Come for the Run...Stay for the Fun!

About Run Barbados



Online entries open
February 1st, 2020


37 years have passed since the prestigious Run Barbados series was conceptualized, by locals: Sir Austin Sealy and Carl Bayley. This exciting event has evolved into one of the premier sporting attractions on the island with a festive atmosphere and a spirit of camaraderie that epitomizes the theme: β€œCome for the Run, Stay for the Fun!”

Runners Outside Barbados Prime Minister's Office
A Unique Experience

The choice of races around the world is endless but the Run Barbados event has distinguishing characteristics that can provide the experience of a lifetime. The friendly local culture, the sheer beauty of the island and the marathon course that is both scenic and historic. The start and finish of the β€œout and back” mostly flat route are at the picturesque Bay Street Esplanade, opposite the Prime Minister's office and overlooking the magnificent Carlisle Bay. The course then winds its way along the streets of Bridgetown, a historic seaport with the distinctive honour of being part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Runners Over the Chamberlain Bridge

Runners run under the Independence Arch and over the Chamberlain Bridge (dates back to 1865) with wonderful views of the Parliament Buildings, completed in 1873 and housing the third oldest parliament in the Commonwealth. As the Bridge is left behind runners will glimpse the statue of Admiral Lord Nelson, a statue erected in 1813 which pre-dates the Nelson's Column in London by nearly 30 years.

The scenic route then continues along the Careenage adjacent to the Bridgetown Boardwalk. The marathon and half-marathon route continue along the west coast where spectacular vistas of the Caribbean Sea can be enjoyed from various vantage points. Cricket fans will enjoy the view of Kensington Oval with the statue of Sir Garfield Sobers batting out front. The returning route through Bridgetown travels across the Charles Duncan O'Neal Bridge with views of Independence Square and heads back to Bay Street for the finish.Β 

The 10 km course enjoys the same start/finish line in Bay Street with a wonderful tour of iconic Bridgetown landmarks along the route.

Race Events

Day 1 – Friday December 4th
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RUN BARBADOS - FUN MILE RUN & PASTA PARTY
Day 2 – Saturday December 5th
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RUN BARBADOS - 5K WALK, 5K RUN & 10K
Day 3 – Sunday December 6th
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RUN BARBADOS - HALF MARATHON & MARATHON

Race Sponsors

The race calendar now features the Cave Shepherd & Co. Marathon; the Fortress Half Marathon; the Colombian Emeralds International 10K; the Cave Shepherd VISA Credit Card 5K Race; the Signia Globe Fun Mile and the Ganzee 5K Walk

Race Prizes

CHALLENGE MEDALS
Gold Challenge Run the Fun Mile, 10K and Marathon and receive a special commemorative gold medal.
Silver Challenge Run the Fun Mile, 10K and 1/2 Marathon or the Fun Mile, 5K and Marathon and receive a special commemorative silver medal.
Bronze Challenge Run the Fun Mile, 5K and 1/2 Marathon and receive a special commemorative bronze medal.
Signia FunΒ Mile Walk / Run Friday Dec. 4th 8pm
All Finishers will receive a Commemorative Medal

  • 1st Place Male & Female Bds$500 each (Open race only)
  • 2nd Place Male & Female Bds$300 each (Open race only)
  • 3rd Place Male & Female Bds$200 each (Open race only)

  • 1st – 3rd place Medals & Sponsors Prizes for Male / Female in all 5 races
  • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Wheelchair competitors
  • 1st – 3rd place Cash prizes totaling $2,000 for the 3 largest verified School teams participating in the 5 Fun Mile Races combined. Each school team can comprise Students, Faculty and Parents.

There will also be Sponsors prizes for the following Categories:
  • Most original costume
  • Best Dressed Couple
  • Best Dressed group of 5 or more people

Colombian Emeralds International 10K Run Race Saturday Dec. 5th 5.00pm
All Finishers will receive a Commemorative Medal

Prize Money Open:
  • 1st Place Male & Female Bds$1,000 each + Return Airfare & Hotel for 2020 event
  • 2nd Place Male & Female Bds$800 each
  • 3rd Place Male & Female Bds$600 each
Prize Money & Sponsor Prizes For Residents of Barbados:
  • 1st Place Male & Female Bds$500 each
  • 2nd Place Male & Female Bds$300 each
  • 3rd Place Male & Female Bds$200 each
Medals:
  • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female Open Category overall
  • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female Residents Category overall
  • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 24 and under
  • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 25 - 34 years old
  • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 35 - 44 years old
  • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 45 - 54 years old
  • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 55 - 64 years old
  • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 65 and over

  • 1st - 3rd place Medals for Wheelchair competitors

  • 1st Place Wheelchair competitor Bds$500
  • 2nd Place Wheelchair competitor Bds$300
  • 3rd Place Wheelchair competitor Bds$200
Cave Shepherd Marathon Sunday Dec. 6th 5am
All Finishers will receive a Commemorative Medal

Prize Money Open:
  • 1st Place Winner, Male & Female Bds$4,000 each + Return Airfare & Hotel for 2020
  • 2nd Place Open Winner Male & Female Bds$3,000 each
  • 3rd Place Open Winner Male & Female Bds$2,000 each
Prize Money & Sponsor Prizes For Residents of Barbados:
  • 1st Place, Male & Female Bds$1,500 each
  • 2nd Place, Male & Female Bds$1,000 each
  • 3rd Place, Male & Female Bds$750 each
Medals:
All Finishers will receive a Commemorative MedalΒ 

  • 1st - 3rd place for Corporate TeamsΒ 


  • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female Open Category overall
  • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 24 and under
  • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 25 - 34 years old
  • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 35 - 44 years old
  • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 45 - 54 years old
  • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 55 - 64 years old
  • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 65 and over
Cave Shepherd VISA Credit Card 5K Race Saturday Dec. 5th 4pm
All Finishers will receive a Commemorative Medal

  • 1st place Male & Female Bds $500 each
  • 2nd place Male & Female Bds $300 each
  • 3rd place Male & Female Bds $200 each

    • 1st – 3rd place for Corporate / Group Teams
    • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female Open Category overall
    • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 24 and under
    • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 25 - 34 years old
    • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 35 - 44 years old
    • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 45 - 54 years old
    • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 55 - 64 years old
    • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 65 and over
    Fortress Half Marathon Sunday Dec.Β 6th 5am
    All Finishers will receive a Commemorative Medal

    Prize Money Open:
    • 1st Place Winner, Male & Female Bds$2,000 each + Return Airfare & Hotel for 2020 Festival
    • 2nd Place Open Winner Male & Female Bds$1,500 each
    • 3rd Place Open Winner Male & Female Bds$1,000 each
    Prize Money & Sponsor Prizes For Residents of Barbados:
    • 1st Place, Male & Female Bds$1,000 each
    • 2nd Place, Male & Female Bds$800 each
    • 3rd Place, Male & Female Bds$600 each
    Medals:
    • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female Open Category overall
    • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female Residents Category overall
    • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 24 and under
    • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 25 - 34 years old
    • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 35 - 44 years old
    • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 45 - 54 years old
    • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 55 - 64 years old
    • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Male / Female 65 and over

    Race Routes

    RACE COURSES: See below for Maps of the Race courses which have all been expertly measured by a certified AIMS official and marked at each kilometer. Water Stations are shown on all maps. Fruit and Sports drinks will be available at selected stations. Portable toilets and sponge stations will be available on the Half & Full marathon routes. All of the race courses are mostly flat and very scenic.

    2020 Entry Fees

    Participants can enter any of the Run Barbados Events in person by going to the following 5 Box Offices from October 1st: Cave Shepherd Worthing, Broad St., Sheraton Centre, Warrens & Sunset Crest.



    The Entry fee includes
    • Bib with timing chip
    • Commemorative runner tech shirt
    • Specially designed 2020 Finisher Medal
    • Sponsors swag bag
    • Enter 2+ events and get a 2nd shirt

    IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 20+ RUNNERS EMAIL US FOR DETAILS ON GROUP DISCOUNTS AND PACKAGES

    ENTRY FEES QUOTED IN US$

    ENTER A CHALLENGE EVENT (3 RACES) AND RECEIVE A DISCOUNT.

    Pride of Barbados Gold Challenge - Run the Fun Mile, 10k and Marathon
    Early bird February – August 31st
    Residents US$90; Non-Residents US$160
    Entry Fees September 1st – November 22nd
    Residents US$100; Non-Residents US$170
    Entry Fees November 23rd – December 1st
    Residents US$110; Non-Residents US$185
    Flying Fish Silver Challenge 1 - Run the Fun Mile, 10k and 1/2 Marathon
    Early bird February – August 31st
    Residents US$85; Non-Residents US$145
    Entry Fees September 1st – November 22nd
    Residents US$95; Non-Residents US$160
    Entry Fees November 23rd – December 1st
    Residents US$105; Non-Residents US$180
    Flying Fish Silver Challenge 2 - Run the Fun Mile, 5k and Marathon
    Early bird February – August 31st
    Residents US$80; Non-Residents US$120
    Entry Fees September 1st – November 22nd
    Residents US$90; Non-Residents US$135
    Entry Fees November 23rd – December 1st
    Residents US$100; Non-Residents US$150
    Sugar Cane Bronze Challenge - Run the Fun Mile, 5k and 1/2 Marathon
    Early bird February – August 31st
    Residents US$75; Non-Residents US$120
    Entry Fees September 1st – November 22nd
    Residents US$85; Non-Residents US$130
    Entry Fees November 23rd – December 1st
    Residents US$95; Non-Residents US$145
    Fun Mile Friday Dec. 4th 8pm
    Early Bird February – August 31st
    Resident US$15.00 Foreign US$20.00
    12 year olds and under US$10
    Entry Fees September 1st – November 22nd
    Resident US$16.00 Foreign US$22.00
    12 year olds and under US$10
    Entry Fees November 23rd – December 1st
    Resident US$17.00 Foreign US$24.00
    12 year olds and under US$10
    5K Run Saturday Dec. 5th 4pm
    Early Bird February – August 31st
    Resident US$20.00 Foreign US$35.00
    12 years old and under US$12.50
    Entry Fees September 1st – November 22nd
    Resident US$22.00 Foreign US$38.00
    12 year olds and under US$12.50
    Entry Fees November 23rd – December 1st
    Resident US$24.00 Foreign US$40.00
    12 year olds and under US$12.50
    5K Walk Saturday Dec. 5th 4.02pm
    February – December 1st
    Resident US$15.00 Foreign US$25.00
    12 year olds and under US$10.00
    10K Run Saturday Dec. 5th 5pm
    Early Bird February – August 31st
    Resident US$32.50 Foreign US$65.00
    Entry Fees September 1st – November 22nd
    Resident US$35.00 Foreign US$70.00
    Entry Fees November 23rd – December 1st
    Resident US$38.00 Foreign US$80.00
    Half Marathon Sunday Dec. 6th 5am
    Early Bird February – August 31st
    Resident US$50.00 Foreign US$80.00
    Entry Fees September 1st – November 22nd
    Resident US$55.00 Foreign US$90.00
    Entry Fees November 23rd – December 1st
    Resident US$60.00 Foreign US$100.00
    Marathon Sunday Dec. 6th 5am
    Early Bird February – August 31st
    Resident US$55.00 Foreign US$90.00
    Entry Fees September 1st – November 22nd
    Resident US$65.00 Foreign US$100.00
    Entry Fees November 23rd – December 1st
    Resident US$75.00 Foreign US$110.00
         
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