Some travelers like to kick back and relax on their vacations – and of course, Bermuda is the perfect place to do just that. But others might want to kick things up a notch. The annual Bermuda Marathon Weekend is just right for the active-minded traveler – three days of events, each with a truly spectacular backdrop. Out here, a jog is never just a jog …
This year’s event, which also includes festivals, awards ceremonies and more, takes place January 13-15, 2017.
KPMG Front Street Mile—January 13, 7:00pm
Bermuda Marathon Weekend kicks off in grand style with the only street races held at night in Bermuda. A big crowd gathers in Hamilton to cheer on some very fast individuals, as they zip down Front Street, Bermuda’s main drag. Did we mention the word “fast”? The event record is a 4:02 mile.
Bermuda 10K & 10K Walk—January 14, 9:00am
Also featuring a non-competitive walking division, the Bermuda 10K begins on Saturday morning at the National Sports Centre. The stretch along Bermuda’s North Shore boasts lovely ocean views to keep you going, as you loop back to the Sports Centre for the finish line and a finish festival with an awards ceremony.
Bermuda Marathon / Half Marathon—January 15, 8:00am
On Sunday, choose from either a 13.2-mile course or the full 26-mile marathon and hit Bermuda’s streets with hundreds of other fitness aficionados. Both races boast breathtaking vistas of the South and North coasts – you’ll enjoy the changing shades of the blue ocean with the bright colorful hues of pastel colored houses and buildings.
Bermuda Triangle Challenge—January 13–15
Want to earn a lifetime’s worth of bragging rights? Take the Bermuda Triangle Challenge! Run all three races over the three-day weekend – the KPMG Front Street Mile, Bermuda 10K and either the Bermuda Half Marathon or Bermuda Marathon. Bermuda Triangle Challengers who reach all three finish lines get a special medal to commemorate their achievement.
Bermuda Marathon Weekend is a great time to take advantage of Bermuda’s Pink Sale, offering travelers the chance to experience all Bermuda has to offer while receiving 50% off at one of the 13 participating resorts.