Are You In For The 30th Columbia Triathlon?
The 2013 Columbia Triathlon is still open for registration. Have you reserved your spot? Join us in celebrating TriColumbia's hallmark event, and one of the most challenging and longest running triathlons in the USA. 2013 will mark the our 30th year. Attracting world-class pros and amateurs from across the country and across the world, this widely acclaimed Olympic distance race had its beginnings in 1984 when 90 triathlon enthusiasts competed.
This year's Columbia Triathlon will once again be a 5150 qualifying event. The top 15 in each age group will be invited to race at the 2013 5150 Hy-Vee U.S. Championship in Des Moines, Iowa. In addition, those finishing in the top 5 in each age group will be offered complementary entries into the 2013 5150 Hy-Vee U.S. Championship.
In addition, we've added an all new Triathlon Club Challenge, allowing Triathlon Clubs to compete for an award and bragging rights as the Top Triathlon Club.
We're also pleased to announce that the event will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Maryland Chapter. "We are honored and humbled to be included as the charity partner for one of the most prestigious triathlons on the East Coast," said Ryan Hatcher, Campaign Director for Team In Training. "TriColumbia is a top notch endurance event organization that provides a vehicle for us to raise much needed funds for the fight against blood cancer. In 2012 alone, Team In Training participants raised more than $140,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society while training for and competing in TriColumbia events. These dollars really make a difference and we are grateful to TriColumbia for their support."
Sign up today for this classic!
The TriColumbia 2013 race season offers an array of choices for all ability levels. In addition to the Columbia Triathlon, races still open for registration include the Athleta Iron Girl Half Marathon & Coed 5K, the Celebrating Heroes Sprint Triathlon, the TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon, the Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon and the ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival (featuring 7 events from the SwimFest and 10 mile run, to the Ultra Distance triathlon and Moonlight Marathon).
So don't delay; register today for one or more of your favorite events, and help us achieve our mission of providing premier endurance events that strengthen individuals and our community.
See you at the start line!
Kari Ebeling, COO, USAT Certified Level 1 Race Director & The TriColumbia Team