Reviews & Press

Lake in the Hills Triathlon featured in My Chicago Athlete Magazine!

"The Lake in the Hills Triathlon is my personal favorite local race; it’s a smaller race held on Father’s Day that is well-organized, family friendly, and full of energy." (Click for the full article, by Jacqui Giuliano.)

Lake in the Hills Triathlon highlighted in an
article about supporting community triathlons!

"The race directors for the Lake in the Hills Triathlon, Matt Kidd and Shane Firsching, lead open-water swim sessions ... [and] group rides and runs (a brick workout) on the course. Kidd and Firsching are there for the workouts and love to connect with the athletes." (Click for the full article, by Betsy Noxon.)

Great race and well organized. Would highly recommend this race!

Chad T.

Highly recommended

This is an awesome race: 1. Fun swim course (open water!) 2. Small town feel 3. 2 transition zones makes it fun 4. Plenty of spots for spectators along way 5. Well organized 6. Great for seasoned vets or first timers!

Carl M.

Awesome race!

Good and challenging sprint race. … A little more than expected traffic on the bike.

Papa P.

Challenging sprint race

This is a great, well run race. The transition setup seems complicated on paper but it not a problem at all. I would prefer the swim start was by age group but overall this is my favorite local race!

Joseph B.

Great, well run race

Such a great day!! LITH 20.0 Tri is a family favorite!!! Well run, local, a race where you see some of the world’s best racers and a novice can feel comfortable and be cheered on as they finish!!! Kudos!!!

Chris and Jen C.

A family favorite

Kudos to Matt, Shane and crew for an excellent executed event today. Great crew, police, CERT, and overall coverage on the roads and lake. Thank you!!

Trudy W.


They always do a great job at this race. Thanks!

Steven D.

Great job

Looking forward to it! If you are looking for a fun, local sprint length tri, this one is for you.

– Rob M.

This one is for you

Nice job. Small triathlon which makes it awesome for someone new to the sport. Very challenging bike course though due to rolling hills. Had a great time.

– Ramses M.

Terrific course

Nice race close to home.

Patrick C.

Nice race