Bermuda Skyport is pleased to announce the date for this year’s Skyport Magic Mile, after a two-year hiatus.
The event, in its 25th year, will be held on March 5 at the Flora Duffy Sports Centre after being cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the global covid-19 pandemic. It is organized by the Bermuda Pacers Track Club and sanctioned by the Bermuda National Athletics Association. The event has each year featured hundreds of young people aged four to 15 years old participating in their respective age groups.
Aaron Adderley, President, Bermuda Skyport, says: “We are thrilled to once again partner with Bermuda Pacers Track Club to host the Skyport Magic Mile. This is our signature community event, and it was disappointing to have to cancel it for the past two years due to the pandemic. However, we are back this year and eager to celebrate Bermuda’s young athletes.”
Skyport Magic Mile is part of Skyport’s ongoing investment in the local community. Over the past five years, the operator of the LF Wade International Airport has invested nearly $500,000 to support Bermuda’s young people through education, sports, the performing arts and overall wellbeing initiatives.
The Skyport Magic Mile is designed to promote, ignite and capture children’s interest in running, and to allow public and private 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.
Cal Simons, Head Coach, Bermuda Pacers Track Club, says: “The Bermuda Pacers Track Club is thrilled to see the return of the 2022 Skyport Magic Mile after a 2-year absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are extremely overjoyed to have Skyport as the major sponsor. We are also very excited about seeing the junior athletes back on the track. I would like to encourage all athletes to register for the best junior running event in the country.”
Skyport’s partnership with The Bermuda Pacers Track Club marks one of many community investment initiatives entered into by the airport operator, which include the Bermuda Sloop Foundation, BIOS Ocean Academy, Mirrors, Big Brothers Big Sister of Bermuda, Coalition for the Protection of Children, various schools and most recently, The Reading Clinic.
Registration for the Skyport Magic Mile is now open. Entry forms are available at Sportsseller in Washington Mall or on www.racedayworld.com. The entry fee is $15 and must be paid by March 2 for paper entries and March 4 for online entries. Cheques are payable to Bermuda Pacers Track Club.
Race numbers are to be collected between 8:30am and 11am at the National Sports Track. No testing is required for athletes; however athletes must present their latest negative test result from school.
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.