This Festival is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

TRI in the Park

12 Aug 2018

TRI in the Park

The Glasgow 2018 European Championships, in partnership with Triathlon Scotland, have launched a brand new Triathlon festival* at Strathclyde Park to introduce people to the sport - TRI in the Park.

Taking place on Sunday 12 August, at Strathclyde Country Park, Hamilton, the event has a host of short triathlon (swim-bike-run), duathlon (run-bike-run), aquathlon (swim-run) and aquabike (swim-bike) individual, team and family GO TRI events to choose from!

Children aged 11-14 will also be able to take part in specially created TriStars 2 and TriStars 3 triathlon races on the closed road circuit.

GO TRI events are specially tailored for the complete beginner, and are low cost to enter. 

Our novice and sprint events are slightly longer, and are also suitable for first timers, especially people who have previously taken part in a triathlon training programme or those who have completed a GO TRI aquathlon or duathlon event elsewhere. You can also enter the sprint event as a two-person or three-person team.

Please note: Wetsuits are mandatory for the swim legs, helmets are mandatory for the bike leg.

If you would like to take part but do not have all the essential equipment, please contact  , and we will do our best to offer help and advice where possible.


We are also supporting the Accenture Mixed Team Challenge which is a national series of races inspiring people to get out of the office and into their kit. Participants in our sprint event can take part as a mixed gender team in one of two categories, forming either a Relay team or a Tribe.

Those wanting to share the triathlon experience can team up with two friends as part of a Relay, with each participant completing either the swim, cycle or run, whilst the Tribe option is on offer for those seeking an even greater challenge. A Tribe is formed by three participants, each completing an entire triathlon from the klaxon all the way to the finish line. All three finish times will be accumulated, with the quickest team being crowned the winning Tribe.

To take part, select to enter the sprint event and indicate on your entry if you want to be part of the Accenture Mixed Team Challenge. To enter as a tribe, three individual entries are required.

The top mixed gender Relay team and Tribe will be awarded Wiggle voucher prizes. As an added incentive, any team, whether that be Relay or Tribe, taking part at any event across the series will be entered into a draw for each team member to win a state of the art racing bike to help them during their triathlon journey.




Distance (Swim / Bike / Run)

Entry Fee

TriStars 2

Children’s event aimed at existing young triathletes aged 11-12

09:00 – 10:00



 300m / 5.35km / 1.5km




TriStars 3

Competitive children’s event aimed at existing young triathletes aged 13-14

09:00 – 10:00

 500m / 10.7km / 2.4km


‘Mini’ Tri (GO TRI)

Adult (min age 15) event aimed at introducing new people to triathlon with a focus on participation










 300m / 5.35km / 1.5km


 300m / 5.35km


 300m / 5.35km / 1.5km





Family Relay


Relay as above. 1 child (Tristar 2 or 3) swims followed by 2 adults completing bike & run

 300m / 5.35km / 1.5km




Swim & run only (min age 15)

 300m / 1.5km




Run / bike / run (min age 15)

11:00 – 11:30

 300m / 5.35km / 1.5km


Novice Race

Short distance triathlon (min age 15)

13:00 – 14:30

 500m / 10.7km / 3.3km


Open Race (includes Accenture Mixed Team Challenge)

Sprint distance triathlon (min age 15)

13:30 – 14:30

 750m / 16km / 5km

£30 / £36


All you need to do is choose your event, or events, and sign up (click sign up at the top of the page)!

If you would like advice or guidance about getting ready to enter, then please talk to our Participation Officer, Craigie-Lee Paterson, who can guide you to a training session near you.

If you have a disability, you are also welcome!  Please talk to us so that we can help to find the best event for you to enter.

Further contacts

Getting ready to race:

Disability participation:

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*TRI in the Park is a partnership event brought to you by Glasgow 2018, Triathlon Scotland, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture.  Your data is registered with Triathlon Scotland and will only be shared with Glasgow 2018 for the purpose of race administration, results service, and notification about further opportunities within the sport of triathlon. 

About Triathlon Scotland 

Triathlon Scotland is the national governing body for triathlon, duathlon and associated multisports in Scotland and is recognised by both sportscotland and The British Triathlon Federation (BTF).  
With your support we
  • Build a strong triathlon community supporting the wellbeing of all
  • Offer membership of the sport in return for exciting benefits
  • Help clubs and groups to host events to increase participation
  • Support the delivery of national championship and ranking events
  • Train coaches to gain recognised qualifications to help improve your ability
  • Train volunteers and officials to gain skills and qualifications to help others
  • Coach triathletes to compete on the world stage
All #becausewelovetriathlon and want to develop a bright future for our sport.
To find out more and to join us please visit:  Membership runs for 12 months from the date of joining, and members receive a welcome pack, insurance for training and racing, race entry discounts, eligibility for the Legends Ranking Series and National Championship titles, and special partner offers and discounts.

Terms and Conditions

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Gemma Simpson

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Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Sprint Triathlon (includes Accenture Mixed Team Challenge)12 Aug 2018??/135Closed02 Aug 2018
Novice Triathlon12 Aug 2018??/100Closed02 Aug 2018
'Mini Tri' (GO TRI)12 Aug 2018??/80Closed02 Aug 2018
'Mini Tri' (GO TRI) - Aquabike12 Aug 2018??/10Closed02 Aug 2018
'Mini Tri' (GO TRI) - Family Relay12 Aug 2018??/5Closed02 Aug 2018
'Mini Tri' (GO TRI) - Relay12 Aug 2018??/2Closed02 Aug 2018
Aquathlon (GO TRI)12 Aug 2018??/10Closed02 Aug 2018
Duathlon (GO TRI)12 Aug 2018??/30Closed02 Aug 2018
TriStars 312 Aug 2018??/40Closed02 Aug 2018
TriStars 212 Aug 2018??/40Closed02 Aug 2018
02 Aug 2018£30.00£36.00

*Discounted for members of Triathlon Scotland

02 Aug 2018£20.00
02 Aug 2018£10.00
02 Aug 2018£10.00
02 Aug 2018£10.00
02 Aug 2018£10.00
02 Aug 2018£10.00
02 Aug 2018£15.00
02 Aug 2018£15.00

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Event Address
Strathclyde Country Park 366 Hamilton Road Motherwell ML1 3ED