August 5, 2022
Runners can compete in the Mile Race, 10K, Half-Marathon or Marathon (or combination)!
Boston, MA (August 5, 2022)/DURABILITY SPORTSWIRE/ – Marathon Tours & Travel (MTT) has once again been awarded the exclusive tour operator for the Chubb Bermuda Triangle Challenge (BTC), which will take place over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend (January 13-15). A VIP package is available offering features that make runners’ race weekend extra special, such as accommodations at the luxury Hamilton Princess & Beach Club. After postponing the race for two years due to the global pandemic, the MTT has seen strong interest in participating in the January 2023 event.
MTT Founder and Chairman Thom Gilligan conceived the three-day BTC idea more than a decade ago. Ever since, runners have flocked to this island paradise to enjoy warm Bermudian hospitality.
“It’s ideal running weather, and the island presents the perfect opportunity for New Englanders (and others coming from cold winter temperatures) to escape to this magical place,” Gilligan said.
BTC is a three-day event, which includes the Bank of Butterfield Front Street Mile on Friday evening (January 13), the BF&M 10K on Saturday morning (January 14), and the PwC Half-Marathon and PwC Marathon on Sunday morning (January 15 January). Events will be ramping up around the race weekend, including the Welcome Event, Pasta Party and Finish Festivals with free refreshments from Gosling’s Rum.
The BTC is Bermuda’s only International Running event established in 1975 and is considered a Signature Sporting Event on the Tourism Calendar by the Bermuda Tourism Authority. More than 1,500 runners from around 20 countries are expected, with around 850 international participants.
“We hope that this event will be as fun and special for the participants as it is for us. In addition to running and enjoying the scenic race courses, we encourage visitors to take time to enjoy our unparalleled hospitality, compelling heritage, shopping, arts and fine dining. Whether a first-time visitor to our island or a veteran participant, we know they will leave Bermuda with memories and new friends,” said Hazel Clark, Director of Sports and Business Development for the Bermuda Tourism Authority. 3X US OLYMPICS (00, 04,08 )
“We are delighted to welcome runners to our island for the Chubb Bermuda Triangle Challenge and look forward to sharing our amazing race weekend. This is the second year on our re-imagined marathon race course, which takes runners on an amazing journey through some of the world’s most scenic backdrops. Our goal is to ensure our visiting runners experience the island with suggested itineraries and “must-sees”. We want our overseas runners to not only enjoy the run, but also the island and all it has to offer. This is not just another race – you will be running in PARADISE!” says Race Director Mark Harris.
About Marathon Tours and Travels (MTT)
Founded in 1979, Marathon Tours & Travel (MTT) is a long-time recognized leader and innovator in the destination travel industry for runners and their supporters. Recently, it expanded globally through a merger with Destination Sport Group (DSG). A UK-based company, DSG includes leading sports travel companies, helping thousands of customers travel to sporting events around the world, particularly in the endurance running, cycling and triathlon sectors through its Destination Sport Experiences (DSE) brand. In addition to its current headquarters in Boston, MA USA, MTT has expanded its footprint worldwide with offices operating under the business name Marathon Tours & Travel in Manchester, United Kingdom and Australia.
Its Boston, MA office – home of the world’s oldest annual marathon – remains the headquarters as the official travel agency for many of the world’s most popular running events, including the BAA Boston Marathon, TCS Money London Marathon, TCS The New York City Marathon, and many others.
More information at www.marathontours.com.