The Columbia Triathlon is TriColumbia's hallmark event and one of the most challenging and longest running triathlons in the USA.
TriColumbia previously known as the Columbia Triathlon Association will mark its 30th anniversary this year, and it all began with the Columbia Triathlon.
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.
The 2014 Columbia Triathlon will once again be a 5150 qualifying event.
The top 15 in each age group will be invited to race at the 2014 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 2014 5150 Hy-Vee U.S. Championship.
The Columbia Triathlon will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Maryland Chapter. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) was founded in 1948 by The DeVilliers Family with a mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The organization funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Team In Training (TNT), a charity endurance sports training program for LLS, will have a major presence at the Columbia Triathlon. Since its creation in 1988 by Ruxton, Maryland resident Bruce Cleland, more than 550,000 individuals have completed an endurance event with TNT and have collectively raised more than $1.2 billion. This year, TNT will celebrate its 25th anniversary.
Triathlon - .93 mile Swim - 25 mile Bike - 6.2 mile Run (Olympic Distance)
Aquabike - .93 mile Swim - 25 mil Bike
Single - $150
2 Relay - $225
3 Relay - $300
Military - $135
AquaBike - $135
Pros $25,000 prize top 6 male & female
Age group 15-19 up, to 70 & over male & female
Relays (all women, all men, co-ed)
Grand Masters 55
Triathlon club challenge:
Sign up as club times from top 10 team members averaged
team must have minimum of 2 females
The race course includes a fresh-water lake swim, bike ride through the rolling hills of Howard County, and a run through parkland and local neighborhoods.