Registration is now open for the 2016 North Shore Triathlon sponsored by Precision Multisport!
This year we're happy to announce that we've added an option for a Sprint distance relay and a SuperSprint distance.
The SuperSprint would be a great option for youth over the age of 9, families, or beginners who'd like to try out the fun sport of Triathlon! SuperSprint distances are: 250 meter swim, 10k bike and 2.5k run.
For those of you looking for a bigger challenge, do them both!
North Shore Triathlon: September 18, 2016

Event Details


September 18, 2016


The first wave goes off at 6:45 am


Gillson Park Wilmette, IL 60091

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2015 North Shore Triathlon sponsored by Precision Multisport!
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2015 Results 2014 Results



for Sprint distance if registered by August 15 ($75 for SuperSprint, $150 for both, $65 per person for relay)

The $110 early registration fee will expire at midnight on the date listed.


thereafter ($85 for SuperSprint, $160 for both, $70 per person for relay)







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We are excited to be able to offer two training programs to help you improve your triathlon and open water swimming skills in preparation for the 2016 North Shore Triathlon. 

Own the Open Water

Precision Multisport has designed an open water swim program to help you overcome your fears of swimming in open water. Learn key open water skills and improve your overall technique, endurance, and confidence in the open water. See the Precision website for details!

Triathlon Training Program

Prepare for the North Shore Triathlon with this customized, 12-week training program. Whether this is your first triathlon or you are looking for a new PR, Let Precision Multisport guide you to reach your full potential! See the Precision website for details.

Sprint Course

Swim: 500m
Bike: 20k
Run: 5k

Swim and transition MapBike Course Map

Run Course


Swim: 250m
Bike: 10k
Run: 2.5k

Swim and transition mapBike course mapRun course map


The swim will be in the beautiful Lake Michigan. Wetsuits will be allowed so long as the water temperature remains below 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Certified lifeguards will monitor the swim course as per USAT regulations. The swim will be a wave start beginning at 6:45AM and is a point-to-point swim in a straight line along the lakefront.


The out and back course will leave the transition area in Gillson Park and head north up Sheridan Road along the lakefront. The course doubles back on itself, and all riders will take two loops of the course before heading back to transition. Helmets are required as per ANSI and USAT standards.


The scenic, single-loop run course will leave the transition area and head south along Sheridan Road before doubling back just before Linden Avenue to follow Sheridan Road north up to Central Avenue. Runners will follow Central west to 4th Street, where they will head south before continuing west on Greenleaf Avenue until the turnaround at 11th Street, where the course will double back on itself and take them all the way to the finish line! There will be two aid stations with fluids set up along the 3.1 mile run course.


Helping with an event is almost as fun as participating in the race, and it’s a great way to get involved in triathlon, encourage the athletes, and rally support for local businesses and charities!

All volunteers will receive a North Shore Triathlon Volunteer t-shirt and $15 off your race registration for next year!There are a number of activities that are conducted by volunteers, and we need your help!

  • Stuffing Packets and Packet-Pick Up
  • Canvassing Local Neighborhoods
  • Transition Set-Up and Bike Drop-Off
  • Body Marking, Timing Chip Distribution, Race Course Marking
  • Guiding Participants Through the Bike and Run Course(s)
  • Staffing Water/Aid Stations
  • Setup and Staffing for the Post-Race Festivities and Awards Ceremony

Whether you are an individual or a large group, we welcome your support and assistance, and can work with you to create the best volunteer experience we can offer!  Members of large groups each need to register individually and indicate their team name on the registration form.If you are interested in volunteering at the North Shore Triathlon, please fill out our Volunteer Registration Form to the right.  Your information will be stored safely and securely and you will only be contacted by the North Shore Triathlon with information regarding your volunteer position(s).  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

We hope that you choose to volunteer with the North Shore Triathlon to help us put on another incredible event!

2015 Volunteer Registration form.  Click here to sign up.

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North Shore Triathlon
Precision Multisport
2114 Jackson Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 563-8304


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