MS Amlin is announced as the Title Sponsor for Bermuda’s World Triathlon Series (WTS) for the third consecutive year. The April 18th, 2020 International Triathlon is growing and expanding its community reach with new related events and community partners to create a four-day sporting extravaganza.
For the first time, Bermuda will also host the ITU Paratriathlon World Cup on April 19th in an exciting second day of racing.
A 5K Family Fun Run & Walk on April 16th has also been added to the weekend schedule, offering more opportunities for involvement by the local community, regardless of age or fitness level.
Through schools outreach, organizers are also looking to attract the largest field yet in the free RenaissanceRe Kids Duathlon, April 17th and the WTS Bermuda Volunteer Committee is working to engage more people from the wider island community.
MS Amlin’s Reinsurance CEO, Chris Beazley said; “We’re delighted to be supporting this wonderful event for the third year. We have active staff who are involved in a variety of sports and community based activities and it is important to us as an organization to promote healthy lifestyles. We particularly appreciate that the local community becomes so involved in the four days of the MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda and we are looking forward to 2020 being the best event yet.”
Other major sponsors continuing to support the event include: Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA), Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club, BF&M, NTT, and the City of Hamilton, with PwC continuing as Volunteer Sponsor.
A new event partner in 2020 is Carey Olsen Bermuda, which joins as an Official Partner. The law firm’s Managing Partner Michael Hanson sees the sponsorship as a healthy engagement for its staff. “As a relatively young business with many synergies with the ITU’s recent success in Bermuda, Carey Olsen is delighted to be able to play a part in this story,” he said. “It is incredibly exciting for all of our staff, and as a firm, we value the opportunity for our team to focus on their physical and mental health through this platform.”
The BTA’s Director of Sports Business Development Hazel Clark welcomes the event’s growth and what it gives back to the community. “The value of hosting this ITU international sporting event in Bermuda is more than the economic boost in hotel, restaurant and tourism spending—it’s also about the legacy of skills developed within the local organizing committee and the hundreds of Bermuda volunteers who contribute. The event provides an important and meaningful way for corporate supporters to help develop those skills in our community as sponsors of the event.”
PwC Bermuda Territory Leader Arthur Wightman is pleased to see volunteer development over the life of the World Triathlon Series and encourages Bermuda residents to get involved. “Volunteers of World Triathlon Bermuda can benefit from the development opportunities that the event offers to build transferrable skills that will help Bermuda to deliver future large-scale international events,” he said. “This legacy planning is an important aspect of an event such as this.”