Triple Challenge proceeds rise to $11,000 after St George’s event
Participants in the Bermuda Triple Challenge have raised an estimated $11,000 for local charities so far, as a result of the first two of three events.
The second part of the series, ‘The Urban Foot Race’, was held last weekend in St George’s.
A total of 88 teams completed the course, which wove its way through some of Bermuda’s oldest and “lesser visited streets”. Teams of two tackled 25 unidentified obstacles in a 5K urban steeple chase that saw participants jumping over walls, crawling through car windows and climbing over a pink-and-blue Bermuda bus.
The proceeds will be shared between three East End charities, the Sea Cadets of St George’s and the Parent Teachers Associations of St George’s Preparatory School and East End Primary School.
Organisers Jason Correia and Reid Robinson said a ‘big thank you’ to participants, donors and sponsors, in addition to the many volunteers who assisted.
Mr Correia said: “This Sunday was an awesome display of community involvement and interaction. The town crier led us off to the start, where Monroe Darrell of M CORE Fitness led everyone in a heart-pumping warm-up to prepare us for the many obstacles that lay ahead.”
Each of the charities benefiting volunteered to marshal the course and roughly 175 people completed the challenge.
Said Mr Correia: “We would like to say a big thank you to Shannon Outerbridge of the Corporation of St George’s as well as the Department of Public Transportation, Eurocar, TBA Wholesalers, Bermuda Tire, QRS, Joe Vieira Trucking, Gorham’s and C-Travel for their support, and for helping to make this event possible.”
Mr Robinson extended congratulations to the winners, ‘Bermuda Tolls’ in the male division, ‘Twinkle Toes’ in the female division and ‘NumbNutz’ in the mixed division, who were also the overall champions.
The Bermuda Triple Challenge is a new series of obstacle events that combines camaraderie with fundraising for local charities while testing the strength, stamina and determination of its participants.
The teams with the highest combined points for finishing time and donations are declared the “fittest for charity” winners.
The third and final event, ‘The Royal Challenge’, will take place this October in Dockyard.