Thank You For Racing The 2011 Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon
Thank you for racing with TriColumbia in the 2011 Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon. Your journey began many months ago, when you took the challenge to train to accomplish something great, and culminated in crossing the finish line as a proud and strong Iron Girl! The unexpected rain that delayed the start couldn't dampen your enthusiasm, and yielded to sunshine, providing a spectacular morning. We hope you enjoyed the race, and that you succeeded in reaching your personal goals; creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Congratulations to the 2011 Champion, Kristin Andrews, local professional triathlete from Chevy Chase, to all our award winners, and to every Iron Girl who crossed the finish line!
If you qualified for an award, but were unable to stay for the awards ceremony, and would like to have it shipped to you, kindly send us a check in the amount of $10.00 (P&H). Make the check payable to The Columbia Triathlon Association, Inc., and send it along with your request to 9130-G Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD 21045. Awards cannot not be mailed until a check is received. Please allow up to 4 weeks to receive the award. Requests for awards received after November 1, 2011 will not be fulfilled. Click here for results.
In racing with TriColumbia, you have not only shown your commitment to life-long health and fitness, but you have helped us further our mission of improving the lives of individuals in need by supporting local and regional charities.
Congratulations again, and we hope to see you at our September 24th ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival (4 race distances to choose from, including the "Bugeye" Sprint), the Inaugural Iron Girl 1/2 Marathon & Coed 5K on April 29, 2012, or at another TriColumbia event soon!
Mark your calendars; registration for the 2012 Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon will open on November 7, 2011.
Robert Vigorito and The TriColumbia Team
Take the Next Challenge - Inaugural Iron Girl Columbia 1/2 Marathon & Coed 5K Coming April 29, 2012
Now that you've crossed that Iron Girl Triathlon finish line, take the next challenge! Join Joan Benoit Samuelson, the inaugural Gold Medalist in the Women's Olympic Marathon, at the brand new, Iron Girl Columbia 1/2 Marathon and Coed 5K on April 29, 2012!
The first of its kind in the Mid Atlantic, this inspirational all women's event is about empowering women toward a healthy lifestyle, and celebrating your unique grace as you journey toward the finish line. Join other women on the quest to live better, and challenge yourself to be the best that you can be!
Produced to benefit the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, Howard County General Hospital's resource to assist those living and coping with cancer, the Iron Girl Columbia 1/2 Marathon & 5K, seeks to raise money and awareness for this amazing facility.
With a passion for women's health and fitness, Joan is pleased to be the face of this event.
She was here last week to tour the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center and to announce the event. See what Joan had to say on WBAL TV.
This will be TriColumbia's second "Iron Girl" event among our family of races, building on the wildly popular, Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon.
Click HERE for more information and to register. Relay team registration is available.
If You Enjoyed The Athleta Iron Girl Triathlon, You'll LOVE The Tricolumbia ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival
The TriColumbia ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival, utilizing portions of the world renown TriColumbia EagleMan course, on September 24th has a distance for you. There are four to choose from including the ChesapeakeMan Ultra, AquaVelo, Skipjack 75.2, or TriColumbia's brand new Bugeye Sprint. There's something for every ability level!
Triathlon Magazine's March 2010 issue named the ChesapeakeMan Ultra Distance event a "140.6 Best Race," and The Ultra Distance event is the USAT Mid Atlantic Championship Ultra Distance race.
Offering the same high level of logistic expertise and volunteer support that all TriColumbia events are known for, the festival takes place on September 24th, when the summer temperatures are easing. Enjoy fall in Dorchester County and the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge with TriColumbia!
All events are still open for registration, but only until early September; so don't miss this gem of an endurance festival, and come experience what everyone is raving about!
Show Your Accomplishment With Your Official Iron Girl Triathlon Finisher Badge
Athleta Iron Girl finishers have received their email invitation to claim their virtual Iron Girl Finisher Badge. Be sure to claim yours today, courtesy of TriColumbia. Badges can be proudly displayed on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and personal blogs to let everyone know of your accomplishment!
Thank You To All Our Sponsors, Volunteers & Community Partners
A HUGE thank you to ALL our 2011 Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon Sponsors, including Gatorade, TYR, Princeton Sports, Xterra Wetsuits, Endurafit, Hammer Nutrition, Fitness Concepts, PNC Bank, RackJacket, ASI Photo, MPT, Yelp, Trek Women, Rhoto, Aqua Sphere, Muscle Milk Light, Deer Park water, Polar Heart Rate Monitors, and Ryka.
Thanks as well to our community supporters, charity teams, Tri Clubs, community partners, and all the volunteers who help make The Athleta Iron Girl Columbia the most popular and widely acclaimed women's triathlon!
Christina Dougherty, Iron Girl Finisher said it best, "I just want to say thank you for the directors and people who make this race happen. Out of every half marathon, marathon, 5K, or 10K I have ever raced, this Triathlon was "THE BEST" run event I have ever seen. Plenty of help, water, food, bathrooms, workers, directions posted and on and on. And I have to say it ranks as the event I have enjoyed the most so far! You will see me again next for sure!"
Post Race Results, Photos And TriLights Live Blog Arhcives Are Available
Log on to our website, and look under results & photos to view all the race results, photos and the TriLights Race Day Live Blog.
Visit our online store for TriColumbia and Iron Girl merchandise.
TriColumbia Protects The Environment
As many of you know, we have banned the use of plastic bags of any kind on bikes stored overnight in the transition areas. The bags fall off, blow off, or are simply left behind. If you attempt to use plastic bags, staff will remove them.
TriColumbia and Endurafit are pleased to announce a brand new product, The Rack Jacket, an alternative to using trash bags to cover your bike. We fully embrace the "leave no trace behind" concept, and strive to eliminate litter produced at our events. You may also use an old swim cap to over your bike seat if you like.
The Rack Jacket is the essential item for those of you who wish to protect your bike from the elements.
Key Benefits of the Rack Jacket are:
Click here to order
- Designed specifically for triathlon bike racks
- Made of highly water resistant ripstop nylon
- Environmentally friendly
- Cord locks and Velcro straps keep it securely fastened in windy conditions
- Reasonably priced
- Available in a variety of colors
- Team orders are welcome
|2011 Event Schedule
2012 Event Schedule
September 24, 2011 - ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival featuring the Ultra Distance Triathlon named by Triathlete Magazine as a "Best 140.6", Skipjack 75.2 Triathlon, and Aqua Velo, and The Bugeye Sprint
** The ChesapeakeMan Ultra Distance Triathlon has been designated as the 2011 USAT Mid Atlantic Championship. Registration is still open.
|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
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