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New Events for 2012
Charities Raise Thousands
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2012 Columbia Triathlon, Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon & Iron Girl 1/2 Marathon & Coed 5K Are Open For Registration



Fall is here and with it comes the end to our 2011 season. We at TriColumbia salute and congratulate our amazing athletes, volunteers, charity teams, sponsors and supporters! Not only did our participants achieve their goals and create lifelong memories, but so many lives have been touched through the extraordinary fundraising and advocacy efforts of charities and teams, and by each athletes who chose to race with our non-profit. 


With the close of the 2011 season, comes the opening of the 2012 season. The 2012 Ironman 70.3 EagleMan, the 2012 Columbia Triathlon, and the Inaugural Iron Girl Columbia 1/2 Marathon & Coed 5K are now open for registration. These races are filling up quickly so don't delay - visit our website to sign up today! 


Please remember that we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so a portion of your race entry fees are tax deductible! Your receipt serves as a record.  Check out our entire race calendar, and begin planning your 2012 season!  Enter today and help us to help those in need.       


Celebrate Life,

Robert Vigorito, Level 2 Race Director, and The TriColumbia Team  



Two New Events On The 2012 TriColumbia Race Calendar
Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon TriColumbia is proud to announce two brand new additions to our 2012 Race Season - The Iron Girl Columbia 1/2 Marathon & Coed 5K on April 29, 2012, and The Blackwater Duathlon (USAT National Long Course Duathlon Championship) on June 3, 2012.

Building on the wildly popular, Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon, the 1/2 Marathon will be TriColumbia's second "Iron Girl" event among our family of races. Joan Benoit Samuelson, the inaugural Gold Medalist in the Women's Olympic Marathon, is the spokesperson, and will be running in the event as well.

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, Samuelson is pleased to be the face of this event.

The Blackwater Duathlon will take place on Maryland's Eastern Shore, and will travel through one of the most beautiful and revered wildlife refuges in the country.  This event has been chosen as the 2012 USAT National Long Course Duathlon Championship.  Registration will open on October 17, 2011. More information will be coming soon on our website, so stay tuned!

Charitiy Teams Raise Thousands Through Participation In TriColumbia Events
TriColumbia Logo web TriColumbia is thrilled to report that charity teams have raised thousands of dollars to support worthy causes. Charity teams included Team Circle, Team Embrace, Team Fight, Team PVA, Team ASA, TNT, Team Inspiration, CAF, Team Winter Growth, Team COLLEEN & ERIN, Team Ma Ficker, Blazeman Warriors, Team Conquer & Team WIN-THE-FIGHT. (check out their missions on our website.)

Team ASN supports the Active Survivors Network that connects people whose lives have been affected by serious illness, disease and accidents with the support and resources they need to remain active, and heightens public awareness of survivor disabilities through advocacy and education. Team ASN reports that the team raised $25,000 through participation at the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon.  The funds will be used to support ASN programs including Yoga for Cancer. Team ASN at Iron Girl included athletes living with and/or surviving Breast Cancer, Brain Tumor, Crohn's, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Parkinson's and joint replacement, as well as a brand new mom, and 10 women over 50 and 7 first time triathletes!

Team Winter Growth, with only 5 members participating at the 2011 Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon has raised over $6000. so far. Funds will be used to provide senior day program services to those who are unable to afford them.

TriColumbia is a non-profit organization, and is proud to support these charities through both direct contributions as well as by providing slots to closed events.  Thank you for racing with TriColumbia and helping us make a difference in the lives of individuals in need.
event_schedule2012 Event Schedule
April 29, 2012 - Iron Girl Columbia 1/2 Marathon & Coed 5K - Registration is open

May 20, 2012 - Columbia Triathlon
Registration is open

June 3, 2012 - Blackwater Duathlon - USAT National Long Course Duathlon Championship - Registration opens on 10/17/11


June 10, 2012 - Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon & AquaVelo  - Registration is open.
**The EagleMan 2012 Aqua Velo has been named by the USAT Mid Atlantic Regional Committee as the 2012 Regional Championship.

June 24, 2012 - Celebrating Heroes Triathlon  Registration opens on 11/14/11

July 22, 2012 - TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon   Registration opens on 1/9/12 

August 19, 2012 - Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon -
Registration opens on 11/7/11

September 22, 2012  -Make-a-Wish Triathlon

September 29, 2012 - ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival featuring the Ultra Distance Triathlon, Skipjack 75.2 Triathlon, AquaVelo, and The Bugeye Sprint - Registration opens on 1/2/12

** The ChesapeakeMan Ultra Distance Triathlon has been designated as the 2012 USAT Mid Atlantic Championship and was named by Triathlete Magazine as a "Best 140.6"


Our Sponsors

Sheraton Columbia Town Center   PNC Bank   Howard County Parks & Recreation   Howard County General Hospital 

ASI Photo   David's Natural Market   EnduraFit   Fitness-Concepts 

Gatorade   Hammer Nutrition   Maryland Public Television   Princeton Sports 

Subaru   Tyr   XTerra Wetsuits   Rackjacket 

Frequently Asked Questions & ResourcesFAQ's Question Mark
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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