Friday, January, 14, 2022
Start/Finish: Front Street, Hamilton, Bermuda
The spotlight is on you at the start of The Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge during ‘Happy Hour’ with the Butterfield 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 Mile will see The Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge participants share the stage as they run along Front Street in the city of Hamilton to the cheers and encouragement of the island’s residents. Participants in the Butterfield Front Street Mile will run in waves, which will be indicated on your race bib.
Be sure to get there early, as the evening begins at 6:30 with a performance from the Royal Bermuda Regiment Band in full regalia! And plan to stick around after your run to watch elites from Bermuda and around the world compete for cash prizes, including $10,000 for the first male runner to break 4:00 minutes or the first female runner to break 4:25.
If you’ve worked up an appetite, make sure to grab dinner at one of the many dining establishments that line Front Street – many of which offer balcony seating that will give you front row seats while local adults and school-aged athletes compete in their heats.
For Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge runners, the Butterfield Mile begins outside the Number One Car Park on Front Street in Hamilton. Runners proceed west down Front Street, beyond the iconic bird cage for 1000m, and then loop back to head east until the turning point near the intersection of Spurling Hill and Front Street (the Longtail statues). Heading back west, runners will finish in front of the flag pole.
Elite runners, youth runners, and local qualifiers will follow the traditional Front Street Mile Course with the second turning point around the longtail statue.
PLEASE NOTE: Half and Full Bermuda Triangle Challenge participants are automatically entered into the Butterfield Mile, which is the first race in the “3 races in 3 days” series.
Invited runners will have competed for an invitation to race the Butterfield Mile or will have raced internationally. If you are an elite runner, please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Local adult runners and school-aged runners (primary, middle, and senior school athletes) MUST qualify for the Butterfield Mile by running in the Butterfield Mile Trials, which will take place Friday, December 3, 2021 at 6pm at the National Sports Centre. Signup will take place on runsignup.com as we get closer to the event.
There are no time limits for this event. Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge participants are encouraged to run or walk the Butterfield Mile at a pace that is comfortable for their fitness level. This event is meant to be FUN!
Awards for the Butterfield Mile will be presented immediately following each race in the following categories for both males & females: 1st through 3rd for Elite, Primary School, Middle School, Senior School, Open (18-39), Masters (40-59), Senior Masters (60+)
Cash prize awards (overall, for both male and female races, no age group):
1st place: $1500
2nd place: $500
3rd place: $250
*There are no awards presented for the Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge section of the Butterfield Mile. Times for the Butterfield Mile will be recorded and counted toward totals for Royal Gazette Half and Full Bermuda Triangle Challenge overall male/female and age group award winners.
- Kenia Sinclair – 4:33:61 (Jamaica), 2011
- Leonard Mucheru – 4:02:60 (Kenya), 2002
- 18-39: Ashley Couper Estwanik – 4:57:46, 2003
- 40+: Victoria Fiddick – 5:30:10, 2009
- 18-39: Lamont Marshall – 4:23:07, 2006
- 40+: Gary Raynor – 4:32:70, 2010
Senior School Girls
- Izzy Dutranoit, Suffield Academy (USA) – 5:14, 2019
Senior School Boys
- Tyler Butterfield, Saltus – 4:27:3, 1999
Middle School Girls
- Ashley Irby, Saltus – 5:23:63, 2015
Middle School Boys
- Dage Minors, Clearwater – 5:01:90, 2009
Primary School Girls
- Ziza Russell, Overseas School – 5:39, 2019
Primary School Boys
- Spencer Butterfield, Saltus – 5:14.70, 1993