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Important Information About 2012 Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon Registration



Registration for the 2012 Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon will re-open on Wednesday, November 9, at 9 am. Due to technical difficulty experienced that was related to an overwhelming number of athletes trying to register on Monday, November 7th when registration first opened, we were forced temporarily to close registration.  


Congratulations to those who were able to register at that time. If your registration that was begun on Monday has been completed, you can verify that you are in the event by looking in the Entry List dropdown of the Registration tab on the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia webpage. Those whose registrations reached our database, but were not completed have been sent emails instructing them how to complete their registrations. All emails have gone out. (Please check your spam/junk email folder as well.) If you are not on the entry list or did not receive an email, and would like to register, please do so beginning at 9 am on Wednesday, November 9th.


To Register on November 9th at 9 am please go to

Thank you for your patience in the past days as we have dealt with an unprecidented number of athletes wishing to register.

If registration fills and you are not able to obtain a registration into the event, your options for entry are to join a charity team, or to contact us for a Community Slot (50 are available at $250.00 which is non-refundable as the entire amount goes to charity). Please see a complete list of charity teams on our Charity webpage and contact them directly for a slot.


Be sure to check out our entire race calendar, full of a wide variety of race options for all ability levels. The Celebrating Heroes Triathlon (formerly Celebration Triathlon) will open for registration on the TriColumbia website on Monday, November 14th at 9 am, and is a coed version of the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon. 


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 re-opens on 11/9/11 at 9 am
Register at http://www.imathlete.com/events/AthletaIronGirlTriathlonColumbia

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 

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Gatorade   Hammer Nutrition   Maryland Public Television   Princeton Sports 

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