There is plenty happening on and off the course this month. Here is a quick glance at what’s happening around the MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda:
Thursday, April 26
What: World Triathlon Harbour Nights. Where: Front Street, Hamilton. When: 7pm to 11pm
The weekend’s festivities begins with the official opening of the MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda, featuring a special triathlon-themed Harbour Nights Pasta Party that will take place in the heart of the event venue on Front Street. This will be the public’s first look at the venue and the World Triathlon Expo, with the street alive with music, visiting athletes enjoying local cuisine and each vendor offering a ‘carb’ meal option, a tradition for athletes before a big event.
Friday, April 27
What: Tokio Millennium Re Kids Race. Where: Front Street, Hamilton. When: 7pm to 9pm
Friday night will again see Front Street filled with crowds to cheer on local and visiting young athletes in the Tokio Millennium Re (TMR) Kids Race at 7pm. This will be a duathlon, open to children aged 7 to 15 to run and bike along Front Street, using part of the same race course that the world’s top triathletes will race on the following day, including the famous blue carpet finish.
Saturday, April 28
What: Race day. Where: Hamilton. When: All day.
Age Group Races, Olympic Distance and Sprint Distance. First wave, 6.45am
Elite Men – 1.06pm
Elite Women – 4.06pm
Triathlon Expo, No 5 Car Park, Front Street, 7am to 6pm
What: Digicel Feather Mile & Street Party. Where: Front Street, Hamilton, When: 9pm to 12pm
Bermuda Heroes Weekend fans and party-goers are invited to strut their stuff in a Carnival-style Street Party on Front Street after the Kids Race. It kicks off at 9pm with the Digicel Feather Mile, a joyful untimed run or walk to music, followed by a party until midnight. This free public event is a prelude to Bermuda Heroes Weekend and all Carnival bands are encouraged to participate.
Sunday, April 29
What: Hangover swim. Where: TBD. When: 9am to 12pm
Locals will have a chance to mix and mingle with visiting athletes at a public beach for a casual gathering where competitors will relax after their hard work the day before.