2024 Clevonte Lodge Bean Sprint Classic Announced

This weekend the Bermuda Pacers Track Club will host the Clevonte Lodge Bean Sprint Classic. This track meet is dedicated to Clevonte Lodge Bean, a former Bermuda Pacers Track Club and Bermuda National Athletic Association athlete, who sadly lost his life in an accident in November 2020.

Lodge Bean represented Bermuda at the Carifta Games, the USATA Junior Nationals Championships, and the Junior Olympic.

He was a member of the Bermuda Pacers Track Club for 10 years and he represented the club at many Russell E. Blunt Eastcoast Invitational track meet in the United States. During that time, he won many age group awards at the event.

This event is for athletes between the ages of 3 to 19 years. The event will be held at the Flora Duffy South Field Stadium at the National Sports Center on Saturday, April 22nd, 2023, starting at noon.

Entry deadline is Friday, April 12th, 2024, and the registration fee is $10. Parents can pick up their race numbers starting at 10:00 am on the top level of the stadium. Athletes must register via online registration - www.trackiereg.com/20240422. There is no entry on race day.

Lodge Bean, who was predominantly a 200 and 400-meter runner, the club feels that he was destined for greatness. During the meet, the club will hold a special 400-meter race to honor Lodge Bean. After this event, a special presentation will be made to the fastest female and male runners in the Under 17 and Under 20 age groups.

Last year's winners were LaShee Jones and Seer Carey both were 2024 Carifta games athletes.

The athletes competing in this weekend's event will run in the following events.3-year-old and 4-year-old boys and Girls can compete in the 25 and 50 meters.5-year-old and 6-year-old boys and girls can compete in the 50 and 75 meters. Athletes between the ages of 7 to 19 years can compete in the 100, 200, and 400 meters.