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Bermuda Skyport is the new sponsor of the former Telford Electric Magic Mile, now called Skyport Magic Mile.
The event, in its 24th year, will be held on February 23 at the National Sports Centre. It is organized by the Bermuda Pacers Track Club and sanctioned by the Bermuda National Athletics Association. The event features up to 1,000 young people aged four to 15 years old participating each year in their respective age groups.
The purpose of the Skyport Magic Mile is to promote, ignite and capture the interest of running in our children, and to allow the schools to showcase their athletes while enabling the Bermuda Pacers Track Club to identify and work with those promising youngsters who want to compete further in track and field.
Aaron Adderley, President, Bermuda Skyport, says: “We are pleased to be the new sponsors of this incredible event that has excited Bermuda’s young athletes for more than two decades. Skyport focuses on investing in Bermuda’s youth through education, sports and the arts. The Skyport Magic Mile is a great vehicle to reach our young people and we are proud to sponsor the race.”
Cal Simons, Head Coach, Bermuda Pacers Track Club, says: “On behalf of the Bermuda Pacers Track Club, I would like to thank Telford Electric for their 23 years of support for this wonderful event. I would also like to thank Skyport for their willingness to take it on and become our lead sponsor. This is an event that Bermuda’s youth look forward to every year and we are thrilled to continue it for the 24th year.”
Registration for the Skyport Magic Mile is now open. Entry forms are available at Sportseller in Washington Mall or on www.racedayworld.com. The entry fee is $10 and must be paid by February 16th. Cheques are payable to Bermuda Pacers Track Club.
Late entries are $15 from February 18 to 19 and no entries will be accepted on race day. Race numbers are to be collected between 8:30am and 11am at National Sports Track.
The Bermuda Pacers Track Club is a non-profit youth track and field organization with a mission to help build character, mental strength, self-esteem and good sportsmanship. Its focus is to uplift and showcase Bermuda’s talented youth athletes at both the local and international standards, while stressing the importance of academics. The Club was founded in 1981, by a group of parents who were interested in promoting the development of track and field on the island. 0 List Table