BF&M 10k RUN/WALK - Bermuda Triangle Challenge

BF&M 10k RUN/WALK

Saturday, January, 16, 2021

9:00am

Start/Finish: National Sports Centre, North Field, 65 Roberts Avenue, Prospect, Devonshire

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One of the most popular races on the island, the BF&M 10k Run/Walk will take you on a scenic course filled with rolling hills, lush foliage, and beautiful vistas. Bask in the excitement of fellow runners and spectators as you complete an oval-shaped loop that starts and finishes at the National Sports Centre, offering views of historic Flatts Village and the North Atlantic Ocean along the way.

Runners at the start of the BF&M 10k race in Bermuda

Amenties

All participants in the BF&M 10k Run/Walk will receive a 2021 Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge technical t-shirt (men’s and women’s sizes available), a custom 2021 BF&M 10k Finisher’s Medal, a custom finisher’s certificate, a swag bag, and a virtual race bag. In addition, all are welcome to attend the FREE post-race festival on the North Field featuring music, Bermuda’s famous Gombey dancers, local microbrew On de Rock beer courtesy of Butterfield & Vallis, complimentary rum-based cocktails courtesy of Gosling’s. Kick back on the grass while you enjoy Nature Valley granola bars, an Oscar Mayer hotdog, and Haagen Dazs ice cream from Butterfield & Vallis.

Participants that register online after November 1, 2020, or wait to register during the Race Expo, will not be guaranteed the correct sized technical t-shirt. Register early to ensure you receive your correct size! Please note that Challenge participants and people that register for more than one race (e.g., the 10k and the half) will only receive one shirt.

Course map for the BF&M 10k run and walk in Bermuda
BF&M Bermuda 10k Run/Walk Course Map

Course Description

The BF&M 10k course begins and ends at the North Field of Bermuda’s National Sports Centre. Runners will head south on Montpelier Road to Middle Road, take a left and continue east on Middle Road into Flatts Village. Runners will then turn onto North Shore Road and follow until they reach the Barkers Hill roundabout, then head up Palmetto Hill. Runners will follow Palmetto Road west, take a left onto Frog Lane and follow Frog Lane back to the finish at the North Field.

Downloadable course map

On-course medical support during the BF&M 10k Run/Walk and at the finish line is provided by St. John Ambulance.

“I love the people of Bermuda and the atmosphere while running around. It made me smile the whole time I was in Bermuda!”

“The cheering squads were really helpful. Just when I thought “on no, I can’t do this,” a cheer squad appeared!”

Time & Age Limits

Please note you must be at least 12 years of age on Saturday, January 16, 2021 to participate in this race. There is a 2:30 time limit on the BF&M 10k Run/Walk.

In order to comply with the agreement with the Government of Bermuda, streets along the route will be reopened to vehicular traffic on a set schedule. Runners are advised to stay on the LEFT side of the road.

Awards

BF&M 10k Run cash prizes will be presented on the North Field at 11:00am in the following categories for overall male & female runners:

First place: $500

Second place: $250

Third place: $100

There will be no cash awards for age group winners, or for the non-competitive 10k walk. However, age group commemorative awards (plaques) will be presented for both male and female runners in the following categories: 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Event Records

Old Course
  • Grete Waitz – 31:41 (Norway), 1982
  • Geoff Smith – 28:14 (Great Britain), 1982
New Course
  • Eilish McColgan – 33:28 (UK), 2020
  • Patrick Casey – 31:03 (USA), 2020