April 27, 2014
Believe in your strength
Begin your journey
Become an Iron Girl
All Women's Half Marathon
and Family Fun 5k
Columbia Town Center, Columbia, MD
First event of the Iron Girl Triple Crown Series!
The Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon on April 27, 2014 takes place in scenic Howard County. This event will start and finish in Columbia Town Center adjacent to the Columbia Mall in the Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon Celebration Village located in the parking lot located next to the Medstar Health Building and just NW of the Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel. In it's first year, and following in the tradition of the Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon, the Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon was named the Best Woman's Event by Competitor Magazine.
Now in its third year, the Iron Girl Half Marthon is an inspirational all women's event that is about empowering women toward a healthy lifestyle.
Produced to benefit the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, Howard County General Hospital's resource to assist those living and coping with cancer, you're participation helps raise funds and awareness for this unique facility.
Under Armour Pacers
The Under Armour Pacers will be leading runners who wish to complete the Athleta Iron Girl Half Marathon in a certain time frame. Pace groups will be lead to finish at 9 different time frames; 1:45 (approx. 8 min/mile pace), 1:50 (approx. 8:30 min/mile pace), 2:00 (approx. 9 min/mile pace), 2:05 (approx. 9:30 min/mile pace), 2:10 (approx. 10 min/mile pace), 2:20 (approx 10:30 min/mile pace), 2:25 (approx. 11:00 min/mile pace), 2:30 (approx. 11:30 min/mile pace) and 2:35 (approx. 12:00 min/mile pace).
Be sure to look for corral signs at the start area and self-select a pace group!
Be A 2014 “Iron Girl Triple Crown” Finisher
Continue your journey, and be part of “The Iron Girl Triple Crown!"
Series events are:
Finish ALL three events, and you will earn the coveted title of “Iron Girl Triple Crown Finisher” Yours to keep will be a special 2014 Iron Girl Triple Crown medal and exclusive bragging rights!
Plus all Triple Crown Iron Girls will receive a unique Triple Crown Gift mailed to them after completion of the last event!
Earn "Titanium Girl" Distinction!
Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon and the Frederick Running Festival have teamed up again to offer women the ultimate endurance test. Finish both half marathons in the span of one week and you will earn the prestigious title of Titanium Girl 2014 and a special medal!
Need Training Help?
Download your training guide here
Athleta and Iron Girl have collaborated to create an easy-to-follow training guide for 5k, 10k and half marathon runs along with sprint and intermediate distance triathlons. Each training plan features a daily workout schedule, plus we include nutrition recommendations, a packing list, and a heart rate training guide.
This IRON GIRL® Event is licensed by World Triathlon Corporation and the IRON GIRL® trademarks are used by permission of the World Triathlon Corporation.
"Had an AMAZING time at the Iron Girl 1/2 in Columbia today. Loved the atmosphere, the course, the awesome pacer I started out with - all of it. I will definitely be back next year - dragging my friends along with me ;)
~ Sabrina Doubroff, Age Group Athlete
"I just wanted to thank you again for all of your help out at Iron Girl. That was one of the best races I've done all season and I'm really looking forward to doing more TriColumbia races next year. I think I've told everyone I've talked to about how beautiful it was out there. Also, just the atmosphere and support of the race was so encouraging."
~ Kristin Peterson, Professional Triathlete
"The support along the way from spectators and athletes alike was unbelievable."
~ Renee P., Age Group Athlete
"I love participating in TriColumbia events. The races are executed perfectly, the courses are some of the most beautiful and challenging I have seen, and best of all, I love the fact that they are a non-profit, working to make our community better for people in need. TriColumbia really makes a difference. When setting up my race calendar, I always choose TriColumbia first!"
~ Robin D., Age Group Athlete
"The Iron Girl Series is fantastic!
~ Mari Kay, Age Group Athlete
Share Your Personal Story?
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. 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!