Junior Minister for Sports Nandi Outerbridge welcomed participants for the 42nd annual Bermuda Marathon Weekend at a reception at the Bacardi building, extending a “warm welcome to the more than 600 visiting runners and almost 700 local participants.”
Ms Outerbridge said, “Now in its fourth decade, the Bermuda Marathon Weekend has become one of the signature sporting events on the island and continues to grow from strength to strength, attracting athletes from around the world as well as here at home.
“On behalf of all Bermuda residents, I extend a warm welcome to the more than 600 visiting runners and almost 700 local participants who have registered for the various races this weekend.
Ms Outerbridge with visiting runners:
“In my younger years, when running track with Pacers track club, I looked forward to participating in the front street mile every year. As I have gotten older, I enjoy watching the races with my family. Maybe I will run it again one day, but as a bucket list item this time!
“The weather is expected to be ideal for running conditions, cool and breezy in beautiful Bermuda. I would like to wish all the participants success during their races and hope you enjoy yourselves.
“Let me also thank the Sponsors, the organisers and volunteers who help with marshalling around the course and everyone who works so hard to make The Bermuda Marathon a success year after year.
“We wouldn’t be here without their generous support and time to host this fantastic event. I encourage people to come out and support the exciting Front Street Mile and look forward to a great weekend of racing.”