The Run Barbados series of races in 2015 ,under new management, saw the highest number of entries in the past 8 years. The Run Barbados Weekend in 2016 will be even bigger and better. The marathon winners from 2015 will return to defend their titles.
Jess Draskau (Denmark) who will run the marathon at the 2016 Olympics will return to defend her half marathon and 10K titles. As usual there will be a strong contingent from Canada, USA and GB. You can expect many other international stars to be on the start line.
This year the prize money has been increased in all categories. Welcome additions are age group prizes. In addition the winners (both Female and Male) will be invited back, expenses paid, for the 2017 event.
The organisers welcome all runners, not only elite competitors. If, like me, you enter for your own PB, to prove to yourself you can still run or competing with a friend there is room for you.
Besides the finishing medal a cold Beer or Rum Punch never tasted better. The 5K, 10K, ½ and full Marathon finish within 100 meters of the sea. A perfect place to relax, and plan for next year!
The 5Km and 10Km route winds through Bridgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage site, passing Admiral Lord Nelson’s Statue, the War Memorial, The Chamberlain Bridge, and Parliament Buildings. The Parliament of Barbados is the second oldest legislature in the Commonwealth after Bermuda House of Assembly.
Barbados is celebrating the 50th year of Independence on November 30th 2016. This is another special reason to visit Barbados, join in our celebrations, and run the events.
The Run Barbados Marathon Weekend races are sanctioned by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races, also known as AIMS.
For more detailed information on the Run Barbados Marathon Weekend, prizes, routes and times check the official web site.
I hope to see you at the start line.