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 and KPMG are the usual sponsors of 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. The following schedule of events will give you an idea about the various activities that take place on different days of Bermuda Marathon Weekend.
2018 Schedule of Bermuda Marathon Weekend
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).
Friday, January 12th
KPMG Front Street Mile
This is the first race of the Bermuda Triangle Challenge series.
Venue: Front Street, Hamilton City. Time: 7pm.
Saturday, January 13th
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 will take place at 11am.
Sunday January 14th
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 will 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.
Start time: 8am. Half Marathon Awards Presentation is at 11am at No 1 Car Park, Front Street. The Marathon Awards Presentation is at 12noon at the same place.
The Bermuda Triangle Challenge features runners competing in 3 events in 3 days - the KPMG Invitational Mile on Friday night, Bermuda 10K on Saturday and the Bermuda Marathon or Half Marathon on Sunday. All participants will receive finisher medallions for each race as well as a special Bermuda Triangle Challenge medallion and tee shirt.
Update 2014 January: Bermuda Marathon Weekend Results
Jordan Chipangama again came first in the male half marathon bettering his previous record by 6 seconds. He finished in 1:04:21. Lauren Hagans came first in female half marathon. Richard Kessio and Valentyna Poltavska were champions in male and female full marathons respectively.
Update 2013: Bermuda Marathon Weekend Results
Although it was a rainy day, hundreds of runners participated in 2013 event. Zambia’s Jordan Chipangama came first and Russia’s Olga Romanova came second in the Half Marathon. Richard Kessio Kenya again won the full marathon (13.1 miles) in a time of 2:27.08. Both half and full marathon started together from the HSBC Head Office of Hamilton City and ended at the same place. The runners in the full marathon completed two laps of the same course while the half marathon runners completed only one lap.
Office: Bermuda National Athletics Association, 48 Cedarparkade, Cedar Avenue, Hamilton, Bermuda
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