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

About Run Barbados

Three decades 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: “Come 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 “out 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. 

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 Sponsors

The race calendar now features the Cave Shepherd & Co. Marathon; the Fortress Half Marathon; the Colombian Emeralds International 10K; the Cave Shepherd Card 5K; the Signia Fun Mile and the Ganzee 5K “Walk for Charity” This partnership arrangement includes access by the RBMW team to the group's large international database.

Race Events

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.

Combine these sights with the sounds of steel pan, the local “tuk bands” and the highly appreciative local spectators and you have yourself an unforgettable memory.

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 Financial Group Inc.
Signia Fun Mile Walk / Run Friday Dec. 1st 8pm
All Finishers will receive a Commemorative Medal. 

  • 1st – 3rd place Medals & Sponsors Prizes for Male / Female Open Category
  • 1st – 3rd place Medals for Wheelchair competitors

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
Colombian Emeralds International 10K Run Race Saturday Dec. 2nd 4.45pm
All Finishers will receive a Commemorative Medal

Prize Money Open:
  • 1st Place Male & Female Bds$1,000 each + Return Airfare & Hotel for 2017 event
  • 2nd Place Male & Female Bds$800 each
  • 3rd Place Male & Female Bds$600 each
Prize Money 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 & Co.
Cave Shepherd Marathon Sunday Dec. 3rd 5am
All Finishers will receive a Commemorative Medal

Prize Money Open:
  • 1st Place Winner, Male & Female Bds$4,000 each + Return Airfare & Hotel for 2017
  • 2nd Place Open Winner Male & Female Bds$3,000 each
  • 3rd Place Open Winner Male & Female Bds$2,000 each
Prize Money 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:
    • 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
Cave Shepherd Card 5K Run Saturday Dec. 2nd 4pm
All Finishers will receive a Commemorative Medal

    • 1st – 3rd place Trophies for School Teams
    • 1st – 3rd place Trophies for Corporate 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 Fund Managers
Fortress Half Marathon Sunday Dec. 3rd 5am
All Finishers will receive a Commemorative Medal

Prize Money Open:
  • 1st Place Winner, Male & Female Bds$2,000 each + Return Airfare & Hotel for 2017
  • 2nd Place Open Winner Male & Female Bds$1,500 each
  • 3rd Place Open Winner Male & Female Bds$1,000 each
Prize Money 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.

     
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