Athletes Are Ready To Kick Off The Bermuda XC Challenge

BERMUDA -- Over the last several months, Bermuda has been working to prepare for its first Bermuda XC Challenge. Most athletes from the United States landed in Bermuda for the first time on Thursday to participate in this cross country meet.

Runners from Colorado, New Jersey and a handful of states in between are excited to end their season in this beautiful country. 

The NJSIAA Group Championship runner-up Melina Johnston of Robbinsville (NJ) and the seventh-place finisher at the Colorado 4A State Championships Shalom Trowbridge of Central Grand Junction (CO) enters the meet with the fastest seed times and they both look to grab the victory on the island. Central Grand Junction, the third-best team at states, looks to have fun while competing at these championships on Saturday at the Botanical Gardens. 

Even though the athletes are here to compete, they also had a chance to jump into caves, the beach, and interact with Hazel Clark, a three-time USA Olympian who has been the backbone to making this meet possible. 

Check the content below for more info, including pre-race interviews, venue information, schedule, and more.


Links to Interviews From The Current Athletes In Bermuda

Featuring Local Athletes Ahead Of The Bermuda XC Challenge

Bermuda XC Challenge: Competition, Camaraderie And Culture

From Colorado's Western Slope To The Bermuda XC Challenge


Bermuda Botanical Gardens

* Bermuda XC Challenge Course Preview


All times are in Atlantic Standard Time

Link To Live Results, Courtesy Of The Perfect Timing Group

8:30 am - Boys and Girls 1 Mile Run - U10

8:45 am - Boys and Girls 1 Mile Run - U12 

9:00 am - Boys and Girls 2 Mile Run - U14

9:30 am - High School Girls 5K

10:00 am - High School Boys 5K

10:30 am - Men and Women 5K Run - 20+

Interviews At The Course Walk Through

* Hazel Clark on Bermuda XC Challenge

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* Shalom Trowbridge talks pre-race warmup ritual

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* Melina Johnston of Robbinsville (NJ) shares why she's excited to compete in Bermuda

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Course Walk Through Photos

Photo Credit: Shawn Conlon / MileSplit

Photo Credit: Derrick Dingle / MileSplit