The Beltie Triathlon Weekend is a New Festival of Triathlon.
We aim to cater for all ages and abilities and will offer you:
- Go Tri (come and try triathlon event) in an off-road location;
- series of kids’ events,
- the off road at age-appropriate distances (The Baby Beltie);
- Standard Distance Triathlon (The Wee Beltie) – SUNDAY
- Middle-Distance Triathlon (The Big Beltie) – SUNDAY
Why the Beltie name you may ask. Well, the beautiful area we are in is the home of the famous Belted Galloway breed of cow which is recognised the world over for its outstanding good looks and cool looking jumper.
Crossmichael near CASTLE DOUGLAS
We are in the Galloway Glen of the Water of Ken and Dee, a stunningly scenic area of South-West Scotland. The area is recognised as a hidden gem often missed by the tourist tracks to the Highlands and Central Scotland. This is your chance to race in a truly wonderful place.
We have tried to make the distances as accurate as possible however using the existing road networks mean we will have approximate distances for each of the run and bike legs. The transition area will be located at the Crossmichael Marina, there is a short run from the transition area to the road for the bike
Standard and Middle-Distance Events – Sunday 1st September
The swim will be an open water river swim in a slow-moving river, the bay is located by Crosmichael Marina. It will be a two-lap swim around marker buoys with a compulsory exit from the water before returning to the river for the second lap. A water safety team will be in a position to assist as required.
One 40km lap of a circuit around Loch Ken. Heading North from Crossmichael turning left at Ken Bridge passing through New Galloway, following the shores of the Loch South to Laurieston then returning to the transition area via Glenlochar. The road surfaces are in good condition, the bike course is fast with a few ups and downs. Marshals will be in place at key locations along the course.
Two lap courses; Lap one will follow the same route as the Standard Distance however will not turn at Ken Bridge, the route will continue to St John’s Town of Dalry and beyond to Glen Lee where there will be a left turn which will bring the route back to New Galloway where it will re-join the Standard distance loop. Lap two will be the same as the Standard distance route.
Both events will follow the same route Standard Distance will be one lap and the Middle Distance two laps. The route is in the tarmac in the main although there will be a short trail section at the start of each lap.
Registration will take place on Saturday 31 August 2019 at Crossmichael.
Pre-race briefing and pasta party event
A briefing/introductory pasta party will be held on the evening of Saturday 31st August 2019, to which all competitors and their families/friends are invited. There will be no charge for athletes however a small charge will be made for friends and family for food and drinks.
Further information will be made available as we finalise details.
Accommodation / Travel
Please visit the following websites for further information on travel to and accommodation in Dumfries and Galloway: