Life Time announces 30-race bike, run and tri series that includes the New York and Chicago Triathlons

Photo: New York City Triathlon Facebook

Once one of the biggest triathlon series of events in the United States, in 2015 Life Time and Ironman partnered up, with Ironman taking over many of the Life Time series events and Life Time sponsoring a number of North American Ironman races. Shortly after that Life Time announced that it would be cutting professional prize money at its triathlon events other than the New York City race. Since then the Life Time Series has morphed into a series of races that include running, triathlon and cycling events.

Life Time announced its 30-event 2022 series of events yesterday that will include just two triathlon races, but those events are two of the largest triathlons in the U.S. – the New York City and Chicago Triathlons.

The Life Time Series kicks off on Feb. 5-6 with the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon and ends on Nov. 24 with another event in Miami – the Turkey Trot with “a distance for every age and pace.” For the list schedule and information click here.

The two triathlon events in the series are set in a couple of the largest cities in America. The New York City Triathlon takes place on July 24, while the Chicago Triathlon is set for Aug. 27-28. The Chicago event is one of the oldest and largest in the world – it has been happening for 38 years and has a long history as one of the sport’s most prestigious non-drafting Olympic-distance races.

A new addition to the Life Time series this year is Unbound Gravel “the world’s greatest gravel event” with 40 km, 80, 160, 320 or 563 (350 mile) km races. Also new for 2022 is the Life Time Grand Prix Race Series, made up of six cycling events and offering a $250,000 prize purse.