REGISTRATION IS OPEN
June 23, 2013
0.62mi Swim - 16mi Bike - 3.4mi Run
Centennial Lake, 10000 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043
A Great First Triathlon For All!
Centennial Lake Water Temperature as of 6/21/12 was 83'F
Packet Pickup for this year's event will be held on June 21st & 22nd at The Columbia Presbyterian Church, 10001 Clarksville Pike (Rt. 108), Columbia, MD 21044 located accross Rt. 108 from the main entrance to Centennial Park - Read all details in the Athletes Guide located under Key Race Info on this page.
There is a new bike course for 2013 which is also posted under Key Race Info.
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MD STATE HIGHWAY ADMINSTRATION
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 2013 Celebrating Heroes Triathlon, an inspirational sprint triathlon taking place amid the rolling countryside in Howard County, MD. Join us in celebrating the birth of our nation's independence, and applauding the spirit of the American Hero. TriColumbia salutes the many heroes that make our nation great; from wounded warriors, rescue workers and first responders to everyday unsung heroes who go out of their way to selflessly lend a hand to provide hope and help to those in need.
Participate In The Brand NEW Celebating Heroes First Responders Challenge
The Celebrating Heroes First Responders Challenge allows first responders to compete with other first responders. Top individual male and female as well as top relay teams (male, female & coed) will receive a donation of $500.00 to their non-profit organization of choice. 2nd and 3rd place male and female first responders will receive an award. Receiving an award in this category does not preclude athletes from receiving other age group and relay awards.
Participate In The Brand NEW Celebating Heroes Armed Forces Challenge
The Celebrating Heroes Armed Forces Challenge allows armed forces personnel to compete with athletes in 5 armed forces branches of service, as well as within their own branch of service. Top overall individual male & female among Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard including all active duty, National Guard and Reservists will receive an award and a $500 donation to their non-profit of choice. Top male and female within each of the 5 branches will receive an award (with a minimum of two athletes in each category).
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!
"The Columbia Celebration Triathlon was my first triathlon and I'll always have a fondness for the experience. The organizers, support staff and sponsors were all incredible! As intimidating as it was to do a triathlon for the first time, everyone involved made it memorable and fun. I can't say enough about the experience. A true celebration!"
~ Mark Viviano, Sports Director, WJZ Channel 13
"My daughter did her first triathalon, the Celebration, in Columbia. I was there the whole time, and would like to compliment your organization on an extremely well run event. I've volunteered on many bike rides, bike races, and the Baltimore Marathon, and I was amazed at how thorough your event planning and performance was. Great job!"
~ Dan P.