To place your name on the waiting list for the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon, please click on the registration link, and fill out the waiting list registration form. You will be sent a link to register via email if a slot should open up. Options for a guaranteed entry are to obtain a charity slot with one of the charities we support such as ASA, Cool Kids Campaign, Team Erin & Colleen, Team Conquer, Team Don't Panic, Team Embrace, Team Fight, Team Lighthouse Shelter, Girls on the Run, Team Little Things for Cancer, Team Inspiration, Team in Training, Team WIN-THE-FIGHT, or The Women's Giving Circle. You can find their descriptions and contact information by clicking on the CHARITY tab a the top of this webpage. Please contact them directly for information.
Believe in your strength
Begin your journey
Become an Iron Girl
0.62mi swim- 16mi bike - 3.4mi run
Centennial Lake Park, Ellicott City, MD
Centennial Lake Temperature as of August 14, 2012 is 84'F
Check out the NEW 2013 Bike Course under Key Race Info
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MD STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
As you train on local roads, please be aware that State Highway crews are continuing to work on local roads including MD Rt. 99 and MD Rt. 108, as well as MD 103 at Ilchester Road (on April 22, 2013). All vehicles, including cyclists, need to obey any direction given by the flaggers. Construction areas can be dangerous and our staff goes through much training on work zone safety. The flaggers are there to ensure the public’s safety in these areas and it’s important to follow their instruction. We understand it’s an inconvenience to have to stop during a ride, however, we want to ensure everyone gets home safely.
Welcome to the 8th Annual Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon, named the "Best Women's Event" in the Mid-Atlantic by Competitor Magazine, and the largest event of its kind, anywhere. 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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
This IRON GIRL® Event is licensed by World Triathlon Corporation and the IRON GIRL® trademarks are used by permission of the World Triathlon Corporation.
"Iron Girl Columbia is one of the best races I've done all season and I'm really looking forward to doing more TriColumbia races next year. It's so nice to meet people who truly care about the sport of Triathlon and do so much to make each race a great experience. I think I've told everyone I've talked to about how beautiful it was out there, and how much fun the course was to race on. Also, just the atmosphere and support of the race was so encouraging."
~ Kristen Peterson, Professional Triathlete
"The Iron Girl Columbia is one of the best races around. It's an all-women's race, which means plenty of smiles and inspiring stories. The participants range from professional triathletes, to first timers, to cancer survivors. The race also has great swag. From the v-neck race shirts, to the post-race quinoa, to the glass trophies, there isn't a better race than this one."
~ Angel Stone, Personal Trainer
"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!