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Skyport Magic Mile deadline extended until Friday

The Skyport Magic Mile takes place on March 2 at the Flora Duffy Stadium at the Bermuda National Sports Centre (Image supplied)

The deadline for children to be registered to take part in the Skyport Magic Mile has been extended until 6pm on Friday.

The Skyport Magic Mile Powered by Pacers is introducing an at the Bermuda National Sports Centre.

The event, which was founded by the Bermuda Pacers Track Clubm is open to children aged from 4 to 15 ann takes place on Saturday with organisers promising an enhanced experience at the Flora Duffy Stadium .

“The event has become a staple on the community calendar, creating a platform to introduce Bermuda’s young kids to the discipline of track and field, sais a spokesman for the Skyport Magic Mile

“Spectators can bring the whole family to the stadium for free and enjoy the enhanced spectator experience, including the returning SA Kids Village, the One Comm Family Zone, the food truck court and the vendor market presented by Orange Bay Company.

“The staple on the youth track calendar has grown the event into a festival-type initiative supported by a generous group of sponsors. There will be a food village with a wide array of delicious options from hot dogs and burgers to vegan dishes and sweet treats. Also there will be free face painting and cotton candy, giveaways and bouncy castles, with a climbing wall and obstacle course.”

About Skyport Magic Mile

Each age division race at the Skyport Magic Mile will take place inside the Flora Duffy Stadium. There will no longer be a component that takes the children through the streets or to the arboretum. Instead, junior athletes will be challenged with varying age-dependent distances around the track:

• 4- and 5-year-olds will run one lap around the track (¼ mile)

• 6- and 7-year-olds will run two laps (½ mile)

• 8- and 9-year-olds will run three laps (¾ mile)

• All other age groups will run four laps (1 mile)

* Information provided by Skyport

Organisers hope to attract more than1,000 participants and children can be registered online at www.racedayworld.com.

The first race will begin at noon and the age divisions will run approximately every 20 minutes, depending on heat participant numbers, until the start of the last race at 4pm. Award presentations will follow on the field directly after each age-division race.

Parents and children can collect race bibs at the track between 10am and 2pm prior to their age division start time at the stadium. Limited parking will be available at the stadium, with official parking at the Arboretum.

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Published February 28, 2024 at 12:53 pm (Updated February 28, 2024 at 12:53 pm)

Skyport Magic Mile deadline extended until Friday

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