LOCATION: All events start and end at the Bay Street Esplanade, except the Fun Mile which starts at the Barbados Museum and ends at the Esplanade.
MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENTS:
10K: 13 years old
Half Marathon: 15 years old
Marathon: 17 years old
ENTRY DEADLINE FOR ALL RACES: Midnight on Tuesday November 28th is the deadline for Race Entry to all 2017 Run Barbados Marathon Weekend races. No entries will be accepted after this date.
ENTRY DEADLINE FOR 5K CHARITY WALK: Walkers can register for the 5k Walk for Charity up until Friday Dec. 1st at 6pm. Registration between Monday Nov. 27th - Friday Dec. 1st will be at the Kit Collection site at South Beach Hotel, see times below. A portion of the entry fee for this walk is donated to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados. (Learn about the crucial role of the Foundation here: http://www.hsfbarbados.org).
ENTRY FEES: See Entry fees page for full list.
ENTRY FORMS (Registration): 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. These are Cave Shepherd Broad St., Vista and Sheraton as well as Pages Bookstore in Massy Supermarket Warrens.
From October 1st - November 28th participants can either enter via website or at a designated box office.
Run Barbados is the richest race in the Caribbean, offering more prize money than any of our competitors.
Have a look at our 'Prizes' page for all the details.
RACE KIT COLLECTION:
Tuesday Nov. 28th - Friday Dec. 1st: South Beach Hotel, Rockley. Christ Church.
In the Lincoln Conference Room. Entrance from Hotel Lobby or use side entrance from road adjacent to Quayside Centre (look for the banner).
Times: Tuesday Nov. 28th - Thursday November 30th 12pm - 7pm
Friday Dec. 1st 10am - 2pm at South Beach Hotel and from 5pm - 7pm at the Bay St. Esplanade (Race site). Runners arriving in Barbados close to race time will be given special permission to collect their kits at race site. Contact us via our email address to confirm arrangements.
RACE KITS: All participants will be given they personal Race kit which includes a T-shirt, Bib, timing chip and other goodies. For timed races the Bib will have a timing chip on the back. Runners must produce proof of entry in order to collect their kit.
SANCTIONING: The Run Barbados Marathon Weekend races are sanctioned by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races, also known as AIMS.
TRAVEL PACKAGES: We are pleased to offer you Travel Packages including Hotel, Event Entry fees, Rental car and other Excursions.
Check out our Travel Packages page for all the details.
SCHOOLS CHALLENGE IN THE 5K RUN RACE: We invite all Schools to enter teams of 5+ Runners and the top 5 times will be competing against the top 5 times from other school teams. All runners must be 18 years old and under. Top 3 teams will be recognized with special commemorative plaques.
GROUP / TEAM CHALLENGE IN THE 5K RUN RACE: We invite Teams (Corporate, Sports, University, Clubs, etc.) to enter teams of 5+ Runners and the top 5 times will be competing against the top 5 times from other teams. Top 3 teams will be recognized with special commemorative plaques.
PRE-RACE: Sign up early if you can. By signing up early you will assure your spot as they may close out if the event reaches its limit.
RACE STARTING POSITIONS: 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.
WATER STATIONS: Stations will offer water and sports drinks in cups. Please dispose of cups in the garbage bins placed shortly after the Station. Try not to stop at the station. Take your cup and keep moving or move to the side. Allow runners behind you to get their drink.
The Water Station closest to the turn around area for the Half Marathon & Marathon will have a selection of Fruit and Energy Gels.
Have a look at the Course Maps for more details on the Water Stations.
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT: Run Barbados Marathon Weekend is all about having fun in a safe environment. To increase the ‘Fun Factor’ we will have lots of Music and Entertainment in the Start/Finish locations and also at various points along the route.
EMERGENCY SERVICES: The fully equipped Medical Tent is located adjacent to the Finish Line.
There will be Ambulances at the Finish Line as well as on the course to attend to any emergencies. Bike riders will be on the course to offer assistance also.
VIDEO & PHOTOS: Professional Photographers and Video crews have been employed to cover the event, drones will be flying over the race, and they will not pose a danger to participants. Runners are encouraged to take photos with friends and family for posting on our website & Facebook page.
TIMING: All Run Barbados races will be timed using the Jaguar™ Race Timing System, with disposable timing chip, which is attached to each participant’s race number. The disposable chip requires no battery, is lighter than a feather and has a built in microprocessor customized to ensure maximum reads even during the most challenging of conditions. No mats on the ground to slip or trip on. No chips or tags to return post race. No chip/race number. No time. No exceptions.
TIME LIMITS: We encourage runners of all abilities to participate in the different events; the only time limit will be in the Marathon and is set at 7 hours.
The Marathon course will be shut at 12 noon (7 hours from 5am start). Runners who choose to remain on the course after this time will do so at their own risk.
Marathoners not reaching the half way turn around point by 3.5 hours will be required to finish the race as a Half Marathon.
5K WALK: Starts by the Esplanade area on Bay St. at 7am on Sunday Dec. 3rd and includes a very scenic walk around the historic Garrison and Drill Hall Beach areas. See Map on this page for full details. There is no timing of this Walk and there will be no Finisher medals or prize giving.
Competitive Walkers are welcomed to enter the 5k Run on Saturday Dec. 2nd in order to have their time recorded and to receive a Finisher Medal.
RACE COURSES: Click 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.
FUN MILE COURSE: The Fun Mile starts at the entrance to the Barbados Museum and proceeds around the Garrison ring road in a clockwise direction to the junction by Brigade House at the top of Garrison Hill. Runners will make a 90 degree turn onto Garrison Hill and proceed to the Finish along Bay St. at the Esplanade.
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.
TOILETS: Available at the Start / Finish and half way on the Marathon loop.
BAG CHECK: We will provide a Bag Check service in our Registration area near the Start line.
PARKING: Guests can park close to the Bay St. Esplanade and walk in; no parking will be available at the Esplanade.
BUS TRANSPORT: There will be a free shuttle along the South Coast Sunday morning Dec. 3rd taking runners to the Start Line on the Bay St. Esplanade. Runners are asked to assembly at the nearest bus stop to their hotel / apt. on the South Coast Main Rd. at 3.45am. The first bus will leave Oistins at about 3:30 am and another bus will follow 15 minutes later and make stops at each bus stop to arrive at Bay St. Esplanade by 4.15am.
POST RACE TRANSPORT: Public Buses servicing the South Coast are readily available. Guests can also make private arrangements with independent Taxi operators.
SAFETY: 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:
- No Pets
- No Coolers
- No Glass
- No Alcohol
Your cooperation and patience are appreciated.
THE FINISH: 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.
POST RACE: Stay for the awards! Winners will be awarded their prize immediately following the finish of each race. Awards will be provided for age category winners from our prize desk, so runners are advised to check in with this desk to see if they placed in their age category. All race finishers will receive a participation medal.
Thank the volunteers. Most events are staged by many volunteers and your post-race email thanking them will be appreciated.