FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kathrine Switzer to Take on All Comers at
Inaugural Bermuda Triangle Challenge
Bermuda International Race Weekend Set For January 18-20, 2008
BOSTON (December 10, 2007) – Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to
officially run in the Boston Marathon, will take on all comers at the first
Bermuda Triangle Challenge during the Bermuda International Race Weekend,
announced Marathon Tours and Travel.
The official travel agency for the race weekend, Boston-based Marathon
Tours and Travel is the creator of the Bermuda Triangle Challenge which is
set for January 18-20, 2008, during the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.
The inaugural Bermuda Triangle Challenge consists of the KPMG Open Mile,
the Bermuda International 10K Run/Walk and either the Bermuda International
Marathon or Half Marathon. Participants entered in the Challenge must
finish three events to qualify for the commemorative Bermuda Triangle
Challenge medal and tee-shirt.
All runners entered in the Challenge are invited to run with Switzer, who
changed history in 1967 when she finished the all-male Boston Marathon
despite being grabbed and nearly thrown out by a race official. A veteran
marathoner with a 2:51:37 best and a New York City Marathon title to her
credit, Switzer, 60, has been training for the Challenge but has admittedly
not raced at an elite level in over 30 years.
"I must be out of my mind," said Switzer. "I will need mysterious forces
just to get through the weekend," she said jokingly, referring to the
legendary Bermuda Triangle, a region of the Atlantic Ocean where ships and
planes have reportedly vanished due to unexplained phenomena.
"Kathrine has not lost her sense of what is important in life," said Thom
Gilligan, president of Marathon Tours and Travel and longtime friend of
Switzer. "She still is up to a challenge but, at the same time, she
realizes that this is Bermuda and runners should take in the sights, run
A lively and entertaining personality and television commentator, Switzer
will be the featured speaker at the pre-race pasta dinner on Saturday
evening at The Fairmont Hamilton Princess, the official host hotel for
Bermuda's International Race Weekend.
Boasting one of the most picturesque courses on the planet, the Bermuda
International Marathon features spectacular views of Harrington Sound's
blue waters, elegant pastel-colored homes and the island's lush green
flora. The two-loop course marathon course and one-loop half marathon
course start and finish in Hamilton.
For more information on the Bermuda Triangle Challenge and Bermuda
International Race Weekend travel packages, visit
www.marathontours.com/bermuda or call Marathon Tours and Travel at
(617) 242-7845 9:00 am to 5:00 PM EST. For more information on
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and the Run Away to Bermuda packages, visit