September 8, 2013
Registration is OPEN!
Believe in your strength
Begin your journey
Become an Iron Girl
0.5 mi swim - 16 mi bike - 2.5 mi run
Rocky Gap State Park, Flintstone, MD in Western Maryland
Please note that the Athletes Guide will be posted closer to the event.
Lake Habeeb water temperature as of September 8, 2012 at 9 am was 80.4'F
No wetsuits needed on race day!
Welcome to the Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon. Based on the unprecedented popularity of the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon which was named The "Best Women's Event" in the Mid-Atlantic by Competitor Magazine, TriColumbia is pleased to present this second Iron Girl Triathlon event on September 8, 2013 at The Rocky Gap State Park in Allegany County, MD. As with the Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon, this inspirational all women's event is about empowering women toward a healthy lifestyle, and celebrating your unique grace as you journey toward the finish line.
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.
Join other women on the journey to live better, and challenge yourself to be the best that you can be!
Be A 2013 “Iron Girl Triple Crown” Finisher!
Show your fans and yourself just how strong and empowered you are! Continue your journey, and be part of the first ever Iron Girl Series, “The Iron Girl Triple Crown!"
Series events are:
The Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon
The Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon
The Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon
Finish ALL three events, and you will earn the coveted title of “Iron Girl Triple Crown Finisher” Yours to keep will be a special 2013 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!
Need Training Help?
If you're new to multipart or just looking to improve your skills, be sure to check out the TriColumbia endorsed training programs offered by Spin 90 and TriFitness Training. Programs are designed to insure athletes participating in endurance events have a positive experience during the preparation stage as well as on race day.
Spin 90 offers a variety of cycling classes, both indoor and outdoor that provide valuable training to all ability levels.
TriFitness Training offers a Basic Triathlon Camp in the Spring designed to help athletes understand and properly prepare for a triathlon, as well as Open Water Swim Clinics at Gunpowder State Park throughout the summer to help you learn the swim techniques that will enable you to be comfortable and relaxed when you come out of the water on race day.
The Cumberland YMCA is offering practice swims at Lake Habeeb on Tuesdays and Thursdays fron 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm from May 14 - June 6, 2013.
Also, be sure to download your Athleta Iron Girl Training Guide. 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.
Share Your Personal Story?
Often participants become involved in multisport 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 multisport 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!
This IRON GIRL® Event is licensed by World Triathlon Corporation and the IRON GIRL® trademarks are used by permission of the World Triathlon Corporation.
Praise for TriColumbia Iron Girl Triathlons ~
"First of all, I would like to thank you folks for an amazing event this morning! This was my first triathlon, and I am so glad I chose this one. The support along the way from spectators and athletes alike was unbelievable."
~ Renee Pie, Age Group Athlete
"This was my first Iron Girl and I want to tell you I will be back EVER YEAR! Course was a great challenge but it was a great race! Looking forward to next year to beat all my personal times!!! I have already e-mailed other endurance girlfriends to register…"
~ Terri Romano, Age Group Athlete
"Thank you for another awesome event yesterday! As usual, it was well-managed, with great volunteers, awesome post-race food, and a wonderful atmosphere. The free massage was also nice!"
~ Sari Chapman, Age Group Athlete
I decided to do Iron Girl with a friend to try something new and help cross train in a different way for my distance races that I compete in. I also wanted to show my kids who swim year round, that I too, could learn to swim and do it well. Well, I did it! And it was SO MUCH FUN! It has helped me run my distances better and stronger. I have found a new love in swimming and it has taught my daughters and son that you can do anything, at any age if you dream and set your mind to it. I just want to say thank you for the directors and people who make this race happen. Out of every half marathon, marathon, 5K, or 10K I have ever raced, this Triathlon was "THE BEST" run event I have ever seen. Plenty of help, water, food, bathrooms, workers, directions posted and on and on. And I have to say it ranks as the event I have enjoyed the most so far! You will see me again next for sure!
~ Christina Dougherty, Age Group Athlete