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Friday, March 01, 2024
Lindo’s To Lindo’s Race Traffic Advisory

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The Ministry of Public Works advised that the Lindo’s to Lindo’s 10k Run, and 4 Mile Walk will occur on Sunday, March 3rd, 2024, between 8:30 am and 10:00 am.

Race Routes:

The 10K race commences at Lindo’s Home Foods Store on Middle Road, Warwick. The participants continue east along Middle Road, then onto South Road. They make a left onto Collectors Hill and then proceed west onto Middle Road. The participants turn left onto Chaingate Hill, then proceed right to Watlington Road East. They continue to the finish line at Lindo’s, Devonshire carpark.

The 4 Mile walk initially follows the same route as the 10k race. Instead of proceeding to Collectors Hill, the participants make a left turn from South Road onto Brighton Hill Road. They then turn right onto Watlington Road East and proceed to the finish line at the Lindo’s, Devonshire carpark.

Traffic Control:

The running/walking race will commence on Sunday, March 3rd, 2024, at 8:30 am and is expected to conclude by 10.00 am. There will be Police Officers present at Paget Traffic Lights, Trimingham Roundabout and Collectors Hill Traffic Lights to aid with traffic control.

Road Closures:

There will be no road closures. All motorists are expected to use caution and avoid collisions with race participants. The race route will be under the control of Police Officers. Motorists are asked to follow the instructions given by the Police Officers to assist with traffic control for this event.

The Ministry of Public Works wishes to encourage the full cooperation of the motoring public and apologizes for any inconvenience that may result. Should there be any questions regarding this event, please direct queries to the attention of the race representatives, Sharon Craig at 704-1626 or Chris Jones at 704-5544.

In addition, the Bermuda police are hereby authorized to “Close-Off’ streets or portions of streets and authorize parking as the Commissioner of Police decides.
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Skyport Magic Mile Press Conference Live 11:30 am

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Skyport Magic Mile Organizers will host a Press Conference at the Flora Duffy South Field Stadium at the National Sports Center.

www.islandstats.com will be live to bring you quotes and comments for the event which is scheduled to take place on Saturday March 2nd.

 
 
Sunday, February 25, 2024
Bermuda Day Half Marathon Celebrates 115 Years

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Celebrating 115 years of running, the Bermuda Half Marathon Derby, Bermuda's oldest, premier road running event, aka the 24th of May Race, will take place on Friday 24 May 2024, and is expected to attract over 1000 participants.

The Derby Committee will be recognizing this momentous occasion with numerous activities. Prolific changes to the race include the finish line moving to one of the race's original locations, Court Street, with the prize presentation being held in front of Place’s Place owned by Mr. Lefroy Brownlow Place–one of the first sponsors and organizers of the race.

In recognition of those seniors who enjoy a shorter run, the Committee will host its inaugural Senior Classic 2-Mile Run for persons 65 years or older. We will also recognize and celebrate the oldest living male and female winners. Finally, after over 20 years since his last win, we will be celebrating our record-holding nine (9) time winner, Kavin Smith, who claimed ‘King of the Derby’ during the years 1993 - 1997 and 2000 - 2003.

As anticipation builds for another thrilling race, the organizing committee emphasizes the importance of persons adhering to the requirements for participation. After countless hours of discussion and consultation with runners and the community at large, the committee has decided that this race will remain a symbol of Bermuda’s heritage in that participants must be Bermudian or a Bermuda resident for at least 6 months.

A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Half Marathon Derby is and always has been for Bermudians and residents for at least 6 months. While we realize the Derby is one of the most beautiful half marathons in the world, thanks to both our spectators and participants, on the celebration of our 115th year we remain committed to preserving the Derby as Bermuda’s iconic local running event.

As such, we look forward to seeing who will be the first to claim King and Queen of the Derby’s new Court Street finish”. Dr. Gina Tucker, President of the Bermuda Half Marathon Derby committee, emphasized the significance of Derby as part of our Bermudian heritage. She stated, "In a time when so many of our traditions are being lost, we will hold fast to preserving this piece of our heritage and look forward to the entire community celebrating our local runners in what is considered the culminating race in the local road running season."

We take this opportunity to thank our volunteers and our partner sponsors: Bermuda Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), Island Health Services Limited (IHSL), the Corporation of Hamilton (CoH), Icelandic, Burrows Lightbourne Ltd. and Kerin Oral Care (KOC). We also thank our Friends of the Derby: PhysioActive, Place to Place Trucking, Beyond Fitness, Bermuda Dental Studio, Natural Mystique Hub, Audio Visual, Pulse Group, Organized Solutions Bermuda, Butterfield and Vallis, Chaba Thai Massage and Sports Source.

We extend a very special thank you to our Friends in the Uptown Market/Northeast Hamilton EZZ who graciously gave to support the Derby’s return home to Court Street: Bermuda Public Services

Union (BPSU), Bermuda Industrial Union (BIU), Young Men's Social Club (YMSC), Sensational Delights, Exartilery Men's Association, Leopards Clubs International and Fresh Creations.

A special thank you to Audio Visual, the lucky Derby participant who places 115th will receive a Smart TV.

For everything you need to know about the 115th Bermuda Half Marathon Derby, please visit our website: bermudamarathon.bm. If you would like to sponsor or support this year’s event in any way, please email: info@bermudamarthon.bm. Registration for the 2024 Derby will open April 1st, 2024 at 8am.
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Countdown to Skyport Magic Mile

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The Skyport Magic Mile is set to take place on Saturday, March 2nd at the Flora Duffy South Field Stadium at the National Sports Center.

The Pacers’ 2024 Skyport Magic Mile is a staple on Bermuda’s community sporting calendar, with thousands of children having been introduced to track and field at the event over the past 27 years.

Organizers have issued a call to parents and guardians to register their children aged 4 – 15 for the twenty-seventh renewal of the beloved community running race.

“The event was founded by the Bermuda Pacers Track Club, which continues to organize the annual children’s race, supported by title sponsor Skyport and sanctioned by the Bermuda National Athletics Association.

Spectators can bring the whole family to the stadium for free and enjoy the enhanced spectator experience.

 
 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Minors Competes in Ayo Falola Dream Mile

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Dage Minors recently competed in the Ayo Falola Dream Mile 2024.

Competing in the Mile Men’s Elite A race, Minors clocked a time of 4:07.96 finishing 10th.

Joseph Tuffin clocked a winning time of 3:59.24, Tyle Bilyard was second in 3:59.33, and Rory Leonard was third in 3:59.55.
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