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Bermuda Half Marathon Derby to have reduced field

The Bermuda Half Marathon Derby will accept no more than 550 runners this year, organisers have confirmed.

The event, which is normally host to at least twice that number but which was cancelled in 2020 as a result of the global pandemic, is scheduled for May 28 — and has been afforded “Limited Edition” status.

The field will be limited to 450 individual runners plus 100 to comprise a maximum 25 relay teams.

The race will start at 8.30am coming out of St George’s, and runners will be sent off in waves. The relay will start at approximately 8.50am.

Depending on the status regarding Covid-19 on the day of the event, certain requirements and co-operation from participants may be mandated, including the wearing of masks at the start.

Participants must not have travelled off island at any time between May 14 and race day. Anyone who is still required to wear the government-issued yellow bracelet on race day will not be eligible to run.

“The health and safety of the Derby participants and the community who come out to support the event is a priority for us, and we appreciate your co-operation and understanding with the changes to this year's event,” the organisers said on social-media site Instagram.

Registration will open on April 1.

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Published February 02, 2021 at 8:00 am (Updated February 01, 2021 at 11:45 pm)

Bermuda Half Marathon Derby to have reduced field

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