Championship Event
The last race of the series features “Champions” waves where series leaders from each division will have an opportunity to go head to head against the series top competitors. After the event concludes, series awards will be distributed at an End of Series Social event immediately following the last finisher.

  • Overall Series Champions – Male and Female (top 3 triathlon performances combined)
  • Team Champions – Male, Female, Coed Teams (top single team performance)
  • Relay Team Champions – Male, Female, Coed Teams (top single team performance)
  • Triple-Double Series Champions – Male, Female (top 3 combined double performances)
  • Duathlon Series Champions – Male, Female (top 2 combined duathlon performances)

FFC Union Station – February 7
FFC West Loop – February 21
FFC Gold Coast – February 28
FFC Lincoln Park – March 7
Chicago Championship at Lincoln Park – April 4
Sprint-distance triathlon at Lincoln Park – March 7
Olympic-distance triathlon at Lincoln Park – March 7
Youth Triathlon at Gold Coast
Splash and Dash at Gold Coast

All participants will receive a 2015 FFC Indoor Triathlon and Duathlon Technical Shirt. One shirt per series.

Register for two races: receive a swim cap
Register for three races: receive an insulated water bottle
Register for four races: receive a sling bag
Register for five races: receive a long sleeve warm up shirt

Before 12/1/15 – use discount code “earlybird” to save $10 (FFC Members race for only $30!)
Before 1/1/15 – use discount code “december” to save $5
$50 per triathlon or duathlon ($40 FFC Members)
$70 Sprint-distance triathlon ($60 FFC Members)
$80 Olympic-distance triathlon ($70 FFC Members)
$60 2 Person Triathlon Relay
$75 3 Person Triathlon Relay
$75 Triple Double Race ($65 FFC Members)
$35 Kids Triathlon or Splash & Dash ($25 FFC members)

All entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Race Details


Race Information

  • Waves begin every 25 minutes beginning at 8:00am.
  • There will be 4-8 participants per wave.
  • Assigned wave start confirmation will be distributed one week prior to race day.
  • Cycling shoes and cleats are not allowed, except for the Sprint and Olympic Triathlon.
  • Winners are determined by total distance covered in the indoor triathlon or duathlon.
  • Sprint and Olympic Triathlon – fully-timed Sprint-distance and Olympic-distance indoor triathlon at Lincoln Park using your own bike.
  • All races include 2 hours free parking, lockers, and towel service.
  • Complimentary use of gym facilities before and after each race.

Historic Records

Coming soon!


Detailed race day rules will be emailed out on race week.

Wave Starts

Coming soon…

Indoor Triathlon Training Program Information

2015 FFC TriMonster® Indoor Triathlon Training Program

Make it your new years resolution to swim, bike, run, and have more fun in 2015! Join TriMonster®, Fitness Formula Club’s 100% intimidation-free triathlon training club and learn to improve your swim, bike, and run as you train toward FFC’s 16th Annual Indoor Triathlon Series. Meet and train alongside like-minded endurance athletes. Perfect for all experience levels. With 2 months of TriMonster Unlimited including two weekly workouts focused specifically on indoor triathlon training and support from USA Triathlon certified coaches, this 8-week training program is bound to show you why FFC was rated “Best Club to Train for a Triathlon” (Examiner)! Benefits FFC’s triathlon training charity partner TEAM TO END AIDS (T2).

  • 2-months of TriMonster Unlimited membership February through March (unlimited computrainer, swim technique, track running, and performance center HIIT classes) – attend as many classes as you like.

  • For a list of classes visit the TriMonster Class Calendar or Performance Center schedule

  • 8-week training program with 2 weekly indoor triathlon focused workouts (1 swim and 1 bike/run “brick” workout) at FFC Lincoln Park starting January 13, 2015

  • Tuesdays, 7:15pm, Lincoln Park – Spin Studio

  • Thursdays, 6:00pm, Lincoln Park – Pool

  • Race entry into one FFC Indoor Triathlon (excludes duathlon, relay, youth races, sprint distance, and olympic distance events)

  • Online Training Plan for the FFC Indoor Triathlon Series

  • Coached by FFC’s USA Triathlon certified and experienced TriMonster® endurance coaching staff

  • Discounts from local triathlon specific retailers and club sponsors including Rudy Project, Element Multisport, Finis, Get a Grip, & Mox Multisport

This program is included in TriMonster Unlimited.


Indoor Triathlon
Individual Race Winners (excludes Sprint and Olympic Triathlon):
Medals will be awarded to 1st place men and women in both “Beginner” and “Experienced” Categories within the following age groups:
15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39
40-44 45-49 50-54 55+

Triple Double
Athletes completing two triathlons in one day will qualify for an award. One male and female will be awarded at each event.

Team awards will only be provided at the end of the overall series. The overall male, female, and coed CHICAGO INDOOR TRIATHLON TEAM CHAMPIONS will be determined based on the combined performance of a team’s top 3 athlete performance from a single event. Three athletes required for a team. Coed teams must have a minimum of 1 female.

Relay Team
A team of 2 or 3 individuals can compete as a relay team. Each teammate completes at least one leg of a single triathlon (swim, bike, or run). Relay team awards will only be provided at the end of the overall series.

Medals will be awarded to the top male and female at each event. The Duathlon Series Champion will be awarded to the top male and female athlete with the top combined score of their best 2 duathlon performances across the series.

Youth Triathlon
Medals will be awarded to the top male and female within the following age groups:
11-12 13-15

Youth Splash and Dash
Medals will be awarded to all kids who finish the event distances.

Sprint and Olympic Triathlon

FFC Lincoln Park on March 7th will feature a fully timed, olympic-distance and sprint-distance indoor triathlon using your own bike at the FFC Endurance Training Center – the only CompuTrainer studio in Chicago capable of this unique event! Complete a full indoor olympic distance triathlon (1.5km swim, 40km bike, and 10km run) or sprint distance triathlon (.5 mile swim, 20km bike, and 5km run) and win free race entries into Leon’s Triathlon! First wave of the Sprint Distance Triathlon begins at 10:30am with the Olympic Distance Triathlon starting at 12:30pm. The top three overall male & female from the Sprint Triathlon and Olympic Triathlon receive an entry into the 2015 Leon’s Triathlon.
Requires bringing in your own road or triathlon bike (with min 80psi slick tires and rear wheel trainer skewer) to ride a simulated CompuTrainer virtual bike course of Leon’s Triathlon.

Youth Triathlon and Splash & Dash

Youth Triathlon:  Kids between the ages of 9-15 can compete in the indoor triathlon event at FFC Gold Coast. To ride the Life Fitness Life Cycle, athlete must be at least 4’6″ tall.

Youth Splash and Dash:  Kids between the ages of 7-15 can compete in the Splash & Dash event at FFC Gold Coast.

Ages 7-8

Ages 9-10

Ages 11-12

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