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2012 Event Schedule
December News From TriColumbia



TriColumbia logo What a great year 2012 has been! TriColumbia congratulates all those who participated in events over the last year.  You've embraced the multisport lifestyle and committed to striving for a healthier and fitter you!  


We are excited to look ahead to race season 2013 with a full offering of race options to fit every athlete.  Registration opens on Monday December 3, 2012 at 9 AM for the Celebrating Heroes Triathlon -  an inspirational sprint triathlon celebrating the birth of our nation's independence, and applauding the spirit of the American Hero. TriColumbia salutes the many heroes that make our nation great; from wounded warriors, rescue workers and first responders to everyday unsung heroes who go out of their way to selflessly lend a hand to provide hope and help to those in need.  Join us and celebrate YOUR hero!  


There are still a few race slots available in the following events. But don't delay, they're going fast and will be gone soon! 

  • 2013 EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon - the ONLY Ironman 70.3 event in the continental United States that has Ironman World Championship Kona slots; 30 of them!  There are also 40 Ironman 70.3 Championship slots up for grabs!
  • The Columbia Triathlon - Our signature event, a staple of pros and amateurs alike in the Mid-Atlantic for 30 years, and a 5150 Qualifier  
  • The Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon (named the "Best Women's Event" in the Mid-Atlantic by Competitor Magazine) and the Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon.  These two events will join the Athleta Iron Girl Half Marathon (also registering now) benefiting the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center 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," and will receive a special medal and gift.  

TriColumbia is proud to be a 501c3 non-profit, making a difference for participating athletes and giving back to our community. In the last year TriColumbia contributed nearly $200,000 in direct donations to charities and community organizations, and enabled dozens of charity teams to fundraise in excess of $500,000 to support their missions. Thank you for helping us achieve our mission!  


All the best for a warm and wonderful holiday season! 


Celebrate Life! 

Robert Vigorito, Founder/CEO, USAT Certified Level 2 Race Director

Kari Ebeling, COO, USAT Certified Level 1 Race Director  & The TriColumbia Team 



EnfuraFIt Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Gear Just In Time For The Holidays! 

EnduraFit EagleMan logo Don't miss the great deals on EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan gear still available.  Now's your chance to snag pint glasses, bike gloves, jackets, shirts and other terrific gear with much of it on sale, just in time for gifting to your favorite triathlete or yourself!

Other TriColumbia gear is also available at great prices!

Click HERE to shop now.

Meet 5x Ironman and 70.3 World Champion, Craig Alexander on December 8th at Princeton Sports in Columbia, MD  

Craig Alexander Book Mark your calendars! Craig "Crowie" Alexander, five-time Ironman and 70.3 World Champion triathlete, will share insider stories and experiences about his battles in the Lava fields of Kona and his journey to becoming an Ironman World Champion with friends and fans on Saturday, December 8 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Princeton Sports in Columbia, Md.

In addition, Craig will sign copies of his inspirational new book, "As The Crow Flies: My Journey to Ironman World Champion." A signed copy is sure to make an incredible holiday gift for triathlon fans! NOTE: There will be LIMITED copies for sale on-site at Princeton Sports.

Alexander is one of the most iconic and mesmerizing figures in the world's fastest growing sport, triathlon. Alexander has been named one of Inside Triathlon Magazine's "10 Greatest Male Iron Distance Triathletes of All Time," one of Inside Triathlon Magazine's "15 Greatest Male Triathletes of All Time- Period," and Competitor Magazine's "2009 Male Triathlete of the Year."


2013 Training Opportunties To Secure Success 

TriColumbia is pleased to endorse our training partners, Spin 90 and TriFitness Training who provide clinics and training programs to prepare and support athletes at all levels for endurance events. Programs are designed to insure athletes participating in endurance events have a positive experience during the preparation stage as well as on race day.

Make your race performance more successful and enjoyable. Sign up for classes and clinics from indoor cycle training and skills camps to endurance camps and open water swims.


TriColumbia's Learn2Tri Program Receives Horizon Foundation Grant  

The Horizon Foundation logo The Horizon Foundation has awarded a generous grant of $35,000.00 to help fund TriColumbia's Learn2Tri Program. Now in its second year, the Learn2Tri Program is being implemented in 14 Howard County Public Schools.  This innovative partnership between TriColumbia and the HSPSS seeks to teach youth about the lifestyle benefits of the sport of triathlon, and plant the seeds for lifelong physical fitness.

"Our goal is for students to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to carry on with these activities when they leave Howard County Public Schools," said Jackie French, instructional facilitator of physical education for the HCPSS. Learn2Tri logo"This unique program contributes to that goal by providing a foundation for youth to build an active lifestyle that will last a lifetime."

TriColumbia assists county teachers with swimming, cycling and running instruction, and provides necessary equipment and transportation. The Horizon Foundation mission of improving the health and wellness of people who live and work in Howard County aligns with the Learn2Tri goals, and we are grateful for funding provided by the Horizon Foundation!

Surviving The Holidays - Tips For Fending Off Weight Gain  

We like these 9 healthy holiday eating strategies provided by Karen Asp on the Real Simple website that provides some easy tricks to fend off holiday weight gain such as eating before going to a party, and keeping healthy snacks at the office.

Check out all of them - Click HERE

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event_schedule2013 Event Schedule
April 28, 2013 - Athleta Iron Girl Columbia 1/2 Marathon & Coed 5K - benefiting Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center - Registration is OPEN
First in the Iron Girl Triple Crown Event Series

May 19, 2013 - Columbia Triathlon
- Registration is OPEN


June 9, 2013 - Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon & Aquabike  - Registration is OPEN with only a few slots remaining
**The EagleMan 2013 Aquabike has been named by the USAT Mid Atlantic Regional Committee as the 2013 Regional Championship.

June 23, 2013 - Celebrating Heroes Triathlon  - Registration will open on December 3, 2012

July 21, 2013 - TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon  - Registration will open on Jan. 7, 2013

August 18, 2013 - Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon - Registration is OPEN with only a few slots remaining
Second event in the Iron Girl Triple Crown Event Series

September 8, 2013 - Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon - Registration is OPEN
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) Newly added events for 2013 are the Moonlight Marathon and ChesapeakeMan 10 miler.

** 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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