The Queen Triathlon Series, the all-women’s sprint distance triathlon series, announced the addition of the Queen of Bermuda Tri presented by spirits company Bacardi Limited on the island of Bermuda scheduled for November 9th. The Bermuda Tourism Authority serves as the host sponsor for this exciting new event.
With one of the most beautiful race courses in all of triathlon, the Queen of Bermuda Tri offers a picturesque backdrop for a sprint distance triathlon (½ mile swim, 12.4 mile bike, 3.1 mile run) and a sprint duathlon (1 mile run, 12.4 mile bike and 3.1 mile run) on the beautiful grounds of the four-star Fairmont Southampton Resort. To register, visit www.memracing.com/queen-tri-series.html.
“Just a two hour flight from most East Coast cities, there is no better way to conclude your race season this fall than on the beautiful island of Bermuda,” said Barb McKeever, series director, Queen Triathlon Series. “The Queen Triathlon Series focuses on providing women with the proper tools to successfully complete a sprint distance triathlon. Post-race royal treatments offer women who race with us a special moment to celebrate their accomplishment in a fun setting with fellow triathletes. We want to thank the Bermuda Tourism Authority, Bacardi Limited, and the Fairmont Southampton for welcoming us to Bermuda and allowing our athletes the opportunity to experience Bermudians warm hospitality and enjoy everything this magical island has to offer.”
Each race in the Queen Triathlon Series features various amenities catering to their female athletes; complimentary race day hair braiding, manicures, pedicures, and massages are just a few of the perks adding to the long weekend of racing and relaxation.
“The Bermuda Tourism Authority is proud to be a partner in the inaugural Queen of Bermuda Triathlon,” said Pat Phillip Fairn, Bermuda Tourism Authority, Chief Product and Experience Officer. “The women who will undertake this challenge will get to swim our beautiful crystal clear waters and cycle and run on our scenic roads, taking in some of the most breathtaking views in the world. After the grit and grind of the race is done, a full complement of activities abounds, from sports to spa to sightseeing and shopping, these are the makings of the perfect getaway weekend. We are excited to host this event in November and look forward to welcoming all of the competitors, their families and friends to our shores.”
The Queen of Bermuda festivities begin on Friday, November 7th, as presenting sponsor Bacardi Limited will host a cocktail reception for registered participants at its iconic headquarter building in downtown Hamilton. Saturday’s activities begin with yoga on Sands Beach, a group ride to preview the course, an afternoon pre-race swim followed by a talk with one of the world’s top professional triathletes. The race begins on Sunday morning with a swim in the waters of the protected cove of East Whale Bay at the Fairmont Southampton’s Beach Club. The bike and run courses along South Road provide one of the most scenic sprint tri courses in the sport with panoramic views of ocean. A Sunday evening awards party caps off the Queen of Bermuda experience.
“On behalf of Bacardi Limited, we are proud to be the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Queen of Bermuda Triathlon,” said Clara Fay, Director of Corporate Affairs, Bermuda, of family-owned Bacardi Limited. “Bermuda is our home and we look forward to hosting these amazing athletes at our headquarters the Friday before the race and introducing them to all that our beautiful island has to offer.”
The 2014 Queen Triathlon Series features three race weekends including the Queen of the Hill Tri (Mulica Hill, NJ) on June 28, Queen of the Crest Tri (Wildwood Crest, NJ) on August 3, and the new Queen of Bermuda Tri.
For more information or to register for the Queen of Bermuda Tri presented by Bacardi Limited, visit www.memracing.com.