News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – The Lindo’s to Lindo’s Road Race, the annual diabetes fundraiser, marks its 25th anniversary with its event on Sunday, March 3rd.

The competitive 10k run, 4-mile competitive walk and 4-mile fun run/walk will see participants start their route at Lindo’s Family Foods in Warwick at 8:30am before making their way to Lindo’s Market Devonshire in support of the Bermuda Diabetes Association (BDA).

Diabetes is a huge problem in Bermuda, with the BDA estimating that its incidence rate stands at 15 percent of the population. Yet many more are at risk of prediabetes – BDA has suggested that as many as eight out of ten adults may be unaware of their condition and be at risk of developing type two diabetes within five years.

Funds raised by the event will go towards the Bermuda Diabetes Association’s work in educating the community about the disease, treatment and prevention as well as to its Client Assistance Programme (CAP). The CAP helps to fund diabetes education and medications for those who might not otherwise be able to afford it. It also supports medical nutritional therapy to help manage Type Two Diabetes.

The first 800 participants to collect their number on Saturday, March 2nd will receive a goodie bag and an event tee shirt kindly sponsored by Argus. Number pick-up will take place between 9:30am and 12:00pm at the Bermuda Diabetes Centre, 22 Princess Street in Hamilton.

Prizes will also be given for the overall fastest three men and women in the competitive run along with the fastest two from each of the following age-groups:

·      Junior (12 – 20)

·      Open (20 – 29)

·      Masters (40 – 49)

·      Senior Master (50 – 59)

·      Veteran (60 – 69)

·      Experienced Veteran (70+)

The fastest two competitive walkers (male and female) will also receive prizes along with the Top School Competitor (school with the greatest number of participants – whether walking or running).

All participants who have completed the registration process will automatically be included in a drawing for the chance to win exciting prizes.

Zach Moniz, Lindo’s Family Foods Manager, said: ‘We are incredibly proud to be hosting the 25th Lindo’s to Lindo’s event to support the Bermuda Diabetes Association in its vital mission to safeguard Bermudians’ health. This is a wonderful, family friendly event and we are touched that so many people have made it an annual event. We hope to see lots of new faces and familiar ones along the route – and we look forward to another 25 more years of Lindo’s to Lindo’s!’

Lori Rockhead, Executive Director of the Bermuda Diabetes Association, said: ‘The Bermuda Diabetes Association is thrilled to partner with Lindo’s in commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the race. We eagerly anticipate an outpouring of community participation based on this year’s special milestone! The Association views the walk/run as a golden opportunity to champion health and wellness within our community. The BDA deeply appreciates Lindo’s enduring support over the years, and we encourage everyone to join us to celebrate on March 3rd.’

The Lindo’s to Lindo’s represents the partnership between Lindo’s and the BDA and the road event is organised by the Mid Atlantic Athletic Club, sanctioned by Bermuda National Athletics Association. The event is further supported by The Argus Group, BGA, Bermuda Import & Export Co, Butterfield & Vallis, Europa Imports and Royall Imports. Parking is kindly provided by Warwick Academy at the start.

Find out more about the event or to register, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/BM/Warwick/LindostoLindos. The cost of entering one of the competitive events is $35 and non-competitive entries are  priced at $30. Those who donate or raise more than $100 in sponsorship money for BDA will have their entry fees refunded. The deadline for registration is Saturday, March 2nd.

Lindo’s started more than 70 years ago, as a small butcher shop in Devonshire and has expanded into the Lindo’s Group of Companies. Lindo’s is known for its characteristic family atmosphere, superior customer service, cleanliness, and the ability to provide customers with a wide variety of products. For more information, visit www.lindos.bm