Bermuda Marathon Weekend
This is an annual three day running event held in Bermuda. It is held each January over the Martin Luther King Holiday weekend. The event was earlier known as the Bermuda International Race Weekend. Bermuda Department of Tourism along with private sponsors fund the event. While it includes several activities like walks and races over three days, the main event is on the last day where a half marathon and a full marathon takes place.
Hundreds of runners from both Bermuda and overseas countries participate in this event. The full marathon is a 13.1 mile course (with two laps or loops). The half marathon runners complete only one lap of the course. Usually the marathons start and end at the HSBC Head Office on Front Street, Hamilton City.
Following are the various activities that take place on different days of Bermuda Marathon Weekend.
The Bermuda Triangle Challenge features runners competing in 3 events in 3 days - the Invitational Mile on Friday night, Bermuda 10K on Saturday and the Bermuda Marathon or Half Marathon on Sunday. All participants receive finisher medallions for each race as well as a special Bermuda Triangle Challenge medallion and tee shirt.
1. Front Street Mile
This is the first race of the Bermuda Triangle Challenge series.
Venue: Front Street, Hamilton City. Usual start time: 7pm.
2. Bermuda 10K and 10K Walk
Runners and walkers start and finish at the National Sports Center in Devonshire.
This is the Second race of the Bermuda Triangle Challenge series. Time: 9am.
The award presentation takes place at 11am.
3. Bermuda Marathon and Half Marathon
Both events start and finish on Front Street, Hamilton. This is a 13.1 mile loop course (two loops for the full marathon). Runners run along both the north and south shores, enjoying spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean with scenes of bright colored pastel buildings, lush greenery and fascinating architecture.
Usual start time: 8am. Half Marathon Awards Presentation usually takes place at 11am at No 1 Car Park, Front Street. The Marathon Awards Presentation takes palce at 12noon at the same place.
Office: Bermuda National Athletics Association, 48 Cedarparkade, Cedar Avenue, Hamilton, Bermuda
January 17-19, 2020
January 18-20, 2019
This is the 42nd anniversary and a three day running event. The 2018 Bermuda Marathon Weekend (January 12-14, 2018) features the KPMG Front Street Mile, Bermuda 10K, Bermuda Half Marathon, Bermuda Marathon and the Bermuda Triangle Challenge (i.e. run 3 events in 3 days).
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