Monday, July 11th, 2016 at 6:00 pm at Centennial Park in Columbia, MD

July’s meeting will be an OUTDOOR meeting at the PARK! Come prepared to practice  set up and going in and out of transition. Run the IG course (OPTIONAL).

MEMBER T-SHIRTS will be given out at this meeting. Come on out to practice, socialize and get you shirt.

Guest Speaker Suzy Serpico

In her junior year of high school, Suzy switched from volleyball to cross county running. By the end of the season, she was named Howard County runner of the year, county champion, and finished 2nd at the Maryland High School State Cross Country Championships. Suzy also competed in her first triathlon – the Columbia Triathlon in the summer of 1998. Her spectacular performance at this competition along with her cross county achievements earned her an space on the 1998 Junior Triathlon Olympic Training team. She experienced her first international competition at the Age Group World Championships in Switzerland in 1998.

Between 2007-2010, Suzy was a consistent top 5 age group finisher. She placed 15th overall female and 2nd place in her age group at the 2009 Ironman Cozumel Triathlon in which she earned her first entry into the 2010 Ironman World Championships. Suzy regards this as her single biggest achievement of her athletic career. In 2011, Suzy qualified for her USAT Pro Card at the Columbia Triathlon on May 21st. She placed 4th at Ironman Lake Placid in 2012. Suzy has competed and placed top five in numerous Ironman 70.3 and 140.6 events between 2011 and 2016. Additionally, she won the 2015 Irongirl Columbia Triathlon and 2016 Columbia Triathlon. She is currently training for the 2016 Ultra520K Triathlon set for July 30.

When she is not competing, Suzy coached 20+ triathletes and is a co-race director for Rip It Events, a event production company that organizes endurance events. Suzy teaches Elementary P.E. for the Howard County School System and is a part time employee for The Columbia Association as a spinning class instructor. Suzy is constantly energized by the opportunity to educate people of all ages the importance of living a healthy and physical lifestyle. She does this through teaching and living the triathlon lifestyle. This is her passion.

Monday, June 6, 2016 at 8:00 pm at Princeton Sports in Columbia, MD

Guest Speaker

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

Today, cancer is the leading disease killer among individuals who are 20 to 29 years
old. And despite advances in prevention, early detection, and treatment, there has been
no improvement in survival rate for this age group within the last 30 years. Annually,
more than 70.000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer.

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is a 501c3 non-profit organization, with the
mission to change lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their
loved ones impacted by cancer. A leading voice in the young adult cancer movement, UCF
has been working since 1997 at both the community level and with national partners to
raise awareness of the young adult cancer issue, and to ensure that all young adults
impacted by cancer have a voice and the resources necessary to thrive.

You are most likely familiar with the Columbia Triathlon and Iron Girl Columbia
Triathlon, organized by UCF. Come learn more about other direct services available to
patients/survivors and the support through sport opportunities the organization provides
to raise funds and awareness of the young adult cancer fight. Cancer Changes Lives…
So Can You!

As always, this event is open to the public. We encourage non-members to
come and check us out, ask questions and meet some great folks.
→ Directions to Princeton Sports

Upcoming Events

Princeton Sports Bike Rides

Starting from Princeton Sports, Columbia, MD at 9:00 am on Sundays. More info in
→ Training

News and Notes

MMTC needs volunteers! This club is run by volunteers and it is through your generosity with your time that we can offer such amazing club activities for all! Please consider volunteering at least once this year.

Paratriathletes welcome! Athletes of all abilities are welcome to join MMTC and participate in all training, mentoring, social, and other activities. Club members have experience supporting physically challenged athletes as training buddies, handlers, guides. We are actively looking to expand participation of ALL athletes! Funding may be available to support membership dues. Email paratri@usat-ma.org for more information on funding or integrating with MMTC.

Bike Box Rental is a membership benefit for all current members of MMTC. If you wish
to reserve the bike box for an event, email the Club President. A $50 deposit is required by check, which will be refunded as soon as the bike box is returned.