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Bermuda International Race Weekend

October 31, 2008

So I’m looking at doing the Bermuda Triangle Challenge having completed the full challenge last year.  Hopefully, this year they will actually recognize the winners with the lowest times.  I was really vexed with that last year even though there were only 13 of us that completed it.  So I’m looking at signing up for the event and get to the category selection and corresponding prices:

Bermuda International Race Weekend 2009

Select a Category: click for help Price: Member Price
10K Run
Age must be at least 12 as of 1/17/2009.
$20.00 $18.00
Half Marathon
Age must be at least 16 as of 1/18/2009.
$50.00 $48.00
Marathon
Age must be at least 16 as of 1/18/2009.
$60.00 $58.00
Bermuda Triangle Challenge
Age must be at least 16 as of 1/16/2009.
$125.00 $123.00
Bermuda Triangle Half Challenge
Age must be at least 16 as of 1/16/2009.
$125.00 $123.00
10K Charity Walk $20.00 $18.00

Now I’m confused….the Bermuda Triangle Half and Full Challenge are $125!  I could qualify for the front street mile, sign up for the 10km and the marathon and still have it only cost me $80!  I’m sure a the custom Triangle Challenge t-shirt and medal don’t cost $45.  So why the huge discrepancy in price?

Last year, if I remember correctly, signing up for the Triangle Challenge was cheaper than signing up for the combined races. So is the price gouging due to the fact there are only 400 spots?? (which we didn’t even come close to filling last year!) Or because we expect the majority of those to be tourists off island so we make them pay even more on top of air fare and hotels to race.

As a side note: If Bermuda Track and Field Association hopes to get 400 people to race the challenge next year, I sure hope they have their water stops better maned then last year. Two water stops back to back were not set up last year – man was I glad I was racing with my fuel belt and had supportive parents!

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