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Blazeman Spirit Award Nominations
2013 Event Schedule
EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan News

  Greetings!

    

TriColumbia logo Spring is here, and that means that the EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon and Aquabike is just 2 1/2  months away. Now in it's 18th year, this event has once again attracted pros from around the globe as well as age groupers hoping to snag one of the Ironman World Championship or 70.3 Championship slots or to experience their first Ironman 70.3 race.

 

If you know someone who wants to race on June 9th and was shut out, our charity team partners still have some slots available. Team Fight, Team PVA, Team in Training, Team ASA and Team WIN-THE-FIGHT can be contacted directly for information about fundraising requirements and benefits. Go to the Charity page of the TriColumbia website to obtain each team's contact information.  

 

We look forward to seeing you at the start line on June 9th! 

  

Celebrate Life! 

  

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

      

 




Join The Conversation!

Are you excited to be racing at the legendary Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon on June 9th? Be sure to join the conversation on Facebook. We have opened an event page for the EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan, which serves as a community forum for participants racing in and those supporting the event. Help us spread the word. Please click here to join and then invite your friends.

You don't have to be entered in the race to join the event page.  


EagleMan Training Opportunities

trifitness training photo EagleMan athletes are busy training for this year's sold out event which is the ONLY Ironman 70.3 event in the continental US to offer Ironman World Championship slots.  There are 30 just waiting to be snagged by age groupers on June 9th. 40 Ironman 70.3 Championship slots are also up for grabs!

If you're looking for ways to edge out your competition, there are a couple of unique training opportunities available on the EagleMan course.      

 

TriFitness Training and Spin 90 , TriColumbia's official training partners, will offer a 70.3/140.6 Endurance Camp which provides athletes a great opportunity to experience the Ironman 70.3 EagleMan course, and learn how to be prepared on race day! Taking place on Sunday, May 5th with optional programs on Saturday May 4th, this one day camp will allow athletes to work with a select group of coaches who will focus on all aspects of preparing you for open water swimming, flat hot and windy bike rides, and long, HOT runs with fast transitions!  

 

The local YMCA of Dorchester County, which provides substantial volunteer assistance and hospitality at EagleMan, will be hosting the 5th Annual Crab Run Half Marathon on Saturday April 6, 2013. Athletes will have the opportunity to run the EagleMan course in a competitive environment. Proceeds from the event go to programs for children with developmental disabilities. TriColumbia is proud to be the presenting sponsor for this event.  Click HERE for more information and to register.

 

 


Share Your Inspirational Story

At TriColumbia, we love to hear athletes' personal stories. Often participants become involved in endurance events as a way to overcome an obstacle, cope with a loss, provide a role model, forward a cause, or as a way to change their lives for the better. Why did you become involved? Where do you find your strength to compete? Do you race for a cause? How has your participation in endurance events changed your life? If you would like to share your story and inspire others, please send us an email with your inspirational story. We want to hear from you!

Sister Madonna Buder, age 83, has an amazing story, and will be racing with us on June 9th.  At 82, Sister Madonna, AKA The Iron Nun, grabbed the World Record with a time of 16:32:00 at the 2012 Ironman Canada, and she is the oldest woman to ever cross the finish line of an Ironman Triathlon! Having raced in nearly 350 triathlons over in the last 30 years, Sister Madonna is an inspiration to us all.  You can read more about her journey in her book, The Grace to Race. 
Bike Transport from Raceday Transport

Raceday Transport is the Official transport provider for The EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon, USA Triathlon and Team USA!  They have partnered with 150+ bike shop locations and over 3000 UPS drop points nationwide, to offer customers a seamless and cost effective way to transport your bike and sports gear.

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Gatorade

Gatorade Train with what's on the course!

Gatorade Endurance Formula is a specialized sports drink designed to sustain hydration during prolonged training and racing when fluid and electrolyte losses can be significant and will be served along the EagleMan course. It contains nearly twice the sodium (200mg) and more than three times the potassium (90mg) of Gatorade Thirst Quencher to help sustain hydration, maintain proper fluid balance and replace the critical electrolytes lost in sweat during these occasions. 

Learn MORE 


Calling Blazeman Spirit Award Nominations

Blazeman Foundation LogoThe Blazeman Foundation for ALS is currently accepting nominations for the Blazeman Spirit Award to be presented at the 2013 EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan. Nominations are due by May 1st.  The award is given annually to a participant in the EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan who most exemplifies the spirit of Jon "Blazeman" Blais.

The winner, announced at the pre-race expo on June 8th, will receive:
  • A complimentary entry to next year's EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan
  • An Eagle Award, the emblematic symbol of Eagleman called "Blaze" and certificate
  • Complimentary Blazeman level membership to Team Blazeman. 

Download the 2013 Nomination form HERE 

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 Business School  

 

June 1, 2013 - Rocky Gap Triathlon - Sprint and International distance events offered - benefiting the Cumberland YMCA - Registration is OPEN! Early Bird fees of up to $50.00 off only until 4/1/13

 

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 and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

June 23, 2013 - Celebrating Heroes Triathlon  - Registration is OPEN
Also sponsored by Her Mind Magazine and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

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

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 and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

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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