Friday, January, 15 – Sunday, January 17, 2021
Butterfield Mile, BF&M 10k, and PwC Bermuda Marathon
3 Races, 3 Days, 1 Beautiful Island
26.2 miles not enough to satisfy your passion for running and adventure? We’ve got you covered. The Royal Gazette Full Bermuda Triangle Challenge offers participants the opportunity to run 33.4 miles over three days. The fun begins Friday night with the Butterfield Mile, then continues on Saturday with the BF&M 10k Run & Walk, culminating in the PwC Bermuda Marathon on Sunday.
During the event weekend, you’ll experience the best that Bermuda has to offer, including the island’s ONLY nighttime race in downtown Hamilton, beautiful courses that feature some of Bermuda’s most scenic beaches and architecture, amazing on-course support and entertainment, plus a post-race party on Sunday that is second-to-none.
3 races, 4 amazing one-of-a-kind Finisher’s Medals, and 3 days of fun!
CAN YOU SURVIVE THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE CHALLENGE?
Participants in the Royal Gazette Full Bermuda Triangle will receive a 2021 Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge technical t-shirt (men’s and women’s sizes available), a high-quality branded jacket*, four custom 2021 Finisher’s Medals (one for each race and a special challenge medal), custom finisher’s certificates for each race, a swag bag, and a virtual race bag.
In addition, everyone is invited to celebrate their accomplishments at the post-race Finisher’s Festival in Barr’s Bay Park, featuring music, free food and snacks (including Oscar Mayer hot dogs, Nature Valley granola bars, and Haagen Dazs ice cream) courtesy of Butterfield and Vallis, local Bermuda On de Rock microbrew beer, and rum cocktails courtesy of Gosling’s.
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 or finisher’s jacket. Register early to avoid disappointment! 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.
*Jackets run small in the women’s sizes. We recommend sizing up one full size to ensure a comfortable fit.
On-course medical support during the Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge is provided by St. John Ambulance.
“This was my 5th time running the full challenge and each time I’ve had a great experience. The volunteers are awesome and everyone on the course is so encouraging.”
“The courses were beautiful and challenging, the post-race experiences were well-organized and offered lots of goodies. Just a really well-run race! The medals were awesome as well!”
“I adore this event and will treasure this experience for a long time. I set three personal records and loved the camaraderie of seeing the same runners throughout the weekend. We truly felt welcomed by the locals for this awesome event!”
Time & Age Limits
Please note you must be at least 16 years of age on Friday, January 15, 2021 to participate in this event.
The Butterfield Mile has no time restrictions – runners are encouraged to have FUN and run at the pace that feels most comfortable for their fitness level. The BF&M 10k has a time limit of 2:30 and the PwC Bermuda Marathon has a time limit of 6:00.
In order to comply with our 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.
The awards ceremony for the Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge will take place on Sunday, January 17th in Barr’s Bay Park beginning at 11:30am.
The finishing 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 champions. Awards will be presented in both the 2021 Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Half Challenge and the 2021 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. However, age group commemorative awards (plaques) will be presented for both male and female runners in the following categories: 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
- Rose-Anna Hoey – 5:51 mile; 42:16 10k; 3:05:56 marathon (Bermuda), 2016
- Nick Synan – 4:57 mile; 35:00 10k; 2:46:02 marathon (USA), 2017
- Megan Gubbins – 5:52 mile; 40:42 10k; 3:10:52 marathon (USA), 2020
- Bryan Morseman – 4:46 mile; 32:58 10k; 2:28:52 marathon (USA), 2020