Participants must follow instructions as given from all event officials including race staff, volunteers, medical personnel, fire and police officials, throughout the duration of the event.
All participants are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner towards the community and their fellow participants during their participation in the event. This means, for example, alcohol consumption, urinating or defecating in public except in designated toilet facilities, participant obstruction anywhere on or near the course shall be strictly prohibited unless facilitated by the event.
Every participant shall be provided with an event bib number, which shall be conspicuously worn on the front of the participant’s outermost layer during the event. The event bib number is to be worn as issued. No participant shall be permitted to participate in the event without the appropriate bib number.
The use of music devices (e.g. iPods), cell phones, cameras or similar devices by participants while in the event is allowed, but participants are asked to use their discretion so as not to disturb other runners.
For the safety and enjoyment of all event participants, the courses are restricted to registered runners/walkers, wheelchair division participants and official race personnel only.
No dogs, no strollers, no baby joggers, no bikes, no inline skates, no roller skates, and no wheeled vehicles (other than registered wheelchair and official Bike EMS and Patrol Teams) should be allowed on the 10K, half marathon and full marathon courses.
The sole responsibility of knowing and following the course rests with each athlete. No adjustments in times or results shall be made for athletes who fail to follow the proper course for any reason.
The following items are not allowed in the races:
Your cooperation and patience are appreciated.
Do not give your number to anyone else. You are recorded in the database with your age, gender, etc. for awards purposes. Giving your number to someone else will create errors.
Wear your bib on the front so it can be seen by race officials. Make sure it is securely attached and the timing chip is on the back.
Line up according to your ability. If you are running 10 plus minute miles then you should not be in the front as you will interfere with faster runners and potentially cause an accident.
Medical personnel authorized by the event to do so may examine any participant who appears in distress. If in the sole opinion of authorized medical personnel it is in the best interest of the participant’s health and welfare, medical personnel may remove a participant from the event.
Try not to stop at a water station. Take your cup and keep moving or move to the side. Allow runners behind you to get their water.
Only runners who are signed up with a legitimate race number should go through the finish chute. Non registered friends must not run through with you – especially children as it could be dangerous with runners sprinting to the finish. They can cheer for you on the side and meet you beyond the finish chute. Non-registered runners going through the finish chute can result in time recording problems.
Keep moving after you finish. Slow down to a jog or walk. Do not wait for your friends in the chute as it will back up and cause a safety hazard.
For all Run Barbados races, participants under 18 years of age must have a statement signed by a parent or legal guardian permitting participation.
Event officials reserve the right to delay, cancel or suspend the race due to inclement weather in a accordance with Emergency Protocol on severe emergencies and/or weather.