Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Location: Centennial Park, Ellicott City, Maryland
Welcome to the Columbia Triathlon, one of the most challenging and longest running triathlons in America. 2017 marks the 34th year of this world-class event, a great tradition of the region and the sport. Triathletes from across the country and around the world converge on Howard County, MD for this widely acclaimed Olympic distance race that began in 1984 with 90 trailblazing athletes.
In 2017, as we honor the tradition and history of the Columbia Triathlon, we also celebrate the evolution of it, with an updated modern look that ties the event strongly to the Columbia community, with the visual representation of the “People Tree”. At UCF Races, we’re proud to uphold the tradition of the Columbia Triathlon, not only for the many participants, but also for the community of Columbia, where our organization was founded. Along with a new look, this year we’re excited to introduce a Duathlon race to be held along with the Triathlon. Those interested in participating in a Run, Bike, Run now have the option to do so at Columbia, with a course offering a 2.2 Mile Run, 25 Mile Bike and 6.2 Mile Run.
When registering for the 2017 Columbia Triathlon, you will have the following Race Category Options:
Triathlon– Ages 16 & up can compete in this Olympic Distance Triathlon with a .93 Mile Swim, 25 Mile Bike and 6.2 Mile Run
Duathlon– Ages 16 & up can compete in the inaugural Duathlon at the Columbia Triathlon, a 2.2 Mile run, 25 Mile Bike and 6.2 Mile Run.
Aquabike– Ages 16 & up can compete in only the swim and bike portion of the event.
Triathlon Relay– 2 or 3 individuals can team up to compete together in the Triathlon Relay.
Duathlon Relay– 2 individuals can team up to compete together in the Duathlon Relay.
Youth Relay– This registration is for teams of 2 for the duathlon or 3 for the triathlon that are all under 18 years old. Someone over 18 must create this team in registration.
This is a USAT Sanctioned Event
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world.