22 Apr 10 tips to making Leon’s Triathlon your best event ever
Today, you’ll look at 10 tips to making Leon’s Triathlon your best event ever. But it’s the backstory of this special event that inspires so many people to ask how they might get involved. This blog will share with you the story of Leon’s and why so many people are inspired to participate.
Leon’s backstory is revealed…
I think you’ll agree with me when I say that Northwest Indiana and Chicago were built on commitment, dedication, and the American dream. Its people sweat patriotism. From this heritage, a special event called Leon’s Triathlon was created in 1983 as a means of paying tribute to the 15 million WWII soldiers that never saw their 21st birthday.
25 years later, Leon’s Triathlon is still burning the torch of reverence. Just run the para-friendly event and you’ll see American flags at every point.
Although the nationally respected event has earned national acclaim and is known as “America’s Race,” this Northwest Indiana triathlon has held on to its core values. This triathlon is meant for every level of athlete- from beginner to expert.
It’s also meant for disabled veterans, folks that want to show their patriotism, and people that are inspired by the sense of self-esteem that comes from helping others.
Today, you’ll look at 10 tips to making Leon’s Triathlon your best event ever!
Leon’s is for beginners, experienced, teams and disabled veterans
No other event can better capture the spirit of dedication and tenacity of our military veterans
In this video, you’ll meet Leon and learn why this event is so special
It’s a fun way to get in shape with others. Triathlon training is fun!
Perhaps equally impressive are the Paratriathlon athletes that compete. These athletes were disabled defending our country. These athletes capture the spirit of Leon’s Triathlon.
10 tips to making Leon’s Triathlon your best event ever
1) Leon’s Tri First Timers’ Program
Includes a 12 week olympic or sprint distance training plan, Live Grit Community Membership (March 28th through race day), Three educational clinics covering the swim, bike, run, and triathlon specifics & more. Learn more -or- Sign Up.
2) Leon’s Tri Law Enforcement First Timers’ Program
According to Leon, “we have specially curated a first timers’ program for law enforcement personnel. Can you do a triathlon? Yes! Will you do it alone? No! We’re here to support you from registration to the finish line.”
Leon’s is proud to work with Team Blueline, a Non-Profit Foundation with the goal of raising money to help the families of law enforcement officers who have selflessly given their lives in the line of duty.
3) Team Cup Challenge
- Teams must consist of 5-10 registered members, male, female or co-ed, including the captain.
- Teams with more than 10 members may create additional teams.
- The top 5 times of the male and female teams will be used to determine the winners.
Volunteering for Leon’s Triathlon is a great way to get involved and show your support for participants and the Military Veterans the event is meant to honor. Northwest Indiana’s best triathlon would not exist without the support of community volunteerism. This Northwest Indiana and Chicago triathlon needs everything from race officials to fans that show up to encourage our Military Veteran athletes… it will make you shed a tear. Learn more.
5) Leon’s Triathlon Sponsorship & Partnership
Corporation’s with strong patriotic cultures tend to find Leon’s Triathlon a great fit for sponsorship. If your company is committed to partnering with an event and include using your resources to support success, this just might be an ideal venue for your programs.
Leon’s Triathlon is all about the American flag and creating an event that honors the people that fought for it. Sponsors such as Griegers Motors do more than just donate vehicles, they donate their leadership and time. You’ll see iconic Jeeps and Rams surrounded by American flags as course markers.
Companies like Sam’s Club Foundation and Home Depot Foundation offer generous support to the event, but more significantly, they support our veterans through outreach programs that assist these great Americans. They create jobs, building mobility ramps and assuring a quality of life these heroes deserve. If supporting patriotic businesses that pay it forward is your bag, you’ll want to visit our significant partners, including, Wired Athletes, Rags of Honor, Road Home Program, USO, Empowering Patriots, Luke, Veterans Roasters, Lucas Oil, and VersaClimber.
6) Donating to Leon’s TriathlonFor those that seek the self-esteem that comes with helping others, consider thinking outside the box. Consider donating bottled water. Volunteer your time. Create encouraging signs for the veterans that finish the race. Sometimes the best support comes from thinking outside the box. This very blog was donated by Griegers Motors, publishers of the popular Northwest Indiana blog, Cool Cars…No Boundaries.
7) Leon’s Triathlon Pricing
From individual, relay and Team Cup Challenge…learn more.
8) Leon’s Triathlon Registration
9) Leon’s Triathlon Packet Pickup
Chicago, West- Urban Tri Gear
Friday, May 17, 2019
804 East Ogden Ave, Westmont, IL 60559
Phone: 630-230-9386 www.urbantrigear.com
Chicago, North– Fit2Ride Velo Studio
Saturday, May 18, 2019
1440 Old Skokie Road, Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 772-6618 www.fit2ridevelo.com
Hammond, IN, Wolf Lake Park — Leon’s Triathlon Venue,
June 1, 2019, 10 AM- 4 PM
2398 Calumet Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320
10) Official Hotels of Leon’s Triathlon
So there you have it… 10 tips to making Leon’s Triathlon your best event ever. Leon’s Triathlon has something for everyone. People looking to get in shape, elite athletes, folks that are inspired by patriotism or helping others and businesses that want to pay it forward.
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