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TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon Is Open For Registration

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Summer is around the corner.  Get your kids off the couch, and keep them healthy, fit and happy by signing them up for the TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon taking place on July 22, 2012.    

 

The Kidz Triathlon provides youth ages 7-15 the opportunity to experience a healthy, fit lifestyle while boosting self-esteem in a fun, family-friendly environment. Kids experience the thrill of a real triathlon just like their adult role models. The event includes chip timing, age group awards, professional photography by ASI, a post race food tent and party, terrific raffle prizes, great music and fabulous volunteers. With entries limited to 600, this event sells out, so don't delay!  Click HERE for more information and to sign up.  

 

We can help get your kids ready for the triathlon at the TriColumiba Learn2Tri Youth Camp too! 

 

Many are unaware that TriColumbia is a non-profit 501c3; so racing with us is a win-win.  The majority of your race entry fees are tax deductible. Taking advantage of this tax deduction lowers your overall cost of participation in TriColumbia events, and at the same time, supports many worthy charitable organizations in the community.  

 

Since 1984, TriColumbia has been producing the Mid-Atlantic's premiere endurance events, and we look forward to an yet another exciting and successful season.  

 

And if you're looking for an event that parents can participate in, there are still race slots available for the following 2012 events:

 

Train safely, and we'll see YOU at the finish line!

 

Celebrate Life!

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

      

 




Kids Tri SwimmersYouthThe 2012 Learn2Tri Summer Youth Camp Gets Kids Ready For The Kidz Triathlon    

This five-day "noncompetitive" camp will help kids reach the finish line by providing solid instruction while promoting fun, safety, and camaraderie. During the camp, coaches and local triathletes will be on hand to help develop skills in all disciplines (swimming, biking, running and transition).

When:  June 25 - June 29, 2012 OR July 9 - 13, 2012
Where:  Columbia Swim Center - Wild Lake Village Center
Registration is through Columbia Association Camps

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Kidz LogoThe 2012 TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon - A Maryland Youth Triathlon Series Event   

The TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon, through a special partnership with the TRI-TO "WIN-THE-FIGHT" Frederick Kids Triathlon, and the MINI COW TRI CLUB, will once again be part of the first of its kind youth triathlon series in Maryland, promoting sun-safe practices, encouraging healthy lifestyle choices through multisport and showing kids that fit is fun and winning is finishing what you start!

Through participation in more than one series event, kids can earn great prizes, and are entered into a raffle for grand prizes.

MYTS logoJoanna M NicolayThe Maryland Youth Triathlon Series was formed to drive awareness of Melanoma skin cancer among adolescents and young adults and support the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation. Melanoma skin cancer is the most common cancer among young adults ages 25-29 and the second most common cancer in adolescents and young adults 15-29 years old.

Based in Maryland, the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation is a leading international voice for melanoma prevention, detection, care and cure.

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Learn2TriTriColumbia's Learn2Tri School Based Triathlon Youth Program Is Big News!   

TriColumbia's new initiative, Learn2Tri, is getting lots of attention! The first program of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic, Learn2Tri was conceived by TriColumbia as a way combat the rapid rise in obesity and inactivity among youth both inside and outside our schools.  This program enables kids to experience the benefits of swimming, biking and running, which are natural, high energy, cross training activities that keep individuals motivated, minimize injuries and provide total body fitness.  Triathlon is a lifelong activity that can be enjoyed by kids and families, who want to lead active lives, stay fit, and have fun together.

Learn2Tri kids bikingAccording to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Maryland's obesity rate was close to 25 percent in 2010, about a quarter of Maryland's residents. Furthermore, across the United States, only 3.8 percent of elementary schools, 7.9 percent of middle schools and 2.1 percent of high schools provide daily physical education or its equivalent for the entire school year. Twenty-two percent of schools do not require students to take any physical education at all. It has been proven that regular physical activity in childhood and adolescence improves strength and endurance, helps build healthy bones and muscles, helps control weight, reduces anxiety and stress, and increases self-esteem; all goals of this triathlon instruction program.

WBAL and The Baltimore Sun recently covered this new and innovative partnership between TriColumbia and the Howard County Public School System which implements elementary, middle and high school triathlon instruction during physical education courses in an effort to educate students on the experience and lifestyle benefits of triathlon. Students and teachers alike are thrilled to be taking part in this unique program.

Sponsors of the Learn2Tri Program include The Horizon Foundation, CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield, The McDonalds Family Restaurants of Greater Baltimore, USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic, and Howard County General Hospital. Partners in the program include Trek Bicycles, Race Pace Bicycles, The Columbia Association, and Lock Laces. 

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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 closed -  contact charity teams for possible entry opportunities or contact us for a CTA Community Slot.
**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 is open

July 22, 2012 - TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon   Registration is open

August 19, 2012 - Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon -
Registration is closed - contact charity teams for possible entry opportunities.  CTA Community Slot are no longer available.

September 29, 2012 - ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival featuring the Ultra Distance Triathlon, Skipjack 75.2 Triathlon, & Aquabike - Registration is open.

** 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"


 
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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