RACE INFO - Bermuda Triangle Challenge

RACE INFO

Shuttle tickets to the 2020 Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge events are now available for purchase online. For more information, please visit the Event Transportation page of our website.

Butterfield Front Street Mile | Friday, January 17th – 7:00 pm
Start/Finish: Front Street, Hamilton | Course Map

The spotlight is on you as you start The Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge during ‘Happy Hour’ and the Butterfield Front Street Mile.  The only street races held at night in Bermuda, this event is sure to set the pace for the rest of your weekend.

The Butterfield Front Street Mile will see The Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge participants share the stage as they run over the same course as the following 10 heats of invited runners.  Invited runners will have competed for an invitation to race on Front Street or will have raced internationally.  The Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge participants will run in waves.

No need to worry: The Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge participants are automatically included in the Butterfield Front Street Mile as it is the first race in The Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge “3 races in 3 days” series and is included in your entry.

Event Records:

  • Kenia Sinclair – 4 min and 44 sec (Jamaica)
  • Leonard Mucheru – 4 min and 02 sec (Kenya)

The Butterfield Front Street Mile Awards will be presented immediately following each race in the following categories for both males & females: 1st through 3rd: Primary School, Middle School, Senior School, Open (18-39), Masters (40-59), Senior Masters (60+), Elite.

Cash prize awards (overall, for both male and female races, no age group)

1st place: $1500

2nd place: $500

3rd place: $250

If the winner of the elite men’s mile breaks 4 minutes there is a prize of $10,000. If the winner of the elite women’s mile breaks 4:25 there is a prize of $10,000.

*There are no Awards presented for the Bermuda Triangle Challenge section of the Butterfield Front Street Mile.

BF&M 10k Run & Walk | Saturday, January 18th – 9:00 am
Start/Finish: National Sports Centre – Prospect, Devonshire | Course Map | Downloadable Course Map

One of the most popular races on the island, the BF&M 10k Run & Walk will take you on an oval-shaped course filled with rolling hills and scenic vistas. Bask in the excitement of fellow runners and spectators as you head past the Arboretum, through Flatts Village, west along North Shore (under the new Railway Trail Bridge by Gibbet’s Island), up Palmetto Hill, and back to the National Sports Centre. The last 300 meters of the race will bring you from Frog Lane onto the track at the North field of the National Sports Centre where you can finish in style before enjoying refreshments and entertainment on the infield

BF&M 10k Run cash prize awards will be presented in the following categories for both males and females: male and female overall (no age group):

First place: $500

Second place: $250

Third place: $100

There will be no cash awards for age group winners, or for the 10k walk. Age group awards will be presented for both males and females in the following categories: 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Event Records:

  • Grete Waitz – 31 min and 41 sec (Norway)
  • Geoff Smith – 28 min and 14 sec (Great Britain)

 

PwC Bermuda Half Marathon | Sunday, January 19th – 9:00 am
Start/Finish: Barr’s Bay Park, Hamilton | Course Map | Downloadable Course Map

How could we start without you?  The PwC Bermuda Half Marathon enjoys many breathtaking vistas of Bermuda’s South and North coasts.  The rolling course is camouflaged by the changing shades of blue ocean, bright hues of pastel colored houses, lush greenery and fascinating architecture, it’s easy to see why they call Bermuda paradise. Keep your eyes out for scenic points at John Smith’s Bay, Flatts Village, and along North Shore Road (shown on the course map) before finishing back at Barr’s Bay Park in Hamilton and enjoying post-race refreshments and festivities.

PwC Bermuda Half Marathon cash prize awards will be presented in the following categories: male and female overall (no age group):

First place: $500

Second place: $250

Third place: $100

There will be no cash awards for age group winners. Age group awards will be presented for both males and females in the following categories: 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Event Records:

  • Elfenesh Alemu – 1 hr and 11 min (Ethiopia)
  • Jordan Chipangama – 1 hr  and 04 min (Zambia)

PwC Bermuda Marathon | Sunday, January 19th – 7:00 am (PLEASE NOTE NEW START TIME!)
Start: Royal Naval Dockyard | Finish: Barr’s Bay Park, Hamilton | Course Map | Downloadable Course Map

For the first time, in 2020, the PwC Bermuda Marathon will start at the historic Royal Naval Dockyard. Runners will have the opportunity to run along the scenic, quiet Bermuda Railway Trail for approximately 4.3 miles through Somerset and into Southampton, leaving the trail briefly to run over the iconic Somerset Bridge, the world’s smallest drawbridge. The course will pass by some of Bermuda’s most famous beaches, including Horseshoe Bay, Jobson’s Cove, and Warwick Long Bay. Runners will join the half marathon course just after mile 14 and follow the remaining 12 miles of the Bermuda Half Marathon course to the finish line near Barr’s Bay Park in Hamilton.

PwC Bermuda Marathon cash prize awards will be presented in the following categories: male and female overall (no age group):

First place: $500

Second place: $250

Third place: $100

There will be no cash awards for age group winners. Age group awards will be presented for both males and females in the following categories: 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Event Records:

  • Elena Makolova – 2 hrs and 41 min (Russia)
  • Andy Holden – 2 hrs and 15 min (Great Britain)

The Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge | Friday – Sunday, January 17th – 19th

Can’t get enough?  Well here’s your chance to combine your passion for running with three days of racing into one awesome experience with The Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge “3 races in 3 days.”

Participants in this series are automatically entered in the Butterfield Front Street Mile, BF&M 10k Run & Walk, and your choice of either the PwC Bermuda Half Marathon or PwC Bermuda Marathon.

In addition to BIG TIME bragging rights, participants will receive a finishers medal for each event, and if that’s not enough, a special 4th (triangle shaped) medal to commemorate surviving 3 races in 3 days.

Will YOU survive The Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge?!

  • The Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Half Challenge – Mile | 10k | Half Marathon
  • The Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge – Mile, | 10k | Marathon

Awards: The times for your three days of racing will be added together and the male and female with the lowest accumulated time will be crowned the champion.  Awards will be presented in both the 2020 Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Half Challenge and the 2020 Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge categories for male and female overall (no age group), with cash prizes as follows:

First place: $500

Second place: $250

Third place: $100

There will be no cash prizes for age group winners. Age group awards will be presented for both males and females in the Half and Full Challenges in the following categories: 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+