Bermuda Triangle Challenge offers relay option for first time
The Chubb Bermuda Triangle Challenge will feature a half marathon relay for the first time next month.
Teams of two to four people will have the option of running the same course as the PwC half marathon on Sunday, Juanuary 15, with participants exchanging a baton, which carries a timing chip, at designated handover zones
.It is hoped that some of the island’s young athletes will combine talents to form a team with the relay having a minimum age requirement of only 12 in order to compete.
Mark Harris, member of the Chubb BTC Organizing Committee said: “The addition of a half marathon relay to the 2023 Chubb BTC allows even more people to take part in the weekend’s events. We’re particularly excited that runners as young as 12 years of age can register for the relay, and we hope to see many of Bermuda’s youth road racing champions out on the course.”
Between the start at the Hamilton Princess and the finish at Barr’s Bay Park, there will be three handovers, with the first leg of the relay covering three miles from the starting gun to South Road. The second leg will then cover 2.75 miles to John Smith’s Bay with athletes on the third leg required to cover 3.25 miles to North Shore Road. Those on the final leg may have a shot of glory but they will also draw the short straw in terms of distance with 4.1 miles to run.
The running begins on Friday, January 13, with the Butterfield Mile. It continues on Saturday with the BF&M 10k Run/Walk and concludes with the PwC Bermuda Marathon and PwC Bermuda Half Marathon on Sunday. Runners have the option of running the Full Triangle Challenge or the Half Triangle Challenge, which would be the completion of three races in three days with the option of the full or half marathon.
Guest of honour at the event will be Meb Keflezighi, a four-time Olympian and a past winner of the New York and Boston marathons. He will also participate in the Runner’s Expo at the Hamilton Princess on January 13 and be a keynote speaker at the Pre-Race Pasta Dinner on Saturday, January 14.
Registration is open now at the Bermuda Triangle Challenge website