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Old favourite continues long history

Four-times champion: Jay Donawa winning the BNAA/Hannover Re half-marathon last year. The 44th running of the event is this Sunday (Photograph by Bermuda Timing Systems)

Marking its 44th year, the second-oldest continuously held road race in Bermuda returns on Sunday.

First held in March 1972, the race is today known as the BNAA/Hannover Re half-marathon and 10K. The only road race in Bermuda with a longer history is the Appleby Bermuda Half-Marathon Derby, which dates back to 1909.

This year a 3K and 5K walk is also on offer, after the organisers partnered with the Friends of Hospice.

Jay Donawa was the winner of last year’s half-marathon in 1hr 16min 22sec.

Sunday’s races, which have been held on a variety of routes during the past four decades, will start and finish outside the Botanical Gardens’ south gate.

Competitors will do a two-mile loop towards Hamilton, turning around near BUEI on East Broadway, before running back past the Botanical Gardens and east along South Road.

Half-marathon athletes will go as far as a turnaround point on Paynter’s Road before retracing their steps to the finish. The 10K race will have a turnaround point near the top of McGall’s Hill on South Road.

Both road races will start at 8am. Entries can be made online until 12pm on Saturday at racedayworld.com.