Para Athletes

At Life Time, we’re committed to providing a positive experience for every athlete that participates in our events. Our newest partnership with Dare2tri will ensure that we live up to that commitment by offering a guide pairing service to any athlete that requires one.

Guides are needed to ensure the success of athletes with a visual impairment, or an athlete that requires a guide/support runner. Through our partnership with Dare2tri we can now offer a convenient process of sourcing guides for our athletes, making the Chicago Spring Half Marathon more accessible than ever.

In the registration portal, there is a section regarding your para athlete status. Follow the directions carefully and answer the Y/N prompt when ready. This will help the event team identify your race needs for further action.

In addition to the registration portal, you can send Dare2tri a direct request through the link below. Make sure you provide the following details within your request:

  • Specific guide/support runner needs.
  • Estimated pace for the distance you plan on participating in or per mile pace.

Next Steps

After you send your guide/support runner requirements, the Dare2tri team will reach out to their network of guides for availability. Guides that are available will then reach out directly to the athlete for a quick chat to see if it’s a good fit. Once the athlete has decided on a guide, they can then reach out to the event team with confirmation to get the guide registered as their race guide.

*To ensure we can fulfill any athlete guide needs, these requests must be made a minimum of 2 weeks prior to race day.

About Dare2tri

Dare2tri is an Illinois-based 501(c)3 non-for-profit organization with the mission to enhance the lives of individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments by building confidence, community, health and wellness through swimming, biking, and running.

Since its 2011 inception, Dare2tri has encouraged recreation, racing, and competition in this trifecta of sports, while also cultivating a sense of community for all athletes, who are not labeled by physical ability, but rather their determination and will to succeed.

Dare2tri empowers athletes of all ability levels from beginner to elite to be physically active, engaged with their community, and set and reach goals. We transform lives by boosting individuals’ self-esteem, confidence, and self-worth.