The Chicago Triathlon is Sunday, Aug. 27 and, in its 35th year, race organizers decided to incorporate a brand-new Underwear Run, a one-mile run hosted on the lakefront with 500 strangers dashing around in their underwear ( and costumes are optional ).
The new event will kick off the Tri weekend on Friday, Aug. 25; followed by the kids triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 26, and the main event on Sunday, Aug. 27. Funds from the Underwear Run will benefit the 100 Club of Chicagoa local organization that provides support to families of first responders who lost their lives in the line of duty.
The run will take place at Queen's Landing, 500 S. Lake Shore Dr. Runners check in at 5:30 p.m., with costume judging at 6:15 p.m. The race will start at 6:45 p.m.
See ChicagoTriathlon.com/race/gildan-underwear-run/ .