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Posted on March 31, 2012

Registration Opens April 10 for inaugural Iron Girl Triathlon in Flintstone, Md. on Sept. 9

TriColumbia, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier endurance event production company, is pleased to announce the inaugural Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon. The triathlon will take place on September 9, 2012 at Rocky Gap State Park in Flintstone, Md. and consist of a 0.5 mile swim, 16 mile bike and 3 mile run. This inspirational all women's event is about empowering women toward a healthy lifestyle and providing a platform whereby women support one another as they journey toward the finish line.

In addition to Iron Girl Rocky Gap, TriColumbia’s inaugural Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon & Coed 5K will take place on April 29 in Columbia, Md. and will benefit those living and coping with cancer served by the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital. The 7th annual Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon, the most popular event in the Iron Girl series, sold out in less than four hours and will take place August 19 at Centennial Lake Park in Columbia, Md. Earlier this year, the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon was named the “Best Women’s Event” in the Mid-Atlantic by Competitor Magazine.  

“We are excited and honored to have the opportunity to produce another Iron Girl event in Maryland this season,” said Robert Vigorito, President and founder of TriColumbia. “Based on the unprecedented popularity of the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon, we are pleased to introduce another way for women to participate in an endurance event. We look forward to a successful and rewarding inaugural Rocky Gap race in 2012, with many more to follow.”

The pristine "girls' get away" venue of Rocky Gap State Park 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.

Registration for the 2012 Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon will open April 10, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Registration is $135 for USAT members, $145 for non-USAT members and $235 for a three person relay team.  The prize purse is $4,999 for all competitors except relays. For more information and to register for the Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon visit or email

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