Organisers of the upcoming Bermuda Triple Challenge on March 16, are hoping to raise more than $80,000 for six local charities this year.
Earlier this week, The Argus Group announced its sponsorship of the opening event for the third year.
The Argus Urban Foot Race will take place on the opening night of the annual three-day fitness event.
A spokesperson said: “Runners will race around a route in St George’s that leads them through a course featuring 27 obstacles over three kilometres.
“The obstacles will test runners’ endurance and strength and will be inspired by CrossFit.
“The Argus Urban Foot Race is the first of three event that make up the Bermuda Triple Challenge, a physical fitness competition that aims to showcase Bermuda’s beauty, history and culture,” she added.
The 2017 Bermuda Triple Challenge drew more than 1,100 competitors and organisers are hoping to top that this year, “with international fitness aficionados being targeted”.
The races will take place in St George’s, South Shore and the Royal Naval Dockyard from March 16-18. The six local charities to benefit this year are:
- The Reading Clinic
- The Duke of Edinburgh International Award
- The Bermuda Foundation for Insurance Studies
- WindReach &
- The Learning Disabilities Association of Bermuda
The spokesperson added: “A portion of the race registration fees will be donated to the charities and the Bermuda Triple Challenge will make a charitable donation for each of the sponsor teams that enter.
“Participants are also encouraged to raise funds in support of their team, and 100 percent of those funds raised are donated to the charities.”
Alison Hill, Chief Executive Officer of the Argus Group, said the company was “delighted” to sponsor the kick-off event once again this year for the 2017 Bermuda Triple Challenge.
“We encourage participants who are Argus health members to track their fitness on our new wellness platform, Virgin Pulse, as they prepare for the big event,” said Ms Hill.
Jason Correia, Co-Director of the Bermuda Triple Challenge, said: “We are grateful to Argus for sponsoring the Argus Urban Foot Race again.
“With the support of our sponsors, we are aiming to raise $80,000 for six charities this year.”
Following the race on Friday, runners and spectators are invited to join in a community block party featuring music from Emcee Nadanja, to celebrate the fitness challenge weekend.
The Bermuda Triple Challenge is open to individuals and teams of up to five people aged 13-years of age and older.
Participants can sign up for one, two or all three events. Registration for the races closes on March 14.
For more information and to register, visit www.BDAtriplechallenge.com.