Registration is open for race benefitting the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network
For Immediate Release
Contact: Derek T. Berry
Columbia, MD – March 15, 2012 – TriColumbia, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier endurance event production company, announced today the Celebrating Heroes Sprint Triathlon will take place Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Centennial Lake Park in Columbia, Md. The sprint triathlon will consist of a 0.62 mile swim, 17.5 mile bike and 3.4 mile run, and will benefit the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network.
The Celebrating Heroes Sprint Triathlon is an inspirational event celebrating both able-bodied and challenged athletes, from first-time participants and professional triathletes, to wounded warriors and those with disabilities. Proceeds from the event will benefit the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, ranked by physicians as one of the best in the U.S. for rehabilitation of such disabling conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury and brain injury, provides opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. TriColumbia and MedStar National Rehabilitation Network share the belief that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances the quality of life.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to empower and inspire athletes through our partnership with the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network,” said Robert Vigorito, President and founder of TriColumbia. “The Celebrating Heroes Sprint Triathlon will allow athletes to showcase their skills in swimming, biking and running, whether they are challenged or able-bodied. We are excited and looking forward to a rewarding race in June.”
Registration is open for the 2012 Celebrating Heroes Triathlon. Registration is $125 for a single entry for USAT members, $135 for a single entry for non-USAT members, and $225 for a three-person relay team. The prize purse is $4,999 and will be open to all competitors except relay teams.
For more information and to register for the Celebrating Heroes Sprint Triathlon, visit TriColumbia.org, email info@TriColumbia.org or call 410-964-1246.
About TriColumbia: TriColumbia is a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit and the Mid-Atlantic’s premier endurance event production company providing an array of events for all ability levels across the triathlon/multisport continuum. Founded by current president, race director and 6-time Ironman Kona finisher, Robert Vigorito in 1983, the organization makes a difference for participating athletes by providing superior events and memories to last a lifetime, but also gives back to the community by supporting many local and regional charities, which provide a full spectrum of support for citizens in need. For more, visit TriColumbia.org.
About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network: Since opening its doors in 1986, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital has grown from a single hospital to become MedStar National Rehabilitation Network offering inpatient, day treatment and outpatient services in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. The Network provides comprehensive programs specifically designed to aid in the rehabilitation of individuals recovering from stroke; brain injury; spinal cord injury and disease; cancer; and other neurologic and orthopaedic conditions including sports injuries. MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit facility with 137 beds and approximately 2,200 admissions per year located in Northwest Washington, D.C. We treat patients from the age of 6 and up and our pediatric unit — the National Center for Children’s Rehabilitation — is a joint service with Children’s National Medical Center. The MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network provides over 350,000 ambulatory visits annually at almost 30 outpatient locations in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. For more on MedStar NRH, log on to nrhrehab.org.