RUN FOR THE ARTS 2024
SUNDAY, APRIL 21

Are you ready to get active and brighten your community?

WHY PARTICIPATE?

The BNG Run for the Arts 5K sponsored by Chubb features a competitive run, along with a fun run/walk. The event is open to all — those who consider themselves serious athletes, as well as those who don’t!  

This is not just a race but a community endeavour: a chance to support the vibrant atmosphere in North-East Hamilton, and to help raise funds for the arts! Your race will help: 

1

To finance a vibrant public art programme, with the installation of additional large-scale murals in the North-East Hamilton area to highlight and promote the area’s communities.

2

To fund a paid placement on the BNG Internship Programme for a student from the area, providing professional development in all aspects of museum operations, and opening the door to a career in the arts.

3

To support Bermuda National Gallery’s 2024 education department and programming initiatives, offering enriching educational experiences in the arts for learners of all ages.

RACE ROUTE

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RACE DETAILS

Entry Fees

  • $15 Youth (under 20) Walker/Runner
  • $35 Competitive Run
  • $30 Competitive Walk
  • $25 Non-Competitive Run/Walk
Race registration includes a Run for the Arts 5K t-shirt

Pre-Race Number Pickup

Race numbers & Run for the Arts 5K shirts can be collected from Bermuda National Gallery on the 2nd floor of the City Hall & Arts Centre on Saturday, April 20 from 10AM – 1PM.

Race Route

Starting from the Parsons Road Community Playground, take in the sights and sounds of North-East Hamilton, Happy Valley, and Palmetto Road, and finish in front of the playground.

This event is sanctioned by the Bermuda National Athletics Association. Timing is supplied by Bermuda Timing Systems.

Start Times: Sunday, April 21

  • Start time for all events: 8:30 AM 

Categories/Prizes

  • 1st Place Overall male and female
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place in each age group as follows:
    • Youth Run – under 20
    • Open Male and Female Run – 20-39
    • Masters Male and Female Run – 40-49
    • Senior Masters Male and Female Run – 50-59
    • Veterans Male and Female Run – 60-69
    •  Experienced Veterans Male and Female Run – 70+
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place for competitive walkers (no gender distinction)
  • Non-Competitive Run/Walk (no prizes and no age limitation, however children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult)

Draw Prizes

All participants in the Run for the Arts 5k will be entered to win draw prizes!

YOUR RACE SUPPORTS:

PUBLIC ART PROGRAMME — MURALS

The BNG Run for the Arts 5K brings race participants through several neighborhoods that have identified spaces for murals. These murals will be created by local artists who will receive payment for their design as well as funding to support the execution of their concept. 

The murals will be selected by a committee including race organizer and artist Nhuri Bashir, representatives of Bermuda National Gallery, and selected community stakeholders. 

2023 Run for the Arts Intern Jasmeen Codrington-Edmead

INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

The BNG Internship Programme provides paid opportunities for Bermudians aged 18 to 25 within the arts and culture sector. Aimed at young people interested in professional development, the 10-week placement provides on-the-job training in all aspects of museum operations. 

The selected candidate will support the small team of staff with projects that cover all aspects of running a dynamic arts and culture institution. The programme structure is tailored to each participant’s experience,  interest and availability, with the aim of developing their resume to best assist with their future goals. 

This will include, but is not limited to, assisting with: office administration, exhibition research and design, marketing, event planning, installation of artwork and management of the gallery space, exhibition tours and public speaking, and education programmes.

THE TEAM

NHURI BASHIR

Nhuri Bashir is one of Bermuda’s leading contemporary commercial photographers and the co-founder of innovative design agency Burnt House Productions.

A self-taught photographer, 10 years ago Nhuri swapped a corporate career for one in the arts and is passionate about creating opportunities through art for residents in the neighborhood in which he grew up.

BERMUDA NATIONAL GALLERY

Situated in the City Hall & Arts Centre, the Bermuda National Gallery is a contemporary art museum that delivers world-class art and culture experiences in the heart of Hamilton.

BNG houses Bermuda’s national art collection and presents innovative exhibitions and programming for all ages.

DONNA RAYNOR

Donna Raynor is a member of the World Athletics Development Commission, Bermuda Olympic Association and chairperson of the NACAC Gender Leadership working group.

The team manager for two Olympic teams and Chef de Mission for numerous international championships, she is an experienced project manager within both the sporting industry and corporate world.

DOMICO WATSON

Domico Watson is a multi-disciplinary Bermudian artist and designer working across animation, print, film and digital design. He is also a passionate distance runner, competing both locally and internationally.

Domico has created work for TV shows and films such as Marvel’s Dr. Strange, along with commercials and campaigns for Walt Disney World, Lionsgate and UPS, among other clients.