Marathon Weekend!

The prestigious Run Barbados Marathon has evolved into one of Barbados’ premier sporting activities on the island, known for its festive atmosphere and spirit of camaraderie. The Run Barbados unique route takes participants on a scenic journey through the east coast of Barbados. The friendly local culture, the sheer beauty of the island and the marathon’s course that is both scenic and historic. 2024 will mark 41 years of the Run Barbados Marathon and this year the event will be held from December 6th-8th to offer a unique 3-Day Experience. If you enter running events on all three (3) days, you will have a chance to win a special challenge medal.


Race Events Agenda


6pm: Entertainment with Food and Drinks on sale

8pm: Fun Mile Race 

There will prizes for the top 3 male & female runners in Juniors (15 and under) and Open.
Right behind the competitive runners we will also have a fun race for costume runners, groups, and individuals out to enjoy the festivities.
All prize giving, and entertainment will continue after the fun mile race.

The fun starts from 2:00pm with entertainment at Barclays Park on the East Coast.
The weekend course routeswill be held on the spectacular East Coast of Barbados.
Food and drinks will be on sale.

3.30pm: Warm up session with popular fitness instructor.

4.10pm: 10K Run starts. The 10K is one of the oldest races in the Caribbean.
Established in 1983, it’s a race you don't want to miss!
4.15pm: 5K Run starts.
The 5K race is our most popular event.
Runners of all ages can enjoy the challenge of the 5K Race.

4.30pm: 5K winners to finish line
4.40pm: 10K winners to finish line

Presentation of prizes and awards for the 5K and 10K races will take place at
a designated time, when results become available.
This will not necessarily occur when all the runners have finished.
Both the 5K and 10K races follow a scenic course along the East Coast.
There will be entertainment on the course, lots of support, water stations and aid stations.
All finishers in the 5K & 10K Races will receive a commemorative medal.

Entertainment & After Party:

There will be music and entertainment at the Start / Finish line at Barclays Park from
2PM and
will continue through the 5K and 10K events.
Food and drinks will also available. Runners, their family, friends, supporters and all the public are
encouraged to join us in Barclays Park, St. Andrew to enjoy the festivities.

4.45am: Music starts and runners arrive at Barclays Park
5.30am: The Half Marathon and Marathon starts

Runners will start & finish in front of Barclays Park, St. Andrew.

Marathon runners will complete TWO laps of the Half-Marathon course. 
Refreshment stations and toilets will be on the route, as well as Entertainment.

Presentation of prizes and awards for the Half Marathon and Marathon races will take place at
designated time which may be before the conclusion of the races.

All finishers will receive a Commemorative medal. Challenge medals will also be awarded.

The weekend course routes are all on the spectacular East Coast of Barbados.

Fluid stations and toilets along the route as well as Caribbean music!



Runners Guide (2024)


All entries on or before September 30th must be done via this website. From October 1st, the designated box offices will be open for registration. From October 1st - Dec. 8th participants can either enter via the website or at a designated box office to be announced. On December 9th all new registrations will be done at the Race Kit Collection centre only.


RunBarbados Fans

Every year the event also welcomes recreational runners from across the globe. Many of these runners have returned multiple times and made firm friendships with Barbadians and other foreign runners holidaying in Barbados. The wheelchair competitors are a welcomed and familiar sight on the race weekend as are the families that come out to participate in the 5K walk.

Take a look back at the Run & Fun!

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.

Four 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!”