The Tower Triathlon, in its 31st year, is a ChampionChip timed and USAT sanctioned race long considered an ideal “warm up” for the Chicagoland areas longer distance events and a perfect venue for the first time triathlete. This 450 yard swim, 18k bike and 5k run is fully supported by volunteers, aid stations and a spectator friendly course. Each year the Tower Triathlon proceeds are donated to the Leaning Tower YMCA Annual Fund Campaign.
As a nonprofit organization committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Leaning Tower YMCA has been proud to help our neighbors learn, grow and thrive for over 45 years. Since 1968, the Leaning Tower YMCA has served the diverse communities of Niles, Forest Glen, Park Ridge, Edgebrook and Norwood Park. For more than 9,000 members, 150 volunteers and over 8,000 program participants, the Leaning Tower YMCA is a destination where local children and families have the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, and where people of all ages, interests and abilities can build and maintain healthy lifestyle habits.
Donations made through the Annual Fund help the YMCA to provide scholarships to help members of our community participate in programs they couldn’t otherwise afford. It is the goal of the YMCA to make our programs and services available to everyone regardless of ability to pay.