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Triathlon Naperville Esprit de She

Naperville, Illinois

June 14, 2015

Experience the evolution of a series. Staying true to the spirit of her, the Gildan Esprit de She Naperville Triathlon was born out of the successful SheROX Triathlon previously held in Naperville. Hosted at Centennial Beach, a site of summer fun that has charmed swimmers, sunbathers and picnickers for over seventy-five years, you will be swept off your feet as you enjoy a calm swim and beautiful scenery along the Riverwalk Park run course.

Once you reach the finish, the Gildan Esprit de She signature post-race rendezvous awaits! Celebrate your success and enjoy tasty tapas and energetic tunes while browsing our bustling, community market showcasing fresh produce, local artisans, creative projects and more!

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Already registered? Click here to confirm your entry.

Register and receive great gifts.

Be the envy of your friends with great gifts from Gildan Esprit de She! To compliment the fun race experience you’re about to enjoy, look forward to receiving an official Moxie Cycling commemorative jersey (pictured below) valued at $64! Designed by women for women, it’s the cycling tank you’ve been waiting for — high quality, functional, stylish and fits like a dream! Paired with your well-deserved medal, you'll look and feel like a champion upon crossing the finish line. But wait, there’s more! Registration also includes the following:

  • Finisher's medal with removable charm
  • Healthy post-race treats
  • Access to our Panasonic Beauty Bar powered by LifeSpa with complimentary massage, mini manicures, blow outs and hair braiding
  • Souvenir event photo from the I ASPIRE photo booth 
  • Professional event timing and live results messaging to track and promote your race success
  • Free regional training clinics, as well as paid access to training from Endurance Training by Life Time
  • Age group award necklaces

Founding Finishers

2013 marked the debut season of Esprit de She – The Spirit of Her Race Series. Thousands of women across the country are celebrated as Founding Finishers for racing in 2013 and 2014. We invite you to continue the tradition in 2015. Returning Founding Finishers receive:

  • Founding Finisher race bib
  • 20% off Esprit de She race apparel
  • More to come!

Please be sure to confirm you are a Founding Finisher when asked during the registration process. Founding Finishers must have raced with us in 2013 and 2014.

Race Fees

Category Nov 11 - Dec 31 Jan 1 - Apr 30 May 1 - June 14
Sprint $80 $90 $100
Life Time Member $70 $80 $90
Relay Team (2- or 3-person) $120 $130 $140

Gildan Esprit de She Triathlons are sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT). All participants, including individual relay team members, must be a USAT member or purchase a single-event permit for $12. To learn more about USAT rules and regulations, visit them online at USATriathlon.org.

If you are a Life Time member registering as part of a relay team, you must register for your entire team in order to receive the member rate.

If registering for a relay team, please assign one team captain to register your team. This person will be responsible for designating your team name and paying the relay team registration fee. Once the team captain has registered, additional relay team members may register. Enter your team name; registered team names will begin to auto fill. From there, proceed through to complete registration.

Race Changes & Deferrals

Need to change your race distance? Click here to go to your Chronotrack registration and select "Change Race" to choose a new distance. All changes must be done two weeks prior to the event.

Only participants that signed up for the Registration Refund option during registration can qualify for a refund. If you would like to defer your entry to next year, please login to your Chronotrack account and select "Change Race."

Course Description

The Gildan Esprit de She Naperville Triathlon is a sprint distance triathlon in and around Centennial Beach. The swim course takes place in the Centennial Beach Reservoir, guided by lane markers and swim buoys and supervised by a large team of lifeguards. Our "Swim Angels" will also be available as a measure of encouragement and added safety. Click here to check water temperature of Centennial Beach. The bike course is two laps on paved roadways throughout the Naperville area and the run traverses paved roads and paths through Riverwalk Park. The transition area will be in the Centennial Beach parking lot.

Course Map | Distances
Swim | .75-kilometer (.5-mile) 
Bike | 21.4-kilometer (13.3-mile)
Run | 5-kilometer (3.1-mile)
> View transition map

Our course is wheelchair friendly, and we gladly welcome para-athletes to participate.

Please note: there will be a a two hour cut-off time to complete both the swim and bike portions of the race (from the last wave). In addition, there will be a three hour cut-off time to complete the entire race (from the last wave).

Schedule of Events

Indoor Triathlons
Before race day hits, test yourself indoors and join the nation's largest Indoor Tri series! A pioneer of the indoor concept, Life Time has produced more than 400 Indoor Tris, making us the largest and most experienced team in the country. Our model is designed to introduce the sport of triathlon to newcomers and provide a challenging training tool for veteran triathletes. Join the IN movement today!
> View Illinois dates and locations

Packet pickup — June 13
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Packet pickup, race expo and lifestyle market at Naperville Settlement. Please note there will be no packet pickup on race day.
10:30 a.m. Course talk (approximately 30-35 minutes) with Specialized “Fix a Flat” clinic to follow. Don’t let a flat ruin your race! Join us for this free clinic to learn how to quickly repair a flat and get back on your bike in no time.
12:00 p.m. Course talk (approximately 30-35 minutes) with Specialized “Fix a Flat” clinic to follow.
1:30 p.m. Course talk (approximately 30-35 minutes) with Specialized “Fix a Flat” clinic to follow.
3 p.m. Course talk (approximately 30-35 minutes)

Race Day — June 14
5 a.m. Transition opens
6:45 a.m. Transition closes
7 a.m. Race begins
8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Post-race rendezvous and market
10:30 a.m. Awards ceremony

Please email us with any race weekend questions.

Parking & Directions

Centennial Beach is located at 500 West Jackson Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540. Parking is available in lots D and E at Naperville Central High School. Street and ramp parking will also be available in downtown Naperville. Regular fees may apply.

Illinois Route 59 will be temporarily closed in both directions from North Aurora Rd to Aurora Ave. A detour will be posted directing all motorists to use Ogden Avenue via North Aurora Road and Aurora Avenue. A map of the posted detour is available here.

Track Your Athlete

Track your athlete's progress, share the race-day excitement and join the Gildan Esprit de She community! You can receive updates on athletes as they cross points on the course and have them sent directly to your Facebook, Twitter and mobile phone.

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Awards

All athletes will receive their commemorative finisher’s medal immediately after crossing the finish line.

In addition, awards will be given to the top three finishers in each category.

> Click here to view our Categories & Divisions page


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Contact us

Quinn Cooper

Your Athlete Services Contact

Event date and location subject to change. Any updates will be posted on the Gildan​ Esprit de She website and communicated to participants via email and social media.