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New Events for 2012
The "Rack Jacket"
2012 Event Schedule
FAQ's & Resources
Take The Next Step - Discount Code Makes It Easy!



With a sprint triathlon under your belt, why not take the next step? TriColumbia has opportunities to take you to the next level.  


The off season gives athletes the opportunity to build their skills and to plan for the 2012 season. TriColumbia offers engaging and informative opportunities to improve performance through training programs. Check out all our classes on our website.  


If you want to reach peak performance or make an improvement next year, you should start now. Did you know...you can get the same intensity from a 90 minute bike trainer workout as four hours on the road?  TriColumbia's indoor cycle training series will improve your cadence, rpm, and speed along with overall bike performance and technique while riding on your bike. The eight week series begins the week of October 31st. Sign up today - Space is limited!  


Our race calendar for 2012 is chock full of opportunities for athletes to challenge themselves with a wide variety of race options.  


Utilizing an expanded course of the Celebration and Iron Girl Columbia triathlons, the 2012 Columbia Triathlon, now in its 29th year, provides the next racing level to tackle.  This Olympic distance event is one of the most challenging and longest running triathlons in the USA, and is widely acclaimed as a favorite and staple race among both amateur and pro triathletes. Register today - This race sells out each year, but there are still some slots left. 


The Inaugural Iron Girl Columbia 1/2 Marathon & Coed 5K is also now open for registration. 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!  


The Inaugural Blackwater Duathlon, chosen as the USAT National Long Distance Duathlon Championship event, will open for registration on Monday, October 17th at 9 am. 


And to make it even easier for you to register, use the special offer coupon code "challengeme2012" to receive 10% discount for regular entry to the 2012 Iron Girl Columbia 1/2 Marathon, the 2012 Columbia Triathlon or the 2012 Blackwater Duathlon.  Hurry - this discount will expire on November 15, 2012 and is only applicable to a regular entry to any of these 3 events. 


So don't delay - visit our website to sign up today!   Check out our entire race calendar, and begin planning your 2012 season!   



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 at 9 am.

  RackjacketTriColumbia 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:
  • Designed specifically for triathlon bike racks
  • Made of highly water resistant ripstop nylon
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Reusable
  • Cord locks and Velcro straps keep it securely fastened in windy conditions
  • Reasonably priced
  • Available in a variety of colors
  • Team orders are welcome  
  Click here to order the rackjacket and other TriColumbia Gear
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 at 9 am. 


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 at 9 am

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

August 19, 2012 - Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon -
Registration opens on 11/7/11 at 9 am

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 at 9 am

** 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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