Race season is well underway and with it another year of
training, great competition and challenges for all!
In this issue of our e-newsletter, we congratulate TriColumbia LIFEfest participants, and highlight some of the
upcoming Columbia Triathlon Notable Pros, Aflac Iron Girl training
opportunities, and The Circle Team racing to benefit The Women's Giving
Circle. Check out the 2010 Ford
Ironman World Championship lottery winners and find out how to nominate an
athlete for the Blazeman Spirit Awards.
Don't miss the New Celebration Sprint Triathlon on June 27,
2010. Race slots are still available.
|2010 Event Schedule
May 23, 2010 - Columbia Triathlon - General Registration is closed. Charity slots are still available.
September 25, 2010 - ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival - General Registration is still open for all races - the ultra iron distance, the aqua velo, the swimfest and the *NEW* Skipjack.
Thanks and congratulations to all who participated in the TriColumbia
LIFEfest this past weekend. The
rain didn't dampen spirits or deter participation in this fun community event
that benefits Blossoms of Hope, Claudia Mayer Cancer Research and Image Center,
and the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. Visit tricolumbia.org for all the race results.
Many thanks to our event sponsors: Subaru, Union Jacks, RoadRunner Sports, XTERRA, Hammer Nutrition, David's Natural Market, Howard County Tourism and Promotions, Princeton Sports, Gatorade, Howard County General Hospital, Talking Leaves Design, and REI.
Excitement Builds As We Welcome Pro Cast for 2010 Columbia
This year's event is headlined in the men's division by two
time Ironman Hawaii world champ, Tim DeBoom of CO. Tim's last and only
appearance at the Columbia Triathlon was in 1994, when as a relative unknown
amateur athlete, he captured the overall title which served as the USAT
national age group championship.
Additional challengers are Ironman 70.3 champ and perennial podium
finisher Michael Lovato, and the young, up and coming Team K Swiss member, Andrew Yoder from PA who placed 2nd in the 2009 Columbia Triathlon
to Terenzo Bozzonne.
The ladies field is equally star studded including women's
course record holder and defending champ Rebeccah Wassner racing for Team
Fight, and the UCF and two time Columbia Triathlon champion, Team USA member
Margie Shapiro of VA. Also
contending are local favorites and champions in their own right, Desiree Ficker, and Amanda Lovato.
2010 Aflac Iron Girl Columbia Training Bike Rides The 2010 rides will start April 13, and run every Tuesday at 6pm and
6:15pm from Folly Quarter Middle School at 13500 Tridelphia Road. The route is 10.4 miles and follows along part of the Columbia Triathlon
training route. Thanks to CTA staff and to Princeton Sports and the BAHC group for their
input and support of these rides. Rain will cancel the rides.
In addition, Bicycling Advocates of Howard County (BAHC) and Mid-Atlantic Off-Road
Enthusiasts signed an agreement with Howard County Recreation
& Parks (RAP) to teach Biking 101 courses this Spring 2010 through
the RAP recreation catalog.
Circle Team Supports Women's Giving Circle The Circle Team was created to support the Women's Giving Circle's (WGC) efforts to fund programs that benefit women and girls and inspire others to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. The team consists of women from all backgrounds, ages,
and levels of experience. It focuses on setting goals and encouraging team members by offering the camaraderie and support to achieve
The Circle Team provides group training opportunities,
social/team building events, clinics, custom designed tri suits, and
much more. This year, Circle Team has partnered with the Mid Maryland Triathlon
Club to give team members access to their expansive list of multi sport
resources. Circle Team participants at Iron Girl also receive tent
support with post-race massages, complements of our partner, Her Health
PT, as well as the support of a powerful team of women! Circle Team and the Women's Giving Circle are
grateful for CTA's support of the team, now in its fifth year!
Call For Nominations: Blazeman Spirit Awards
The Blazeman Spirit Award recognizes an individual who has learned to
overcome obstacles and became stronger through hard work and
determination, inspires others to become a better person, leads by
example, and has a passion for the journey of life. If you know someone
who is registered for the 2010 Eagleman Ironman 70.3 and exhibits these
qualities, please nominate them for the award. More information and
nomination forms are now available at waronals.com.
The winner will receive:
· A complimentary 2011 entry to the Eagleman Ironman 70.3
· An Eagle Award, certificate, and the emblematic symbol of Eagleman
· Complimentary Blazeman level membership to Team Blazeman.
2010 Ford Ironman World Championship Lottery WinnersThanks to the vision of Ironman founder John Collins, who insisted
that a system be maintained to allow the "common man" a chance to
compete in this great race, 200 far-from-common age-groupers will join
the rest of the 1,800 strong in Kailua Bay on October 9, 2010 for the
Ford Ironman World Championship. Congratulations to local winners Julian Coiner, Edward Dejesus, Patricia Holland, Scott Padgett, Martin Saturn, Will Spaulding, John Turner and Linda-Ann Newsome. Once you're done celebrating ... get
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of this year's lucky domestic lottery winners. Lottery winners will receive detailed information via email from Ironman Athlete Services on how and
when to register for the 2010 Ford Ironman World Championship. For
questions or information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subaru Supports Our Community Through Sponsorship of CTA
Subaru strives to be a company that benefits society, treats people with respect and actively engages in environmental stewardship. It encourages and rewards teamwork, performance, innovation and growth. Subaru owners reflect what the Subaru brand is all about: living an active lifestyle, supporting community efforts and being socially responsible.
The company's sponsorship of the Columbia Triathlon Association is a perfect partnership as it allows the company to sponsor events that supports active lifestyles, while its members create awareness about great causes.
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|Frequently Asked Questions & Resources
If you're not sure about some of the rules & regulations for CTA's races or if you're just looking for answers to commonly asked questions, download the FAQ
Nutrition is a key component to proper training and racing. TriColumbia sponsor, Hammer Nutrition, has an extensive resource page If you still have questions about specific races, feel free to email us