Five sponsor partners will return from last year’s ITU World Triathlon Chicago to once again support the event in Grant Park this month, on 15-19 September, for the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago.
ASICS America Corporation returns as the Official Apparel Partner for the second straight year. As a Main Sponsor and Official Apparel Partner of ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago, ASICS will provide event shirts to each of the more than 6,500 participants of the event, including age-groupers, elites, paratriathletes, juniors and under-23 athletes.
Additionally, ASICS will support the event with volunteer, medical and swim safety t-shirts, as well as apparel for event staff and volunteer captains. Fleet Feet Sports Chicago will be the official retail partner for ASICS at the ITU World Triathlon Chicago expo.
The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will again serve as an Official Partner and administer all aspects of two major airports – Chicago O’Hare and Midway International. The CDA ensures safe and efficient travel through the airports, and is self-supporting, using no local or state tax dollars for operations or capital improvements.
Together Chicago’s airports generate more than US$45 billion in annual economic activity and create 540,000 jobs for the region.
Garmin will again serve as the Official Training Watch and GPS Partner of the event. Garmin’s expanding fitness segment focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ lives and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether it’s running, cycling, or other athletic pursuits, Garmin fitness devices are becoming tools for athletes both amateur and elite.
Life Time is the Official Health Club Partner of the World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago. Life Time is a privately held, comprehensive health and lifestyle company that offers a personalized and scientific approach to long-term health and wellness.
Through its portfolio of distinctive resort-like destinations, athletic events and corporate health services, the ‘Healthy Way of Life Company’ aims to help members achieve their goals everyday with the support of a team of dedicated professionals and an array of proprietary health assessments.
As of 2 September 2015, the company operates 117 centres in 26 USstates and 34 major markets under the Life Time Fitness and Life Time Athletic brands in the United States and Canada.
TYR is the Official Swim Partner of ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago. The partnership grants TYR exclusivity in the categories of technical wear, swim wear and swim accessories. TYR Sport will provide all competitors with a participant goodie bag.
TYR will also provide all athletes in each of the week’s 12 races with an event-specific swim cap. Additionally, TYR wetsuits will be available to rent and/or buy at the Chicago Grand Final expo through Urban TriGear, or prior to the races at one of two Urban TriGear retail locations in Westmont, Illinois.
The City of Chicago joined the ITU World Triathlon Series in 2014 and will host the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final and World Championships in September 2015. Chicago will welcome 150 of the world’s top Olympic-distance triathletes as they compete for a world championship title less than a year prior to the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.
In addition to the elite races, the event features top-flight sprint and Olympic-distance races for age-group athletes, paratriathletes, juniors and under-23s, as well as an aquathlon to kick off the action. In all, more than 8,000 of the world’s best triathletes will compete for world titles over five days of competition.
The ITU World Triathlon Grand Final and World Championships are hosted by USA Triathlon, the National Governing Body for the sport of triathlon in the United States, and Lagardère Unlimited Events North America. Launched in 2009, the ITU World Triathlon Series is televised in more than 160 countries.