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Alternatives for Canceled Washington DC Triathlon


tricolumbia logoIf you were planning on racing in the Washington DC Triathlon in June, hopefully you already know that's not going to happen. The race has been canceled due to the National Park Service not granting race organizers a permit for the race. It seems that the National Park Service is enforcing its well-publicized foot race policy this year.

Race organizers will let you transfer your race entry as is at no additional cost to some specific races such as Nation's Triathlon, TriRock New York or TriRock Annapolis.

TriColumbia, the Mid-Atlantic's premier endurance event production company has two triathlon races that might be great alternatives for the DC Triathlon in June. Both are up in Columbia, Maryland, just about 30-45 minutes outside of D.C., and are very close in time to the DC Tri. With one of them being a 5150 Triathlon Series qualifying event, which the DC Triathlon was.

28th Annual Columbia Triathlon (Now a qualifying event for 2012 Hy-Vee 5150)
Date: Sunday, May 20, 2012
Where: Centennial Lake Park in Columbia, MD
Distances: 1.5K Swim, 41K Bike, 10K Run
Website: www.tricolumbia.org/events/?eid=3

Celebrating Heroes Sprint Triathlon
Date: Sunday, June 24, 2012
Where: Centennial Lake Park in Columbia, MD
Distances: 0.62 mile swim, 17.5 mile bike, 3.4 mile run
Website: www.tricolumbia.org/events/?eid=9

Another alternative for triathletes in June is the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon on June 23-24. It's part of the Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series and offers both Olympic and Sprint distance triathlon races.

Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon
Where: Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA
Distances: 1.5km swim 40km bike 10km run, .5mi swim 15.7mi bike 3.1mi run
Website: www.phillytri.com

If you want to look further, check out the interactive triathlon finder at TriMapper.com
- Triathlons in the Northeast [via TriMapper]

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