The Triathlon Trust are bringing Dumfries and Galloway its first permitted Triathlon event for 2019. ‘TRI in the Park Annan’ held on 23rd June, will be a pool based triathlon festival with swim, bike, run races for everyone to enjoy. The event hopes to attract 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.
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 triathlon over short distances and off public roads. It is non competitive and untimed therefore creating a low pressure environment aimed at any ability.
Triathlon Scotland’s Events and Marketing Manager, Gemma Simpson said:
“After the success of our first TRI in the Park (Strathclyde) in 2018, which was part of the inaugural European Championships event, we are delighted to expand our TRI in the Park format to Annan.
“Triathlon training is great for your health and is a fantastic sport for all of the family. The TRI in the Park format is specially designed so that families or groups of friends can come along and take part together and enjoy a fun day of swim-bike-run activity.
“And for those who want to do more, there are two local clubs in the area based in Newton Stewart and Dumfries who both welcome new members throughout the year”
The Triathlon Trust are the official charity of British Triathlon and have been working in the region for three 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.
By putting on this festival the Triathlon Trust aim to raise the profile of this exciting sport in the region as well as creating a great community event which will take place annually, bringing together the local community and businesses.
For more information on race distances, cost and how to enter visit https://www.bit.ly/Triintheparkannan2019.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.