TriColumbia, the organizers of the Iron Girl sprint triathlon in Maryland (the most recent of which was on Aug. 21 of this year), will be holding the inaugural Iron Girl Columbia 1/2 Marathon, an all-women event, in Columbia on April 29, 2012. The race will be the first of its kind for the Mid-Atlantic region. Plus, in addition to the 13.1 event, there will be a coed 5k.
The Iron Girl Columbia 1/2 Marathon will benefit the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center (CMCRC) at Howard County General Hospital. Joan Benoit Samuelson, the first Gold Medalist in the Women’s Olympic Marathon in 1984, is the race’s ambassador and spokesperson
Registration is open for the event, which is expected to draw 5,000 women for the inaugural race. The course will start and finish in Columbia Town Center.