Finish by the Sea…Fantastic!
As you plan your Winter getaway think: “Run Barbados Marathon Weekend”. Runcation paradise! Forget the crowds of mega-marathons and prepare for small island charm, warm camaraderie and a run into the sea when you cross the finish. Look out for the "snow-cone vendors" and "tuk bands", run to the sounds of "steel pan" music and enjoy the local brews and festive atmosphere "apres run"! When the running is over lose yourself in this awesome destination.
The AIMS-IAAF certified Run Barbados series features:
Signia Fun Mile
Cave Shepherd Visa Credit Card 5K
Colombian Emeralds International 10K
Ganzee 5K Walk for Charity
Fortress Fund Half-Marathon
Cave Shepherd Marathon and the Marathon Relay.
Run Barbados is the premier road-racing event in the Caribbean and attracts a wonderful mix of elite and recreational runners from across the globe as well as avid runners from the local running community.
The start and finish of the “out and back” mostly flat routes are at the picturesque Bay Street Esplanade on the south coast of the island, overlooking the magnificent Carlisle Bay. The courses wind their way along the streets of the capital city of Bridgetown, a historic seaport with the distinctive honour of being part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 5K and 10K running tours of the City showcase historic landmarks such as the statue of Admiral Lord Nelson (c.1813), the Chamberlain Bridge (c.1865) and the Parliament Buildings (c. 1873). From Bridgetown the Half-Marathon and Marathon routes continue north along the West Coast of the island to the turn around point near the world-famous Sandy Lane Hotel and then return to Bay Street for the finish.
We love this quote: Canadian marathoner Dylan Wykes, racing in Barbados in December 2008, noted:” You have to ask yourself: Where else in the world would you rather be at this time of year?”
This is your year! Run with us and create yourself an unforgettable memory!
The 2017 Run Barbados Marathon Weekend is scheduled for December 1-3.