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Don't Miss Registration! Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon & Celebrating Heroes Triathlon Opening Soon!



It's that time again! The 2012 Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon on August 19, 2012 will open for registration on Monday, November 7, 2011 at 9 am, and the 2012 Celebrating Heroes Triathlon (previously Celebration Sprint Triathlon) on June 24, 2012 will open for registration on November 14, 2011 at 9 am. These races fill quickly, so don't delay!


Here are some tips to help your registration go smoothly:

  • If you have registered for a TriColumbia race since 2008, please be sure to have your user name and password ready.  If you have forgotten this information, please click on the login link on the upper right-hand corner of our the TriColumbia home page and choose the link that says "If you have forgotten your password, please click here."  You may then submit to have your information emailed to the address you have recorded in our system. Doing this ahead of time will help to expedite the registration process. If you do not have a profile in our database, one will be created when you register.   
  • Please remember that each registrant must have a unique email address in order to register.  Do not use an email address that has been used by another person!
  • During the registration process, you will have the option to register for training clinics designed to help you successfully reach your goals. Check out our training page ahead of time to familiarize yourself with various training programs available.     

As a bonus, we are providing a special offer coupon code, "irongirlspecial1111" to all 2012 Athleta Iron Girl registrants, good for a regular registration to the 2012 Celebrating Heroes Triathlon at the discounted rate of $99.00 and/or a 10% discount for a regular entry to the 2012 Athleta Iron Girl 1/2 Marathon. Just enter this code into the registration form for either event. Discount code is good through 11/30/11. 


Be sure to check out our entire race calendar, full of a wide variety of race options for all ability levels. 


Celebrate Life,

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



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 is now open!

The Celebration Triathlon has a new name, Celebrating Heroes Triathlon, and is now produced to benefit the Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital.  Join TriColumbia as we celebrate the heroic efforts to overcome disabilities or injuries suffered by our wounded warriors, victims of stroke, those with spinal cord trauma or other debilitating conditions.

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 is open


June 10, 2012 - Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon & AquaVelo  - Registration is open, but only a few slots remain.
**The EagleMan 2012 AquaVelo 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"

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

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 

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