2016 End-To-End “Will Go On Rain Or Shine”

May 5, 2016

The XL Catlin 2016 Bermuda End-to-End organisers said that they are ready for Friday May 6 and Saturday May 7, and the “event will go on rain or shine.”

A spokesperson said, “The event organisers encourage participants to be mindful of the weather forecast for Saturday and join the event whenever and from wherever they can. The event will go on rain or shine!

“The two-day event begins with the swim on Friday May 6 at 5:30 pm from the Hamilton Princess, which will coincide with the resumption of the Hotel’s Marina Nights Happy Hour from 5-9 pm.

“In case of inclement weather, the swim scheduled for Friday May 6 will be postponed to the following week, Friday May 13 at 5:30 pm. Please see our website for further information www.bermudaendtoend.bm.

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“Due to the America’s Cup construction in Dockyard, members of the public are reminded that parking in Dockyard is very, very limited. Plan to take public transport to and from Dockyard if you are meeting a participant. All event participants travel free on the ferry to Hamilton by showing their event number.

“Great news for our East End participants! The Corporation of St. George is offering a free ferry ride from Dockyard to St George for all participants displaying the event number.  The ferry will leave Dockyard at 2:45 pm.

“Thanks to the generosity of our Title sponsor XL Catlin and our Platinum sponsors, Royal Gazette and CellOne, 100% of all entry fees and participant fundraising efforts will be going to the charities selected this year: Family Centre, P.A.L.S., Coalition for the Protection of Children, PRIDE, Open Airways.

“A Road Safety Reminder

To Participants:

  • Roads are not closed for the event so please be mindful when crossing any streets.
  • Please listen to our volunteer road marshals.
  • Cyclists are reminded that they must obey the rules of the road. Please wear a helmet.

To the General Public:

  • Members of the public are encouraged to be patient when on the roads throughout the day as there will be some traffic delays due to the event.
  • Members of the public are reminded that the roads in the West End will be particularly busy on Saturday afternoon and are asked to proceed with caution when encountering our participants.

Did you know?

  • The 3,000 participant goody bags are going fast!
  • 30 port-a-loos are ready to be installed along the route
  • 65 barricades are needed to create the Finish chute
  • Hundreds of road marshals have volunteered
  • 17 waterstop teams are ready to help sustain you with delicious goodies and water donated by Purewater
  • It will take you 51,110 steps to walk the End-to-End and 29,568 for the Middle-to-End
  • Octogenarian Joan Dismont is participating in her 29th year of the event! She is the only person to have participated so many times.
  • $5+ million has been distributed in 181 charity grants over the 29 years of the Bermuda End-to-End.
  • We’re aiming to distribute $250,000+ more this year!
  • 3,000+ individuals are expected to participate – around 1/3 of you will be on cycles and 1,700 on foot.

“Whatever the weather, we are looking forward to a record turnout on Saturday, from St. George’s to Dockyard!”

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  1. Keep Bermuda Beautiful says:

    The organizers and others behind the scenes are working to make this a “Leave No Trace” event. There will be trash bins along the route for participants to use. Have fun and let’s keep Bermuda beautiful!