Upcoming: Bermuda Marathon Race Weekend

January 12, 2019

Local and international runners will hit the streets from January 18 to 20 as the 2019 Bermuda Marathon Weekend will be taking place, beginning with the Front Street Mile on Friday, January 18th starting at 7:00 pm, followed by the Bermuda 10K & 10K Walk on Saturday, January 19th at 9:00 am, Bermuda Half Marathon and 44th Bermuda Marathon on Sunday, January 20th at 8:00 am, and Bermuda Triangle Challenge from January 18th – 20th.

A spokesperson said, “Front Street Mile on Friday, January 18th – 7:00 pm. Start/Finish: Front Street, Hamilton.

“The spotlight is on you as you start your Bermuda Marathon Weekend off during ‘Happy Hour’ and the Front Street Mile. The only street races held at night in Bermuda; the Front Street Mile is sure to set the pace for the rest of your weekend.

“The Front Street Mile will see Bermuda Triangle Challenge participants share the stage as they run over the same course as the following 10 heats of invited runners. Invited runners will have competed for an invitation to race on Front Street or will have raced internationally. Bermuda Triangle Challenge participants will run in waves.

‘No need to worry’, Bermuda Triangle Challenge participants are automatically included in the Front Street Mile as it is the first race in the Bermuda Triangle Challenge “3 races in 3 days” series and is included in your entry.

Front Street Mile Records:

  • Women – Kenia Sinclair – 4 mins and 44 secs [Jamaica]
  • Men – Leonard Mucheru – 4 mins and 02 secs [Kenya]

“Bermuda 10K & 10K Walk on Saturday, January 19th – 9:00 am. Start/Finish: National Sports Centre – Prospect, Devonshire.

Bermuda 10K Records:

  • “Grete Waitz-31 mins and 41 secs [Norway]
  • “Geoff Smith -28 mins and 14 secs[Great Britain]

“Bermuda Half Marathon on Sunday, January 20th – 8:00 am. Start/Finish: Front Street, Hamilton.

“How could we start without you? The Bermuda Half Marathon enjoys many breathtaking vistas of Bermuda’s South and North coasts. The rolling course is camouflaged by the changing shades of blue ocean, bright hues of pastel coloured houses, lush greenery and fascinating architecture, it’s easy to see why they call Bermuda paradise.

Bermuda Half Marathon Records:

  • Elfenesh Alemu – 1 hr. and 11 mins [Ethiopia]
  • Jordan Chipangama – 1 hr. and 04 mins [Zambia]

“44th Bermuda Marathon on Sunday, January 20th – 8:00 am. Start/Finish: Front Street, Hamilton.

“The 44th Bermuda Marathon will be run at the same time as the Bermuda Half Marathon with the Bermuda Marathon participants completing 2-laps of the Bermuda Half Marathon course.

Bermuda Marathon Records:

  • “Elena Makolova – 2 hrs. and 41 mins [Russia]
  • “Andy Holden – 2 hrs. and 15 mins [Great Britain]

“Bermuda Triangle Challenge on Friday – Sunday, January 18th – 20th

“Can’t get enough? Well here’s your chance to combine your passion with three days of racing into one awesome experience with the Bermuda Triangle Challenge ‘3 races in 3 days’.

“Participants in this series are automatically entered in the Front Street Mile, Bermuda 10K you’re your choice of either the Bermuda Half Marathon or Bermuda Marathon.

“In addition to BIG TIME bragging rights, participants will receive a finishers medallion for each event, and if that’s not enough, a special 4th [triangle shaped] medallion to commemorate surviving which also serves as your passport to return home.

“Tell me, ‘Will You Survive the Bermuda Triangle Challenge’?”

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