Run Barbados Marathon Weekend is one of the oldest and most prestigious road racing events in the Caribbean region. The event has been hosted annually since 1983. Runners will receive drift race t-shirts, finisher medals, the races are chip timed and there is a Friday night pasta party. Alan Brookes of Canada Running Series noted, “Barbados is such an awesome destination, I go way back with Run Barbados, I even created the slogan: “Come for the Run; Stay for the Fun!” The festivities kick off with “Signia Fun Mile” at 8 pm on Friday night. On Saturday afternoon the Cave Shepherd Visa Credit Card 5K Run will be followed by the Colombian Emeralds Int’l 10k race. Early Sunday morning the Fotress Half-Marathon and the Cave Shepherd Marathon will set out at 5am taking advantage of cooler temperatures. The AIMS-IAAF certified course routes will take runners through the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bridgetown and along scenic coastal roads. Runners are treated to the sounds of steel pan music on the route and the option of crossing the finish line and running into sea.“Run Barbados” has a rich history and many friends in the running community scattered in various corners of the world. From Kenya to USA, Canada, UK and the Caribbean. While RBMW doesn’t offer the large pre-event expo or the generous loot bags associated with mega-marathons it’s the small-time charm, relaxed island life and beauty of the island that attracts repeat visitors such as Goff and so many others. Runner Sarah McLoughlin is another example, she has been visiting Barbados from the UK for an incredible nineteen years to holiday and take part in the annual Run Barbados event. Sarah’s fondness for the island and her love of running on the island continues to flourish: " It is the only country I have been to where I just relax as soon as I step off the plane. It is the people that make Barbados so special." Many world-class competitors have run through the streets of Barbados over the years especially in the 10k and the Marathon. John Treacy, Geoff Smith, Alberto Cova, Ron Hill, Hugh Jones, Dylan Wykes, Catherine Ndereba, Jill Hunter and Carey May to name a few.

Races

Signia Mile
December 04, 2020 (Friday) - 08:00
Running
1 mile
1 feet
Road Flat Solo Charity/Fund raising
The number for participants for the race is capped to 1000.
Cave Shepherd Visa Credit Card 5K
December 05, 2020 (Saturday) - 16:00
Cut off: 01:30 hours
Running
5 kilometers
10 meters
Road Flat Island City Ocean view Solo

A flat, out and back AIMS-IAAF 5K starting from the picturesque Bay Street Esplanade and heading into the capital city of Bridgetown. The atmosphere on the Esplanade is electric for the Saturday races with the local “Tuk Band” providing tunes and the pre-race warm-up offered to lively calypso tunes just before the start. Run Barbados is a cherished December tradition in Barbados, first started in 1983. Many spectators line Bay Street to watch the start and welcome them back to the finish line. The race is chip timed and all runners receive a dry-fit t shirt, bagged finisher medal.

4 Aid Stations
The number for participants for the race is capped to 1200.
Colombian Emeralds Intl 10K
December 05, 2020 (Saturday) - 16:45
Cut off: 02:00 hours
Running
10 kilometers
Road Flat Island City Ocean view Solo
Bayville Bayville

The Colombian Emeralds Intl 10K is the oldest 10K in the Caribbean with first race being run in 1983. The route starts at the beautiful Bay Street Esplanade, alongside Carlisle Bay, winds through the streets of the capital city, Bridgetown, part of a UNESCO World Heritage site and after a spectacular view across Brandon’s Bay from the Spring Garden Highway returns to the Esplanade. Flat route, chip timing, with adequate water stations and steel pan music.

The number for participants for the race is capped to 1000.
Fortress Half Marathon
December 06, 2020 (Sunday) - 05:00
Cut off: 04:00 hours
Running
21.097 kilometers
20 meters
Road Out & back Flat Island City Ocean view Solo
Bayville

The Fortress Half-Marathon starts at the picturesque Bay Street Esplanade overlooked by the Prime Ministers Office and alongside the magnificent Carlisle Bay. The mostly flat AIMS-IAAF route winds through the streets of the UNESCO World Heritage designated Bridgetown, passing many iconic landmarks as well as Kensington Oval and then follows the coastal Spring Garden Highway and west coast road as it heads to the Paynes Bay turnaround point. The route offers spectaular vistas of the Caribbean Sea from various vantage points along the course. After the turnaround the route retraces its out path to Bay Street where runners can cross the finish line and run into the crystal waters of Carlisle Bay. Fully stocked aid stations and steel pan music offered along the course! Race is chip timed. All runners receive a bag and dri-fit race shirt as well as a finisher medal. Runners from all over the world participate annually.

12 Aid Stations
The number for participants for the race is capped to 1000.
Cave Shepherd Marathon
December 06, 2020 (Sunday) - 05:00
Cut off: 07:00 hours
Running
42.195 kilometers
20 meters
Road Out & back Flat Island City Ocean view Solo
14 Aid Stations
The number for participants for the race is capped to 1000.

Weather

Dec 04 2020 : Possible light rain in the morning and afternoon.
23.8°C - 27.6°C (74.8°F - 81.7°F)

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Last checked on 2020-12-31

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An aerial view of the Start/Finish location on Bay Street. RBMW.
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2015 Start
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Finishers pose on beach next to Finish, Bay Street Esplanade, Barbados.
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