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Upcoming Races

The racing season is still going strong! There are still plenty of races coming up on the calendar! Plan your weekends now to either sign up for a race, or support your teammates at these great events!  Below is a list of a few upcoming races, but please post on the group Facebook page if you are planning to race/spectate so we can get out to support you!

USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships
Olympic race - Saturday, August 9th
Sprint race - Sunday, August 10th
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Naperville Sprint Triathlon
Sunday, August 10th
Centennial Beach Park, Naperville

Iron Girl Sprint Triathlon
Women Only Race
Sunday, August 10th
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Steelhead 70.3 Triathlon
Sunday, August 10th
Benton Harbor, Michigan

3rd Annual Ytri Beer Mile
Saturday, August 16th, 6:00pm
Harper College running track, Palatine

Chicago Triathlons
Sunday, August 24th
Grant Park, Chicago

Ironman Wisconsin 140.6 Triathlon
Sunday, September 7th
Madison, Wisconsin 

Bring your cowbells and YTri gear and get out to support your teammates!!

3rd Annual Ytri Beer Mile

Mark your calendars Ytri - It's finally here!

The 3rd annual Ytri Beer Mile will be held Saturday August 16th at 6:00pm at the Harper College running track (NE corner of Algonquin & Roselle Roads). Your booze of choice must be 5% alcohol minimum. 4 laps of the track = 1 mile. You must drink a beer and then run a lap. 4 laps = 4 beers. Fastest time wins. If you puke, you have to take a penalty lap. Can anyone take down Mark Baruch's time of 9:15 from last year?

We will be having pizza delivered to the track after the race. Please bring $5 a person for the pizza. If you are a non-drinker and want to participate, you are more than welcome. We will lay out a plan for you.

Please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Facebook post if you are planning on coming. We need a head count for the pizza. Also, we will probably continue the party in downtown Palatine afterwards.

Open Water Swim Clinic - June 14

YTri and Summit Steps coach Sam Stella will be hosting an open water swim clinic this Saturday, June 14th from 9 - 11 AM. If you are inexperienced with what it takes to swim in open water then this clinic is for you! Sam will work with attendees on getting past open water anxiety, getting into wet suits, dealing with other people in the water, and sighting methods. 

Location: Jones Island Beach, Harvey Ave & N. Alleghany Road, Grayslake
Date / Time: Saturday, June 14th, 9 - 11 AM. 

If you have a wetsuit please do bring it so you can get some practice. If you don't have one that's okay too. Water temperatures have been reasonable.

Do be sure to wear a brightly colored swim cap! This will make things easier for Sam and any other volunteers there helping.

Speaking of volunteers, if you are a comfortable open water swimmer and would like to take an opportunity to pay it forward please do come out and join us! We can use help so people have swimming buddies and to have more people present to help answer questions. Shoot Sam an email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to give him a heads up that you can help out.

Ironman Wisconsin Bike Course Training Ride

Our super coach Sam and Summit Steps Coaching are hosting an Ironman Wisconsin Bike Course Group Ride on Saturday, August 23rd.  If you are signed up for this year's event, are considering signing up for next year, or just want to get a taste of those infamous SW Wisconsin hills, consider joining this ride.  The ride will depart from Fireman's Park in Verona, WI at 8:00am sharp.  Please arrive early to be ready to go.  The ride will be on the "loop" portion of the IM course.  It is a 40 mile loop and we will be riding it twice.  You have the option to do one or two loops.

To check out more information and sign up for the ride please visit the Summit Steps webpage.

June Social - Kickball!

For our next social, let's play some kickball! When's the last time you played kickball? 7th grade? 

Save the date for our June social -- Saturday, June 14 at 3 p.m. Location is still TBD, but somewhere in Palatine. If you have suggestions, let Jen Bilson know! Feel free to bring the family -- kickball is fun for all ages!

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