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Athletes Ready to Compete in Antigua at ‘Run in Paradise’ 2024

by Karen Rollins May 6, 2024

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Run in Paradise 2024

Antigua’s annual ‘Run in Paradise’ event is celebrating its 8th anniversary on 26 May 2024.

Athletes from around the region and the world are expected to compete in half marathon, 10km, and 5km races which have routes that include some of the best sights in Antigua including stunning beaches and rolling hills.

The half marathon course begins along the north-eastern coastline for 6km before turning back at Barnacle Point with a 15 km run to the finish line. All races end at beautiful Fort James where runners can take a dip in the ocean. 

Participants receive a keepsake ‘Run in Paradise’ medal when they finish. If you are taking part, below is some more race information:

Race start times

Half marathon – 5am at the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association’s headquarters.

10km race – 5.15am at Ocean Point Hotel.

5km race – 5.30am at Cub Friars Hill Road.

Packet Pickup

Participants can collect their race packets at YASCO on Old Parham Road, opposite Christ the King High School, on 27 May from 1pm to 5pm.

Aid Stations

Aid / water stations will be placed every mile of the race offering a choice of water or Gatorade. On the course, spotters wearing marked t-shirts will provide first aid when necessary. Medical personnel will also be present along the route.

Time limit

The course will be open for six hours to accommodate marathoners and those who would like to walk it. Anyone finishing after six hours will not receive a medal. The race is a chip-timed event.

Visit the official Run in Paradise website for more information.

Best of luck to all the runners from Yello!