FYI from the Columbia Triathlon Assoc.:
(link here: http://www.tricolumbia.org/HowardLifeFest/)
The Columbia Triathlon Association, Inc. (CTA) presents the TriColumbia LIFEfest Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay and 5K. The running races will begin and end by the overpass in downtown Columbia across from the Mall, and follow a 13.1 mile route or 5K route through Columbia.
The non-competitive cycling events will begin and near the overpass across from the mall and follow a route through the rolling hills of Howard County.
The running events will feature:
Half Marathon/ Half Marathon relay (each team member runs 6.55 miles)/ 5K
The non-competitive cycling events include:
100K (62 miles)/ 75K (46.6 miles)/ 55K (34.2 miles)
(The 55K route includes much of the Columbia Triathlon bike course (including all the important parts to preview), for those who can't make the Brick-nic.)