Registration Open For 2018 Triple Challenge

December 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Registration for the Bermuda Triple Challenge has opened, with a number of overseas participants having already registered.

A spokesperson said, “Friday, March 16th – Sunday, March 18th, 2018 participants will run, jump, climb and crawl their way through three unique obstacle courses over three days in support of six Bermudian youth based charities and to determine who is the fittest for charity! Now in its seventh year, over $280,000 to date has been raised on behalf of youth based Bermudian charities.

“New for 2018, a partnership has been formed with the leading obstacle course racing media company Mud Run Guide to enhance the event internationally and grow visitor participation. As a result, new activities around the race weekend has been organized such as a Welcoming Beach BBQ at the Rum Bum Beach Bar, Hidden Gem island adventure excursion & Closing Sunset Cruise.”

Co-Director Jason Correia shared, “Obstacle Course Racing is growing globally, and evolving this unique local charity event into a global tourism event is attracting more charitable dollars as well as putting heads in beds. We are hoping to get over 100 visitors in March, nearly doubling upon 2017, much to the thanks and support from our sponsors Argus, Chubb, Sun Life Financial International, and the Bermuda Tourism Authority.”

The Bermuda Triple Challenge’s unique scoring system combines finishing times and raised charitable funds to determine the Bermuda Triple Challenge’s $1,000 Grand Prize winner[s]. 100% of every dollar raised is donated to the weekend’s charitable partners Windreach, SCARS, The Reading Clinic, The Bermuda Foundation for Insurance Studies, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the Learning Disabilities Association of Bermuda.

Race Co-Director Dr. Reid Robinson shared, “The unique format allows for anyone to win the event, not just the team or individual that is first across the line. The more charitable funds raised the better positioned participants are to win the event overall.

“Also new for 2018 we have introduced an “obstacle wildcard” where each $500 increment of raised charitable funds earns up to three obstacle wildcards which can be used by participants to “skip” without penalty, any non-mandatory obstacle of their choosing over the weekend.”

The spokesperson continued, “Individuals, and teams of 2 to 5 will navigate obstacles ranging from scaling a bus, traversing the Regiment’s Assault Course and even a zip-line on their way to record a finishing time and earning challenge points.

“All obstacles are optional, and participants can opt for an alternative penalty exercise instead, namely burpees. $5,000 of cash prizes are available to both individuals and teams.

“Obstacle Course Racing is known for drawing on all five pillars of fitness, strength, flexibility, power, agility and endurance. To assist with the community’s preparation, the Bermuda Triple Challenge has united with Beyond Fitness to develop a training program centered around the pillars of fitness. The 9-week training program starts January 13th. Don’t miss out on this unique training program that is always sold out.

“The Bermuda Triple Challenge kicks off 7:00 pm Friday, March 16th with the Argus Urban Foot Race through the old town of St. George’s followed by a community block-party with DJ, and a bouncy castle for all to enjoy.

“The Royal Bermuda Regiment hosts the Sun Life International Island Challenge on Saturday morning, followed by a family-style BBQ courtesy of the Royal Bermuda Regiment and Butterfield & Vallis. Sunday’s finale will see participants in an all-out assault on The Royal Naval Dockyard and Casemate’s Prison in the Chubb Royal Challenge, followed by the Buzz / Butterfield & Vallis participant appreciation brunch.”

Registration and information can be found on bdatriplechallenge.com.

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