Deadline looms for Telford Mile
The deadline is today for online registration for Saturday's 23rd Telford Electric Magic Mile races organised by Bermuda Pacers Track Club.
The popular races are open to children aged four to 14 and they can be signed up on www.racedayworld.com. No entries will be accepted on race day and the deadline for form entries has already passed.
“We're still doing online registration until Thursday, we have over 500 youngsters so far but usually have over 700,” said Cal Simons, who is the race director with Wayne Raynor. “The numbers are slightly down but the event will go on.”
Two 200 metres races will take place at 2pm for boys and girls aiming to reach the qualifying standards for the Carifta Games. Taylor Hines, who has already qualified for in the 200, and Clevonte Lodge, who has reached the standard in the boys' 400, will be competing along with Sanaa Re Morris, Keturah Bulford-Trott, Za'Kaysa Parsons, Aaliyah Fadda, Noah Powell, Deneo Brangman, Stephan Dill and Mikal Dill who are all aiming to qualify.
Racing will start at noon with the races for four-year-old girls and boys, who will do one lap of the track. Six and seven-year-olds will do two laps while the eight and older runners will run a mile as part of a course that extends to the Arboretum.
Race numbers can be collected from 8.30am to 11am in the upper level of the grandstand. Parents are asked to have their children at the track a half an hour before their scheduled races. “The club is thankful that Telford has supported the event for the last 22 years; it's been a good relationship,” Simons said.
“We just want to make sure we can pull off a well-organised event.”