Thanks for Racing With Us at the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia 13.1 and Coed 5K
Thanks for racing with TriColumbia at the 2nd Annual Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon & Coed 5K. We hope you enjoyed the day, and that, as your journey to the finish line culminated, you felt joy and pride in all that you have accomplished. Congratulations on a job well done!
TriColumbia has partnered with our friends at Pixel Workshop to develop an exclusive TriColumbia mobile app for endurance athletes. It has everything you need-official race information, maps, course videos, LIVE race day updates, virtual training on actual TriColumbia courses, and more! Download the app at the Apple Store.
Thanks to TriSpies for producing a great video of Iron Girl Half Marathon highlights.
Official race results are available now on our website. Athlete photos by FinisherPix will be available for viewing later this week under "results & photos" on Athleta Iron Girl Columbia webpage.
Athleta Iron Girl Half Marathon finishers have been sent an email invitation to claim their virtual Iron Girl Finisher Badge. Be sure to claim yours, courtesy of TriColumbia. Badges can be proudly displayed on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and personal blogs to let everyone know of your accomplishment!
Kari Ebeling, COO, USAT Certified Level 1 Race Director & The TriColumbia Team
Take The Next Step, Iron Girl!
Now that you've completed the Athleta Iron Girl Half Marathon, why not take the next step and join other women to compete at the 2nd Annual Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon on September 8, 2013.
This pristine "girls' get away" venue provides the ideal backdrop for a triumphant race, with the swim taking place in beautiful Lake Habeeb, fed by Rocky Gap Run, which winds its way through an impressive mile-long gorge, displaying sheer cliffs, overlooks and a hemlock forest dense with rhododendron and mountain laurel.
We hope to see you back across the finish line in September!
Training Opportunities for Triple Crown Athletes
We are thrilled to herald in the first race in the Iron Girl Triple Crown Series. With the Athleta Iron Girl Half Marathon under your belt, you may be looking for training opportunities to help you meet your goals at the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon and the Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon. Our training partners have just what you need.
TriFitness Training is offering monthly Open Water Swim Clinics to help you tackle the swim. Athletes will break into Beginner or Intermediate groups. Spin 90 offers an evening summer bike series as well as a one day clinic that focuses on the Iron Girl Columbia route.
Princeton Sports in Columbia also offers free Sunday morning group training rides. Bicycle clinics are offered at the Princeton Sports Baltimore location to learn about basic bike repairs & adjustments, including how to change a flat tire.
Announcing TriSpies Mobile App
TriColumbia is excited to announce TriSpies as our Official Mobile Content Partner. As busy athletes, we know that many of you get news and information from your mobile devices. We've partnered with TriSpies to create the TriColumbia mobile app providing event news, course information including maps and videos, race schedules and information, live race day updates, photos, and results. Through the app you can share content with Friends on Facebook and Twitter, and opt-in to get timely alerts and notifications. Download the app today from the iTunes App Store.
Later this year, TriSpies will be launching their first mobile training app, providing virtual video training on actual race courses. Imagine training on the EagleMan flats or the Columbia Tri hills on cold, wet, wintery days from the comfort of your home or local gym. TriSpies course videos embedded with GPS data will allow you to do just that!
Athleta Power to the She Award of Inspiration
Congratulations to Diana Toronto, winner of the 2013 Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon Power to the She Award. Diana is a 2013 Iron Girl Half Marathon finisher, cancer survivor, Team Conquer member, and patient at the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, our race beneficiary. She is a true inspiration to us all!
Here is Diana's inspirational story:
"On May 14, 2013 I will celebrate my anniversary.... Five years since the surgery to remove the malignant tumor in my right breast. Surgery was followed by chemotherapy, radiation, revision surgery, and ongoing oral medication.
I had just turned 40 and was nursing my 3rd child. Thankfully I had the notion to perform a self-exam one night as I had not yet had a mammogram.
Now, at the age of 45 and finally feeling fully recovered, I am happy, healthy, and moving forward with my life plans.
One of the key factors in my healing process is exercise. I never stopped - you'd see me, bald, outside running, at the gym, at my favorite "boot camp" class, at the pool, and active in my kids' sports. I admit, there were some days I couldn't make it up off the couch, but I so desperately wanted to feel like myself again, and being active was a part of my life.
One year after diagnosis I participated in my first triathlon as the runner in a relay team. The next year I did the whole thing! The following year, I completed three triathlons. And this year I am attempting the "triple crown" - the Iron Girl Half Marathon, Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon, and Rocky Gap Triathlon.
I am a breast cancer survivor, but that is not what defines me. I used the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center services. I am a member of Team Conquer Cancer. I am strong, positive, and motivated. I make the most of every day and cherish every moment I have with my family. I celebrate life."
Thanks To Our Sponsors, Community Partners and Volunteers
A HUGE thank you to ALL our 2013 Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon Sponsors, including Athleta, Gatorade, Hammer Nutrition, Princeton Sports, EnduraFit, Lisa Hussman Foundation, Mix 106.5, Howard Magazine, Her Mind Magazine, Safeway, Polar, TriSpies, FinisherPix, The Sheraton Columbia Town Center, and MPT.
Thanks as well to our community supporters and volunteers including Howard County Police, Howard County Explorers, Howard County Fire and Rescue, Howard County General Hospital, The Howard Hughes Corporation, The Mall in Columbia, Howard County Tourism, MMTC, The Rotary Club of Columbia Patuxent, Team Conquer, Girls on the Run, Team Fight, Military Volunteers from Ft. Meade, Vision Quest, Starbucks Coffee, The Brigance Brigade, The Y of Central MD, The Centennial Horizon Club, TriFitness Training and Spin 90.
Without the support of all our partners, we simply could not produce the quality of events for which we are known.
|2013 Event Schedule
April 28, 2013 - Athleta Iron Girl Columbia 1/2 Marathon & Coed 5K - benefiting Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center
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, Lisa Hussman Foundation, Howard Magazine, Safeway, and Polar
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, Howard 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!
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, Howard Magazine and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
July 21, 2013 - TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon - Registration is OPEN
Also sponsored by Her Mind Magazine, Maryland Family Magazine, and Road Runner Sports
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, Howard Magazine, Polar, 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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