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Triathlon Naperville Esprit de She

Naperville, Illinois

2015 TBD

Experience the evolution of a series. Staying true to the spirit of her, the Athleta 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 Athleta 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!

Register and receive great gifts.

Be the envy of your friends with great gifts from Athleta 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 $58! 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:

  • One-year subscription to SELF magazine ($12 value - click here for offer and refund details)
  • Tasty (and healthy) post-race tapas and treats
  • I ASPIRE photo booth and souvenir photo
  • Professional event timing and live results messaging to track and promote your race success
  • Free regional training clinics, as well as paid access to Designer training from Endurance Training by Life Time

Founding Finishers

2013 marked the debut season of the Athleta Esprit de She – The Spirit of Her Race Series. Thousands of women across the country are celebrated as Founding Finishers and can look forward to extra perks in 2014. Returning Founding Finishers will receive:

  • Founding Finisher race bib
  • VIP event access on race day
  • More to come!

For all returning participants, please be sure to confirm you are a Founding Finisher when asked during the registration process.

Rates & Refund Policy

Category Nov 11 - Jan 31 Feb 1 - May 2 May 3 - Sell Out
Individual $75 $85 $95
Life Time Member $65 $75 $85
Relay Team (2- or 3-person) $120 $130 $140

Athleta 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.

Please note: there are no refunds, transfers or exchanges of registration for any reason. If you wish to switch to a different distance, please contact Athlete Services. There will be a $15.00 processing fee. Requests for changes must be received at least two weeks prior to race day.

Course Description

The Athleta 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
Sprint | .75-kilometer (.5-mile) swim • 21.4-kilometer (13.3-mile) bike • 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run

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!
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Packet pickup — 2015 TBD
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 — 2015 TBD
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.


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

Contact us

Stephanie Weber

Please contact Stephanie with any questions!

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