Bermuda Triangle Challenge
Can you survive the Chubb Bermuda Triangle Challenge (BTC)? Escape the winter and enjoy the Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend in this former British colony just a short two (2) hour flight from East Coast cities and only two and a half (2.5) hours from Toronto, Canada. Earn the coveted BTC medal and amazing swag (including the BTC Jacket!) by running the Butterfield Mile on Friday evening, the BF&M 10K run/walk on Saturday morning and either the PwC Marathon or Half-Marathon on Sunday. Earn big-time bragging rights for either the Full Challenge or the Half Challenge! The option to enter just one of the races is available as well.
Marathon Tours & Travel is the exclusive tour operator offering the Chubb Bermuda Triangle Challenge VIP Package, which includes features that will make your race weekend extra special. Enjoy accommodations at the deluxe Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, the official race headquarters, at a special rate that includes breakfast. A welcome reception on Thursday kicks off the weekend that will be enjoyed with the camaraderie of your fellow competitors. Your weekend experience will conclude with the best Finisher Festival at Barr’s Park that includes live entertainment; and free food and drink, featuring Goslings cocktails and Bermuda Craft brewery beer!
Thom Gilligan, Chairman & Founder of Marathon Tours & Travel, conceived of the idea of this three-day event in 2008. Since then runners have flocked to this island paradise to enjoy the warm Bermudian hospitality and mild temperatures that are perfect for running.
Travel Package Information
Thursday, January 16
Guests will be met upon arrival and transferred to the Hamilton Princess Resort & Beach Club in Hamilton. This evening join us for a welcome reception to enjoy a local beverage while meeting your fellow competitors.
Friday, January 17
We will start the day with an optional shakeout run, which will include quick photo stops and an introduction to where weekend race events will happen. The rest of the day is free to explore this semi-tropical island famous for its pastel hued buildings, friendly locals and great shopping. The Bermuda Triangle Challenge (BTC) Expo and bib pickup is in the Princess Ballroom at your hotel. The Bank of Butterfield Front Street Mile starts at 7:00 PM and is just a short one (1) kilometer walk from the hotel. The entire island lines Front Street to cheer on both locals and international visitors. Following the race enjoy one of the several local restaurants on Front Street. (Breakfast included)
Saturday, January 18
This morning is the BF&M 10K. Our group will meet in the hotel lobby for our short ride by shuttle to the National Stadium, where the race and awards ceremony takes place. Upon arriving back at the hotel, the rest of the afternoon to relax poolside or perhaps rent a scooter to tour the island. There is a maximum speed limit of 20 mph so no need to worry about speeders! Your package includes reservations at the pre-race pasta dinner with guest speaker Deena Kastor. (Breakfast and dinner included)
Sunday, January 19
Those participating in the PwC Marathon will be shuttled by ferry from the hotel to the start which is at the Dockyard located on the far end of the island. Runners participating in the PwC Half-Marathon are a short walk to the start on Front Street. Both events finish in the center of Hamilton at Barr’s Park, which is about .25 miles from the hotel. The post-race festival will keep you hydrated and entertained after your race as you celebrate your earned one, two, three or four medals! (Breakfast included)
Packages & Rates
Bermuda Triangle Challenge| Four-Night VIP Package: January 16 – 20, 2025
- Four night’s hotel accommodations at the Hamilton Princess Resort & Beach Club, official race headquarters
- Daily breakfast
- All hotel taxes
- Hotel resort fee and gratuities
- Roundtrip airport transfers
- Welcome Reception
- Pre-race dinner with guest speaker (to be announced)
- Services of Marathon Tours & Travel Staff
- Exclusive code for runners to purchase ‘Guaranteed Race Entry at a 10% Discount”
- Race entry fee
- International roundtrip airfare to Bermuda
- Travel insurance (highly recommended)
- Meals unless noted on itinerary
- Gratuities and tips
- Transportation to the Saturday BF &M 10K Run & Walk (shuttle bus recommended – $10 each way)
- Extra night rates include hotel, full breakfast, taxes, gratuities and mandatory resort fee.
- Triple occupancy rate available upon request.
Rates (all prices are per person and in US dollars) – 2024 Pricing Shown; 2025 Pricing Coming Soon!
Hamilton Princess BTC VIP Package Double Occupancy Single Occupancy Fairmont Room $1370 per person $2140 Additional Hotel Night $270 per person $455 Deluxe Garden View $1425 per person $2200 Additional Hotel Night $280 per person $470 Fairmont Luxury Room - ONE BED ONLY $1425 per person $2420 Additional Hotel Night $285 per person $480 Signature Room $1675 per person $2750 Additional Hotel Night $345 per person $600
Hamilton, BermudaHamilton Princess Resort & Beach Club
Our package includes accommodations at the Race Headquarters perfectly located a walk from the start of the mile and half-marathon. The 10K is a short taxi ride or warm-up run. A ferry ride is provided from the hotel to the marathon start. Race check-in and all race related activities are centered at this deluxe property.
Overlooking the stunning blue waters of the Hamilton Harbour sits the Grand Dame of luxury Bermuda resorts, Hamilton Princess & Beach Club. With Panoramic views of the water, sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful yachts passing by at this Bermuda hotel.
Here at ‘The Pink Palace’, where history meets modern sensibility, experience Bermuda’s only luxury urban resort. Our Bermuda hotel is an urban oasis featuring beautifully appointed guest rooms; a stunning infinity edge resort pool with uninterrupted views of Hamilton Harbour.
Hamilton Princess & Beach Club offers a range of luxurious guest rooms and suites. Choose from harbour, garden, pool, or city views. The recently renovated Poinciana Wing offers beautifully appointed, modern One-Bedroom Suites and Deluxe Rooms.
Fairmont Rooms – These comfortable, luxurious rooms are located in the historic main building and overlook the city of Hamilton. Each room boasts elegant wooden furniture, beautiful marble bathrooms, Keurig coffee makers, and business amenities including high speed internet access.
Fairmont Luxury Room – Found in the recently redeveloped Poinciana Wing, these contemporary rooms reflect the modern art sensibility of the hotel’s incredible art collection. What’s more, each room features a luxurious rainfall shower – perfect for washing away the sand and sun – and a cozy terrace for two to end the day in comfort. One bed only.
Signature Rooms – Newly renovated Signature Harbour View Rooms are located in the historic main building. Beautiful rooms are elegantly appointed with comfortable furnishings and a marble bathroom. Each room features a large balcony complete with a sitting area and lounge chair to enjoy the dramatic view of Hamilton Harbour.
Deluxe Garden View – These exceptional guest rooms are located in the Bermudiana wing, steps away from the gorgeous resort swimming pool. Beautifully designed and elegantly furnished, each room boasts a private balcony where you can enjoy a wonderful garden or harbor view.
- Bank of Butterfield Front Street Mile – Friday, January 17 at 7:00 PM
- BF&M 10K – Saturday, January 18 at 9:00 AM
- PwC Half-Marathon – Sunday, January 19 at 9:00 AM
- PwC Marathon – Sunday, January 19 at 7:30 AM
Chubb Bermuda Triangle Challenge (BTC): Test yourself with a unique combination of events by running the Bank of Butterfield Front Street Mile, the BF&M 10K and either the PwC Half-Marathon or PwC Marathon. Receive an individual medal for each event and the coveted BTC medal for completing either the full challenge or half-challenge.
The Bank of Butterfield Front Street Mile will see Bermuda Triangle Challenge participants share the stage as they run over the same course as the following 10 heats of invited runners. Invited runners will have competed for an invitation to race on Front Street or will have raced internationally. Bermuda Triangle Challenge participants will run in waves.
The BF&M Bermuda 10K RUN/WALK starts outside the National Sports Stadium and follows Middle Road in the center of the island until it loops onto North Shore Road for the return journey to finish inside the stadium. The course is constantly rolling hills with a long uphill at mile 5.
The PwC Bermuda Half-Marathon enjoys many breathtaking views of Bermuda’s South and North coasts. The rolling course is camouflaged by the changing shades of blue ocean, bright hues of pastel colored houses, lush greenery and fascinating architecture, it’s easy to see why they call Bermuda paradise.
The PwC Bermuda Marathon will start at the historic Royal Naval Dockyard. Runners will have the opportunity to run along the scenic, quiet Bermuda Railway Trail for approximately 4.3 miles through Somerset and into Southampton, leaving the trail briefly to run over the iconic Somerset Bridge, the world’s smallest drawbridge. The course will pass by some of Bermuda’s most famous beaches, including Horseshoe Bay, Jobson’s Cove, and Warwick Long Bay. Runners will join the PwC Bermuda Half-Marathon course just after mile 14 and follow the remaining 12 miles of the PwC Bermuda Half-Marathon course to the finish line on Front Street in Hamilton.
Temperature: Average temperatures range between 52F and 75F.
2025 Entry Fee: MTT clients will enjoy a 10% discount on entry fees! Once registered, you will receive a special code.
- BF&M Bermuda 10K participants must be 12 years or older on Saturday, January 18, 2025
- There is no age restriction for the BF&M Bermuda 10K Walk
- PwC Bermuda Marathon & Half Marathon participants must be 16 years old on Sunday, January 19, 2025
- Bermuda Triangle Challenge participants must be 16 years old on Friday, January 17, 2025 (first day of the event)
Time Limit: Marathon course support will discontinue at a 13 minute per mile pace. Marathoners not reaching 13 miles in 3.5 hours will be directed to the Bermuda Half-Marathon finish line.
Number Pickup: The Chubb Bermuda Triangle Challenge Race Expo and Number Pickup is Friday, January 17 from 10 AM – 6 PM in the Princess Meeting Room at the Hamilton Princess Hotel. More details here.
Registration & Booking
Rates: Pricing is listed per person. Airfares are constantly changing and we can quote you by phone the best available rates and most convenient flights for these packages.
Reservations and Payments: A completed tour application together with an initial deposit of $300 per person must be received before confirming your reservations. Final payment is due on or before November 1, 2024.
Cancellations: All payments, including your deposit, are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Non-transferrable includes applying your balance to another person, another year or another trip. Should you cancel for any reason, you will forfeit your trip investment. Therefore, travel insurance for every trip is highly recommended. All cancellations must be received in writing.
Not included in price: All items not specifically listed under package features. Entry fee is additional. Runners must enter online through the Bermuda Triangle Challenge website.
Insurance: For your protection, trip cancellation, baggage, health and accident insurance is highly recommended for all participants. However, no representation or description of the insurance made by our staff constitutes a binding assurance or promise about the insurance.
Security Policy: Marathon Tours & Travel’s security policy requires that anyone staying in our room block must be registered as part of our package. If a registered client attempts to house a non-registered guest and /or invite them to attend any of our scheduled activities, the registered guest’s tour package will be forfeited and parties may be denied access to future tours. Please note that no exceptions will be made as this policy will be strictly enforced.
Responsibility: These tours are operated by Marathon Tours, Inc. of Chelsea, MA who acts only as an agent for the passenger to the companies offering such services and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity caused by any reason whatsoever by any party offering such services. All terms and conditions offered are governed by the laws of Massachusetts. The right is reserved to cancel the tour prior to departure with a refund, less applicable credit card and processing fees, made as full settlement to the passenger. The right is reserved by Marathon Tours, Inc. to deny acceptance of a booking application by any person. Marathon Tours, Inc. may make any changes or alterations in the itinerary as it deems necessary for the proper handling of the tour. The sole responsibility of any airline used is limited to that set out in the passenger contract evidenced by the ticket. The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time that the passengers are not on board their aircraft.
"The Bermuda experience offered challenging races..." - 2023
The Bermuda experience offered challenging races in a lovely setting with a great group of runners from all over the US, England and Canada."MT&T took care of everything..." - 2023
MT&T took care of everything in first-class fashion!"Enjoyable race options..." - 2023
Enjoyable race options no matter what your experience level in a beautiful, warm and friendly destination."Amazing location with challenging and scenic races..." - 2023
Amazing location with challenging and scenic races and with such welcoming and friendly people!"Karen and Hannah were fantastic..." - 2023
Karen and Hannah were fantastic. Kept everything well organized and great communication."Everything was well organized from start to finish..." - 2023
Everything was well organized from start to finish. I did not have to worry about any details. Communication was constant, accurate and helpful."The hotel was beautiful, food amazing and a great experience..." - 2023
With my group of friends, we knew that Marathon tours would take care of us. I also love meeting all of the fellow marathon tour participants. The hotel was beautiful, food amazing and a great experience."The very first trip I took with Marathon Tours & Travel was exceptional..." - 2020
The very first trip I took with Marathon Tours & Travel was exceptional. No hiccups, no delays and a wonderful greeting at the hotel. Everything was so well organized and Scott stayed on top of all requests and was very attentive to all the people in the group. Great Job!!! Because of Scott and his awesome customer service, Bermuda by far became my favorite destination for fun and run!!"As always, MT&T was doing a great job..." - 2020
As always, MT&T was doing a great job keeping us informed, connected, and ready to go – wherever!"The atmosphere was very pleasant with all the races..." - 2020
The atmosphere was very pleasant with all the races, gently, relaxed and at the same time very well organized. Pre-race accommodations were good for shelter. The after party’s were really great. And the announcer really did a good job!"Amazing race weekend experience..." - 2020
Amazing race weekend experience even if not doing the entire challenge. Wonderful post race atmosphere for both participants and spectators/family. The island support despite the weather was outstanding, even for the 10K! Everyone I encountered in Bermuda was friendly and helpful."Hotel was great, location and service..." - 2020
Hotel was great, location and service. After race festivities were great and generous amount of food and beverages. The 10K run was cool and again really enjoyed the after party ambiance. Nice jacket was also given to us, so I am very happy with my overall experience. Marathon Tours is really a good organizer of these events and I am happy to be associated with each and everyone of you. Thom and his crew always make us feel welcomed and it is for this reason the Canadian contingency keep coming back!"Really beautiful course and a fun escape..." - 2020
Really beautiful course and a fun escape from the cold winter weather. Additionally, Bermuda was really easy to travel to/from."Everything about this trip was fantastic!" - 2020
Everything about this trip was fantastic! The accommodations were beautiful and the staff helpful. The race was well-planned with plenty of water stations, portolets and traffic safety officers in place. The routes were scenic. I’m looking forward to my next run-cation with Marathon Tours.
Meet the Reps
Business Development Officer | Senior Trip Designer
Business Development Officer | Senior Trip Designer
With more than twenty years of experience in travel logistics, conference planning, and marketing it has been a dream to blend her passion of running and travel with her career. Karen has completed 30 marathons, including Boston (2011, 2022, 2023), one ultra-marathon, and many half marathons and local races. She earned her Abbott Six Star Finisher Medal in London (April 2023).
Karen is certified as a running coach with Road Runners Club of America, a member of USATF and Marathon Maniacs, is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), earned her MS in Marketing Communications from the University of Kansas and BS in Economics/Finance from Bentley University. In addition to working on Marathon Tours & Travel marketing efforts, Karen manages our programs to Bermuda, Israel, Kenya, the Italy Coast to Coast Relay, Madagascar, Scotland, Athens and supports our U.S. packages to Big Sur and Boston. She is always looking forward to the next adventure!
Christine has been working in the health and fitness industry for more than 25 years. Christine is a Registered Massage Therapist, Multisport coach, rehabilitation and personal trainer and a Registered Clinical Counsellor. She operates her own coaching and counselling business and works part-time with the Health Authority in BC. Most recently Christine works with athletes as a Mental Performance coach helping athletes with the mental side of sport to enhance performance.
Christine has worked as a Multisport coach since 2007. She has trained athletes of all levels in long distance swimming, marathons, ultra runs, sprint, Olympic and lronman triathlons. Christine has completed 10 Ironman races, qualified for the World Championships in Kona, has run multiple ultramarathons, ultra swims, and was the first woman at Ultraman 520 in 2019. Christine also does contract working as an Adventure Concierge, driving zodiacs in Antarctica and on the east coast. Christine has been working with MTT as a trip specialist since 2012 and recently joined the MTT Team fulltime!