EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan News
The EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon and Aquabike will be here before you know it.
We invite you to join in the conversation with other EagleMan athletes on our Facebook Ironman 70.3 EagleMan event page where we will be posting information of interest to you as we head toward race day.
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.
In this email you will find lots of information including a unique training opportunity on the EagleMan course, bike transport, and the Blazeman Spirit Award nominations.
If you happen to be in the area, the Ironman 70.3 EagleMan bike and run courses are now marked and ready to go. The bike course is marked in ORANGE and Run course in GREEN. You'll notice that an additional 5 miles of the bike course has been resurfaced between miles 25 - 30! Thanks Dorchester County!
Don't forget to familiarize yourself with all the important race information including the latest version of the Athletes Guide and Course Maps located on the EagleMan webpage under "key race info". There are other handy items located under "resources" such as a link to the NOAA water and wind conditions, and travel & lodging info.
We look forward to seeing you at the start line on June 9th!
Kari Ebeling, COO, USAT Certified Level 1 Race Director & The TriColumbia Team
EagleMan Training Opportunity
If you're looking for ways to edge out your competition or to simply finish well at your first 70.3, here is a unique opportunity to train on the EagleMan course.
TriFitness Training and Spin 90 , TriColumbia's official training partners, will offer a 70.3/140.6 Endurance Camp.
Train with coaches on the EagleMan triathlon course:
- Mental Aspects of Training & Racing this challenging course
- Open Water Swim Strategies and opportunity to swim 1.2 mile course
- Dealing with High Winds on a Flat Course
- Reducing Transition Times
- Run Session to Increase Speed
- Effective Methods to Handle High Heat & Humidity
Location: Great Marsh Park, Cambridge, MD
Clinic: Sunday, May 5
For more information or to register, CLICK HERE.
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.
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.
Ironman World Championship and 70.3 World Championship Slots
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!
For each of the World Championship and 70.3 Championship events, there is one slot guaranteed to each age group with at least a single entrant who starts the race. Any remaining slots are allocated based upon a specially formatted WTC, roll down formula.
The current race entry fee is for the Ironman World Championship in Kailua Kona is set at $775.00 (US), and the 70.3 Championship in Lake Las Vegas is set at $350.00 per entry. Those who are awarded slots must pay for them by check or cash only at the time the slot is offered. Please come to the race prepared with the entry fee. Slots will be awarded at approximately 4 PM on race day.
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 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.
Calling Blazeman Spirit Award Nominations
The 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
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.
|2013 Event Schedule
April 28, 2013 - Athleta Iron Girl Columbia 1/2 Marathon & Coed 5K - benefiting Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center - Registration is closed
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 closed
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
June 9, 2013 - Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon & Aquabike - Registration is CLOSED
**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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