WATCH ON-DEMAND ON MILESPLIT: BERMUDA XC CHALLENGE
BEGINS AIRING ON DECEMBER 3
A new meet is on the horizon in cross country this fall.
The Bermuda Tourism Authority is hosting The Bermuda XC Challenge, an event tailored to talented high school athletes from the United States and Bermuda as they seek to put down 5K times in an international locale on December 3.
Thus far, teams from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida have been invited for the inaugural event, which will also be hosted in conjunction with the Bermuda National Youth XC Championships.
The Bermuda XC Challenge will be run at the Botanical Gardens, a 35 acre park located in Padget Parish. The course has hosted the Bermuda National Cross Country Championships for the past 50 years.
Minimum entry standards for the girls championship race (5K qualifiers) are 20:45 for the A race and 22:31 or faster for the B race. In the boys race, 17:45 is the standard for the A race, while 19:10 or faster is the standard for the B race.
Each participant will receive a custom racing singlet, a Bermuda XC backpack and a custom Bermuda XC Challenge sweatshirt.
- Early registration: Aug. 14 to Sept. 19
- Regular: Sept. 20 to Oct. 9
- Late: Oct. 30