Family out in force for milestone race

  • Jim and Tyler Buttefield after the latter’s Marathon victory (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Jim and Tyler Buttefield after the latter’s Marathon victory (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

They were out on their pedal bikes last weekend to watch son Tyler win the marathon, but now Jim and Debbie Butterfield will put on their running shoes to compete in the Butterfield & Vallis 5K race on Sunday.

It will be a family affair with Spencer joining his brother and parents in a race to mark the company’s 100th year in business. Staff, too, have been encouraged to take part and to date over 70 have signed up to run or walk the course which starts and finishes outside the warehouse on Woodlands Road.

Paper entries close today at 5pm and online entries on Friday, also at 5 o’clock. Late registration and number pick-up is on Saturday at Butterfield & Vallis on Woodlands Road between 10m and 2pm. Entry forms are available at the Sportseller, at both Butterfield & Vallis locations and online at Online registrations are on

The Bermuda Heart Foundation will be the recipients of the race proceeds and this race will launch their Heart Month (February) events.

The races will start at 8.30am with a new 1K race for lower primary students. At 9, the primary and middle school boys and girls will run the 2.7km route and at 9.30am the senior school students and adults will run the 5K race. Walkers will start five minutes after the last group of runners. A 70+ category has been added for the first time this year.

A cheque of $500 will be awarded to the primary, middle and secondary schools with the most entries. There will also be a corporate prize for the company with the most entries.

The grand prize draw is for two round-trip tickets to New York, a two-night stay at the Helmsley Tower hotel and two tickets to a Broadway show, courtesy of New York Presbyterian Hospital, in conjunction with the Bermuda Heart Foundation. There will also be a draw for two pedal bikes from Winners Edge plus Sportseller vouchers. BF&M have kindly donated Fitbits for the majority of the category winners.

The first 1,000 participants will receive a commemorative goodie bag filled with products and a dri-fit shirt courtesy of New York Presbyterian Hospital. The first 1,000 finishers will receive a commemorative medal and all prize-winners will receive a gift certificate and a commemorative glass mug.

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Published Jan 17, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Jan 16, 2018 at 9:56 pm)

Family out in force for milestone race

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