The Triathlon Trust are bringing ‘Tri in the Park Annan’ back to Dumfries and Galloway for 2020. This is a pool based triathlon festival with swim, bike, run races for everyone to enjoy, due to take place on Sunday 21st June. The successful annual event took place for the first time last year and brought together the local community and businesses and attracted participants from across the region as well as athletes from further afield.
The festival will include a ‘Sprint’ and ‘Novice’ distance triathlon as well as an ‘Aquabike’ race (swim-cycle only) for adults and ‘Tri Star’ children’s races. To complete the adult races competitors will tackle a set distance in the swimming pool then make a quick exit to find their bikes and head off out of town onto the quiet country roads to take in some of the scenery around Annan before returning to the competition field to complete the third and final phase of running. Children’s races will take place on the playing field adjacent to the pool, making for great viewing for spectators.
To encourage more people to give triathlon a try, we have also included a family fun run and a GO TRI wave. GO TRI offers the chance for absolute beginners to have a go at a non-competitive triathlon over short distances and off public roads.
Triathlon Scotland Events Marketing Manager Morven Bruce said “The TRI in the Park format was first introduced as a participation event linked to the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, and was designed to be beginner and family-friendly so that groups can come along and take part together and enjoy a fun day of swim-bike-run activity”
“TRI in the Park Annan event was a welcome new addition to our event calendar in 2019 and provides a local participation opportunity for the community as well as the two triathlon clubs in the area which are based in Newton Stewart and Dumfries“.
The Triathlon Trust are the official charity of British Triathlon and have been working in the region for four years to help increase activity in children and families and provide accessible opportunities for all abilities to reduce the barriers of taking part in physical activity.
The Triathlon Trust, the official charity of British Triathlon, has been working across D&G for four years to provide fun, accessible and inclusive opportunities for children and families of all abilities to enjoy sport and physical activity.
For more information on race distances, cost and how to enter visit http://www.bit.ly/Triintheparkannan2020 or https://www.entrycentral.com/triintheparkannan20
If you don’t fancy entering but would like to be a part of the festival we have opportunities to volunteer, sponsor a race or hold a trade stand.
For more information please contact Rebecca Bryson .