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  Greetings!

    

2012 Athleta Iron Girl Columbia logo Thank you for signing up to be a part of The 2013 Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon! We are pleased to announce that the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon has joined the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon in the honor of being named Best of Competitor The "Best Women's Event" by Competitor Mid-Atlantic!  

 

We are also pleased to announce that EnduraFit  is offering for purchase a custom made sterling silver 2013 Iron Girl Half Marathon charm.  Please take a moment to look at this year's jewelry bead. The commemorative bead is sterling silver, has the event date on the back, and will fit all other popular brands of charm bracelets. The bracelet is silver plated, and is a free gift with each purchase. You can pre-order yours today. Orders for this year's bead will be accepted until approximately March 10th. EnduraFit will bring your order to the expo for you to pick up in their booth, or you can have your order shipped to you for a minimal fee. There will be additional decorative beads for purchase at the event, or there are several pre-designed bead & bracelet options available for ordering in advance.  

 

The 2nd annual Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon will be here before you know it, and we hope your training is well underway.  If you need a little help, Athleta has created a special training guide to help you harness that amazing power within you so you arrive at race day confident. By setting a goal, you've already taken the first step in beginning your journey to the finish line. We look forward to seeing you there! 

 

Celebrate Life! 



 

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

      

 




Iron2013 Iron Girls Are Showing What They're Made Of   

This year some Iron Girls will earn extra bling and bragging rights as they take on new challenges in the form of the Iron Girl Triple Crown Challenge and the Titanium Girl Challenge. 

Women who complete all three TriColumbia Iron Girl events will be crowned Iron Girl Triple Crown Finishers, and will earn a special medal and a gift.  Women who complete both the Athleta Iron Girl Half Marathon and the Frederick Running Festival Half Marathon one week later will earn the prestigious title of Titanium Girl 2013 and will receive a unique Titanium Girl Medal. You must sign up for each event separately.
 
Mari K., age group athlete says, "The Iron Girl Series is fantastic!" 

Terri R., age group athlete adds, "This was my first Iron Girl and I want to tell you I will be back EVER YEAR!  Course was a great challenge but it was a great race! Looking forward to next year to beat all my personal times!!! I have already e-mailed other endurance girlfriends to register..."

The Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon is still open for registration.

Believe in your strength - Begin your journey - Become an Iron Girl

Don't delay, sign up today!



 2013 Endurance Expos and Events Coming To Your Area   

EnduraHealth Summit Logo Check out the endurance expos and events coming to your area featuring clinics, demonstrations, speakers, vendors and more.  TriColumbia will be exhibiting at most. We hope to see you there.




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 - Named a "Best Women's Event" by Competitor Mid-Atlantic
Also sponsored by Her Mind Magazine, Mix 106.5 FM, Wegmans, Lisa Hussman Foundation, and Howard Magazine

May 19, 2013 - Columbia Triathlon
- benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Maryland Chapter - Registration is OPEN
30th year and a 5150 qualifying event

Also sponsored by Conscious Corner, Her Mind Magazine, and Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business and Howard Magazine 

 

June 9, 2013 - Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon & Aquabike  - Registration is CLOSED - Options for entry are to join a charity team.
**The EagleMan 2013 Aquabike has been named by the USAT Mid Atlantic Regional Committee as the 2013 Regional Championship.
Also sponsored by Heat 106.3 FM

June 23, 2013 - Celebrating Heroes Triathlon  - benefiting MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital - Registration is OPEN
Also sponsored by Her Mind Magazine, Howard Magazine, and NBC4

July 21, 2013 - TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon  - Registration is OPEN
Also sponsored by Her Mind Magazine, Kindermender and Maryland Family Magazine

August 18, 2013 - Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon - Registration is CLOSED. Options for entry are to join a charity team.
Second event in the Iron Girl Triple Crown Event Series - Named a "Best Women's Event" by Competitor Mid-Atlantic
Also sponsored by Her Mind Magazine, Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business and Howard Magazine

September 8, 2013 - Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon - Registration is OPEN
Third event in the Iron Girl Triple Crown Event Series
Also sponsored by Her Mind Magazine

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 SwimFest, 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 is OPEN


 

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