2013 TriColumbia Race Registration Update
It's October, but time flies and Spring will be here before you know it. Don't miss the Mid-Atlantic's Rite of Spring, the 2013 Columbia Triathlon! Now in its 30th year, our hallmark event beckons athletes to return year after year. Registration is now open!
2012 Columbia Triathlon Champion and new course record holder, Cameron Dye of Colorado offered his praise, "The course is one of the most beautiful, and also one of the most challenging I have ever competed on. The TriColumbia staff and volunteers put on a great race, and I am excited to add this event to my resume."
Age Grouper, Mindy Ko of the DC Tri/Snapple Team told us, "This was my 3rd year competing in the Columbia Tri. It's my favorite race...absolutely, 100%, hands-down the best triathlon I have ever done...thank you for another wonderful experience!"
The Columbia Triathlon attracts world class pros and amateurs from across the country and across the world. Newly crowned, 2012 Ironman World Champion, Leanda Cave of Great Britain, finished a close second to Australia's Anabel Luxford at last year's event, which presented a pro field of over 30 top notch triathletes. "This race was a lot of fun," said Annabel Luxford. "The course was one of the toughest I have run, but the support throughout was amazing."
In addition, the 2012 Columbia Triathlon will once again be a 5150 qualifying event. The top tier finishers in each age group will be invited to race at the 2013 5150 Hy-Vee U.S. Championship in Des Moines, Iowa.
Sign up today for this one of a kind, classic race - The Columbia Triathlon!
TriColumbia is also pleased to announce that the 2013 EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan and the EagleMan USATMA Aquabike Championship is open for registration. This event is the ONLY Ironman 70.3 race in the continental United States that has qualifying slots for 2013 Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona - 30 of them!. The event also has 30 slots for the Lake Las Vegas 70.3 World Championship. This event is already more than half full, and will fill soon. Don't delay - sign up today!
The Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon and the Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon will open for registration on November 12, 2012 at 9 am EST. These two events will join the Athleta Iron Girl Half Marathon benefiting the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center (registering now) in making up the 2013 Iron Girl Triple Crown Series. Finish ALL three events, and you will earn the coveted title of "2013 Iron Girl Triple Crown Finisher." Yours to keep will be a special 2013 Iron Girl Triple Crown medal and exclusive bragging rights! Plus all Triple Crown Iron Girls will receive a unique Triple Crown Gift mailed to them after completion of the last event!
Please note, if you were one of the first 500 women to sign up for the 2012 Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon, you will receive a special invitation via email on or about November 2nd to register early for the 2013 Athleta Iron Girl Columbia and 2013 Iron Girl Rocky Gap events.
TriColumbia is proud to be a 501c3 non-profit, making a difference for participating athletes by providing superior events and memories to last a lifetime, and by giving back to our community with support for many local and regional charities, which provide a full spectrum of services for citizens in need. Thank you for helping us achieve our mission!
To register visit our website, click on your favorite TriColumbia event, and then click on the registration link. We look forward to seeing you at the start line next year!
Enjoy the off season, and train safely for 2013!
Robert Vigorito, Founder/CEO, USAT Certified Level 2 Race Director
Kari Ebeling, COO, USAT Certified Level 1 Race Director & The TriColumbia Team
November and December Indoor Training Classes
The cold mornings and short days are no reason to lose the fitness we all have worked so hard for this season. Join Spin 90 for our fall indoor training class. This IS NOT a spin class! The Spin 90 indoor training class will improve you pedal cadence (rpm), speed, power, riding technique and start to build a new level of fitness while riding your bike. Whether your training for your first triathlon or working to improve your performance for your next event, the Spin 90 training class is the perfect training program for athletes of all levels.
Date: November 5, 2012 - December 27, 2012
Location: TriColumbia Warehouse, 9130-G Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD 21045
Classes: 7 week class, 1 day per week, All Skill levels welcome at all sessions.
Monday mornings, 6 am - 7 am (Nov. 5, 12,19,26, Dec. 3, 10, 17)
Tuesday mornings, 7 pm - 8 pm (Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18)
Thursday mornings, 7 pm - 8 pm (Nov. 8, 15, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27)
Cost: 7 classes for $85.00
Space is limited to 20 athletes per class and bike trainers are provided, courtesy of TriColumbia, for those who do not own one.
Private Training Sessions
Book a private 2 hour training session for you and a friend(s) and SAVE! These one-on-one, or small group training sessions allow a coach to work with each rider to help them develop their strengths, and teach them how to overcome weaknesses.
Cost for 2 hour private session: $100.00
With a friend: $75.00 per person
With 2 friends: $65.00 per person
With 3 friends: $50.00 per person
To Register contact John Hughes, Spin 90 Cycling Coach/Instructor
Charity In Focus - The Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center
TriColumbia is proud to support the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, Howard County's remarkable place of hope, help and support for men, women and children living with cancer, and their families and loved ones. The Center was founded in 1998 in memory of Claudia Mayer, a cancer patient who sadly lost her battle with the disease but whose memory lives on. It is designed to assist individuals and families through counseling, stress and symptom management, care planning, system navigation, education, aesthetic services and resource identification. Services include acupuncture, therapeutic massage and counseling, wig, prosthetic and image services and an extensive resource library.
The Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon and Coed 5K was created to benefit this valuable community resource.
"The success of this event means so much to Howard County General Hospital and to our cancer patients," said Victor A. Broccolino, president and CEO of Howard County General Hospital. "The generous donation from TriColumbia will help us provide valuable services to our patients when they need it most."
You can help keep this valuable service center available to our neighbors who are battling cancer by signing up to race in the 2013 Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon and Coed 5K.
Much of the EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Is On Sale
|2013 Event Schedule
July 21, 2013 - TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon - Registration will open on Jan. 7, 2013
August 18, 2013 - Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon - Registration will open on November 12, 2012 at 9 am
Second event in the Iron Girl Triple Crown Event Series
September 8, 2013 - Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon - Registration will open on November 12, 2012 at 9 am
Third event in the Iron Girl Triple Crown Event Series
September 21, 2013 - ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation® of the Mid-Atlantic featuring the Ultra Distance Triathlon, Skipjack 75.2 Triathlon, Aquabike & Bugeye Classic (intermediate distance)
** The ChesapeakeMan Ultra Distance Triathlon has been designated as the 2013 USAT Mid Atlantic Championship and was named by Triathlete Magazine as a "Best 140.6" - Registration will open on January 14, 2013
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